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Department of Environmental and Occupational Health News

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health emphasizes the role of air, water, the home environment, and the workplace as critical determinants of health.

Current Environmental and Occupational Health News

Campus News | March 11, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

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Business and Community | December 31, 2020

As the pandemic tightened its grip on Nevada, the nation, and the world, UNLV responded in ways big and small. Members of the media also turned to UNLV's faculty experts for answers.

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Research | May 28, 2020

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.

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People | March 2, 2020

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.

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Business and Community | December 30, 2019

A collection of news stories from 2019 highlighting UNLV's impact in Southern Nevada and beyond.

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People | September 9, 2019

A new face at UNLV, this professor brings unique perspective of public health focused on neurodevelopment in children and chemical exposures during pregnancy.

Environmental and Occupational Health In The News

verywell health
April 22, 2021

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.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 22, 2021

Ozone pollution in Las Vegas has improved, but the city still ranks among the most polluted metro areas in the country, according to a newly released report by the American Lung Association.

KNPR News
April 16, 2021

Thirteen months of social distancing and masks, and it’s no wonder people are having less sex.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
April 7, 2021

If you feel your allergies coming on, doctors say put a mask on.

Shelter in Place podcast
March 25, 2021

How can we make space for concerns about the vaccine and grapple with a difficult history? Dr. Joyce Sanchez says that the most important thing she can do when addressing vaccine hesitancy is to shut up and listen. Note: mentions of non-consensual clinical trials and experimentation.

Medscape
March 24, 2021

More sleep at night, fewer or no sleep problems, and low levels of professional burnout were associated with a lower risk of developing COVID-19 among healthcare workers considered to be at high risk for exposure to patients with COVID-19, new evidence reveals.

Environmental and Occupational Health Experts

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Recent Environmental and Occupational Health Accomplishments

April 22, 2021
Gabriela Buccini (Environmental and Occupational Health) is a co-author of a newly published article, "Maternal Mental Health Mediates the Relationship Between Household Food Insecurity and Early Child Development in Brazil" in the Food and Nutrition Bulletin journal. Household food insecurity (HFI) is a well-known risk factor for suboptimal early...
April 9, 2021
Manoj Sharma (Environmental & Occupational Health) coauthored an article, “Associations among Stress, Anxiety, Depression, and Emotional Intelligence among Veterinary Medicine Students,” in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health in association with colleagues from Lincoln Memorial University, University of...
March 29, 2021
Kavita Batra (Medicine) and Manoj Sharma (Environmental & Occupational Health) were interviewed by Medscape News for the feature, “Less Sleep, More Burnout Linked to Higher COVID-19 Risk, Study Shows.”  Batra was the lead author on a meta-analysis on psychological impact of COVID-19, which she shared, while Sharma shared his expertise on sleep...
March 26, 2021
Manoj Sharma (Environmental and Occupational Health) and Kavita Batra (Medicine) along with coauthors from University of Utah, National Dental College and Hospital (India), University of Kentucky, Coforge, and University of Mississippi Medical Center published an article "Explaining Screen-Time Behavior among Preschoolers in Northern India Using...
March 24, 2021
Gabriela Buccini (Environmental and Occupational Health) recently published an article on "Scaling up of Brazil's Criança Feliz Early Childhood Development Program: An Implementation Science Analysis" in the journal ANNALS of the New York Academy of Sciences.  To address inequities that prevent socioeconomically vulnerable young children from...
March 22, 2021
Gabriela Buccini (Environmental and Occupational Health) recently published an article on "Scaling Up of Brazil’s Criança Feliz Early Childhood Development Program: An Implementation Science Analysis" in the Annals of the New York Academy of Science. To address inequities that prevent socioeconomically vulnerable young children from reaching their...