Accomplishments: Department of Healthcare Administration and Policy

October 14, 2021
Karen Callahan (Epidemiology and Biostatistics), Ji  Yoo (Medicine),  Jennifer Vanderlaan (Nursing), Jay Shen (Healthcare Administration), public health doctoral student Zahra Mojtahedi, and master of public health student Katayoon Ghodsi, along with Guogen Shan of the University of Florida, and Jerry Reeves of CoMagine Health, recently published an article, "Inpatient palliative care utilisation among patients with gallbladder cancer in the United States: A 10-year perspective," in the...
October 12, 2021
Pearl Kim and Jay Shen (Healthcare Administration and Policy), Ji Yoo (Medicine), public health doctoral student Zahra Mojtahedi, and Ja Seol Koo, Hee-Taik Kang, Jinwook Hwang, and Moon Kyung Joo (all international visiting scholars from Korea) recently co-authored an article, "Palliative Care and Life-Sustaining/Local Procedures in Colorectal Cancer in the United States Hospitals: A Ten-Year Perspective" in Cancer Management and Research. The study found that palliative care utilization...
October 11, 2021
Betty Burton, Chris Cochran, and Jay Shen (Healthcare Administration and policy), along with visition healthcare administration scholar Donghui Lou, Guogen Shan of the University of Florida, and Fuzai Yin, Lianying Wang, and Ruiji Liu of the First Hospital of Qinhuangdao, China, recently authored an article entitled "Pediatrics Hospital Care in China Before and After Policy Change: A Case Study" in the European Journal of Environment and Public Health.
September 27, 2021
Zahra Mojtahedi (Puiblic Health), a doctoral student, along with, Ji Won Yoo (Medicine), Karen Callahan (Public Health), Neeraj Bhandari and Jay Shen (both Healthcare Administration and Policy), master's of public health student Katayoon Ghodsi, and visiting scholar from China Donghui Lou recently published an article entiled "Inpatient Palliative Care Is Less Utilized in Rare, Fatal Extrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma: A Ten-Year National Perspective" on International Journal of Environmental...
August 24, 2021
Soumya Upadhyay (Healthcare Administration & Policy) earned a $7,500 Troesh Scholar award for her proposal on "Does Patient Engagement through Health IT affect Patient Safety?" Upadhyay's proposal explores if patient engagement IT functionalities and electronic health records can affect patient safety outcomes.
May 13, 2021
Dong-Hun Han, Pearl Kim, Jay Shen (all Healthcare Administration and Policy), Ji Yoo (Medicine), and Wenlian Zhou (Dental), along with researchers at Seoul National University, recently published a paper, "The Association of Education in a New Society and Social Support from the Education with the Health of North Korean Defectors: A Cross-sectional Study" on BMC Public Health. 
April 19, 2021
Soumya Upadhyay (Healthcare Administration & Policy) recently published an article on "Improving Healthcare Quality in the United States Healthcare System: A Scientific Management Approach" in the Journal of Hospital Administration. The U.S. healthcare system has been facing pressures from stakeholders to reduce costs and improve quality. The purpose of this paper is to develop a conceptual model to illustrate the approaches used in health care quality management (Continuous Quality...
April 9, 2021
Neeraj Bhandari, Soumya Upadhyay, Christopher Cochran (all Healthcare Administration, and Policy), and Dr. Kavita Batra (Medicine) published an article, "Impact of COVID-19 on Healthcare Labor Market in the United States: Lower Paid Workers Experienced Higher Vulnerability and Slower Recovery" in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. This study assessed early COVID-19 effects on the dynamics of decline and recovery in health care labor markets in the United...
March 23, 2021
Sfurti Rathi (Public Health), Neeraj Bhandari, Chris Cochran, and Jay Shen (all Healthcare Administration and Policy) recently published a paper, "Potential Disease Reduction and Health Care Cost Savings from A Hypothetical Comprehensive Smoke-Free Law in Nevada," on Nevada Journal of Public Health. The study was a collaboration with the Southern Nevada Health District and, in part, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, grant number: NU58DP005705.  Rathi is a Ph.D....
March 16, 2021
Jay Shen (Healthcare Administration), Ji Yoo, (Medicine), Pearl Kim, '19 PhD Pubic Health, Jinwook Hwang, and others recently published an article, "Trends of Hospital Palliative Care Utilization and Its Associated Factors Among Patients With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in the United States From 2005 to 2014," on American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care. Hwang of Korea University College of Medicine is a former visiting scholar in UNLV's department of healthcare administration.
March 12, 2021
Jay Shen, Pearl Kim (both Healthcare Administration and Policy), and Dr. Ji Yoo (Medicine) recently co-authored an article, "Opioid Use Disorders and Hospital Palliative Care among Patients with Gastrointestinal Cancers: Ten-year Trend and Associated Factors in the U.S. from 2005 to 2014," published on Medicine.
March 5, 2021
Cae Swanger (Healthcare Administration & Policy) recently was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in the Healthcare IT category of the Las Vegas Top Tech Awards. She was honored for her role within HCA Healthcare and her tenure within the tech industry as a whole.