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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.

portrait of woman
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
August 11, 2022

A decline in COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases continued for the fifth consecutive week in both Clark County and Nevada, with the state reporting one of the lowest case rates in the country.

Las Vegas Review-Journal En Español
August 11, 2022

A decline in COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases continued for the fifth consecutive week in both Clark County and Nevada, with the state reporting one of the lowest case rates in the country.

Las Vegas Sun
August 11, 2022

With over 50 reported cases in Clark County and a limited number of vaccine doses, monkeypox is emerging as a threat to public health.

Las Vegas Review Journal
August 10, 2022

A downturn in COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases continued for the fifth straight week in both Clark County and Nevada, with the state reporting one of the lowest case rates in the country.

Las Vegas Review Journal
August 10, 2022

A downturn in COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases continued for the fifth straight week in both Clark County and Nevada, with the state reporting one of the lowest case rates in the country.

Tech Target
August 9, 2022

Companies preparing to send employees to tech conferences should have a COVID-19 safety plan and prepare for the possibility that some workers will bring the virus back to the office.

Public Health Experts

An expert on health behavior and coping with stress.
A mental health expert with particular interest in child well-being.
An expert in youth and parental empowerment in education, leadership development, and multicultural programming
An expert in infectious disease outbreaks and surveillance. 
A national authority on lead poisoning and human health.
An expert in health disparities.

Recent Public Health Accomplishments

August 12, 2022
Erika Marquez (Environmental and Occupational Health), Matthew Kappel (Southern Nevada Health District), Erick B López, and Amanda Haboush-Deloye (both Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy) published a research article, "A Multistage Public Health Response to Pediatric Lead Exposure: A Case Study on Lead Tainted Turmeric in an…
August 11, 2022
Gabriela Buccini (Social and Behavioral Health) is a co-author of a newly published article, "Brazilian Strategy for Breastfeeding and Complementary Feeding Promotion: A Program Impact Pathway Analysis" in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. This study uses a theory-driven Program Impact Pathway (PIP) to assess…
August 10, 2022
Prevent Child Abuse Nevada received a $100,000 grant from UnitedHealthcare to introduce a new tele-home visiting pilot program that will check in with new parents two to four weeks after discharge from the hospital as well as provide additional support and engagement in mental and behavioral health services. This is part of UnitedHealthcare's…
August 8, 2022
Kavita Batra (Medicine) and Manoj Sharma (Social and Behavioral Health), in association with researchers from Turkey and Italy, have co-authored 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…