Accomplishments: Department of Health Care Administration and Policy

December 13, 2019
Pearl C. Kim, Chris R. Cochran, Sungyoun Chun and Jay J. Shen (all Health Care Administration and Policy), Ji Won Yoo (Medicine), and Seong-Min Park (Criminal Justice) recently published an article on "Trends and Associated Factors of Use of Opioid, Heroin, and Cannabis among Patients for Emergency Department Visits in Nevada: 2009–2017" in the journal Medicine.  Kim is a graduating Ph.D. student who will be recognized as an Outstanding Graduate at UNLV's winter commencement. Chun is a visiting...
November 7, 2019
Soumya Upadhyay (Health Care Administration) presented a webinar for Nevada Public Health Association members on the topic "For Your Review: Insights from Seasoned Reviewers and Editors on the Peer Review Process." The goal of this presentation was to educate doctoral students and junior faculty members about details on how to conduct a review for a journal article.
November 7, 2019
Jay Shen (Health Care Administration), Catherine Dingley (Nursing), Ji Yoo (Medicine) and Sfurti Maheshwari and Kalyn Frost (both Public Health), and Soo Kim (Journalism and Media Studies), along with community partners Duy Nguyen, Octavio Posada, and Weiss Solano from the Asian Community Development Council, recently presented at the 6th Public Health Palliative Care International conference. The title of the presentation was "What Is Palliative Care and Do I Need It? Preliminary Findings from...
October 29, 2019
Pearl Kim, Betty Burston, Jay Shen (all Health Care Administration and Policy), Wenlian Zhou, Marcia Ditmyer (both Dental School), Shawn McCoy, and Ian McDonough (both Economics) recently published a paper, "Factors Associated with Preventable Emergency Department Visits for Nontraumatic Dental Conditions in the U.S." in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Kim is a doctoral student.
October 11, 2019
Pearl C. Kim, Betty Burston, and Jay J. Shen (all Health Care Administration and Policy) published an article on "Factors Associated with Preventable Emergency Department Visits for Nontraumatic Dental Conditions in the U.S." in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. This study was designed to examine national trends and evaluate social determinants of health that were associated with the provision of dental services in emergency rooms in the United States...
October 9, 2019
Soumya Upadhyay (Health Care Administration & Policy) and Max Gakh (Environmental & Occupational Health) recently published an article, "Health-Information Seeking and Intention to Quit Smoking: Do Health Beliefs Have a Mediating Role?" in the journal Tobacco Use Insights. This study aimed to examine the relationship between seeking health information and intending to quit smoking and to determine whether this relationship is mediated by health beliefs.
October 2, 2019
Philip Danquah (Environmental and Occupational Health) and Amanda Annan (Health Care Administration and Policy) presented a scientific poster at the 2019 Nevada Public Health Annual Conference last month at Whitney Peak Hotel in Reno. The poster was titled "Dapivirine Vaginal Ring Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Awareness, Perceptions, and Uptake among College Women: A Systematic Review." Danquah also moderated the scientific presentation session at the conference.
September 27, 2019
Jay Shen (Health Care Administration and Policy) and Sfurti Maheshwari (Public Health) recently did a podium presentation at the 2019 International Health Economics Association World Congress. Their presentation was "Healthcare Savings Forecast after Potential Implementation of a Comprehensive Smoke-Free in Mesquite, Nevada." The project was supported by the Centers for Disease Control's Partnerships to Improve Community Health Program through the Southern Nevada Health District - office of...
September 19, 2019
Pearl Kim, Jay Shen, Hee-Taik Kang, Dong-Hun Han (all Health Care Administration and Policy), Seong-Min Park (Criminal Justice), Georgia Dounis (Dental), Tsigab Bahta, and Ji Won Yoo (both Medicine), along with Sung-Youn Chun, Jinwook Hwang, and Yong-Jae Lee, published an article, "Dissociation Between the Growing Opioid Demands and Drug Policy Directions among the U.S. Older Adults with Degenerative Joint Diseases," in the journal Medicine.  This study examined temporal trends of orthopedic...
September 18, 2019
Soumya Upadhyay (Health Care Administration and Policy) published an article on "Readmission Rates and Their Impact on Hospital Financial Performance: A Study of Washington Hospitals" in INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing. This longitudinal study examines whether readmission rates, made transparent through Hospital Compare, affect hospital financial performance by examining 98 hospitals in the state of Washington from 2012 to 2014.
September 11, 2019
Soumya Upadhyay (Healthcare Administration and Policy) recently presented a research paper, "Hospital Cultural Competency and Financial Performance," at the European Academy of Management, non-profit division. An organization’s cultural competency is an ongoing capacity to provide high-quality, equitable, safe, and patient-centered care for diverse patients. By developing cultural competency, hospitals can have a larger market share, and avoid unnecessary costs that occur due to absenteeism as...
August 21, 2019
Soumya Upadhyay and Chris Cochran (both Health Care Administration) recently presented a research paper at the 79th annual Academy of Management Meeting in Boston. The paper is titled "Hospital Cultural Competency and Patient Safety Culture Attributes." Given the increase in racial and ethnic diversity in the United States, hospitals face a challenge in terms of providing safe and high-quality care to minority patients. Cultural competency can be used as a resourceful strategy to provide safe...