Accomplishments: School of Public Health

October 26, 2021
Ann Vuong (Epidemiology & Biostatistics) published a paper on "Maternal Urniary OPE Metabolite Concentrations and Blood Pressure During Pregnancy: The HOME study" in the journal Environmental Research. This study found that maternal urinary BCEP and DPHP concentrations were associated with increased blood pressure during pregnancy. Maternal urinary DNBP concentrations were associated with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, with borderline significance.
October 25, 2021
Emylia Terry (Public Health) received a $3,000 research stipend award from UNLV's International Gaming Institute and the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling for her research on problem gambling among sexual and gender minorities and its impact on housing and food security. Her research project is in conjunction with professors Jennifer Pharr, Jason Flatt, and Krystal Kittles' (all Public Health) community needs assessment of the LGBTQ+ population in Southern Nevada. 
October 25, 2021
Manoj Sharma (Environmental and Occupational Health) coauthored an article, “A Novel Behavioral Model in Initiation and Sustenance of Toothbrushing Behavior Among Dental and Medical Students in India: An Exploratory Analysis” in the Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine.  The article establishes the cross-cultural psychometric properties of a scale based on Sharma’s multi-theory model (MTM) of health behavior change in the Indian context.
October 14, 2021
Karen Callahan (Epidemiology and Biostatistics), Ji  Yoo (Medicine),  Jennifer Vanderlaan (Nursing), Jay Shen (Healthcare Administration), public health doctoral student Zahra Mojtahedi, and master of public health student Katayoon Ghodsi, along with Guogen Shan of the University of Florida, and Jerry Reeves of CoMagine Health, recently published an article, "Inpatient palliative care utilisation among patients with gallbladder cancer in the United States: A 10-year perspective," in the...
October 14, 2021
Gabriela Buccini and Melva Thompson-Robinson (both Public Health) received a $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health Common Fund within the office of the director for a five-year project entitled "Pathways to integrate maternal-child health and nutrition interventions to transform equity and human potential."  It was awarded under the funding opportunity announcement for Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity at Minority Serving...
October 14, 2021
Sanae El Ibrahimi (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) and colleagues from Comagine Health (Michelle A. Hendricks, Sara Hallvik, Christi Hildebran), Brigham & Women’s Hospital (Scott G. Weiner, Michael A. Fischer), and Brandeis University (Grant Ritter) presented virtually at the 2021 National Health Data Organizations. The presentation was titled "Enhancing Race and Ethnicity using Bayesian Imputation in an All Payer Claims Database." The study is funded by the National Institutes of Health...
October 13, 2021
Manoj Sharma (Social & Behavioral Health) is a co-recipient of the “2021 Journal of Osteopathic Medicine Social Determinants of Health Research Award" by the American Osteopathic Association along with his coauthors from University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, University of Mississippi Medical Center, and Lincoln Memorial University for the article, “Associations Between Stress, Anxiety, Depression, and Emotional Intelligence Among Osteopathic Medical Students.”  The award will be presented...
October 12, 2021
Sharon Jalene and Brach Poston (both Integrated Health Sciences), and Jennifer Pharr and Manoj Sharma (both Public Health) recently published "A disaggregated, categorical analyses of depression among sexual gender minority university students" in the Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services. 
October 12, 2021
Pearl Kim and Jay Shen (Healthcare Administration and Policy), Ji Yoo (Medicine), public health doctoral student Zahra Mojtahedi, and Ja Seol Koo, Hee-Taik Kang, Jinwook Hwang, and Moon Kyung Joo (all international visiting scholars from Korea) recently co-authored an article, "Palliative Care and Life-Sustaining/Local Procedures in Colorectal Cancer in the United States Hospitals: A Ten-Year Perspective" in Cancer Management and Research. The study found that palliative care utilization...
October 12, 2021
Gabriela Buccini (Social and Behavioral Health) is a co-author of a newly published article, "Intergenerational perceptions and practices in breastfeeding and child feeding among quilombola women (African Brazilian) in Goiás State, Brazil," in the Reports in Public Health journal.   This exploratory qualitative study aimed to identify socio-cultural and intergenerational aspects of perception and practices in child feeding among quilombola women, members of maroon communities in Brazil. Four...
October 11, 2021
Betty Burton, Chris Cochran, and Jay Shen (Healthcare Administration and policy), along with visition healthcare administration scholar Donghui Lou, Guogen Shan of the University of Florida, and Fuzai Yin, Lianying Wang, and Ruiji Liu of the First Hospital of Qinhuangdao, China, recently authored an article entitled "Pediatrics Hospital Care in China Before and After Policy Change: A Case Study" in the European Journal of Environment and Public Health.
October 6, 2021
Jennifer Pharr (Environmental and Occupational Health) published a paper on "Health disparities among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and nonbinary adults 50 years old and older in the United States" in the journal LGBT Health.