Accomplishments: School of Public Health

March 1, 2019
Amanda Haboush-Deloye (Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy) recently co-authored an article, "Hidden Protections: Identifying Social Norms Associated with Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, and Neglect," that was published in Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal. The article aimed to increase understanding of cultural norms and potential intervention opportunities associated with the prevention of child abuse, child sexual abuse, and neglect.  The Nevada Institute for Children's...
February 28, 2019
Lung-Chang Chien (Environmental and Occupational Health) co-authored and published a paper, "Association of Organic Solvents and Occupational Noise on Hearing Loss and Tinnitus among Adults in the U.S., 1999–2004" in the International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. This study examined the association of organic solvents with hearing loss and tinnitus, and assessed the interaction of organic solvent and occupational noise exposure on hearing loss and tinnitus. The organic...
February 26, 2019
Micajah Daniels (Public Health) is the first recipient of the Audre Lorde Student Leadership Award, which was given out at the first Inaugural Black Carpet, the main event for Black History Month. This event was hosted by student diversity and social justice to celebrate Black Excellence, Black Love, and Black Joy. Audre Lorde was a black writer, intersectional feminist, womxnist, librarian, and civil rights activist. The award named in Lorde's honor is meant to recognize a student leader at...
February 19, 2019
Courtney Coughenour (Environmental and Occupational Health) co-authored an "Analysis of Self-Reported Walking for Transit in a Sprawling Urban Metropolitan Area in the Western U.S." that was published in a special issue of Sustainability, focused on urban sprawl and sustainability. The design of the Las Vegas community is so sprawling, which is likely to impact many factors related to decisions to walk. The researched looked at perceptions of neighborhood walkability as a predictor for walking...
January 8, 2019
Lung-Chang Chien (Environmental and Occupational Health) co-authored "Geospatial Analysis of Refugee Access to Primary Care Physicians in San Antonio, Texas," which appeared in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. This study investigated refugee access to primary care physicians (PCP) in San Antonio and used geographic information systems to analyze the ratio of health care providers relative to refugees within varying walking distances. The study findings suggested to build new and...
January 2, 2019
Joshua Jensen (Environmental and Occupational Health) recently presented his thesis, "Delayed Lag Relationship Between Asthma Related In Patient Hospitalization and Air Pollution in the Las Vegas Valley," at the 2018 American Public Health Association annual meeting in San Diego under the supervision of Lung-Chang Chien (Environmental and Occupational Health). Jensen is a masters of public health student. Funding for the trip was provided by the Division of Student Affairs.
December 18, 2018
Kathleen Lauckner (Community Health and Public Policy and Leadership) was chosen to be a guest lecturer for her alma mater's new Stockton University campus in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She presented a session titled “Engaging Communities and Stakeholders”  for the executive Ed.D organization leadership program. This opportunity allowed her to share her involvement with communities impacted by the legacy of lead toxicity as well as her engagement with voter participation in issues involving...
December 13, 2018
Courtney Coughenour, Timothy J. Bungum and graduate student M. Nikki Regalado (Community Health Sciences) authored an article in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health titled: "Healthy Food Options at Dollar Discount Stores Are Equivalent in Quality and Lower in Price Compared to Grocery Stores: An Examination in Las Vegas, NV." 
December 11, 2018
Tiffiany Howard (Political Science), Mary-Ann Winkelmes (Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs), and Marya Shegog (Environmental and Occupational Health) are the authors of "Transparency Teaching in the Virtual Classroom: Assessing the Opportunities and Challenges of Integrating Transparency Teaching Methods with Online Learning" which will be published in the forthcoming issue of the Journal of Political Science Education.
December 10, 2018
Kimberly Tomas and Soumya Upadhyay (both Healthcare Administration & Policy) presented at the 2018 American Public Health Association annual meeting in San Diego last month. Their oral presentation was titled "Structural Characteristics And Safety Culture Perceptions: The Mediating Role Of Perceived Teamwork And Perceived Handoffs" and their poster presentation was titled "Hospital Cultural Competency and Patient Safety Culture." Tomas is in the master of public health and infection...
December 7, 2018
Mark Buttner and Patricia Cruz (both Environmental and Occupational Health) received a one-year, $1.2M award from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services to conduct molecular biological environmental monitoring.
December 4, 2018
Saruna Ghimire, Lawrence Sagadraca, Lung-Chang Chien, and Francisco Sy (all Environmental and Occupational Health), along with alumnus Prescott Cheong, '18 Master of Public Health, co-authored a scientific article published in the Health Equity journal last week. They conducted a cross-sectional study among Filipino American adults residing in the greater Las Vegas area. The results showed a high self-reported prevalence of hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes among this minority...