Accomplishments: School of Public Health

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."
November 7, 2019
Marya Shegog (Environmental and Occupational Health and The Lincy Institute) was featured in a News3 Las Vegas piece titled "Male Breast Cancer Cases on the Rise, UNLV Health Professor Speaks," discussing the importance of regular screenings for both men and women. It originally aired Oct. 20.
November 7, 2019
Soumya Upadhyay (Health Care Administration) presented a webinar for Nevada Public Health Association members on the topic "For Your Review: Insights from Seasoned Reviewers and Editors on the Peer Review Process." The goal of this presentation was to educate doctoral students and junior faculty members about details on how to conduct a review for a journal article.
November 7, 2019
Jay Shen (Health Care Administration), Catherine Dingley (Nursing), Ji Yoo (Medicine) and Sfurti Maheshwari and Kalyn Frost (both Public Health), and Soo Kim (Journalism and Media Studies), along with community partners Duy Nguyen, Octavio Posada, and Weiss Solano from the Asian Community Development Council, recently presented at the 6th Public Health Palliative Care International conference. The title of the presentation was "What Is Palliative Care and Do I Need It? Preliminary Findings from...
November 5, 2019
Paula Frew (Environmental and Occupational Health) and Vincent Fenimore (Public Health) had their research "Patient and provider perspectives on how trust influences maternal vaccine acceptance among pregnant women in Kenya" published in BMC Health Services Research.
November 5, 2019
Lung-Chang Chien (Environmental and Occupational Health) recently published an article on "Identifying high risk areas of Zika virus infection by meteorological factors in Colombia" in the journal BMC Infectious Diseases. This study used meteorological measurements to monitor ZIKV infection due to the high correlation between climate change and mosquitos and the convenience to obtain meteorological data from weather monitoring stations.