Accomplishments: School of Public Health

June 14, 2019
Soumya Upadhyay (Health Care Administration and Policy) as part of an interdisciplinary international team, published a paper titled "For Your Review: Insights from Seasoned Reviewers and Editors on the Peer-Review Process" in the Journal of Health Administration and Education, a journal by the the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. While Ph.D. programs teach doctoral students to critically assess research, often they do not formally or adequately prepare students for...
June 6, 2019
Caitlin Saladino (The Lincy Institute & Brookings Mountain West), Marya Shegog (Public Health/Lincy Institute), Magdalena Martinez (Public Policy and Leadership/Lincy Institute), Jaewon Lim, and Kelliann Beavers (both Public Policy and Leadership) were each selected to present their respective research projects at the 2019 Urban Affairs Association annual conference in April, held in Los Angeles. Their papers represented the 2019 conference theme of "Claiming Rights to the City: Community,...
June 6, 2019
Erika Marquez (Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy), Carolee Dodge Francis (American Indian Research and Education Center), and Shawn Gerstenberger (Public Health) published an article titled "Where I live: a qualitative analysis of renters living in poor housing" in the journal Health & Place.  The article examines the lived experiences of 17 renters residing in Clark County. Using a phenominalogical study design, the authors used semistructured interviews to investigate...
May 22, 2019
Philip Danquah (Public Health) received the 2019 Roosevelt Fitzgerald Outstanding Student Award in Academic Achievement and Leadership. The presentation was made at the 33rd annual African American Students Awards Ceremony. He is a doctoral candidate in the School of Public Health and a doctoral graduate assistant in the office of the registrar.
May 20, 2019
Jay Shen, Pearl Kim, Sung-Youn Chun, Jinwook Hwang, Hyeyoung Yeom (all Health Care Administration and Policy), Jae-Hoon Lee (Family Medicine), Haneul Choi (Honors), and Ji Won Yoo (Internal Medicine) published an article on "Trends in the Utilization of Life-Sustaining Procedures and Palliative Care Consultation Among Dying Patients With Advanced Chronic Pancreas Illnesses in U.S. Hospitals: 2005 to 2014" in the Journal of Palliative Care.
May 20, 2019
Courtney Coughenour and Jennifer Pharr (both Environmental and Occupational Health) published an article on "The Environmental Impact and Formation of Meals from the Pilot Year of a Las Vegas Convention Food Rescue Program" in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The purpose of this study was to document the amount of food diverted from landfill in the pilot year of a convention food rescue program and to determine the amount of greenhouse gas emissions...
May 9, 2019
Guogen Shan and Carolee Dodge Francis (both Environmental and Occupational Health) co-authored an article in Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science titled "Exact Unconditional Tests for Dichotomous Data When Comparing Multiple Treatments With a Single Control."
May 6, 2019
Clarissa Otoo (Hospitality), Zulma Arceo (Public Health), Caroline Farah (Teaching and Learning), Cambria Del Castillo (Theatre), and Camisha Fagan (Sociology and English) successfully completed their involvement in UNLV’s Grad Rebel Advantage Program. All five are undergraduates. The Grad Rebel Advantage Program helps prepares students for graduate school. This program is within the Graduate College.
April 24, 2019
Carolee Dodge Francis, Noehealani Bareng-Antolin, and Kira Tran (all Public Health) share a noval approach to supporting American Indian and Alaska Native high school students in pursuit of higher education in the biomedical field, featured in a chapter of the book Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners and STEAM: Teachers and Researchers Working in Partnership to Build a Better Tomorrow. As part of the book, they join a team of asset-oriented teachers and practitioners to share...
April 19, 2019
Philip Danquah (Environmental and Occupational Health) presented a research topic "Racial Variations of the Injection Route of Administration among Injection Drug Users in the United States: A Comparative Trend Analysis​" at the National Technology and Social Science Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada this month. Danquah is pursuing a doctoral degree in public health. Professor Melva Thompson-Robinson serves as his faculty advisor. 
April 17, 2019
Rei Serafica (Nursing), Paula Frew and Jose Melendrez (both Public Health) served as panelists in  Nevada Public Health Association Lunch and Learn Meeting: "Using A Health Equity Framework To Make System Level Changes" recently. The panelists highlighted the importance of addressing the underlying social determinants of health which are shaped and perpetuated by bias, injustice, and inequality. 
April 15, 2019
Jennifer R. Pharr (Environmental and Occupational Health) recently co-authored an article titled "Accessibility and Accommodations for Patients with Mobility Disabilities in a Large Healthcare System: How are we doing?"  The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accessibility of and accommodations for patients with mobility disabilities in clinics of a large health care system in the South Atlantic division of the U.S. to determine if accessibility was different based on clinic type, and to...