Accomplishments: School of Public Health

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.
June 22, 2018
Jennifer Bonilla (Registrar and Health Care Administration) has been appointed by Gov. Brian Sandoval to the Board of Directors of the Public Employees' Benefits Program. Her appointment to serve NSHE employees and other Nevadans will run from July 1, 2018, to June 20, 2022.
June 14, 2018
Szu-Ping Lee, Ya-Ting Hsu (both Physical Therapy), and Lung-Chang Chien (Environmental and Occupational Health), along with two alums, Marissa Toberman, '12 BS Kinesiology and '15 Doctor of Physical Therapy, and Betina Bair, '03 BA Communication Studies and '15 Doctor of Physical Therapy, co-authored “Gender and Posture are Significant Risk Factors to Musculoskeletal Symptoms during Touchscreen Tablet Computer Use.” The study, which noted that among all postural factors, sitting without back...
May 2, 2018
Philip Danquah (Environmental and Occupational Health) is this year's recipient of the prestigious Michelle Chino Dissertation Scholarship awarded by the School of Community Health Sciences. The award was presented at the school's honors recognition reception in April. He also works as a graduate assistant in the registrar's office.      
May 1, 2018
Xiangxue Xiao and Yingke Xu (both Environmental and Occupational Health and Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine), and Bowen Liu (Math and NIPM) recently published findings in Osteoporosis International, a high-impact peer-reviewed medical journal published by Springer that is an official journal of the International Osteoporosis Foundation and the National Osteoporosis Foundation. The graduate students’ findings resulted from projects they worked on while enrolled in EAB 788 in spring...
April 24, 2018
Lung-Chang Chien (Environmental and Occupational Health) authored "Lagged Influence of Fine Particulate Matter and Geographic Disparities on Clinic Visits for Children’s Asthma in Taiwan" in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health to investigate the documented diagnosis of children’s asthma in clinic visits for children aged less than 15 years old that were associated with PM2.5 in two counties located in west-central Taiwan with a high density of industries during...
April 19, 2018
Nora Caberoy (Life Sciences) and Francisco Sy (Community Health Sciences) gave their research presentations at the 38th Philippine American Academy of Science and Engineering Annual Meeting and Symposium public health session at the University of Arizona earlier this month. Caberoy presented her research "Lessons from the Eye: Can We Redirect the Cellular Eating Process to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease?" Dr. Sy presented " An Assessment of Filipino American Health in the Greater Las Vegas Area: A...
April 16, 2018
Francisco S. Sy (Environmental and Occupational Health) received the "Severino Koh Lectureship Award in Science" in recognition of his significant contributions in environmental and occupational health from the Philippine American Academy of Science and Engineering at its 38th annual meeting at the University of Arizona earlier this month. Dr. Sy, chair of the department of environmental and occupational health, gave the keynote address, "The Science of Eliminating Health Disparities".
April 9, 2018
Lung-Chang Chien and Ge Lin Kan (both Environmental and Occupational Health) co-authored "Disparity of Imputed Data from Small Area Estimate Approaches – A Case Study on Diabetes Prevalence at the County Level in the U.S." to assess concordance and inconsistency among three small area estimation methods — multi-level logistic regression, spatial logistic regression, and spatial Poison regression — that currently are providing county-level health indicators in the U.S. They used diabetes...
March 12, 2018
Lung-Chang Chien (Environmental and Occupational Health) co-authored "Traumatic Life Events and Development of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among Female Factory Workers in a Developing Country," which has been published in the International Journal of Social Psychiatry. The study analyzed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among 607 lower socioeconomic status working females in Bangladesh. PTSD was found to be significantly associated with age, income, chronic pain, and a number of...
February 15, 2018
Qing Wu (Environmental and Occupational Health and Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine) was awarded a new NIH R15 grant for $450,000 titled “Developing Model-based Bone Density Reference Values for African-American Women.” This grant earned a perfect score of 10.
February 13, 2018
David Howard (Medicine and Community Health Sciences) in January had two papers published on outcomes following sling surgery for stress urinary incontinence among female military beneficiaries. This was the first study that looked at the issue of outcomes following surgical management of stress urinary incontinence among the very large population of female military beneficiaries. One paper was published in the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology and one in the Journal of Women's Health...