Department of Environmental and Occupational Health News
Environmental and occupational health studies span the broad scope of health promotion, disease prevention, and eliminating health disparities. Additional areas of emphasis include environmental health, social/behavioral health, and epidemiology.
Current Environmental and Occupational Health News
Physical therapy professor Szu-Ping Lee relies on patients – particularly veterans and seniors – as well as clinicians to help guide his research on ways to improve mobility after limb loss.
One of the best things about public health is its interdisciplinary nature, according to practitioner Jason Flatt, who says it allows him to tap into fields as diverse as sociology, medicine, nursing, and psychology.
A collection of news stories from 2019 highlighting UNLV's impact in Southern Nevada and beyond.
A new face at UNLV, this professor brings unique perspective of public health focused on neurodevelopment in children and chemical exposures during pregnancy.
Posture — not screen time — is biggest factor behind neck and shoulder pain, UNLV study finds.
Commitment to a healthy lifestyle helps make Asma Tahir a good fit for the university’s pollen program.
Environmental and Occupational Health In The News
In late April, The American Lung Association issued its annual air quality grades, including a pretty bad one for Las Vegas (F), pegging it as the ninth-worst-polluted metropolitan area in the country. The Clark County Department of Environment and Sustainability immediately shot back that the area’s air quality is “good, despite the American Lung Association grade,” based on its compliance with all but one (ozone) of the EPA standards for air pollutants.
The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t the first viral outbreak Brian Murphy has seen as a health care professional in Las Vegas. An HIV caregiver since the 1980s, he says there are lessons to be learned from past outbreaks, particularly the emergence of HIV/AIDS.
Public health experts at UNLV and Southern Nevada Health District hosted a live online discussion on Monday to talk prevention of COVID-19 and what the future may hold.
Las Vegas health experts discuss COVID-19 today at UNLV.
UNLV and the Southern Nevada Health District have teamed up for a virtual discussion Monday morning on the COVID-19 outbreak.
University researchers and evaluators working with rural schools, the community-school model, and Native American communities in Wisconsin shared their expertise and latest evidence-based findings recently in a public hearing at the state Capitol focused on the critical intersection between education and health.