Publications of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Public Health faculty.

Follow


Submissions from 2019

A Description of Eosinophilic Esophagitis in the Southwestern State of Nevada, Julia Anderson, Sheniz Moonie, Mary Beth Hogan, and Brian Labus

Cost of Chronic Inflammatory Disease: The Impact of Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Nevada, Julia Anderson, Sheniz Moonie, Mary Beth Hogan, Rebecca Scherr, Brian Labus, and Jessica Word

A Broadscale Assessment of Mercury Contamination in Peregrine Falcons Across the Northern Latitudes of North America, Joseph G. Barnes, Gregg E. Doney, Michael A. Yates, William S. Seegar, and Shawn L. Gerstenberger

PDF

Sex Differences in Cognitive Changes in De Novo Parkinson’s Disease, Ece Bayram, Sarah J. Banks, Guogen Shan, Nikki Kaplan, and Jessica Z.K. Caldwell

The Longitudinal Associations Between Cognition, Mood and Striatal Dopaminergic Binding in Parkinson's Disease, Ece Bayram, Nikki Kaplan, Guogen Shan, and Jessica Z.K. Caldwell

Associations between Comorbid TDP-43, Lewy Body Pathology and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Alzheimer's Disease, Ece Bayram, Guogen Shan, and Jeffrey L. Cummings

Consumer Use of Provider Quality Report Cards: The Role of Dissemination and Media Coverage, Neeraj Bhandari, Dennis Scanlon, Yunfeng Shi, and Rachel A. Smith

The Effect of Age of First Exposure to Competitive Fighting on Cognitive and Other Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and Brain Volume, Barry R. Bryant, Bharat R. Narapareddy, Michael J.C. Bray, Lisa N. Richey, Akshay Krieg, Gougen Shan, Matthew E. Peters, and Charles B. Bernick

Hepatocellular Carcinoma Among Hispanics: An Understudied Public Health Priority, Karen E. Callahan MPH and Paulo S. Pinheiro MD, PhD

PDF

Low Colorectal Cancer Survival in the Mountain West State of Nevada: A Population-Based Analysis, Karen E. Callahan, Carmen P. Ponce, Chad L. Cross, Francisco S. Sy, and Paulo S. Pinheiro

Barriers and Facilitators for Antiretroviral Treatment Adherence Among HIV-Positive African American and Latino Men Who Have Sex With Men, James W. Carey, Neal Carnes, Alisu Schoua-Glusberg, Katherine Kenward, Deborah Gelaude, Damian J. Denson, Elizabeth Gall, Laura A. Randall, and Paula M. Frew

Development and Acceptability of a Video-Based Vaccine Promotion Tutorial for Obstetric Care Providers, Allison T. Chamberlain, Rupali J. Limaye, Sean T. O'Leary, Paula M. Frew, Sarah E. Brewer, C. I. Spina, Mallory K. Ellingson, Matthew Z. Dudley, Walter A. Orenstein, Meghan A. Donnelly, Laura E. Riley, Kevin A. Ault, Daniel A. Salmon, and Saad B. Omer

Evaluation of Epifluorescence Methods for Quantifying Bioaerosols in Fine and Coarse Particulate Air Pollution, L.-W. Antony Chen, Mi Zhang, Ting Liu, Karey Fortier, Judith C. Chow, Fernanda Alonzo, Rachel Kolberg, Junji Cao, Ge Lin, Tanviben Y. Patel, Patricia Cruz, Mark P. Buttner, and John G. Watson

PDF

Identifiying High Risk Areas of Zika Virus Infection by Meteorological Factors in Columbia, Lung-Chang Chien, Francisco Sy, and Adriana Perez

Rethinking Health Services Measurement for Indigenous Populations, Michelle Chino Dr, Angela Mashford-Pringle, Ian Ring, Fadwa Al-Yaman, and John Waldon

Improving Health Data for Indigenous Populations: The International Group for Indigenous Health Measurement, Michelle Chino, Ian Ring, Lisa Jackson Pulver, John Waldon, and Malcolm King

