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Nancy Menzel

Associate Professor, School of Nursing

Expertise: Community Health, Public Health, Health of Workers


Nancy Nivison Menzel, associate professor in the School of Nursing, researches the health of workers, community and public health, and the use of technology in teaching.

She studies ways health care workers can prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders. In addition, Menzel works with the construction industry, researching the causes and prevention of falls, injuries, and illnesses, particularly with Hispanic construction workers. She is now researching the environmental justice aspects of homelessness.

In addition to holding certifications that specialize in several specialties (community health nursing, nurse educator, and public health), Menzel has published articles in a variety of professional journals that explore occupational health, pain management, and nursing education. She is a co-editor of The Illustrated Guide to Safe Patient Handling and Movement and has written chapters in other nursing textbooks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded her work in teaching safe patient handling to nurses its Award of Excellence. 

Menzel is a former at-large member of the Southern Nevada Board of Health and a past president of the Nevada Public Health Association.


  • Ph.D., Occupational and Environmental Health, University of South Florida
  • S.M., Physiology (Occupational Health), Harvard University School of Public Health
  • M.S., Community Health Nursing, Boston University
  • M.A., Nursing Administration/Education, Columbia University
  • B.S.N., Nursing, Cornell University

Nancy Menzel In The News

Apr 26, 2015
Take a boatload of fun-seeking passengers out to sea, add a touch of norovirus, and what do you get a day or two later?

Articles Featuring Nancy Menzel

Apr 15, 2014
Business & Community
Experts from UNLV and University of Nevada School of Medicine meet to discuss health disparities in Nevada.

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