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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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Campus News | July 2, 2020

A collection of news stories featuring the people and programs of UNLV.

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Business and Community | June 30, 2020

How UNLV’s School of Public Health took center stage in the coronavirus crisis.

A sign reading "No shirt. No shoes. No mask. No service."
People | June 26, 2020

Public health professor makes the blunt case for widespread mask usage in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Business and Community | June 26, 2020

As virus mandate goes into place, public health professor Brian Labus offers context.

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Campus News | June 11, 2020

A collection of stories featuring UNLV’s continued flexibility and adaptability in the face of COVID-19.

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Research | May 28, 2020

Physical therapy professor Szu-Ping Lee relies on patients – particularly veterans and seniors – as well as clinicians to help guide his research on ways to improve mobility after limb loss.

Public Health In The News

Las Vegas Weekly
July 10, 2020

For the most part we’re social creatures. We want to be listened to, spoken to, drank with, all that good stuff. And from the second the first stay-at-home order was issued in March, it became only a matter of time before we broke containment to hang out with our friends again.

Yahoo!
July 8, 2020

If you’re like most of us, you’ve spent the last four months working out with bodyweight workouts or curling wine bottles and itching to return to the gym where you can get in some serious strength training. As states begin to slowly reopen, your local gym is likely opening its doors, too.

Men's Health
July 8, 2020

If you’re like most of us, you’ve spent the last four months working out with bodyweight workouts or curling backpacks and itching to return to the gym. As various industries across the country begin to slowly reopen, your local gym could likely be opening its doors soon, too.

Runner's World
July 7, 2020

If you’re like most of us, you’ve spent the last four months working out with bodyweight workouts or curling wine bottles and itching to return to the gym where you can get in some serious strength training. As lockdown begins to ease, your local gym is likely opening its doors, too.

msn
July 7, 2020

If you’re like most of us, you’ve spent the last four months working out with bodyweight workouts or curling wine bottles and itching to return to the gym where you can get in some serious strength training. As lockdown begins to ease, your local gym is likely opening its doors, too.

Yahoo!
July 2, 2020

As all states have moved into various phases of re-opening, you might be wondering what this means for group rides or getting together for postride beers.

Public Health Experts

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Recent Public Health Accomplishments

July 10, 2020
Jennifer R. Pharr (Environmental & Occupational Health), Nancy L. Lough (Educational Psychology and Higher Education), and Angela M. Terencio (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) recently published an article on "Sociodemographic Determinants of Physical Activity and Sport Participation Among Women in the United States" in the journal Sports...
July 9, 2020
Jason Flatt (Environmental and Occupational Health) recently was awarded a 2020 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Sexual & Gender Minority (SGM) Early Stage Investigator Award for his research contributions to improving the health of sexual and gender minorities or individuals who identify as LGBTQI+. His NIH-funded research examines the...
July 8, 2020
Ann M. Vuong (Environmental & Occupational Health) published an article on "Chemical Mixtures and Neurobehavior: A Review of Epidemiologic Findings and Future Directions" in the journal Reviews of Environmental Health. This study provides a summary of epidemiological studies that have analyzed chemical mixtures of heavy metals and EDCs and...
June 22, 2020
John Olawepo, Jennifer Pharr, Axenya Kachen, Babayemi Olakunde, and Francisco Sy (all Environmental and Occupational Health) and Chad Cross (Medicine) recently published an article, "Changes in Body Mass Index among People Living with HIV Who Are New on Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis" in the journal...
June 17, 2020
Paula Frew and Laura Randall (Environmental & Occupational Health) recently had their article "Patient Decision Making Related to Maternal and Childhood Vaccines: Exploring the Role of Trust in Providers Through a Relational Theory of Power Approach" published in Health Education & Behavior. 
June 9, 2020
L.-W. Antony Chen (Environmental and Occupational Health), in collaboration with faculty at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, received an award from the National Science Foundation for a three-year project that will study the impact of wildfires in the Arctic region, with emphasis on brown carbon, a unique air pollutant and climate forcer. UNLV...