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School of Public Health News

The School of Public Health is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people worldwide. Our departments, programs, and research units work to provide a diverse education, practical training experience, and numerous community involvement opportunities to prepare students to become leaders and professionals in the field of public health.

Current Public Health News

Remember sculptor Claes Oldenburg who created UNLV's iconic Flashlight sculpture this month.
Campus News | August 3, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting university experts’ insights on and contributions to health, environment, and society.

Lake Mead
Campus News | July 11, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV experts who made headlines locally, nationally, and around the world.

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People | June 23, 2022

The medical school's Kristin Steffen lives life large in both her professional and personal lives.

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Research | June 8, 2022

Nicotine impacts bone health — upping chance of wrist, spine, other breaks by nearly 40%.

2022 UNLV Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Graduate College.  May 13, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | June 2, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

UNLV President Keith E. Whitfield at commencement
People | May 10, 2022

UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

Public Health In The News

Las Vegas Review-Journal En Español
July 28, 2022

Hospitalizations and COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Clark County and in Nevada, according to state data released Wednesday, bucking the upward trend across the United States.

Nevada Independent
July 28, 2022

East Las Vegas, made up of approximately 66 percent Latino residents, is one of the Nevada communities most vulnerable to the harmful effects of poor air quality.

Las Vegas Review-Journal En Español
July 21, 2022

For the second week in a row, COVID-19 hospitalizations fell and cases plateaued in Clark County and Nevada, according to state data released Wednesday, which could signal the start of a more sustained decline.

Las Vegas Review-Journal En Español
July 21, 2022

For the second week in a row, COVID-19 hospitalizations fell and cases plateaued in Clark County and Nevada, according to state data released Wednesday, which could signal the start of a more sustained decline.

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 20, 2022

For the second straight week, COVID-19 hospitalizations dipped and cases plateaued in Clark County and in Nevada, according to state data released Wednesday, potentially signaling the start of a more sustained downturn.

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 20, 2022

For the second straight week, COVID-19 hospitalizations dipped and cases plateaued in Clark County and in Nevada, according to state data released Wednesday, potentially signaling the start of a more sustained downturn.

Public Health Experts

An expert on issues regarding healthcare policy and strategic management.
A mental health expert with particular interest in child well-being.
A national authority on lead poisoning and human health.
An expert in health disparities.
An expert in youth and parental empowerment in education, leadership development, and multicultural programming
An expert in pediatric asthma, chronic disease trends, complex weighted survey data, and clinical programming

Recent Public Health Accomplishments

August 8, 2022
Kavita Batra (Medicine) and Manoj Sharma (Social and Behavioral Health), in association with researchers from Turkey and Italy, have coauthored an article titled, “Role of resilience in psychological adjustment and satisfaction with life among undergraduate students in Turkey: A cross-sectional study” in the Journal of Health and Social Sciences.…
August 5, 2022
Lung-Chang Chien (Epidemiology and Biostatistics), Aurora Holloway (Epidemiology and Biostatistics), Max Gakh (Environmental and Occupational Health), and Courtney Coughenour (Environmental and Occupational Health) published a research article titled "A novel gun law strength index and influential state gun laws for firearm homicide in the United…
August 4, 2022
Kavita Batra (Medicine) and Manoj Sharma (Social and Behavioral Health) have coauthored an interdisciplinary article titled, “Animal-assisted interventions and post-traumatic stress disorders in military and veterans: A systematic review of the literature” in association with researchers from Italy, Canada, Poland, and the United States in the…
July 28, 2022
Jason Flatt (Social and Behavioral Health) was senior author of a study, “Subjective Cognitive Decline Associated with Discrimination in Medical Settings among Transgender and Nonbinary Older Adults," published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 
July 28, 2022
Kavita Batra (Medicine) and Manoj Sharma (Social and Behavioral Health) published an interdisciplinary article, “Hoarding Disorder, Suicidality, and Treatment Modalities” in collaboration with Michael Kelson of Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine (New Jersey) in the Journal of Health and Social Sciences. The article presents a case for a…
July 27, 2022
Erika Marquez, Courtney Coughenour, Maxim Gakh, Tiana Tu, Pashtana Usufzy, and Shawn Gerstenberger (all Environmental & Occupational Health) published an article, "A Mixed-Methods Assessment of Residential Housing Tenants' Concerns about Property Habitability and the Implementation of Habitability Laws in Southern Nevada" in the International…