Accomplishments: Department of Healthcare Administration and Policy

August 4, 2022
Yeunkyung Kim (Healthcare Administration and Policy) was the lead author of "The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Health Care Utilization Among Insured Individuals With Common Chronic Conditions" in the August 2022 issue of the journal Medical Care. The article discusses the COVID pandemic and its significant impact on the U.S. health care…
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.
January 27, 2022
Soumya Upadhyay (Healthcare Administration & Policy) was presented with the 2021 Research to Practice Award during the American Public Health Association annual meeting for her abstract "Do Patient Engagement IT Functionalities Influence Patient Safety Outcomes." She also was interviewed by Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (…
November 16, 2021
Yonsu Kim (Healthcare Administration & Policy) published a paper on "What drives variations in public health and social services expenditures? the association between political fragmentation and local expenditure patterns" in the European Journal of Health Economics. While it has been suggested that public health and social services spending…
November 15, 2021
Mingon Kang (Computer Science), Ji Yoo (Medicine), and Jay Shen (Healthcare Administration and Policy) have been awarded a grant of $245,000 from the Minority Research Grant Program of Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The research team will use novel computational and clinical strategies, including a deep learning-based risk score…
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…
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…