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.
Studies show that driving turns people into jerks — and the nicer the car, the worse the driver
In 2019, a team of researchers in Las Vegas set out to show that drivers can be less likely to stop their cars for someone crossing the street in front of them depending on the pedestrian's skin color or gender. They ran a simple test - they sent a white woman, a white man, a Black woman, and a Black man to cross residential streets in suburban Las Vegas, where the speed limit was 35. They took note of which cars hit the brakes and which ones sped on by.
Climate change has made allergy season longer and more intense, researchers find
By the end of the century, allergy season could start 40 days earlier and last 19 days longer due to climate change — potentially increasing the pollen count by 250% and making allergies far more intense, new research shows.
Tips for surviving allergy season, from the CCSD/UNLV Pollen Monitoring Program
Spring brings so much beauty, and, for allergy sufferers, so much misery. Allergies are the most common chronic condition worldwide, with effects that can range from mild (sneezing, watery eyes) to more severe (an anaphylactic reaction).
A Growing Number of Colleges Will Require COVID-19 Vaccination for Fall
An increasing number of higher education institutions are requiring students to get vaccinated against COVID-19 before attending campuses in the fall. Among these are Rutgers University, Cornell University, Duke University, and Brown University.
Courtney Coughenour (Environmental & Occupational Health) was interviewed by Insider for an article on "What Causes Road Rage? Big, Expensive Cars." which highlighted a 2020 study by School of Public Health faculty.
Published: Kavita Batra, Jennifer Pharr, Emylia Terry, and Brian Labus
Kavita Batra (Medicine), Brian Labus (Epidemiology and Biostatistics), Jennifer R. Pharr, and Emylia Terry (both Environmental and Occupational Health) published a study, "Assessing Psychological Impact of COVID-19 among Parents of Children Returning to K-12 Schools: A U.S. Based Cross-Sectional Survey," in the Healthcare journal. The purpose of…
Published: Amruta Godbole, Sheniz Moonie, Ann Vuong, and Courtney Coughenour
Amruta Godbole, Sheniz Moonie, Ann Vuong (all Epidemiology & Biostatistics), Courtney Coughenour (Environmental & Occupational Health) along with Cai Zhang of Tongji Hospital and Aimen Chen of the University of Pennsylvania, published a paper on "Exploratory analysis of the associations between neonicotinoids and measures of adiposity…
Published: Kavita Batra, Patricia Cruz, Chad L. Cross, Neeraj Bhandari, Jennifer R. Pharr, and Mark P. Buttner
Kavita Batra ('20 Ph.D. Public Health and Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine) with Farooq Abdulla (University Medical Center of Southern Nevada), and Patricia Cruz, Chad L. Cross, Neeraj Bhandari, Jennifer R. Pharr, and Mark P. Buttner (all Environmental & Occupational Health), co-authored an article, "Healthcare Utilization and Expenditures of…
Dieu-My Tran (Nursing), and Chad L. Cross (Environmental and Occupational Health), along with Iris Martinez, '21 BS Nursing, and Dr. Yumei Feng Earley, contributed to the article "MOBILE Intervention Pilot Study in College Students With Elevated Blood Pressure" recently published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. The study explored…
Published: Andrew Thomas Reyes, Chad Cross, and Ehdzky-Ray Manzano
Andrew Thomas Reyes, Ehdzky-Ray M. Manzano (both Nursing), and Chad L. Cross (Environmental and Occupational Health) co-authored, “The Moderating Role of Resilience on Mindfulness, Experiential Avoidance, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Symptoms of College Student Veterans: A Cross-Sectional Study,” which is published in the Issues in…