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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

Las Vegas Pride Magazine
September 27, 2021

Did you know that Las Vegas is home to more than 10,000 LGBTQIA+ people aged 50+?

Las Vegas Weekly
May 17, 2021

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).

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.

Environmental and Occupational Health Experts

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Recent Environmental and Occupational Health Accomplishments

October 6, 2021
Jennifer Pharr (Environmental and Occupational Health) published a paper on "Health disparities among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and nonbinary adults 50 years old and older in the United States" in the journal LGBT Health.
September 28, 2021
Manoj Sharma (Environmental & Occupational Health) and Kavita Batra (Medicine) published an article entitled, “A theory-based analysis of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among African Americans in the United States: A recent evidence” in co-authorship with Ravi Batra (Coforge) in the journal Healthcare. The article lends support to Sharma’s multi-...
September 27, 2021
Jason Flatt and Jennifer Pharr (both Environmental & Occupational Health) have been building the UNLV School of Public Health's visibility in the LGBTQIA+ community who are house insecure or experiencing homelessness. An article in Las Vegas Pride Magazine this month features Building H.O.U.S.E. Las Vegas - Bring LGBTQIA+ Housing to Las Vegas...
September 24, 2021
Jason Flatt (Environmental & Occupational Health) along with Whitney Wharton of Emory University and Joel Anderson of the University of Tennessee Knoxville received notice of award for their National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging funded grant for $2.3 Million from Sept. 30, 2021 to Aug. 31, 2024. The project, Building...
September 22, 2021
Manoj Sharma (Environmental & Occupational Health) has co-authored a chapter entitled, “Worldwide rural dermatology health services research" in the book Dermatology in Rural Settings: Organizational, Clinical, and Socioeconomic Perspectives in collaboration with coauthors from University of Mississippi Medical Center and University of Alabama...
September 21, 2021
Raisa Kabir (Public Health) and Manoj Sharma (Environmental & Occupational health) presented three poster presentations at the Nevada Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting held between Sep. 13-15 in Las Vegas.  The posters were, “Thematic analysis on the correlates of physical activity and sedentary behavior among Asian Americans,” “...