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Department of Healthcare Administration and Policy News

The healthcare industry is one of the three largest industries in the United States based on revenues, total assets or number of employees. Students in the Department of Healthcare Administration and Policy gain a broad view of the healthcare delivery system and develop an understanding of health and disease.

Current Healthcare Administration and Policy News

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Campus News | December 9, 2020

UNLV President Keith E. Whitfield to honor four Winter 2020 graduates for their academic, research, and community impact.

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Campus News | December 17, 2019

UNLV president Marta Meana will highlight four graduating students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the Class of 2019.

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People | November 14, 2019

Achievement in Service Award winner Ken Bahl has been a key figure in UNLV's Alumni Association.

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Campus News | November 7, 2019

MGM College Opportunity Program at UNLV offers a flexible and affordable way for the company's employees to complete their degrees.

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Campus News | May 1, 2019

UNLV faculty and students honored with Service-Learning, Community-Based Research, Faculty/Staff Outreach, and Student Service awards.

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Business and Community | May 1, 2019

Health Care Administration and Policy professor Jay Shen works to increase understanding and use of palliative care among Asian-Americans.

Healthcare Administration and Policy In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 26, 2020

The nursing home resident’s first recorded signs of COVID-19 were subtle: a low-grade fever, accompanied by coughing.

Casino.org
March 23, 2020

Health officials predict many US hospitals soon will be overrun with patients. Well before the outbreak, in total, Nevada had 6,304 hospital beds in 2017. Nevada’s 2.1 hospital beds per 1,000 people is lower than the national average of 2.4, according to the Nevada Current.

Casino.org
March 23, 2020

Health officials predict many US hospitals soon will be overrun with patients. Well before the outbreak, in total, Nevada had 6,304 hospital beds in 2017. Nevada’s 2.1 hospital beds per 1,000 people is lower than the national average of 2.4, according to the Nevada Current.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 21, 2020

Nevada’s shortage of doctors means many worried patients are scrambling to find a primary care physician who can provide quick diagnoses about coronavirus symptoms or testing options.

Colorado Springs Independent
January 30, 2019

Intersectionality in feminism matters. Or, as author, activist and feminist Audre Lorde put it, “There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle, because we do not live single-issue lives.”

Physicians Practice
February 9, 2018

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is starting a new chapter under the direction of former pharma executive Alex Azar, who was sworn in as the new Secretary on January 29. How will Azar's leadership shape US.. public health policy and what can physicians expect from his tenure in the way of healthcare reform?

Healthcare Administration and Policy Experts

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Recent Healthcare Administration and Policy Accomplishments

June 9, 2022
Kristin Steffen (Medicine) received the Outstanding Part-time Instructor award from the UNLV School of Public Health in April. The senior director of faculty affairs and interim director of continuing medical education at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine, she teaches the Public Health Fundamentals for Health Care Leaders course in the…
May 30, 2022
Sungyoun Chun, Jinwook Hwang, Pearl Kim, Jay Shen (all Healthcare Administration), Dr. Ji Yoo (Medicine), and Seong Park (Criminal Justice) recently published a paper, “Trends and Age-related Characteristics of Substance Use Hospitalizations of Homeless Population: 2007-2015"  on Medicine.
May 4, 2022
Zahra Mojtahedi and Jay Shen (both Healthcare Administration and Policy) recently published a paper, "Home Palliative Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Scoping Review" on American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care Medicine. Mojtahedi is a doctoral student.
April 27, 2022
Donghui Lou, Betty Burston, Neeraj Bhandari, and Jay Shen (all Healthcare Administration and Policy) recently published a paper, "Characterizing Changes in Medical Expenditures and Outcomes Associated with Health Policy Implementation: The Case of Hospital Care for Type 2 Diabetes in China", in the Journal of Hospital and Healthcare Administration…
April 5, 2022
Soumya Upadhyay (Healthcare Administration & Policy) is the author of a paper, "Physician-Hospital Integration and its Effect on Hospital Performance: A Study of U.S. Hospitals," that has been accepted into the 82nd annual meeting of the Academy of Management. The meeting will take place  in August. Upadhyay's paper has been judged as one of…
January 28, 2022
Jay Shen, Soumya Upadhyay, and Betty Burston (all Healthcare Administration and Policy) have been invited as guest editors of a special issue, "Socioeconomic Inequalities in Access to Care, Outcomes, and Healthcare Utilization," of the journal Healthcare. Manuscript submissions are being accepted until Oct. 31.