Accomplishments: School of Public Health

August 11, 2020
Chia-Liang Dai, Ching-Chen Chen, Ezgi Yesilyurt, Samantha Godbey (Education) and Manoj Sharma (Environmental & Occupational Health) published an article "Yoga as an Alternative Therapy for Weight Management in Child and Adolescent Obesity: A Systematic Review and Implications for Research" in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. The study examined the effect of yoga-based interventions targeting weight loss among overweight or obese children and adolescents. 
August 11, 2020
Jay Shen, Pearl Kim (Health Care Administration), and Ji Yoo (Medicine), along with Sung-Youn Chun and Jinwook Hwang, former international visiting scholars at the School of Public Health, and others recently published an article, "U.S. Trends of Opioid-use Disorders and Assoicated Factors among Hospitalized Patients with Spinal Conditions and Treatment from 2005 to 2014," in Spine. The study obsered an increase in opioid-use disorders among hospitalized patients with spinal conditions and...
August 10, 2020
Manoj Sharma (Environmental & Occupational Health) has co-authored two articles in the Journal of Health and Social Sciences on his fourth-generation multi-theory model (MTM) of health behavior changes' applicability to physical activity promotion among upper elementary school children in India and the other one for smoking cessation in Nepal.
August 5, 2020
Manoj Sharma (Environmental & Occupational Health) published a book chapter with Ram Lakhan (Berea College) and Chizoba Anyimukwu (Jackson State University) titled, "Substance Abuse in Dual Diagnosis" in the Handbook of Dual Diagnosis. Assessment and Treatment in Persons with Intellectual Disorders, part of the Autism and Child Psychopathology Series.
August 4, 2020
Soumya Upadhyay (Healthcare Administration) published two articles in the recent special issue of the Journal of Healthcare Finance that focuses on "Healthcare Finance and COVID-19." The first paper was "Hospital Capacity and Capacity Planning during COVID-19." The second paper was "Cash, Cash Conversion Cycle, and Inventory during COVID-19."
July 31, 2020
Pearl Kim, Chris Cochran, Jay Shen (all Healthcare Administration), Ji Yoo (Medicine), Seong-Min Park (Criminal Justice), and former international visiting scholars Sungyoun Chun and Yong-Jae Lee published a paper, "Trends and Associated Factors of Use of Opioid, Heroin, and Cannabis among Patients for Emergency Department Visits in Nevada: 2009–2017" on Medicine. They found a steady increase in trends of opioid, heroin, and cannabis-associated emergency department visits in recent years in...
July 29, 2020
Lung-Wen Antony Chen, Lung-Chang Chien (both Environmental and Occupational Health), and Ge Lin (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) recently published an article, "Nonuniform Impacts of COVID-19 Lockdown on Air Quality over the United States," in Science of the Total Environment. This paper analyzes data from long-term air quality monitoring stations across the U.S. and estimates reductions of criteria air pollutants during the first phase of lockdown in March-April 2020, due to the COVID-19...
July 27, 2020
Betty Burston (Health Care Administration), Jennifer Keene (Sociology), and co-authors published an article, "The Use of Online Health-Management Tools and Health Care Utilization Among Older Americans," in The Gerontologist. This study identifies disparities in access to online health-related technology, and investigates associations between online health-related technology use and health care utilization among older adults in the United States. The team also created a short video highlighting...
July 27, 2020
June Cho (Nursing) and Lung-Chang Chien (Environmental and Occupational Health) published an article, “Associations Between Hormonal Biomarkers and Preterm Infant Health and Development During the First 2 Years After Birth," on Biological Research for Nursing.
July 16, 2020
Jay J. Shen, Sfurti Rathi, Kalyn Frost (Healthcare), Catherine Dingley (Nursing), Ji Won Yoo (Medicine), and Soo Kyong Kim (Journalism & Media Studies), along Hee-Taik Kang, a past visiting scholar in the School of Public Health, published a study on "Sociocultural Factors Associated with Awareness of Palliative Care and Advanced Care Planning Among Asian Populations" in the journal Ethnicity & Disease. The purpose of the study was to examine knowledge of palliative care and advanced...
July 15, 2020
Erika Marquez (Environmental & Occupational Health) recently was selected as a 2020 NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute scholar. This competitive program aims to support the research career development of promising early-career minority health/health disparities research scientists, and stimulate research in the disciplines supported by health disparities science. As part of her acceptance, she will be participating in the Health Disparities Research Institute, which will be held...
July 13, 2020
Lung-Chang Chien and Lung-Wen Antony Chen (Environmental & Occupational Health) published an article on "Meteorological Impacts on the Incidence of COVID-19 in the U.S." in the journal Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment. This study aims to carry out an epidemiological investigation to establish the association between meteorological factors and COVID-19 in high risk areas of the United States. The researchers analyzed daily new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and seven...