PDF

Changes in PM2.5 Peat Combustion Source Profiles with Atmospheric Aging in an Oxidation Flow Reactor, Judith C. Chow, Junji Cao, Lung-Wen Anthony Chen, Xiaoliang Wang, Qiyuan Wang, Jie Tian, Steven Sai Hang Ho, Adam C. Watts, Tessa B. Carlson, Steven D. Kohl, and John G. Watson

PDF

The Impact of Pedestrian Crossing Flags on Driver Yielding Behavior in Las Vegas, NV, Sheila Clark, Courtney Coughenour, Kelly Bumgarner, Hanns de la Fuente-Mella, Chantel Reynolds, and James Abelar

PDF

Analysis of Self-Reported Walking for Transit in a Sprawling Urban Metropolitan Area in the Western U.S., Courtney Coughenour, Hanns de la Fuente-Mella, and Alexander Paz

PDF

A Qualitative Study on Parental and Community Stakeholder Views of the Link between Full-Day Kindergarten and Health in Southern Nevada, Courtney Coughenour; Jennifer Pharr; Maxim Gakh JD, MPH; Sheila Clark; and Prescott Cheong

The Relationship between School Absenteeism and Substance Use: An Integrative Literature Review, Maxim Gakh, Courtney Coughenour, Bertille Octavie Assoumou, and Melissa Venderstelt

PDF

A State of Uncertainty: An Analysis of Recent State Legislative Proposals to Regulate Preventive Services in the United States, Maxim Gakh, Cody Cris, Prescott Cheong, and Courtney Coughenour

PDF

Decline in Telomere Length by Age and Effect Modification by Gender, Allostatic Load and Comorbidities in National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1999-2002), Saruna Ghimire, Carl V. Hill, Francisco S. Sy, and Rachelle Rodriguez

Noncommunicable disease risk factors among older adults aged 60–69 years in Nepal: findings from the STEPS survey 2013, Saruna Ghimire, Shiva Raj Mishra, Binaya Kumar Baral, Meghnath Dhimal, Karen E. Callahan, Bihungum Bista, and Krishna Kumar Aryal

PDF

Geographic and Socio-Economic Variation in Markers of Indoor Air Pollution in Nepal: Evidence from Nationally-Representative Data, Saruna Ghimire, Shiva Raj Mishra, Abhishek Sharma, Adugna Siweya, Nipun Shrestha, and Bipin Adhikar

PDF

Geographic and Socio-Economic Variation in Markers of Indoor air Pollution in Nepal: Evidence From a Nationally-Representative Data, Saruna Ghimire, Shiva Rah Mishra, Abhishek Sharma, Adugna Siweya, Nipun Shrestha, and Bippin Adhikari

Undergraduate Nursing Students’ Knowledge of Aging, Attitudes Toward and Perceptions of Working With Older Adults in Kathmandu Nepal, Saruna Ghimire, Nitisha Shrestha, Karen E. Callahan, Dhirendra Nath, Binaya Kumar Baral, Nirmale Lekhak, and Devendra Raj Singh

Evaluation of the Blood Lead Screening Component of the Southern Nevada Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, Amanda Haboush-Deloye PhD, Erika Marquez PhD, Melissa Marshall MPH, and Shawn L. Gerstenberger

Concomitant Utilization of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY) Among Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men in Los Angeles County, California, Ian W. Holloway, Diane Tan, Robert A. Bednarczyk, Vincent L. Fenimore, Laura Randall, Chelsea S. Lutz, and Paula M. Frew

Ten-Year Trends of Utilization of Palliative Care Services and Life-Sustaining Treatments and Hospital Costs Associated With Patients With Terminally Ill Lung Cancer in the United States From 2005 to 2014, Jinwook Hwang MD, PhD; Jay Shen PhD; Sun Jung Kim PhD; Sung-Youn Chun PhD; Mutsumi Kioka MD; Faizan Sheraz MD; Pearl Kim PhDc, MHA; David Byun DO; and Ji Won Yoo MD

