Accomplishments: School of Public Health

February 25, 2021
Timothy J. Grigsby (Environmental and Occupational Health) published an article on the "Comparison of Substance Use Estimates by Age, Gender, and Race/Ethnicity between Two Representative Samples of the US Adult Population" in the Population Research & Policy Review. This paper presents differences in past year estimates of alcohol, cigarette, marijuana, and non-medical painkiller use prevalence by age, sex, and race/ethnicity between the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health and the...
February 24, 2021
Jason Flatt (Environmental and Occupational Health) co-authored a publication in the Journal of American Medicine Neurology: "Sexual and Gender Minority Health in Neurology: A Scoping Review"
February 23, 2021
Kavita Batra (Medicine) and Manoj Sharma (Environmental and Occupational Health) co-authored an article entitled, "Assessing the Psychological Impact of COVID-19 among College Students: An Evidence of 15 Countries"  with co-authors from Coforge and University of Utah.  The study is a meta-anlaysis of psycholoogical conditions affecting college students during the COVID-19 pandemic. It underscores the need for more effective mental health programming for this subgroup.
February 19, 2021
Yingke Xu and Qing Wu (both Epidemiology & Biostatistics) published an article on "Trends in osteoporosis and mean bone density among type 2 diabetes patients in the US from 2005 to 2014" in Scientific Reports. This study aimed to examine how bone health changed among T2DM patients in the past decade. Learn more here. Xu is a doctoral student.
February 19, 2021
Dieu-My Tran and Nirmala Lekhak (both Nursing), along with Sheniz Moonie and Karen Gutierrez (both Public Health) co-authored a new published article entitled, "Risk Factors Associated With Cardiovascular Disease Among Adult Nevadans."
February 16, 2021
Michael Wong, Dharini Bhammar (both Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) and Lung-Chang Chien (Epidemiology and Biostatistics), along with Nicholas Ross, '20 MS Exercise Physiology,  published a paper, “Respiratory and Perceptual Responses to High-Intensity Interval Exercise in Obese Adults” in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Wong is a doctoral student.
February 16, 2021
Ann M. Vuong (Epidemiology & Biostatistics) recently published an article, "Prenatal Exposure to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and Neurobehavior in US Children through 8 Years of Age: The HOME Study" in the journal Environmental Research.  The objective of the study was to examine associations between maternal serum PFAS concentrations and child behavior in 241 mother-child dyads within the Health Outcomes and Measures of the Environment (HOME) Study.  
February 16, 2021
Manoj Sharma (Environmental & Occupational Health) coauthored an article, "Measures and Effects of Pain Management for Wound Dressing Change in Outpatient Children in Western China," in collaboration with colleagues from Chongqing Medical University. The article underscores the need for standardized procedures for pain management during wound dressing among children in China.
February 11, 2021
Xiangxue Xiao and Qing Wu (Epidemiology & Biostatistics) published an article on "The Utility of Genetic Risk Score to Improve Performance of FRAX for Fracture Prediction in US Postmenopausal Women" in the journal Calcified Tissue International. The ability of the fracture risk assessment tool (FRAX) in discriminating fracture and non-fracture in postmenopausal women remains suboptimal. Adding a genetic profile may improve the performance of FRAX. Three genetic risk scores (GRSs) (...
February 11, 2021
Manoj Sharma (Environmental & Occupational Health) coauthored an article, "Associations Between Stress, Anxiety, Depression, and Emotional Intelligence among Osteopathic Medical Students" in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association in collaboration with colleagues from University of Arkansas, Lincoln Memorial University, and University of Mississippi Medical Center. The study underscores the importance of emotional intelligence in counteracting the adverse effects of stress for...
February 4, 2021
Chia-Liang Dai (Teaching & Learning) and Manoj Sharma (Environmental & Occupational Health) have published the article, "Efficacy of Meditation-Based Interventions on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Among Veterans: A Narrative Review" in the journal Advances in Mind-Body Medicine in association with Taj Haider of Civic Center (New York). The article highlights the potential role meditation can play in alleviating the symptoms of PTSD in veterans. Dai and Sharma also published an...
February 3, 2021
Manoj Sharma (Environmental & Occupational Health) coauthored an article, "Predictors in Initiating and Maintaining Nutritional Behaviors to Deal with Menopausal Symptoms Based on Multi-Theory Model," in the International Quarterly of Community Health Education in association with colleagues from Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences and Gonabad University of Medical Sciences. The article provides credence to Sharma's fourth-generation health behavior change theory in an...