Accomplishments: School of Public Health

January 21, 2020
Chris R. Cochran, Yong-Jae Lee, Jay J. Shen (all Health Care Administration and Policy), Ji Won Yoo (Medicine), and Seong-Min Park (Criminal Justice), along with Pearl Kim, '19 PhD Public Health, and Sungyoun Chun, a former visiting international scholar in Health Care Administration and Policy, published an article on "Trends and Associated Factors of Use of Opioid, Heroin, and Cannabis among patients for Emergency Department Visits in Nevada: 2009-2017." Lee is a current visiting ...
January 16, 2020
Neeraj Bhandari (Health Care Administration and Policy) recently published an article on "Consumer Use of Provider Quality Report Cards: The Role of Dissemination and Media Coverage" in the journal Medical Care.  The objective of this study was to measure the dissemination of comparative provider quality information (CPQI) and evaluate its impact on consumers’ awareness and use of CPQI.
January 9, 2020
Kavita Batra (Environmental and Occupational Health) recently was selected to receive the inaugural UNLV Graduate College Finishing Fellowship for the spring 2020 semester. Batra is currently a doctoral student at the School of Public Health.
December 20, 2019
Soumya Upadhyay and Kimberly Tomas (both Public Health) together presented the following papers at the 2019 American Public Health Association annual meeting: Hospital cultural competence and financial performance. Impact of perceived patient provider communication quality and perceived electronic cigarette harmfulness: The role of race/ ethnicity.
December 13, 2019
Pearl C. Kim, Chris R. Cochran, Sungyoun Chun and Jay J. Shen (all Health Care Administration and Policy), Ji Won Yoo (Medicine), and Seong-Min Park (Criminal Justice) recently published an article on "Trends and Associated Factors of Use of Opioid, Heroin, and Cannabis among Patients for Emergency Department Visits in Nevada: 2009–2017" in the journal Medicine.  Kim is a graduating Ph.D. student who will be recognized as an Outstanding Graduate at UNLV's winter commencement. Chun is a visiting...
December 3, 2019
Karen E. Callahan (Environmental and Occupational Health) recently co-wrote and published a chapter on "Disaggregated Hispanic Groups and Cancer: Importance, Methodology, and Current Knowledge" in the book Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos.  The chapter summarizes the current knowledge on cancer in Hispanics, with a focus on the imperative of disaggregating by specific Hispanic group (Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Central Americans, South Americans, and Dominicans) and nativity. It...
December 2, 2019
Eddy Virgena, Niema Beckford, and Sanae El Ibrahimi (all Environmental and Occupational Health, published two abstracts and presented two posters last month that investigated trends and disparities in suicide among American youth and older adults. They are: "Suicide Trends and Disparities Among Older Adults in the United States, 1999-2017," which was presented at the 2019 Gerontological Society of America annual meeting in Austin, Texas. "Suicide Disparities Among School-aged Minority Children...
November 27, 2019
Sheniz Moonie, Brian Labus (both Environmental and Occupational Health), and Dr. Rebecca Scherr (Medicine), along with Julia Anderson, '19 PhD Public Health, and former faculty member Mary Beth Hogan (now of Marshall University) recently published an article on "Chronic Inflammatory Disease Cost: The Impact of Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Nevada" in the Journal of Digestive Diseases.  This study seeks to fill this gap by comparing the cost of eosinophilic esophagitis to other well‐known...
November 18, 2019
Markie Twist (Environmental and Occupational Health) was invited to be a part of the Pink Therapy Panel at the World Association for Sexual Health annual congress in Mexico City in October. Twist presented on "The Gender, Sexual, Erotic, and Relational Diversity Matrix: Assessing Intersectional Queerness."
November 15, 2019
Philip Danquah, Donica' Beckett, Johanna Andrews, and Melva Thompson-Robinson (all Center for Health Disparities Research and department of environmental and occupational health) and Carolee Dodge Francis (American Indian Research and Education Center and department of environmental and occupational health) made presentations at the American Public Health Association's (APHA)Annual Meeting and Expo earlier this month. The presentations were: An oral presentation on the "Influences of Religious...
November 14, 2019
Sheniz Moonie and Brian Labus (both Environmental and Occupational Health), along with Julia Anderson, '19 PhD Public Health, and former UNLV faculty member Mary Beth Hogan (now of Marshall University), published an article, "A Description of Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) in the Southwestern State of Nevada" in the journal Postgraduate Medicine. The main objective of this study was to describe the EoE population in Nevada and determine existing patterns of EoE by region.
November 14, 2019
Paula M. Frew (Environmental and Occupational Health) has had her research published in Vaccine. The article is "MomsTalkShots: An Individually Tailored Educational Application for Maternal and Infant Vaccines."