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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 | April 14, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting health, recovery, and celebration at UNLV.

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Campus News | March 29, 2021

U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of top graduate and professional schools ranks 26 UNLV programs within nation’s top 100.

Business and Community | March 29, 2021

Take a moment on March 30 to recognize the contributions UNLV's medical professionals are making to our community.

Campus News | March 11, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

nurse administers shot to woman
Campus News | February 23, 2021

From Medicine to Nursing to Public Health, UNLV students are front-and-center in COVID-19 innoculation effort.

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Campus News | February 4, 2021

UNLV public health researcher Melva Thompson-Robinson explains the U.S.’s history of medical trauma against people of color, its impact on the pandemic, and tips for meaningful messaging.

Public Health In The News

April 23, 2021

Out of the 1.6 million total COVID-19 vaccine doses given in the state, more than 57,000 doses were administered to people who didn’t give a Nevada address.

El Tiempo
April 22, 2021

Displaying digital proof of protection against COVID-19 could become the norm at this year's Las Vegas events, but privacy experts say they are concerned about data collection by two new "vaccine passport" phone apps ”.

verywell health
April 22, 2021

An increasing number of higher education institutions are requiring students to get vaccinated against COVID-19 before attending campuses in the fall. Among these are Rutgers University, Cornell University, Duke University, and Brown University.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 22, 2021

Ozone pollution in Las Vegas has improved, but the city still ranks among the most polluted metro areas in the country, according to a newly released report by the American Lung Association.

April 19, 2021

About one out of five Nevadans have been fully vaccinated from COVID-19, and nearly a third of the state’s population has received the first dose. It will take many more shots before the state reaches herd immunity — when the population gains protection through vaccination or natural immunity.

April 19, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has allowed scientists to continue important treatment research that could make a difference in how other deadly diseases are treated.

Public Health Experts

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Recent Public Health Accomplishments

April 23, 2021
Karen E. Callahan (Environmental & Occupational Health) recently published an article on "Kidney Cancer Mortality Disparities among Hispanics in the US" in the journal Cancer Epidemiology.  Kidney cancer incidence is increasing among Hispanics but rate differences by distinct group, such as Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Mexican have not been...
April 22, 2021
Gabriela Buccini (Environmental and Occupational Health) is a co-author of a newly published article, "Maternal Mental Health Mediates the Relationship Between Household Food Insecurity and Early Child Development in Brazil" in the Food and Nutrition Bulletin journal. Household food insecurity (HFI) is a well-known risk factor for suboptimal early...
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...
April 12, 2021
Drs. Ji Won Yoo and David Byun (Medicine), Jay Shen (Public Health), Dr. Georgia Dounis (Dental), and Seong-min Park (Criminal Justice), along with Dr. Se Won Lee of Mountain View Hospital and past visiting scholars Sung-Youn Chun, Hee-Taik Kang, Jinwook Hwang, Young-Jae Lee, and Dong-Hun Han published a paper "Regional Variation in States'...
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...
April 9, 2021
Manoj Sharma (Environmental & Occupational Health) coauthored an article, “Associations among Stress, Anxiety, Depression, and Emotional Intelligence among Veterinary Medicine Students,” in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health in association with colleagues from Lincoln Memorial University, University of...