Accomplishments: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

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…
July 9, 2022
Sean Neiswenter, Momilani Tupu (both Life Sciences), Chad Cross (Epidemiology & Biostatistics), and two colleagues from the Clark County office of the coroner and medical examiner published the article "Postmortem THC in Decedents following Legalization of Recreatinoal Cannabis in Clark County, Nevada" in the Journal of Forensic Sciences. This…
April 24, 2022
Kavita Batra (Medicine), Brian Labus (Epidemiology and Biostatistics), Jennifer R. Pharr, and Emylia Terry (both Environmental and Occupational Health) published a study, "Assessing Psychological Impact of COVID-19 among Parents of Children Returning to K-12 Schools: A U.S. Based Cross-Sectional Survey," in the Healthcare journal. The purpose of…
April 20, 2022
Amruta Godbole, Sheniz Moonie, Ann Vuong (all Epidemiology & Biostatistics), Courtney Coughenour (Environmental & Occupational Health) along with Cai Zhang of Tongji Hospital and Aimen Chen of the University of Pennsylvania, published a paper on "Exploratory analysis of the associations between neonicotinoids and measures of adiposity…
March 29, 2022
Elizabeth D. Kahane (Graduate College), Lung-Chang Chien, Brian Labus, and Sheniz Moonie (all Epidemiology & Biostatistics), Dharini M. Bhammar (Kinesiology & Nutrition Sciences), and Jocy-Anna Chevalier (Public Health) published an article on "Depression and Factors Impacting Quality of Life among Adults with Asthma Presence in Nevada" in…
March 24, 2022
Dr. Lung-Chang Chien (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) recently co-authored and published a research article, "Association Between Shift Rotation and 30-year Framingham Risk of Cardiovascular Disease among Male Workers in a Medium-sized Manufacturing Factory," in Industrial Health. Findings reveal that workers on weekly rotations involving 3–5…
March 11, 2022
Janice M. Pluth (Health Physics & Diagnostic Sciences) and Chad L. Cross (Epidemiology & Biostatistics), along with colleagues at UC Berkley, recently published the article "Cellular DNA Effects of Radiation and Cancer Risk Assessment in Cells with Mitochondrial Defects" in the Journal of Radiation Research and Applied Sciences. The…
March 3, 2022
Chad L. Cross & Sheniz Moonie (Epidemiology & Biostatistics); two former School of Public Health graduate students (Julia Anderson and Karen Gutierrez); current graduate student (Jacklynn De Leon), and colleagues from the University of Missouri published "Rural-Urban Continuum as a Potential Geographic Correlate of Breast and Prostate…
February 4, 2022
Ann Vuong (Epidemiology & Biostatistics) co-published a paper, "Gestational Exposure to Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers and Social Skills and Problem Behaviors in Adolescents: The HOME Study" in the journal Environment International. The study investigates associations between gestational exposure to PBDEs and social skills and problem…
February 2, 2022
Sanae El Ibrahimi (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) and colleagues from Comagine Health (Michelle A. Hendricks, Sara Hallvik, Christi Hildebran), Brigham & Women’s Hospital (Scott G. Weiner, Michael A. Fischer), and Brandeis University (Grant Ritter) recently published an article in JAMA Network Open titled "Factors Associated With Opioid…
January 12, 2022
Ann Vuong (Epidemiology & Biostatistics) co-published an article, "Dietary Carotenoid Intake and Osteoporosis: the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005-2018," in the Archives of Osteoporosis.  The study examines the associations of α-carotene, β-carotene, β-cryptoxanthin, lycopene, and lutein + zeaxanthin intake with the…
January 12, 2022
Manoj Sharma (Social and Behavioral Health) coauthored an article, "Correlates of COVID-19 Pandemic on Anxiety among Adults in Appalachia, USA" in the Journal of Research in Health Sciences in collaboration with coauthors from Berea College and Northern Kentucky University. The study found that young women were suffering more from COVID-19-related…