Accomplishments: School of Public Health

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.
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...