PDF

Dissociation Between the Growing Opioid Demands and Drug Policy Directions Among the U.S. Older Adults with Degenerative Joint Diseases, Pearl Kim PhD; Takashi Yamashita PhD, MPH, MA; Jay J. Shen PhD; Seong-Min Park PhD; Sung-Youn Chun PhD; Sun Jung Kim PhD, MHSA; Jinwook Hwang MD, PhD; Se Won Lee MD; Georgia Dounis DDS, MS; Hee-Taik Kang MD, PhD; Yong-Jae Lee MD, PhD; Dong-Hun Han DDS, PhD; Ji Eun Kim PhD; Hyeyoung Yeom MD; David Byun DO; Tsigab Bahta MD; and Ji Won Yoo MD

Hidden Protections: Identifying Social Norms Associated with Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, and Neglect, J. Bart Klika, Amanda Haboush-Deloye, and Jeff Linkenbach

Strategies and Tools to Embrace Prevention with Upstream Programs: A Novel Pilot Program for Enhancing Social and Emotional Protective Factors in Middle School Students, M. Amaris Knight, Amanda Haboush-Deloye, Pamela M. Goldberg, and Kelly Grob

The Relations Among Depression, Cognition, and Brain Volume in Professional Boxers: A Preliminary Examination Using Brief Clinical Measures, Bern Lee, Lauren L. Bennett, Charles Bernick, Guogen Shan, and Sarah J. Banks

PDF

Implementation of National Policies for a Total Asbestos Ban: A Global Comparison, Ro-Ting Lin PhD, Lung-Chang Chien DrPH, Masamine Jimba PhD, Sugio Furuya Bec, and Ken Takahashi PhD

The Challenges of Health Disparities: Implications and Actions for Health Care Professionals, Darren Liu MHA; MS; DrPH, Betty Burston PhD, Shartriya C. Stewart EdD, and Heidi H. Mulligan

Where I Live: A Qualitative Analysis of Renters Living in Poor Housing, Erika Marquez, Carolee Dodge Francis, and Shawn Gerstenberger

Rethinking Health Services Measurement for Indigenous Populations, Angela Mashford-Pringle, Ian Ring, Fadwa Al-Yaman, John Waldon, and Michelle Chino

Socio-Economic Inequalities in Hypertension Burden and Cascade of Services: Nationwide Cross-Sectional Study in Nepal, Shiva Mishra, Saruna Ghimire, Archana Shrestha, and Salim S. Virani

PDF

Cardio-Metabolic Disease Risk Factors Among South Asian Labour Migrants to the Middle East: A Scoping Review and Policy Analysis, Shiva Raj Mishra, Saruna Ghimire, Chandni Joshi, Bishal Gyawali, Archana Shrestha, Dinesh Neupane, Sudesh Raj Sharma, Yashashwi Pokharel, and Salim S. Virani

A Comparative Analysis of the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised and Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, Third Edition, Jennifer Neitzel, Diane Early, John Sideris, Dore LaForrett, Michael B. Abel, Margaret Soli, Dawn L. Davidson, Amanda Haboush-Deloye, Linda L. Hestenes, Denise Jenson, Cindy Johnson, Jennifer Kalas, Angela Mamrak, Marie L. Masterson, Sharon U. Mims, Patti Oya, Bobbi Philson, Megan Showalter, Mallory Warner-Richter, and Jill Kortright Wood

PDF

Patient and Provider Perspectives on How Trust Influences Maternal Vaccine Acceptance Among Pregnant Women in Kenya, Stacy W. Nganga, Nancy A. Otieno, Maxwell Adero, Dominic Ouma, Sandra S. Chaves, Jennifer R. Verani, Marc-Alain Widdowson, Andrew Wilson, Irina Bergenfeld, Courtni Andrews, Vincent L. Fenimore, Ines Gonzalez-Casanova, Paula M. Frew, Saad B. Omer, and Fauzia A. Malik

HIV Testing Among Men in Nigeria: A Comparative Analysis Between Young People and Adults, Babayemi O. Olakunde, Daniel A. Adeyinka, John O. Olawepo, and Jennifer R. Pharr

Towards the Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Nigeria: A Health System Prespective of the Achievements and Challenges, Babayemi O. Olakunde, Daniel A. Adeyinka, John O. Olawepo, Jennifer R. Pharr, Chamberline E. Ozigbu, Sabastine Wakdok, Tolu Oladele, and Echezona E. Ezeanolue

