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School of Public Health News

The School of Public Health is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people worldwide. Our departments, programs, and research units work to provide a diverse education, practical training experience, and numerous community involvement opportunities to prepare students to become leaders and professionals in the field of public health.

Current Public Health News

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Business and Community | May 16, 2019
Students and faculty lead programs to improve lives in Southern Nevada.
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People | May 15, 2019

UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

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Campus News | May 13, 2019

UNLV Public Health researcher offers pool tips to keep kids safe as they try to beat the heat.

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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People | May 1, 2019

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

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Campus News | April 15, 2019

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV students and faculty who've made news thus far in 2019.

Public Health In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 13, 2019

If you suffer from springtime allergies, here is some news your nose already knows: Pollen season isn’t over yet in the Las Vegas Valley.

Las Vegas Sun
April 30, 2019

Resist the temptation to think of all child abusers as monsters set out to inflict harm on their child, say medical professionals at University Medical Center Children’s Hospital. Oftentimes, those who abuse children are overstressed, overworked parents lacking community and social support.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 23, 2019

Steve Perez of North Las Vegas watched for years as handfuls of students who attended Detwiler Elementary School ran by his house.

KSNV-TV: News 3
April 5, 2019

Experts at UNLV carefully track pollen counts every day of the year and some of their findings might surprise you.

The Epoch Times
April 1, 2019

Food deserts may find an oasis at an unlikely place—the local dollar store

Vegas Inc
March 18, 2019

Lakeside Weddings & Events donated 168 bags filled with toiletries to the Shade Tree.

Public Health Experts

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A mental health expert with particular interest in child well-being.
A leading researcher and educator on sexually transmitted diseases for more than 30 years.
An expert in juvenile welfare, justice, and health and safety
An expert in health disparities.

Recent Public Health Accomplishments

May 20, 2019
Jay Shen, Pearl Kim, Sung-Youn Chun, Jinwook Hwang, Hyeyoung Yeom (all Health Care Administration and Policy), Jae-Hoon Lee (Family Medicine), Haneul Choi (Honors), and Ji Won Yoo (Internal Medicine) published an article on "Trends in the Utilization of Life-Sustaining Procedures and Palliative Care Consultation Among Dying Patients With Advanced...
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...
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."
May 6, 2019
Clarissa Otoo (Hospitality), Zulma Arceo (Public Health), Caroline Farah (Teaching and Learning), Cambria Del Castillo (Theatre), and Camisha Fagan (Sociology and English) successfully completed their involvement in UNLV’s Grad Rebel Advantage Program. All five are undergraduates. The Grad Rebel Advantage Program helps prepares students for...
April 24, 2019
Carolee Dodge Francis, Noehealani Bareng-Antolin, and Kira Tran (all Public Health) share a noval approach to supporting American Indian and Alaska Native high school students in pursuit of higher education in the biomedical field, featured in a chapter of the book Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners and STEAM: Teachers and Researchers...
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...