Accomplishments: School of Public Health

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...
April 8, 2020
Karen E. Callahan (Environmental and Occupational Health) recently published an article, "Cancer Mortality Among US Blacks: Variability between African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans, and Africans" in the journal Cancer Epidemiology. Aggregation of all black populations in U.S. cancer mortality profiles masks remarkable heterogeneity by place of birth. Comparing U.S.-born African Americans with African and Afro-Caribbean immigrants may highlight specific cancer prevention and control needs and...
April 8, 2020
Ann M. Vuong (Environmental and Occupational Health) recently published an article on "Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether (PBDE) and Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substance (PFAS) Exposures during Pregnancy and Maternal Depression" in the journal Environment International. The objective of the study was to examine the associations between serum PBDE and PFAS concentrations during pregnancy and repeated measures of depressive symptoms in women assessed from pregnancy to eight-years postpartum.
April 6, 2020
Soumya Upadhyay (Healthcare Administration and Policy) presented a webinar last month on "Healthcare Finance Issues During COVID Crisis." This webinar was attended by health care administration faculty, graduate students, and post-docs. She discussed the implications of surge capacity due to the COVID crisis on hospital capacity and capacity planning.
April 3, 2020
Seong-min Park, Shon Reed (both Criminal Justice), Jay J. Shen (Public Health), and Ji Won Yoo (Medicine) recently published an article, “The Effect of Marijuana Legalization on the Trajectories of Hard Drug–related Hospitalizations: A Growth Curve Analysis of the County-level State Inpatient Database in Washington, 2009–2015 ” in the Journal of Drug Issues. In response to the recent liberalization of marijuana, this paper addressed the longitudinal effect of marijuana legalization on hard-drug...
March 27, 2020
Lung-Chang Chien, Max Gakh, and Courtney Coughenour (all Environmental & Occupational Health) published an article on "Temporal Trend of Research Related to Gun Violence from 1981 to 2018 in the United States: A Bibliometric Analysis" in the journal Injury Epidemiology.  This study aimed to evaluate the variation in gun violence-related research in the U.S. over time to determine if there are meaningful changes in frequency of research at certain time points.
March 23, 2020
Lung-Chang Chien (Environmental and Occupational Health) recently published an article on "Global Trends and Gaps in Research Related to Latent Tuberculosis Infection" in the journal BMC Public Health. This study assesses trends in publication of research related to latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI).
March 17, 2020
Paula Frew and Laura Randall (both Environmental and Occupational Health) had an article, "Adherence to Timely Vaccinations in the United States," recently published in Pediatrics. The objective is: 1. To estimate the proportion of children not adhering to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended early childhood immunization schedule 2. The associations between schedule adherence, sociodemographic characteristics, and up-to-date immunization status by 19- to 35-months...
March 13, 2020
Jason Flatt (Environmental and Occupational Health) was awarded a $40,000 grant funded by the Research Centers Collaborative Network and American Federation for Aging Research as part of the Inter-National Institute on Aging Center Pilot Proposal on Sex and Gender Differences in Aging. The project, "The CoGenT3 Study: Cognition and Gender Trends in Three American Generations," is a collaboration between Flatt and Shana Stites, a clinical psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania, Alzheimer...
March 12, 2020
Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Chris Heavey congratulates faculty who have received tenure commencing July 1. The tenure recommendations were approved at the Board of Regents meeting on March 5. Those faculty are: Scott Abella, College of Sciences Stephen Benning, College of Liberal Arts Maile Chapman, College of Liberal Arts Lung-Wen Antony Chen, School of Public Health Chih-Chien Chen, William F. Harrah College of Hospitality Kate Hamilton, College of Fine...