Accomplishments: School of Public Health

Aastha Poudel, Asma Awan, and Manoj Sharma (all Social and Behavioral Health) virtually presented a paper titled, “South Asian Immigrants’ Mental Health Issues: A Narrative Review" at the 8th International Congress on Scientific Research, held in Konya, Turkey, from May 17-19, 2024. Delegates from 45 countries participated in this…
Ana Gonzalez, Mohammad Sohail Akhter, Refat Srejon, Abena Owusu, Susan Dakwa, Blessing Imade, Salim Dweck, Sidath Kapukotuwa, Asma Awan, and Manoj Sharma (all Social and Behavioral Health) virtually presented a paper titled, “Effectiveness of Community-Based Participatory Evaluation (CBPE): Lessons Learned from a Model Process Evaluation Framework…
Dr. Francisco S. Sy (Environmental and Occupational Health), professor and chair, serves as a member of the Technical Advisory Group of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research on Women’s Health for the "Health of Women of U3 Populations Data Book," which was launched by NIH on May 15, 2024, during National Women’s Health Week.…
Jennifer Pharr (Environmental and Occupational Health) was a guest on KNPR's State of Nevada for a segment on "New UNLV program helps young girls with mental health, body image." Pharr talks about the Raiders, UNLV, Sports and Health (RUSH) program, which uses sports to help middle school-aged girls cope with mental health and body image issues.
Kavita Batra (Medicine) and Ravi Batra (Public Health) (as a part of GBD 2021 risk factors collaborators) contributed to a recent study, "Global burden and strength of evidence for 88 risk factors in 204 countries and 811 subnational locations, 1990–2021: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2021," published in Lancet. This…
Louisa Messenger (Environmental and Occupational Health) co-published a paper on "Genetic surveillance of insecticide resistance in African Anopheles populations to inform malaria vector control" in the journal Trends in Parasitology. Insecticide resistance in malaria vector populations poses a major threat to malaria control, which relies…
Chad Cross (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) was interviewed by USA TODAY Homefront for an article on "How to get rid of ticks in your yard."  The article discusses what attracts ticks, how to get rid of them, and how to prevent them. Cross provides his expertise on ticks, types of products and pesticides that can help repel ticks and mites,…
Brian Labus (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) was interviewed by MDLinx for an article on "COVID's surprising role in the surge of food recalls." The article discusses whether or not food recalls have been increasing, and if anything in particular is causing them. Labus talks about how there's nothing to be concerned about, and if anything, the…
Laurencia Bonsu, Tim Grigsby, Chris Johansen, Asma Awan, Sidath Kapukotuwa and Manoj Sharma (all Social and Behavioral Health) published an article titled, “A scoping review of determinants of drinking and driving behavior among young adult college students in the US,” in the journal Psychoactives. The article identifies factors responsible…
Chad Cross (Epidemiology and Biostatistics), Louisa Messenger (Environmental and Occupational Health), and Sean Neiswenter (Life Sciences) were selected to receive a UNLV 2024 Faculty Opportunity Award for their project titled, "Emerging Parasitic & Vector-Borne Diseases: Disease Ecology from a One Health Perspective." The Faculty…
Soumya Upadhyay (Healthcare Administration and Policy, School of Public Health) published "Implementation Levels of Electronic Health Records and their Influence on Quality and Safety" in the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics.
Tim Grigsby (Social and Behavioral Health) co-published an article on "Delayed care during pregnancy and postpartum linked to poor maternal mental health: evidence in the United States" in the Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. Mental health disorders are important prenatal and postpartum health complications. In the rapidly changing…