Accomplishments: Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

December 3, 2019
Karen E. Callahan (Environmental and Occupational Health) recently co-wrote and published a chapter on "Disaggregated Hispanic Groups and Cancer: Importance, Methodology, and Current Knowledge" in the book Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos.  The chapter summarizes the current knowledge on cancer in Hispanics, with a focus on the imperative of disaggregating by specific Hispanic group (Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Central Americans, South Americans, and Dominicans) and nativity. It...
December 2, 2019
Eddy Virgena, Niema Beckford, and Sanae El Ibrahimi (all Environmental and Occupational Health, published two abstracts and presented two posters last month that investigated trends and disparities in suicide among American youth and older adults. They are: "Suicide Trends and Disparities Among Older Adults in the United States, 1999-2017," which was presented at the 2019 Gerontological Society of America annual meeting in Austin, Texas. "Suicide Disparities Among School-aged Minority Children...
November 27, 2019
Sheniz Moonie, Brian Labus (both Environmental and Occupational Health), and Dr. Rebecca Scherr (Medicine), along with Julia Anderson, '19 PhD Public Health, and former faculty member Mary Beth Hogan (now of Marshall University) recently published an article on "Chronic Inflammatory Disease Cost: The Impact of Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Nevada" in the Journal of Digestive Diseases.  This study seeks to fill this gap by comparing the cost of eosinophilic esophagitis to other well‐known...
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 Public Health Association's (APHA)Annual Meeting and Expo earlier this month. The presentations were: An oral presentation on the "Influences of Religious...
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. The main objective of this study was to describe the EoE population in Nevada and determine existing patterns of EoE by region.
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.
November 5, 2019
Lung-Chang Chien (Environmental and Occupational Health) recently published an article on "Identifying high risk areas of Zika virus infection by meteorological factors in Colombia" in the journal BMC Infectious Diseases. This study used meteorological measurements to monitor ZIKV infection due to the high correlation between climate change and mosquitos and the convenience to obtain meteorological data from weather monitoring stations.
October 23, 2019
Paula Frew, Laura Randall, and Vincent Fenimore (all Environmental and Occupational Health), along Ian Holloway of UCLA, have had their research published in The Archives of Sexual Behavior. The title of the article is "Concomitant Utilization of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY) Among Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men in Los Angeles County, California."  
October 21, 2019
Tiffiany Howard (Political Science), Marya Shegog (Environmetal and Occupational Helath and Lincy Institute), and co-authors Mikayle Lowery and Dea'Jiane' McNair, former Congressional Black Caucus Foundation interns and graduates of UC San Diego and UC Berkley, respectively, have published a health policy report on the connection between health outcomes, income measures, and wealth indicators. Black Health and Black Wealth: Understanding the Intricate Linkages between Income, Health and Wealth...