Accomplishments: School of Public Health

June 4, 2020
Paula Frew (Environmental & Occupational Health) recently published the article "Factors Associated With Referring Close Contacts to an App With Individually-Tailored Vaccine Information" in Vaccine.
May 26, 2020
Sanae El Ibrahimi (Environmental and Occupational Health), along with  colleagues from Comagine Health and the Oregon Health Sciences University, published an abstract at the Academy Health 2020 Annual Research meeting titled “A Comparison of Trends in Opioid Dispensing Patterns between Medicaid Pharmacy Claims and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Data." The oral presentation in Boston has been canceled because of the pandemic. Virtual presentations are being planned. The conference...
May 19, 2020
Anjala S. Krishen (Marketing & International Business) had a paper, "Harnessing the Waiting Experience: Anticipation, Expectations, and WOM," accepted in Journal of Services Marketing. This interdisciplinary work was conducted in collaboration with the Shark Reef Exhibit at Mandalay Bay and co-authored with Brian Robison and two UNLV doctoral alums, Orie Berezan, assistant professor at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and Shaurya Agarwal, assistant professor at University of...
May 18, 2020
Sheniz Moonie, and Karen Gutierrez (both Environmental and Occupational Health), along with Julia Anderson, '19 PhD Public Health, co-authored a study on "Factors and Cost Associated with Atopic Dermatitis in Nevada" in the journal Postgraduate Medicine. Atopic dermatitis (AD), or eczema, is an inflammatory illness that impacts individuals of all ages. The cost of treating AD and the impact on the quality of life have not been well documented in Nevada. This study seeks to fill this gap by...
May 14, 2020
Mark Buttner and Patricia Cruz (both Environmental and Occupational Health) received a 10-month, $1 million award through the Nevada department of health and human services to conduct molecular microbiological environmental monitoring and research.
May 13, 2020
Ann M. Vuong (Environmental and Occupational Health) recently published an article on "Maternal Cadmium Exposure and Neurobehavior in Children: The HOME Study" in the journal Environmental Research. The objective of the study was to examine the potential associations between Cd exposure during pregnancy and neurobehavior among children.
May 13, 2020
Qing Wu, Xiangxue Xiao, and Yingke Xu (all Environmental and Occupational Health) recently published two studies together in the Journal of Clinical Medicine: "Evaluating the Performance of the WHO International Reference Standard for Osteoporosis Diagnosis in Postmenopausal Women of Varied Polygenic Score and Race"   "Performance of FRAX in Predicting Fractures in US Postmenopausal Women with Varied Race and Genetic Profiles" Xiao and Xu are both doctoral students at the School of Public...
May 7, 2020
Philip Danquah (Environmental and Occupational Health) has been selected as a junior scholar in a national intensive training workshop, Junior Scholar Intensive Training (JSIT) Retirement and Disability Research Summer Workshop. This week-long workshop, held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will bring together Ph.D. students, newly graduated Ph.D. researchers, and junior faculty who are interested in topics related to disability and retirement research in the United States. The goal of...
May 1, 2020
The Graduate College is pleased to announce the Spring 2020 Graduate College Medallion recipients. Graduate College Medallion recipients are exceptionally involved during their time as graduate students at UNLV. Medallions are given in the semester students graduate.  This semester's recipients are: Austin McKenna, Biological Sciences Ph.D.  Monia Kazemeini, Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. Johanna Andrews, Public Health Ph.D. Jessica Nave-Blodgett, Psychology Ph.D. John...
April 22, 2020
Markie Twist (Environmental and Occupational Health) was the co-editor for a special issue on digital and sexual health for the Journal of Sexual Relational Therapy. This issue introduced the concept of digital health (digihealth), digihealth principles, and out of control digi behaviors.
April 15, 2020
Qing Wu and Xiangxue Xiao (both Environmental and Occupational Health) recently published an article, "Association Between a Literature-based Genetic Risk Score and Bone Mineral Density of African American Women in Women Health Initiative Study," in the journal Osteoporosis International. Based on single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) discovered from a predominantly Caucasian sample, genetic profile was summarized in this study and was found to be significantly associated with BMD variation in...
April 10, 2020
L.-W. Antony Chen, John Olawepo, and Aman Gebreselassie (all Environmental and Occupational Health) recently published an article on "Schoolchildren’s Exposure to PM2.5: a Student Club–Based Air Quality Monitoring Campaign Using Low-Cost Sensors" in the journal Air Quality, Atmosphere, and Health.  The study aimed to assess schoolchildren’s exposure to outdoor/indoor air pollution and identify those at a higher risk. This research documents a two-month voluntary monitoring campaign with...