Student putting fluid samples into a dish

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

UNLV letters surrounded by roses
Campus News | March 17, 2023

A roundup of news stories highlighting UNLV faculty and students who made headlines locally, nationally, and globally.

woman with medical background graphic behind her
People | March 8, 2023

In addition to her own research projects, the biostatistician provides statistical and research training to faculty, residents, and students in the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV.

woman in professional work attire talking to a doctor in a hospital room
Campus News | March 2, 2023

School of Public Health graduate programs build the skills necessary to take on organizational challenges and establish leadership in expanding workforce sector.

student working in campus lab with pipette
Campus News | February 15, 2023

Whether you love diving into data or creating awareness campaigns, public health degrees offer a variety of ways to capitalize on your skills.

Rebel Girls & Company dance team
Campus News | February 10, 2023

A collection of news stories highlighting expert insights, new collaborations, and academic achievement.

Hoover Dam
Campus News | December 30, 2022

The problems facing our world and how UNLV helped find solutions.

Public Health In The News

March 23, 2023

Gerber Good Start SoothePro is the latest formula to face a voluntary recall due to possible contamination. Here's what parents need to know about all the recent recalls.

New India Abroad
March 20, 2023

Americans spend more on prescription drugs than any other country. One of the agendas of the Biden-Harris Administration has been to focus on lowering prescription drug prices and making them more affordable for American families.

Sunday Guardian
March 19, 2023

The fear of Covid-19 virus may have vanished in thin air, with health planners and citizens in India treating it as an “almost-over case”. But it is not. Given the news about long-term Covid infection still rattling many around the world, there is one worrying factor. It is the deep impact the virus has left on the mental health of many, including in India, where the population is ageing, underserved by the health care system, and is uninformed and poor. While we kept analyzing Covid-19 impacts primarily from business, jobs and economy angles, the pandemic has, in fact, exposed the fragility of the health system in India. Further, Bill Gates, the billionaire philanthropist, in his latest 304-page book, How to Prevent the Next Pandemic, talks about these fragile health systems and the need to develop a strong infrastructure to combat pandemics in the future.

March 14, 2023

The highest number of monkeypox (mpox) cases in the world is reported in the United States, with a total of 30,225 cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of March 1, 2023, 38 deaths had been recorded.

Men's Health
March 12, 2023

“DO I HAVE LONG COVID?” That question has probably crossed your mind if you’re still dealing with lingering symptoms, like fatigue, brain fog, or shortness of breath, weeks or months after recovering from Covid-19.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 11, 2023

Pleasant springtime weather unfortunately also brings its share of sniffles and sneezing for seasonal allergy sufferers. In the Las Vegas Valley, specific types of trees, plants, and grasses are often blamed for allergy symptoms. Here, we tapped a few experts to share which ones pose the biggest threat.

Public Health Experts

An expert on parasites, as well as the biology and control of ticks, mites, and other insects. 
A mental health expert with particular interest in child well-being.
A national authority on lead poisoning and human health.
An expert on health behavior and coping with stress.
An expert in youth and parental empowerment in education, leadership development, and multicultural programming
An expert on lactation, breastfeeding, and maternal and child health and nutrition.

Recent Public Health Accomplishments

March 23, 2023
Miguel Fudolig (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) co-authored a paper titled, "Impacts on Teamwork Performance for an Engineering Capstone in Emergency Remote Teaching," published in the Journal of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.  The researchers analyzed how teamwork performance was impacted for engineering students…
March 22, 2023
Tim Grigsby (Social and Behavioral Health) gave a paper presentation on "Exploring the causes and consequences of homelessness among sexual and gender diverse adults in Texas" and a poster presentation on "Latent profiles of sociocultural stressors in a sample of immigrant origin Hispanic and Somali adolescents: Associations with mental health"…
March 21, 2023
Chad Cross, Brianna Rivera (both Epidemiology and Biostatistics), and Francisco Sy (Environmental and Occupational Health) published a paper titled, "Descriptive Epidemiological Analysis of Cestode Infections in Nevada: Characterizing Patients and Analyzing Trends using Patient Utilization Records, 2013-2019," in the Nevada Journal of Public…
March 20, 2023
Louisa Messenger (Environmental and Occupational Health) published a paper on "Vector control for malaria prevention during humanitarian emergencies: a systematic review and meta-analysis" in The Lancet Global Health.  Humanitarian emergencies can lead to population displacement, food insecurity, severe health system disruptions, and malaria…
March 20, 2023
Manoj Sharma (Social and Behavioral Health, Internal Medicine) co-authored an interdisciplinary article titled, “Single parenthood and minor children: Vulnerability factors for fear of crime," in collaboration with colleagues from Jackson State University and Auburn University at Montgomery in the journal The Pursuit.  The article found that…
March 8, 2023
Louisa Messenger (Environmental and Occupational Health) presented during the American Mosquito Control Association 89th Annual Meeting from Feb. 27-Mar. 3 in Reno, Nevada. She gave three oral presentations and one poster presentation on the following topics: "Investigating molecular mechanisms of insecticide resistance in the Eastern Democratic…