Accomplishments: Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

August 12, 2022
Erika Marquez (Environmental and Occupational Health), Matthew Kappel (Southern Nevada Health District), Erick B López, and Amanda Haboush-Deloye (both Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy) published a research article, "A Multistage Public Health Response to Pediatric Lead Exposure: A Case Study on Lead Tainted Turmeric in an…
August 5, 2022
Lung-Chang Chien (Epidemiology and Biostatistics), Aurora Holloway (Epidemiology and Biostatistics), Max Gakh (Environmental and Occupational Health), and Courtney Coughenour (Environmental and Occupational Health) published a research article titled "A novel gun law strength index and influential state gun laws for firearm homicide in the United…
July 27, 2022
Erika Marquez, Courtney Coughenour, Maxim Gakh, Tiana Tu, Pashtana Usufzy, and Shawn Gerstenberger (all Environmental & Occupational Health) published an article, "A Mixed-Methods Assessment of Residential Housing Tenants' Concerns about Property Habitability and the Implementation of Habitability Laws in Southern Nevada" in the International…
July 24, 2022
Joseph Guerrero Lopez and Francisco Sy (both Environmental & Occupational Health) are co-authors of an article, "Evidence-based Practice Strategies for Faculty Professional Development in Clinical Translational Research at Institutional Development Award (IDeA) State Institutions in the Mountain West" published in the Journal of Clinical and…
July 21, 2022
Mark Buttner and Patricia Cruz (both Environmental & Occupational Health) received a 12-month, $1.26 million award through Nevada Health and Human Services to conduct molecular microbiological environmental monitoring and research. This project will support a doctoral student's dissertation research.
July 6, 2022
Lung-Wen Antony Chen (Environmental and Occupational Health) and colleagues have published an article, "Apportionment of Vehicle Fleet Emissions by Linear Regression, Positive Matrix Factorization, and Emission Modeling," on the journal Atmosphere. Real-world emission factors for different vehicle types and their contributions to roadside air…
June 30, 2022
Mark Buttner and Patricia Cruz (both Environmental & Occupational Health) received a 12-month, $130,000 award from a private industry sponsor to conduct test chamber research on the survival of airborne bacteria and viruses.The funding will support a full-time research technician and serve as a thesis project for a master of public health (MPH…
June 24, 2022
Francisco Sy (Environmental & Occupational Health) has been appointed as a member to the Public Health Advisory Board (PHAB) by the Southern Nevada District Board of Health. This appointment is effective July 1 and is a two-year term. The PHAB advises the Board of Health on matters related to local public health planning and policy. …
June 23, 2022
Mark Buttner, Patricia Cruz, Elizabeth Detrick, and Jessica Gunter (all Environmental & Occupational Health), and Steven Medley (The George Washington University) co-authored an article, "Evaluation of Two Surface Sampling Methods for the Detection of Bacillus Atrophaeus Aerosolized in a Test Chamber" in the Journal of Microbiological Methods…
June 10, 2022
Shawn Gerstenberger (Public Health) and Max Gakh (Environmental & Occupational Health) were recently recognized among Southern Nevada Health District's 2022 Public Health Heroes. The Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) defines a public health hero as an individual or organization that embodies one or more of the essential functions of…
May 22, 2022
Karen Callahan (Environmental & Occupational Health) and Sfurti Maheshwari (Public Health) along with co-authors published an article on "Elevated Breast Cancer Mortality among Highly Educated Asian American Women" in the journal PLOS One.  The study found that postmenopausal breast cancer (PMBC) mortality for higher educated Asian women is…
May 19, 2022
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.