HIV-Related Risk Behaviors and Testing Among Adolescent Gay and Bisexual Boys in the United States, Babayemi O. Olakunde, Jennifer Pharr, Daniel A. Adeyinka, and Philip Danquah

HIV-Related Risk Behaviors and Testing Among Adolescent Gay and Bisexual Boys in the United States, Babayemi O. Olakunde, Jennifer R. Pharr, Daniel A. Adeyinka, and Philip Danquah

Uptake of Permanent Contraception Among Women in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Literature Review of Barriers and Facilitators, Babayemi O. Olakunde, Nadia A. Sam-Agudu, Tanviben Y. Patel, Aaron T. Hunt, Aurora M. Buffington, Tara D. Phebus, Ebube Onwasigwe, and Echezona E. Ezeanolue

PDF

Health Benefits from Upgrading Public Buses for Cleaner Air: A Case Study of Clark County, Nevada and the United States, John O. Olawepo and L.-W. Antony Chen

Accessibility and Accommodations for Patients with Mobility Disabilities in a Large Healthcare System: How Are We Doing?, Jennifer R. Pharr, Tamara James, and Yeu-Li Yeung

Health Disparities Among Sexual Gender Minority Women in the United States: A Population-Based Study, Jennifer R. Pharr, Axenya Kachen, and Chad Cross

Social Marketing: Changing consumer’s behavior for their good., Jennifer R. Pharr and Nancy L. Lough

PDF

Health and Sociodemographic Differences between Individual and Team Sport Participants, Jennifer R. Pharr, Nancy L. Lough, and Mary Angela Terencio

PDF

Risk of Cancer Death Among White, Black, and Hispanic Populations in South Florida, Paulo S. Pinheiro, Karen E. Callahan, Tulay Koru-Sengul, Justine Ransdell, Layla Bouzoubaa, Clyde P. Brown, and Erin Kobetz

Do Medicare and Medicaid Payer-Mix Change After the Privatization of Public Hospitals?, Zo Ramamonjiarivelo, Robert Weech-Maldonado, Luceta McRoy, Josue Patien Epane, Ferhat D. Zengul, and Larry Hearld

Exact Confindence Limits for Proportion Difference in Clinical Trials with Bilateral Outcomes, Guogen Shan

Exact Tests for Disease Prevalence Studies With Partially Validated Data, Guogen Shan PhD

Exact Unconditional Tests for Dichotomous Data When Comparing Multiple Treatments With a Single Control, Guogen Shan PhD, Carolee Dodge-Francis Ed.D., and Gregory E. Wilding PhD

Efficient Statistical Inference for a Parallel Study with Missing Data by Using an Exact Method, Guogen Shan, Alan Hutson, Gregory E. Wilding, and Guo-Liang Tian

Rejoinder to "Efficient Statistical Inference for a Parallel Study with Missing Data by using and Exact Method", Guogen Shan and Hua Zhang

PDF

Two-Stage Optimal Designs with Survival Endpoint when the Follow-Up Time is Restricted, Guogen Shan and Hua Zhang

Adaptive Two-Stage Optimal Designs for Phase II Clinical Studies that Allow Early Futility Stopping, Guogen Shan, Hua Zhang, and Tao Jiang

Trends and Related Factors of Cannabis-Associated Emergency Department Visits in the United States: 2006-2014, Jay J. Shen, Guogen Shan, Pearl C. Kim, Ji Won Yoo, Carolee Francis-Dodge, and Yong-Jae Lee

Association of Organic Solvents and Occupational Noise on Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Among Adults in the US, 1999-2004, Amanda M. Staudt, Kristina W. Whitworth, Lung-Chang Chien, Lawrence W. Whitehead, and David Gimeno Ruiz de Porras

Annual Variation Among Tree Pollen in Las Vegas From 2015-2018, Asma Tahir, Tanviben Patel Ph.D., Joseph Jean, Mark P. Buttner Ph.D., Dennis Bazylinski Ph.D., and Joram S. Seggev M.D.

PDF

The Environmental Impact and Formation of Meals from the Pilot Year of a Las Vegas Convention Food Rescue Program, Samantha To, Courtney Coughenour, and Jennifer Pharr

PDF

Health-Information Seeking and Intention to Quit Smoking: Do Health Beliefs Have a Mediating Role?, Soumya Upadhyay, Justin Loard, and Maxim Gakh

Health-Information Seeking and Intention to Quit Smoking: Do Health Beliefs Have a Mediating Role?, Soumya Upadhyay, Justin Lord, and Maxim Gakh

PDF

Readmission Rates and Their Impact on Hospital Financial Performance: A Study of Washington Hospitals, Soumya Upadhyay, Amber L. Stephenson, and Dean G. Smith

PDF

Post-Overdose Interventions Triggered by Calling 911: Centering the Perspectives of People Who Use Drugs (PWUDs), Karla D. Wagner, Robert W. Harding, Richard Kelley, Brian Labus, Silvia R. Verdugo, Elizabeth Copulsky, Jeanette M. Bowles, Maria Luisa Mittal, and Peter J. Davidson

PDF

Gaseous, PM2.5 Mass, and Speciated Emission Factors from Laboratory Chamber Peat Combustion, John G. Watson, Junji Cao, Lung-Wen Antony Chen, Qiyuan Wang, Jie Tian, Xiaoliang Wang, Steven Gronstal, Steven Sai Hang Ho, Adam C. Watts, and Judith C. Chow

Navigating the New:A Case Study on Leading Organizational Change, John Watts

Behavioral Interventions to Increase Condom Use Among College Students in the United States: A Systematic Review, Willandra Whiting, Jennifer R. Pharr, Mark P. Buttner, and Nancy L. Lough

Geospatial Analysis of Refugee Access to Primary Care Physicians in San Antonio, Texas, Nicole L. Wong, Lung-Chang Chien, and Hasanat Alamgir

PDF

Trends and Disparities in Self-Reported and Measured Osteoporosis among US Adults, 2007-2014., Qing Wu, Yingke Xu, and Ge Lin

Trends of Hospital Palliative Care Utilization and Its Associated Factors Among Patients With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in the United States From 2005 to 2014, Kaylee G. Yu, Jay J. Shen, Pearl C. Kim, Sun Jung Kim, Se Won Lee, David Byun, Ji Won Yoo, and Jinwook Hwang

PCR Monitoring of Parasitemia during Drug Treatment for Canine Chagas Disease, Chih-Ling Zao, Ya-Chin Yang, Lisa Tomanek, Anthony Cooke, Ron Berger, Lung-Chang Chien, and Roy Madigan

Letter to the Editor: A Novel Confidence Interval for a Single Proportion in the Presence of Clustered Binary Outcome Data (SMMR, 2019), Hua Zhang and Guogen Shan

PDF

Two-Stage Bagging Pruning for Reducing the Ensemble Size and Improving the Classification Performance, Hua Zhang, Yujie Song, Bo Jiang, Bi Chen, and Guogen Shan

Multi-Wavelength Light Absorption of Black and Brown Carbon at a High-Altitude Site on the Southeastern Margin of the Tibetan Plateau, China, Zhuzi Zhao, Junji Cao, Judith C. Chow, John G. Watson, Antony L.W. Chen, Xiaoliang Wang, Qiyuan Wang, Jie Tian, Zhenxing Shen, Chongshu Zhu, Suixin Liu, Jun Tao, Zhaolian Ye, Ting Zhang, Jiamao Zhou, and Ruixia Tian

Submissions from 2018

PDF

Practice and Lived Experience of Menstrual Exiles (Chhaupadi) among Adolescent Girls in Far Western Nepal. December 2018, Prabisha Amatya, Saruna Ghimire, Karen E. Callahan, Binaya Kumar Baral, and Krishna C. Poudel

PDF

Pediatric to Adult Healthcare Transitioning for Adolescents Living with HIV in Nigeria: A National Survey, Okikiolu A. Badejo, William A. Menson, Nadia A. Sam-Agudu, Jennifer Pharr, Salome Erekaha, Tamara Bruno, Gift Nwanne, Olabanjo Ogunsola, Jude Ilozumba, Olusegun Busari, and Echezona E. Ezeanolue

Non-motor Predictors of Freezing of Gait in Parkinson’s Disease, Sarah J. Banks, Ece Bayram, Guogen Shan, Denise R. LaBelle, and Brent Bluett

Mercury Contamination in Peregrine Falcons (Falco Peregrinus) in Coastal Washington 2001-2016, Joseph G. Barnes, Daniel E. Varland, Tracy L. Fleming, Joseph B. Buchanan, and Shawn L. Gerstenberger

PDF

Perceived Walkability, Social Capital, and Self-Reported Physical Activity in Las Vegas College Students, Melissa Bartshe, Courtney Coughenour, and Jennifer Pharr

PDF

Provider Perspectives on Demand Creation for Maternal Vaccines in Kenya, Irina Bergenfeld, Stacy W. Nganga, Courtni A. Andrews, Vincent L. Fenimore, Nancy A. Otieno, Sandra S. Chaves, Jennifer R. Verani, Marc-Alain Widdowson, Winnie N. Wairimu, Susan N. Wandera, Raphael O. Atito, Maxwell O. Adero, and Paula M. Frew

Link

Longitudinal Performance of Plasma Neurofilament Light and Tau in Professional Fighters: The Professional Fighters Brain Health Study, Charles Bernick, Henrik Zetterberg, Guogen Shan, Sarah Banks, and Kaj Blennow

Link

Why Do So Few Consumers Use Health Care Quality Report Cards? A Framework for Understanding the Limited Consumer Impact of Comparative Quality Information, Neeraj Bhandari, Dennis P. Scanlon, Yunfeng Shi, and Rachel A. Smith

Why Do So Few Consumers Use Health Care Quality Report Cards? A Framework for Understanding the Limited Consumer Impact of Comparative Quality Information, Neeraj Bhandari, Dennis P. Scanlon, Yunfeng Shi, and Rachel A. Smith

Culturally Responsive Indigenous Evaluation and Tribal Governments: What’s the Relationship? Culturally responsive Indigenous evaluation and tribal governments: Understanding the relationship, Nicole "Waapalaneexkweew" Bowman and Carolee Dodge-Francis

Link

Sex Moderates the Impact of Diagnosis and Amyloid PET Positivity on Hippocampal Subfield Volume, Jessica Z. K. Caldwell, Jody-Lynn Berg, Guogen Shan, Jeffrey L. Cummings, and Sarah J. Banks

Barriers and Facilitators for Clinical Care Engagement Among HIV-Positive African American and Latino Men Who Have Sex with Men, James W. Carey, Neal Carnes, Alisú Schoua-Glusberg, Katherine Kenward, Deborah Gelaude, Damian Denson, Elizabeth Gall, Laura A. Randall, and Paula M. Frew

Link

PM2.5 Source Apportionment Using a Hybrid Environmental Receptor Model, Lung-Wen Anthony Chen and Junji Cao

PDF

Lagged Influence of Fine Particulate Matter and Geographic Disparities on Clinic Visits for Children’s Asthma in Taiwan, Lung-Chang Chien, Yu-An Chen, and Hwa-Lung Yu

Disparity of Imputed Data from Small Area Estimate Approaches – A Case Study on Diabetes Prevalence at the County Level in the U.S., Lung-Chang Chien, Ge L. Kan, Xiao Li, and Xingyou Zhang

Link

Disparity of Imputed Data from Small Area Estimate Approaches – A Case Study on Diabetes Prevalence at the County Level in the U.S, Lung-Chang Chien, Ge Lin, Xiao Li, and Xingyou Zhang

PDF

Surveillance on the Endemic of Zika Virus Infection by Meteorological Factors in Colombia: A Population-based Spatial and Temporal Study, Lung-Chang Chien, Ro-Ting Lin, Yunqi Liao, Francisco S. Sy, and Adriana Pérez

Measuring the Organic Carbon to Organic Matter Multiplier with Thermal/Optical Carbon-Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer Analyses, Judith C. Chow, Gustavo M. Riggio, Xiaoliang Wang, L.-W. Antony Chen, and John G. Watson

Link

Separation of Brown Carbon from Black Carbon for IMPROVE and Chemical Speciation Network PM2.5 Samples, Judith C. Chow, John G. Watson, Mark C. Green, Xiaoliang Wang, and Lung-Wang Antony Chen