U.N.L.V. sign

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health News

Current Environmental and Occupational Health News

Ann Vuong sitting in an office.
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.

Woman sitting in chair reading an iPad
Research | June 20, 2018

Posture — not screen time — is biggest factor behind neck and shoulder pain, UNLV study finds.

Portrait Asma Tahir
People | June 18, 2018

Commitment to a healthy lifestyle helps make Asma Tahir a good fit for the university’s pollen program.

People inspecting a home and taking notes.
Business and Community | January 24, 2018

UNLV Healthy Homes team will also examine homes for health issues such as asthma triggers, energy and fire problems, trip and fall hazards, pests, and mold.

Alyssa Crittenden
Research | December 26, 2017

UNLV researchers made international headlines this year with their discoveries. Here's a round up of some of our top stories of 2017.

stethoscope
Research | July 13, 2017

The Mountain West Clinical Translational Research Infrastructure Network helps 13 universities support the faculty and research that will improve human health in seven states.

Environmental and Occupational Health In The News

WCER Communications
October 23, 2019

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.

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 13, 2019

If you suffer from springtime allergies, here is some news your nose already knows: Pollen season isn’t over yet in the Las Vegas Valley.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
April 9, 2019

It’s been a rough spring for people with allergies and experts say it will likely get worse before it gets better.

KSNV-TV: News 3
April 5, 2019

Experts at UNLV carefully track pollen counts every day of the year and some of their findings might surprise you.

Las Vegas Sun
March 11, 2019

There’s an environmental concern that comes with building a sprawling city in the desert — and no, it’s not just about water supply.

Slate
July 17, 2018

The posture, not the time spent in front of the screen, is the first factor of these musculoskeletal disorders of a new kind.

Environmental and Occupational Health Experts

A national authority on lead poisoning and human health.

Recent Environmental and Occupational Health Accomplishments

November 18, 2019
Markie Twist (Environmental and Occupational Health) was invited to be a part of the Pink Therapy Panel at the World Association for Sexual Health annual congress in Mexico City in October. Twist presented on "The Gender, Sexual, Erotic, and Relational Diversity Matrix: Assessing Intersectional Queerness."
November 15, 2019
Philip Danquah, Donica' Beckett, Johanna Andrews, and Melva Thompson-Robinson (all Center for Health Disparities Research and department of environmental and occupational health) and Carolee Dodge Francis (American Indian Research and Education Center and department of environmental and occupational health) made presentations at the American...
November 14, 2019
Sheniz Moonie and Brian Labus (both Environmental and Occupational Health), along with Julia Anderson, '19 PhD Public Health, and former UNLV faculty member Mary Beth Hogan (now of Marshall University), published an article, "A Description of Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) in the Southwestern State of Nevada" in the journal Postgraduate Medicine....
November 14, 2019
Paula M. Frew (Environmental and Occupational Health) has had her research published in Vaccine. The article is "MomsTalkShots: An Individually Tailored Educational Application for Maternal and Infant Vaccines."
November 7, 2019
Marya Shegog (Environmental and Occupational Health and The Lincy Institute) was featured in a News3 Las Vegas piece titled "Male Breast Cancer Cases on the Rise, UNLV Health Professor Speaks," discussing the importance of regular screenings for both men and women. It originally aired Oct. 20.
November 5, 2019
Paula Frew (Environmental and Occupational Health) and Vincent Fenimore (Public Health) had their research "Patient and provider perspectives on how trust influences maternal vaccine acceptance among pregnant women in Kenya" published in BMC Health Services Research.