A view of the east-facing entrance to Greenspun Hall.


The Lincy Institute identifies best practices to expand health care services and sustain healthy communities throughout Southern Nevada. Through collaboration with public and private sectors, the development and expansion of educational health care programs, and advocacy for health policy, our researchers support access and quality health care for all members of our community.

Nevada consistently ranks in the bottom half of health indices in the United States. Southern Nevada, as the epicenter of the state, has one of the fastest growing most diverse populations in the United States. The Lincy Institute continuously seeks to improve the health outcomes in southern Nevada by focusing on three areas simultaneously.

  1. Access to Health Care
  2. Building a stronger Public Health Infrastructure
  3. Achieving Health Equity
  4. Supporting STEM programs at UNLV
Marya Shegog Portrait

Marya Shegog

Marya Shegog, Ph.D., MPH, CHES is currently the director of health programs at The Lincy Institute at UNLV and an assistant professor within the School of Community Health Sciences Department of Environmental and Occupational Health.