Accomplishments: School of Public Health

November 30, 2022
A Persian translation of the popular book by Manoj Sharma (Social and Behavioral Health, Internal Medicine) titled, Introspective meditations for complete contentment (Santosha), was published this month (ISBN 978-622-7703-38-02). The book combines the collective wisdom from Eastern and Western thoughts and is based on the behavioral tenets of the…
November 29, 2022
Tim Grigsby (Social and Behavioral Health) co-published a paper on "Major Depression in Postpartum Women during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Can Social Support Buffer Psychosocial Risks and Substance Use?" in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The study’s aims were to examine the prevalence of major depressive…
November 29, 2022
Andrew Thomas Reyes (Nursing) and Chad L. Cross (Public Health) co-authored “Relationships Among Rumination, Resilience, Mindfulness, and Perceived PTSD Symptoms in Military Veterans Returning to College: A Cross-Sectional Study,” which is published in the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services.    
November 28, 2022
Joo-Hyun Park, Jung Yong Hong, and Jay Shen (all Public Health) recently published an article, "Association Between Glycemic Status and the Risk of Kidney Cancer in Men and Women: A Nationwide Cohort Study," in a high impact journal, Diabetes Care (IF 17.152). Hong and Park were visiting scholars and guest lecturers in the School of Public Health…
November 28, 2022
Jason Flatt and Krystal Kittle (both Social and Behavioral Health), along with colleagues, recently published, “Inclusive Care Practices and Policies Among Sexual and Gender Minority Older Adults,” in the Journal of Gerontological Nursing. 
November 22, 2022
Tim Grigsby (Social and Behavioral Health) published an article on "COVID-19 Concerns, Perceived Stress, and Increased Alcohol Use Among Adult Women in the United States" in the journal Clinical Nursing Research.  The objective of this study was to assess the direct and indirect (via perceived stress) effects of different types of pandemic-…
November 21, 2022
Chad Cross (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) and Louisa Messenger (Environmental and Occupational Health) co-published an article on "Epidemiological, Entomological, and Climatological Investigation of the 2019 Dengue Fever Outbreak in Gewane District, Afar Region, North-East Ethiopia" in the journal Insects. Dengue Fever (DF) is an important…
November 21, 2022
Manoj Sharma (Social and Behavioral Health) coauthored an article titled, “Association between modes of delivery and postpartum dietary patterns: A cross-sectional study in Northwest China,” published in the journal, Frontiers in Nutrition, with colleagues from Chongqing Medical University and Qatar University. The article found that Cesarean…
November 18, 2022
Ravi Batra, Manoj Sharma (both Public Health), and Kavita Batra (Medicine) presented a poster, "Yoga for anxiety relief among college students: Current state of interventions," at the American Public Health Association 150th annual meeting in Boston. Ravi Batra is a doctoral student.
November 18, 2022
Kavita Batra (Medicine), Manoj Sharma, and Ravi Batra (both Social and Behavioral Health) along with researchers from the University of Utah published a meta-analysis, "Assessing the Psychological Impact of COVID-19 among College Students: An Evidence of 15 Countries," in February 2021. As of today, this meta-analysis remains among the top 20…
November 18, 2022
Jay Shen and Pearl Kim (both Healthcare Administration and Policy) and Ji Yoo and Laurie Kim (both Medicine) recently presented "Assessing Effects of the IETHTC Program on Clinical Outcomes and Cost of Care in a Healthcare Provider Shortage Area in USA” at the conference of ISPOR — a professional society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research…
November 18, 2022
Chad Cross (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) was appointed to the international council of the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) for the term 2022-2028. ISID has a mission to is to "support health professionals, non-government organizations, and governments around the world in their work to prevent, investigate, and manage…