Accomplishments: School of Public Health

June 27, 2022
Erika Marquez and Samantha Smith (both Nevada Minority Health & Equity Coalition) released the "Approaches to Vaccine Equity" toolkit, providing a comprehensive step-by-step guide on how the Nevada Vaccine Equity Collaborative worked to ensure the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in Nevada. The Nevada Vaccine Equity Collaborative is…
June 24, 2022
Francisco Sy (Environmental & Occupational Health) has been appointed as a member to the Public Health Advisory Board (PHAB) by the Southern Nevada District Board of Health. This appointment is effective July 1 and is a two-year term. The PHAB advises the Board of Health on matters related to local public health planning and policy. …
June 23, 2022
Gabriela Buccini (Social and Behavioral Health) was interviewed about the Your Public Breastfeeding Rights Explained. In the interview, she discusses the importance of normalizing breastfeeding in public, tips for breastfeeding in public, and what to do if a negative interaction happens.      
June 23, 2022
Mark Buttner, Patricia Cruz, Elizabeth Detrick, and Jessica Gunter (all Environmental & Occupational Health), and Steven Medley (The George Washington University) co-authored an article, "Evaluation of Two Surface Sampling Methods for the Detection of Bacillus Atrophaeus Aerosolized in a Test Chamber" in the Journal of Microbiological Methods…
June 21, 2022
Jay Shen, Zahra Mojtahedi, and Sfurti Rathi (all Public Health), and Jennifer Vanderlaan (Nursing) have just published an article, "Disparities in Adverse Maternal Outcomes Among Five Race and Ethnicity Groups," in Journal of Women's Health. Both Mojtahedi and Rathi are PhD in Public Health students.
June 20, 2022
Jason Flatt (Department of Social and Behavioral Health) along with colleagues recently published, "Functional Limitations and Access to Long-Term Services and Supports Among Sexual Minority Older Adults" in the Journal of Applied Gerontology. Using cross-sectional data from the 2016 Health and Retirement Study, they found that bisexual older…
June 20, 2022
Manoj Sharma (Social and Behavioral Health) coauthored the interdisciplinary chapter “The associations between home economics education and familial risk factors for delinquency:  An exploratory study” in the research monograph, “The justice system and the family: Police, courts, and incarceration” published by Emerald Publishing from the United…
June 20, 2022
Gabriela Buccini (Social and Behavioral Health) co-authored a project titled "Analysis of Stakeholder Networks to Strengthen the Prevention of Childhood Obesity and the Caring for Children With Obesity in Brazil" published in the Current Developments in Nutrition. The project aimed to map and describe the influence level (i.e., power) of key…
June 12, 2022
Gabriela Buccini (Social and Behavioral Health) recently was interviewed for the "City Cast Las Vegas" podcast. In the interview, she discusses why the recent formula shortage had put infants in a food insecurity situation and explains how this connects to the U.S. breastfeeding policies. 
June 10, 2022
Shawn Gerstenberger (Public Health) and Max Gakh (Environmental & Occupational Health) were recently recognized among Southern Nevada Health District's 2022 Public Health Heroes. The Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) defines a public health hero as an individual or organization that embodies one or more of the essential functions of…
June 9, 2022
Kristin Steffen (Medicine) received the Outstanding Part-time Instructor award from the UNLV School of Public Health in April. The senior director of faculty affairs and interim director of continuing medical education at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine, she teaches the Public Health Fundamentals for Health Care Leaders course in the…
June 7, 2022
Krystal Kittle (Social & Behavioral Health) has been accepted into the 2022-23 cohort of the San Diego Alzheimer's Disease Research Center for Minority Aging Research (AD-RCMAR) Scientists for her research proposal on "Racial/Ethnically Diverse Sexual and Gender Minority Caregivers of Individuals with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias…