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Campus News | November 5, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s commitment to community, health care, and research.

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Research | April 27, 2020

Public health researcher Dr. Melva Thompson-Robinson on why the coronavirus crisis disproportionately affects communities of color.

Campus News | July 3, 2014

Gerstenberger, a faculty member at UNLV since 1997, was named interim dean of the school in 2013.

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Research | January 11, 2011

UNLV working with local nonprofits and churches to lead pregnancy prevention program.

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Business and Community | November 24, 2010
UNLV Center for Health Disparities Research Partners with Local Churches on Prevention Program Targeting African-American Youth

Health Disparities Research In The News

Phys.Org
November 25, 2020

Philadelphia. Las Vegas. Cleveland.

USA Today
November 24, 2020

Philadelphia. Las Vegas. Cleveland.

Those are just three of the more than 100 communities since June that have taken a stand against racism, declaring it a public health issue, in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death in police custody that sparked a racial reckoning across the U.S.

msn
November 24, 2020

Those are just three of the more than 100 communities since June that have taken a stand against racism, declaring it a public health issue, in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death in police custody that sparked a racial reckoning across the U.S.

Clinical Research News
October 27, 2020

As the pandemic continues, infecting over 30 million people and killing more than 1 million worldwide, emerging data suggest that COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting communities of color.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
October 21, 2020

Race does play a role in health care.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
October 21, 2020

Race does play a role in health care.

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Recent Health Disparities Research Accomplishments

November 4, 2020
Melva Thompson-Robinson, Johanna E. Andrews, Tristesse Burton (all Center for Health Disparities Research) and Kristina Ricker-Boles (Public Health), along with colleagues at other institutions, have a book chapter published in Researching in the Age of COVID-19, Volume III: Creativity and Ethics. This book explores dimensions of creativity and...
September 21, 2020
Erika Marquez (Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy) and Melva Thompson-Robinson (Center for Health Disparities Research) led a team that published the Environmental Scan of Region IX: An Access to Health Care Report , which takes a look at factors that promote and impede health equity. It is the first of its kind to examine issues...
September 18, 2020
Selam Ayele (Public Health) and Melva Thompson-Robinson, and Johanna Andrews (both Center for Health Disparities Research), along with Carolee Dodge Francis of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, recently published an article, "Factors Associated with Mental Health Service Utilization Among Ethiopian Immigrants and Refugees" in the Journal of...
November 15, 2019
Philip Danquah, Donica' Beckett, Johanna Andrews, and Melva Thompson-Robinson (all Center for Health Disparities Research and department of environmental and occupational health) and Carolee Dodge Francis (American Indian Research and Education Center and department of environmental and occupational health) made presentations at the American...
March 28, 2019
Donica' Beckett (Environmental and Occupational Health); Philip Danquah, Johanna Andrews, and Melva Thompson-Robinson (all Center for Health Disparities Research), and Carolee Dodge Francis (American Indian Research and Education Center) presented a scientific poster at the 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference titled "Investigating Factors...
January 19, 2016
Melva Thompson-Robinson (Center for Health Disparities Research and School of Community Health Sciences) has been elected co-chair of the Pacific and Southwest Regional Health Equity Council. This council covers Region IX of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which includes Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, California, and the Pacific...