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School of Public Health News

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Current Public Health News

Campus News | September 15, 2020

UNLV takes on another school semester with precaution and discovery.

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Business and Community | September 9, 2020

UNLV child advocacy expert Amanda Haboush-Deloye examines the pandemic’s impact on abused youth, and how medical professionals and others can help reverse the trend in unreported cases.

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Campus News | August 10, 2020

As summer heats up, so do the accomplishments on UNLV’s campus.

Nicole Santero at home, surrounded by BTS memorabilia, including a poster.
People | August 3, 2020

Nicole Santero balances her job communicating about the School of Public Health with her doctoral research on the BTS phenomenon.

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Research | July 29, 2020

Assistant professor of public health Brian Labus offers some reasons for optimism for bringing younger students back to the classroom.

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Campus News | July 2, 2020

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Public Health In The News

September 25, 2020

With schools around the United States beginning to cautiously return their students to on-campus classes, many parents have questions.

El Tiempo
September 23, 2020

"No Mask Nevada" held a rally outside the home of Governor Steve Sisolak in southwest Las Vegas on Monday afternoon to protest his mandate to wear a mask.

Wyoming Public Media
September 22, 2020

Retailer CVS announced plans last week to double its COVID-19 drive-through test sites at locations across the U.S., including in two Mountain West states.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 22, 2020

No Mask Nevada hosted a rally in front of Gov. Steve Sisolak’s southwest Las Vegas home on Monday afternoon to protest his mandate on face coverings.

El Tiempo
September 21, 2020

The Las Vegas Cosmopolitan topped reports on possible COVID-19 exposures in June, July and August in southern Nevada, according to state disease research analyzes obtained by the Review-Journal.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 18, 2020

More than 1 in 4 Clark County residents who tested positive for COVID-19 over the past month told disease investigators they had visited a resort, hotel or motel, the state revealed Thursday.

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Recent Public Health Accomplishments

September 29, 2020
Lung-Chang Chien (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) published an article on "COVID-19 Outbreak, Mitigation, and Governance in High Prevalent Countries" in the journal Annuals of Global Health. The study investigated the outbreak and mitigation of COVID-19 in different levels of governance among multiple high-prevalent countries in the early pandemic...
September 28, 2020
Kavita Batra, Amanda Elizabeth Morgan, and Manoj Sharma (all Environmental & Occupational Health) published an article, "COVID-19 and Social Isolation Endangering Psychological Health of Older Adults: Implications for Telepsychiatry" in the journal Signa Vitae.
September 23, 2020
Jennifer R. Pharr (Environmental & Occupational Health), Mary Angela M. Terencio (Occupational Therapy), and Timothy Bungum (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) published a study on "Physical Activity Guidelines Compliance and Its Relationship With Preventative Health Behaviors and Risky Health Behaviors" in the Journal of Physical Activity and...
September 21, 2020
Erika Marquez (Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy) and Melva Thompson-Robinson (Center for Health Disparities Research) led a team that published the Environmental Scan of Region IX: An Access to Health Care Report , which takes a look at factors that promote and impede health equity. It is the first of its kind to examine issues...
September 18, 2020
Selam Ayele (Public Health) and Melva Thompson-Robinson, and Johanna Andrews (both Center for Health Disparities Research), along with Carolee Dodge Francis of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, recently published an article, "Factors Associated with Mental Health Service Utilization Among Ethiopian Immigrants and Refugees" in the Journal of...
September 18, 2020
Soumya Upadhyay (Healthcare Administration and Policy) published two articles in the Journal of Healthcare Finance's recent issue focused on the theme, healthcare finance and COVID-19: "Hospital Capacity and Capacity Planning in Washington" suggests that long-run strategies at hospitals will require organizational commitment and new policies and...