Accomplishments: School of Public Health

August 21, 2019
Soumya Upadhyay and Chris Cochran (both Health Care Administration) recently presented a research paper at the 79th annual Academy of Management Meeting in Boston. The paper is titled "Hospital Cultural Competency and Patient Safety Culture Attributes." Given the increase in racial and ethnic diversity in the United States, hospitals face a challenge in terms of providing safe and high-quality care to minority patients. Cultural competency can be used as a resourceful strategy to provide safe...
August 21, 2019
Philip Danquah (Environmental and Occupational Health) recently was accepted into the Stanford Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative in Sciences and Medicine (PRISM) postdoc interview opportunity.  As part of the program, postdocs will work alongside top scientists and at the same time develop their professional skills, explore career options, and prepare for independent careers. Danquah is a doctoral student.
August 21, 2019
Karen E. Callahan, Chad L. Cross, and Francisco S. Sy (all Environmental and Occupational Health) published an article on "Low Colorectal Cancer Survival in the Mountain West State of Nevada: A population-based Analysis" in the journal PLOS ONE.  The study provides baseline information critical to clinicians, public health professionals, and all relevant stakeholders as they attempt to discern why Nevada’s outcomes are vastly divergent from its neighboring Western states and make plans for...
August 20, 2019
Paula Frew and Laura Randall (both Environmental and Occupational Health) were recently published in AIDS Education and Prevention for research conducted with other researchers. The research focused on Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino men who have sex with men living with HIV and their habits related to HIV antiretroviral treatment (ART). The research team found that more than half of the men involved in the research reported following their doctor's instructions, but just over a...
August 19, 2019
Max Gakh (Environmental and Occupational Health) recently was featured in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health Law newsletter. He was interviewed about the use of a Health in All Policies approach to achieve health equity and improve health outcomes.
July 15, 2019
Sanae El Ibrahimi (Environmental and Occupational Health), Matthew Lee Smith of the Center for Population Health and Aging at Texas A&M University, and Paulo Pinheiro of the department of public health sciences at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine recently published an article on the "Role of Pre-existing Type 2 Diabetes in Colorectal Cancer Survival Among Older Americans: a SEER-Medicare Population-based Study 2002–2011" in the...
July 10, 2019
L-W Antony Chen, Karey Fortier, Fernanda Alonzo, Rachel Kolberg, Ge Lin, Tanviben Y. Patel, Patricia Cruz, and Mark P. Buttner (all Environmental and Occupational Health) recently published a study on the "Evaluation of Epifluorescence Methods for Quantifying Biaerosols in Fine and Coarse Particulate Air Pollution" in the journal Atmospheric Environment.  The research was conducted at the Urban Air Quality Laboratory housed in the UNLV School of Public Health. Fortier, Alonzo, and Kolberg are...
July 8, 2019
Erika Marquez (Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy) recently was appointed to serve on the Lead Exposure and Prevention Advisory Committee (LEPAC) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the nation's health protection agency. Members of LEPAC provide advice and guidance to leaders at the CDC, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Marquez' term began July 1 and will go through June 30, 2021. The...
July 5, 2019
Karen E. Callahan (Environmental and Occupational Health) published an article on "Risk of Cancer Death Among White, Black, and Hispanic Populations in South Florida" in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease. The objective of the study was to characterize patterns of cancer deaths by race/ethnicity in South Florida and compare rates between South Florida and the United States. Callahan conducted this study in collaboration with other researchers, including former UNLV associate professor Paulo...
June 28, 2019
Julia Freedman Silvernail, John Mercer, James Navalta, Richard Tandy (all Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) and Jennifer Pharr (Environmental and Occupational Health), along with Kristyne Wiegand, '19 PhD Kinesiology, co-authored “Running Status and History: A Self-Report Study," which appeared in the online version of Physical Therapy in Sport on June 5. The study’s findings revealed that 80 percent of the participants reported at least one injury, with the four most common being iliotibial...
June 26, 2019
Jennifer R. Pharr (Environmental and Occupational Health), Nancy L. Lough (Educational Psychology and Higher Education), and Mary Angela Terencio (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) published an article titled "Health and Sociodemographic Differences between Individual and Team Sport Participants" in the journal Sports. The purpose of the study was to identify differences in chronic diseases, conditions, or risk factors between individual and team sport participants. Terencio is a student.
June 18, 2019
Chad L. Cross (Medicine and Public Health) is co-author of a book that recently was translated into Italian, Biostatstica: Concetti di base per l’analisi statistica delle scienze dell’area medico-sanitaria. This is the translation of his 10th international edition of Biostatistics: Basic Concepts and Methodology for the Health Sciences, and represents the third Italian translation of this title by the Italian education textbook publisher EdiSES. The 11th English edition was released by John...