Accomplishments: Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

July 15, 2019
Sanae El Ibrahimi (Environmental and Occupational Health), Matthew Lee Smith of the Center for Population Health and Aging at Texas A&M University, and Paulo Pinheiro of the department of public health sciences at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine recently published an article on the "Role of Pre-existing Type 2 Diabetes in Colorectal Cancer Survival Among Older Americans: a SEER-Medicare Population-based Study 2002–2011" in the...
July 10, 2019
L-W Antony Chen, Karey Fortier, Fernanda Alonzo, Rachel Kolberg, Ge Lin, Tanviben Y. Patel, Patricia Cruz, and Mark P. Buttner (all Environmental and Occupational Health) recently published a study on the "Evaluation of Epifluorescence Methods for Quantifying Biaerosols in Fine and Coarse Particulate Air Pollution" in the journal Atmospheric Environment.  The research was conducted at the Urban Air Quality Laboratory housed in the UNLV School of Public Health. Fortier, Alonzo, and Kolberg are...
July 5, 2019
Karen E. Callahan (Environmental and Occupational Health) published an article on "Risk of Cancer Death Among White, Black, and Hispanic Populations in South Florida" in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease. The objective of the study was to characterize patterns of cancer deaths by race/ethnicity in South Florida and compare rates between South Florida and the United States. Callahan conducted this study in collaboration with other researchers, including former UNLV associate professor Paulo...
June 28, 2019
Julia Freedman Silvernail, John Mercer, James Navalta, Richard Tandy (all Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) and Jennifer Pharr (Environmental and Occupational Health), along with Kristyne Wiegand, '19 PhD Kinesiology, co-authored “Running Status and History: A Self-Report Study," which appeared in the online version of Physical Therapy in Sport on June 5. The study’s findings revealed that 80 percent of the participants reported at least one injury, with the four most common being iliotibial...
June 26, 2019
Jennifer R. Pharr (Environmental and Occupational Health), Nancy L. Lough (Educational Psychology and Higher Education), and Mary Angela Terencio (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) published an article titled "Health and Sociodemographic Differences between Individual and Team Sport Participants" in the journal Sports. The purpose of the study was to identify differences in chronic diseases, conditions, or risk factors between individual and team sport participants. Terencio is a student.
May 20, 2019
Courtney Coughenour and Jennifer Pharr (both Environmental and Occupational Health) published an article on "The Environmental Impact and Formation of Meals from the Pilot Year of a Las Vegas Convention Food Rescue Program" in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The purpose of this study was to document the amount of food diverted from landfill in the pilot year of a convention food rescue program and to determine the amount of greenhouse gas emissions...
May 9, 2019
Guogen Shan and Carolee Dodge Francis (both Environmental and Occupational Health) co-authored an article in Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science titled "Exact Unconditional Tests for Dichotomous Data When Comparing Multiple Treatments With a Single Control."
April 19, 2019
Philip Danquah (Environmental and Occupational Health) presented a research topic "Racial Variations of the Injection Route of Administration among Injection Drug Users in the United States: A Comparative Trend Analysis​" at the National Technology and Social Science Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada this month. Danquah is pursuing a doctoral degree in public health. Professor Melva Thompson-Robinson serves as his faculty advisor. 
April 15, 2019
Jennifer R. Pharr (Environmental and Occupational Health) recently co-authored an article titled "Accessibility and Accommodations for Patients with Mobility Disabilities in a Large Healthcare System: How are we doing?"  The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accessibility of and accommodations for patients with mobility disabilities in clinics of a large health care system in the South Atlantic division of the U.S. to determine if accessibility was different based on clinic type, and to...
April 2, 2019
Tanviben Patel (Environmental and Occupational Health) recently was awarded the City of Las Vegas Cardiac Arrest Survivors Award on behalf of Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, honoring her tireless commitment to the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) Registry and for saving lives in the community. She was recognized during the city's cardiac arrest survivors luncheon last month. The event celebrated those who survived a cardiac arrest and the groups that helped save them, including...
March 28, 2019
Donica' Beckett (Environmental and Occupational Health); Philip Danquah, Johanna Andrews, and Melva Thompson-Robinson (all Center for Health Disparities Research), and Carolee Dodge Francis (American Indian Research and Education Center) presented a scientific poster at the 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference titled "Investigating Factors Associated with Willingness to Take PrEP Based on Prescription Cost among Self-Identified Heterosexual African American College Students" in Atlanta...
March 12, 2019
Courtney Coughenour, Jennifer Pharr, Maxim Gakh, Sheila Clark, and Prescott Cheong (all Environmental and Occupational Health) recently published "A Qualitative Study on Parental and Community Stakeholder Views of the Link between Full-Day Kindergarten and Health in Southern Nevada" in the journal Children. Cheong is an '18 alumnus of the Master of Public Health program.  The purpose of this study was to understand perceptions of parental and other stakeholders in Southern Nevada about the...