Accomplishments: School of Public Health

August 29, 2018
Soumya Upadhyay (Healthcare Administration and Policy) presented three papers at the recent 2018 Annual Academy Health meeting. Her poster presentations covered the following broad topics: Improving Safety, Quality, and Value in Healthcare Measuring Safety, Quality, and Value in Healthcare  Diversity and Cultural Competence
August 20, 2018
Soumya Upadhyay (Healthcare Administration) recently presented two papers, "Structural Characteristics and Patient Safety Culture: Do Teamwork and Handoffs Have a Mediating Role?' and "Hospital-Physician Financial Integration and Patient Safety Outcomes, " at the Healthcare Management Division at the 78th Academy of Management meeting in Chicago.
August 7, 2018
Tanviben Y. Patel, Mark Buttner, and Chad Cross (all Environmental and Occupational Health), and Dennis Bazylinski (Life Sciences), along with David Rivas, '18 Master of Public Health, and physician Joram Seggev, wrote an article, "Variation in Airborne Pollen Concentrations Among Five Monitoring Locations in a Desert Urban Environment," which was published in the Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. The article compares pollen concentrations in five locations in Las Vegas to...
August 7, 2018
Jay Shen (Community Health Sciences), Pearl Kim (Healthcare Administration), and Ji Won Yoo (Medicine) recently published a paper, "Life-Sustaining Procedures, Palliative Care Consultation, and Do-Not Resuscitate Status in Dying Patients With COPD in US Hospitals: 2010-2014", in the Journal of Palliative Care. This study resulted from collaborations between UNLV and other institutions. The co-authors include Eunjeong Ko from San Diego Statue University, Sun Jun Kim from Soonchunhayng University...
August 6, 2018
Lung-Chang Chien (Environmental and Occupational Health) presented a poster, "Influence of Highly Correlated Cross-Basis Functions in the Distributed Lag Nonlinear Model," in the Joint Statistical Meeting 2018 earlier this month in Vancouver, Canada.
August 1, 2018
Qing Wu (Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine and Environmental and Occupational Health ) and Yingke Xu (Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine) are the authors of "Decreasing Trend of Bone Mineral Density in US Multiethnic Population: Analysis of Continuous NHANES 2005 - 2014," which has been accepted for publication in Osteoporosis International. For Xu, a graduate student, this is her first first-authored manuscript accepted for publications. Wu is the senior author.
July 31, 2018
Lung-Chang Chien (Environmental and Occupational Health) co-authored a research paper, "Bibliometric Analysis of Gaps in Research on Asbestos-related Diseases: Declining Emphasis on Public Health over 26 Years" in BMJ-OPEN. This paper examined the gaps between asbestos-related disease (ARD) research and suggestions of the World Health Organization and the International Labour Organization on prevention. The study collected data on all articles published during 1991–2016 and identified a subset...
July 11, 2018
The Department of Health Care Administration's master of health care administration program (Community Health Sciences) recently received accreditation from the Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), the only accrediting body for graduate health care administration programs in both the United States and Canada. UNLV's program is now the only CAHME-accredited program in Nevada. Congratulations to department chair Chris Cochran and the department's faculty, ...
July 6, 2018
Lung-Chang Chien (Environmental and Occupational Health) co-authored a research paper, "Nonlinear Associations Between Working Hours and Overwork-Related Cerebrovascular and Cardiovascular Diseases (CCVD)" in Scientific Reports. This paper investigated the relationship between working hours and different cerebrovascular and cardiovascular diseases (CCVD) severity outcomes, including death, disability, and illness. The study population was selected across industries in Taiwan from 2006 to 2016....
July 5, 2018
Jay Shen (Community Health Sciences), Catherine Dingley (Nursing), and Dr. Ji Yoo (Medicine) received a $250,000 grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for their study “Engaging Asian Communities in Palliative Care in Nevada,” which includes the Asian Community Development Center as a collaborating community partner. The team led by Shen has been funded four times by PCORI since 2015 and remains the only research team in the state to have received financial support...
June 29, 2018
Lung-Chang Chien (Environmental and Occupational Health) published a research brief, "PTSD Among Working Women in a Developing Country," in Women's Research Institute of Nevada. This research brief is comprehending Chien's publication "Traumatic Life Events and Development of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among Female Factory Workers in a Developing Country" in two pages to show key implications and findings of the study.
June 25, 2018
Jay Shen, Jennifer Rice (both Healthcare Administration), Guogen Shan (Environmental and Occupational Health), and Joseph Greenway (Center for Health Information Analysis and Community Health Sciences), along with Olena Mazurenko from Indiana University, recently published a paper, “Nevada’s Medicaid Expansion and Admissions for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions" in the American Journal of Managed Care. Rice is a student pursing a master of healthcare administration degree.