Accomplishments: School of Public Health
May 20, 2019
Courtney Coughenour and Jennifer Pharr (both Environmental and Occupational Health) published an article on "The Environmental Impact and Formation of Meals from the Pilot Year of a Las Vegas Convention Food Rescue Program" in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The purpose of this study was to document the amount of food diverted from landfill in the pilot year of a convention food rescue program and to determine the amount of greenhouse gas emissions...
May 9, 2019
Guogen Shan and Carolee Dodge Francis (both Environmental and Occupational Health) co-authored an article in Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science titled "Exact Unconditional Tests for Dichotomous Data When Comparing Multiple Treatments With a Single Control."
May 6, 2019
Clarissa Otoo (Hospitality), Zulma Arceo (Public Health), Caroline Farah (Teaching and Learning), Cambria Del Castillo (Theatre), and Camisha Fagan (Sociology and English) successfully completed their involvement in UNLV’s Grad Rebel Advantage Program. All five are undergraduates. The Grad Rebel Advantage Program helps prepares students for graduate school. This program is within the Graduate College.
April 24, 2019
Carolee Dodge Francis, Noehealani Bareng-Antolin, and Kira Tran (all Public Health) share a noval approach to supporting American Indian and Alaska Native high school students in pursuit of higher education in the biomedical field, featured in a chapter of the book Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners and STEAM: Teachers and Researchers Working in Partnership to Build a Better Tomorrow. As part of the book, they join a team of asset-oriented teachers and practitioners to share...
April 19, 2019
Philip Danquah (Environmental and Occupational Health) presented a research topic "Racial Variations of the Injection Route of Administration among Injection Drug Users in the United States: A Comparative Trend Analysis" at the National Technology and Social Science Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada this month. Danquah is pursuing a doctoral degree in public health. Professor Melva Thompson-Robinson serves as his faculty advisor.
April 17, 2019
Rei Serafica (Nursing), Paula Frew and Jose Melendrez (both Public Health) served as panelists in Nevada Public Health Association Lunch and Learn Meeting: "Using A Health Equity Framework To Make System Level Changes" recently. The panelists highlighted the importance of addressing the underlying social determinants of health which are shaped and perpetuated by bias, injustice, and inequality.
April 15, 2019
Jennifer R. Pharr (Environmental and Occupational Health) recently co-authored an article titled "Accessibility and Accommodations for Patients with Mobility Disabilities in a Large Healthcare System: How are we doing?" The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accessibility of and accommodations for patients with mobility disabilities in clinics of a large health care system in the South Atlantic division of the U.S. to determine if accessibility was different based on clinic type, and to...
April 2, 2019
Tanviben Patel (Environmental and Occupational Health) recently was awarded the City of Las Vegas Cardiac Arrest Survivors Award on behalf of Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, honoring her tireless commitment to the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) Registry and for saving lives in the community. She was recognized during the city's cardiac arrest survivors luncheon last month. The event celebrated those who survived a cardiac arrest and the groups that helped save them, including...
March 12, 2019
Courtney Coughenour, Jennifer Pharr, Maxim Gakh, Sheila Clark, and Prescott Cheong (all Environmental and Occupational Health) recently published "A Qualitative Study on Parental and Community Stakeholder Views of the Link between Full-Day Kindergarten and Health in Southern Nevada" in the journal Children. Cheong is an '18 alumnus of the Master of Public Health program. The purpose of this study was to understand perceptions of parental and other stakeholders in Southern Nevada about the...
March 12, 2019
Asma Tahir (Environmental and Occupational Health) and Joseph Jean (Master of Public Health student) recently presented their work, "Annual Variation Among Tree Pollen in Las Vegas from 2015-2018" during the 2019 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology conference Feb. 22-24 in San Fancisco. The study was published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in February and was also co-authored by Tanviben Patel, Mark Buttner (Environmental and Occupational Health), Dennis...
March 11, 2019
Jennifer R. Pharr, Axenya Kachen and Chad Cross (all Environmental and Occupational Health) published an article in the Journal of Community Health on "Health Disparities Among Sexual Gender Minority Women in the United States: A Population-Based Study." The purpose of the study was to understand disparities in access to healthcare, preventive care and health risk behaviors of lesbian and bisexual women compared to their straight counterparts and to each other. Kachen is a graduate student.
March 4, 2019
John O. Olawepo and L.-W. Antony Chen (both Environmental and Occupational Health) recently published an article on the "Health Benefits from Upgrading Public Buses for Cleaner Air: A Case Study of Clark County, Nevada and the United States." As the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has been transitioning from diesel to compressed natural gas (CNG) transit buses since 1999, this study assesses its health benefits using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA)...