Accomplishments: School of Public Health

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.
October 29, 2019
Pearl Kim, Betty Burston, Jay Shen (all Health Care Administration and Policy), Wenlian Zhou, Marcia Ditmyer (both Dental School), Shawn McCoy, and Ian McDonough (both Economics) recently published a paper, "Factors Associated with Preventable Emergency Department Visits for Nontraumatic Dental Conditions in the U.S." in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Kim is a doctoral student.
October 23, 2019
Paula Frew, Laura Randall, and Vincent Fenimore (all Environmental and Occupational Health), along Ian Holloway of UCLA, have had their research published in The Archives of Sexual Behavior. The title of the article is "Concomitant Utilization of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY) Among Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men in Los Angeles County, California."  
October 21, 2019
Tiffiany Howard (Political Science), Marya Shegog (Environmetal and Occupational Helath and Lincy Institute), and co-authors Mikayle Lowery and Dea'Jiane' McNair, former Congressional Black Caucus Foundation interns and graduates of UC San Diego and UC Berkley, respectively, have published a health policy report on the connection between health outcomes, income measures, and wealth indicators. Black Health and Black Wealth: Understanding the Intricate Linkages between Income, Health and Wealth...
October 11, 2019
Pearl C. Kim, Betty Burston, and Jay J. Shen (all Health Care Administration and Policy) published an article on "Factors Associated with Preventable Emergency Department Visits for Nontraumatic Dental Conditions in the U.S." in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. This study was designed to examine national trends and evaluate social determinants of health that were associated with the provision of dental services in emergency rooms in the United States...
October 9, 2019
Soumya Upadhyay (Health Care Administration & Policy) and Max Gakh (Environmental & Occupational Health) recently published an article, "Health-Information Seeking and Intention to Quit Smoking: Do Health Beliefs Have a Mediating Role?" in the journal Tobacco Use Insights. This study aimed to examine the relationship between seeking health information and intending to quit smoking and to determine whether this relationship is mediated by health beliefs.
October 2, 2019
Philip Danquah (Environmental and Occupational Health) and Amanda Annan (Health Care Administration and Policy) presented a scientific poster at the 2019 Nevada Public Health Annual Conference last month at Whitney Peak Hotel in Reno. The poster was titled "Dapivirine Vaginal Ring Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Awareness, Perceptions, and Uptake among College Women: A Systematic Review." Danquah also moderated the scientific presentation session at the conference.
September 27, 2019
Jay Shen (Health Care Administration and Policy) and Sfurti Maheshwari (Public Health) recently did a podium presentation at the 2019 International Health Economics Association World Congress. Their presentation was "Healthcare Savings Forecast after Potential Implementation of a Comprehensive Smoke-Free in Mesquite, Nevada." The project was supported by the Centers for Disease Control's Partnerships to Improve Community Health Program through the Southern Nevada Health District - office of...
September 20, 2019
Carolee Dodge-Francis and Noehealani Bareng-Antolin (both Environmental and Occupational Health), along with Nicole Bowman from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, gave a presentation on “Indigenous Evaluation: Foundations, Building Relations & Educational Applications” at the Hawaii Pacific Evaluation Conference in Honolulu this month. 
September 19, 2019
Pearl Kim, Jay Shen, Hee-Taik Kang, Dong-Hun Han (all Health Care Administration and Policy), Seong-Min Park (Criminal Justice), Georgia Dounis (Dental), Tsigab Bahta, and Ji Won Yoo (both Medicine), along with Sung-Youn Chun, Jinwook Hwang, and Yong-Jae Lee, published an article, "Dissociation Between the Growing Opioid Demands and Drug Policy Directions among the U.S. Older Adults with Degenerative Joint Diseases," in the journal Medicine.  This study examined temporal trends of orthopedic...
September 18, 2019
Soumya Upadhyay (Health Care Administration and Policy) published an article on "Readmission Rates and Their Impact on Hospital Financial Performance: A Study of Washington Hospitals" in INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing. This longitudinal study examines whether readmission rates, made transparent through Hospital Compare, affect hospital financial performance by examining 98 hospitals in the state of Washington from 2012 to 2014.