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


Submissions from 2007

Behavioral Responses of the Dungeness crab, Cancer magister, During Feeding and Hypoxia, Jennifer L. Bernatis, Shawn Gerstenberger, and Iain J. McGaw

Survival for Eight Major Cancers and All Cancers Combined for European Adults Diagnosed in 1995-99: Results of the EUROCARE-4 Study, F. Berrino, R. De Angelis, M. Sant, Eurocare Working Group, and Paulo S. Pinheiro

The effects of signage and the physical environment on stair usage, Timothy J. Bungum, Mindy Meacham, and Nicole Truax


Evaluation of Two Surface Sampling Methods for Detection of Erwinia herbicola on a Variety of Materials by Culture and Quantitative PCR, Mark P. Buttner, Patrica Cruz, Linda Stetzenbach, and Tracy Cronin

HPV Knowledge and Behaviors of College Students, J. D'Urso and Melva Thompson-Robinson


Lead-Contaminated Candies in Southern Nevada, Shawn Gerstenberger, Glenn Savage, Clayton Sellers, Keith Zupnik, and Emmanuel C. Gorospe

Physical Activity Opportunity in K-12 Public School Settings: Nevada, Monica A. F. Lounsbery, Timothy J. Bungum, and Nicole Jennifer Smith

Cancer Incidence in Portugal (1998-2002), Paulo S. Pinheiro

Evaluation Results of the CDC/ASPH Institute for HIV Prevention Leadership: A Capacity-Building Educational Program for HIV Prevention Program Managers, Donna Richter, K. N. Dauner, Lisa Lindley, B. M. Reininger, W. H. Oglesby, M. S. Prince, Melva Thompson-Robinson, R. Jones, and L. H. Potts


The Status of Childhood Lead Poisoning and Prevention in Nevada, USA, Anne Rothweiler, Elena E. Cabb, and Shawn Gerstenberger

Health System in Transition: China, Ma Shao-Jun, Sheila Hillier, Zhang Kong-Lai, Jay J. Shen, Lu Fan, and Liu Min

Health Information Technology: Will It Make Higher Quality and More Efficient Healthcare Delivery Possible?, Jay J. Shen

Disparities in Outcomes Among Stroke Patients Associated with Insurance Status, Jay J. Shen and Elmer L. Washington

Factors Underlying Racial Disparities in Hospital Care of Congestive Heart Failure, Jay J. Shen, Elmer L. Washington, K. Chung, and R. Bell

High Risk Sex Behaviors and Cultural Influences among Heterosexual African American Males, Melva Thompson-Robinson, M. Weaver, Donna Richter, Marya L. Shegog, S. Usdan, and R. Saunders

Submissions from 2006

Smallpox related knowledge and beliefs among recent college graduates, Timothy J. Bungum and Charlene Day

Building True Capacity: Indigenous Models for Indigenous Communities, Michelle Chino and Lemyra DeBruyn

Understanding Suicide Attempts Among American Indian Adolescents in New Mexico: Modifiable Factors Related to Risk and Resiliency, Michelle Chino and Lynne Fullerton-Gleason

An Assessment of Mercury Concentrations in Small Mammals Collected Near Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Shawn Gerstenberger, Chad L. Cross, Darren D. Divine, M. L. Gulmatico, and Anne M. Rothweiler

Diabetes Education in Tribal Schools, Lars Helgeson and Carolee Dodge Francis

Racial Disparities and Maternal Outcomes in Asthmatic Women, Nancy J. MacMullen, Catherine Tymkow, and Jay J. Shen

Asthma status and severity affects missed school days., Sheniz Moonie, David A. Sterling, Larry W. Figgs, and Mario Castro

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Knowledge and Willingness to Participate in HIV Vaccine Trials in an Urban Population in the Southeastern US, F. H. Priddy, A. C. Cheng, L. F. Salazar, and Paula M. Frew

Conceptual Framework for the Provision of Culturally Competent Services in Public Health Settings, B. M. Reininger, D. B. Sellers, R. Saunders, K. Davis, and J. Ureda

Development of a Curriculum to Enhance Community-Based Organizations' Capacity for Effective HIV Prevention Programming and Management, D. L. Richter, L. H. Potts, M. S. Prince, K. N. Dauner, B. M. Reininger, Melva Thompson-Robinson, S. J. Corwin, C. Getty, and R. L. Jones

Barriers of HIPAA Regulation to Implementation of Health Services Research, Jay J. Shen, Linda F. Samson, Elmer L. Washington, Phyllis Johnson, Constance Edwards, and Amy Malone

Chronic Conditions, Hospital Admissions, and Their Relationship to ED Crowding: Improving Quality of Care and Utilization While Reducing Disparities, Jay J. Shen and Elmer L. Washington

Disparities in Outcomes of Acute Myocardial Infarction across Health Insurance Statuses, Jay J. Shen, Elmer L. Washington, Ralph Bell, Kyusuk Chung, and Donna Gellatly

Gender Discrepancies in Level of Disease Progression in Hospitalized Patients with Diabetes, Elmer L. Washington and Jay J. Shen

Affective Psychosis and ED Utilization: Making the Case for Improving Access to Care, Elmer L. Washington, Jay J. Shen, J. Kocher, and Charles B. Moseley

Submissions from 2005

The association of distraction and caution displayed by pedestrians at a lighted crosswalk, Timothy J. Bungum, Charlene Day, and L. Jean Henry

Community Asthma Program improves appropriate prescribing in moderate to severe asthma., Sheniz Moonie, Robert C. Strunk, Sue Crocker, Vanessa Curtis, Kenneth Schechtman, and Mario Castro

Issues Related to Gay and Bisexual Men’s Acceptance of a Future AIDS Vaccine, Laura F. Salazar, David Holtgrave, Richard A. Crosby, Paula M. Frew, and John L. Peterson

Disparities in Maternal Outcomes Among Four Ethnic Populations, Jay J. Shen, Catherine Tymkow, and Nancy J. MacMullen

Perceptions of Partner Risk and Influences on Sexual Decision-Making for HIV Prevention Among Students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Melva Thompson-Robinson, D. L. Richter, Marya L. Shegog, M. Weaver, L. Trahan, D. B. Sellers, and V. L. Brown

Submissions from 2004

In utero and lactational exposure of Long-Evans rats to ammonium perchlorate (AP) disrupts ovarian follicle maturation, Monika G. Baldridge, Rebecca L. Stahl, Shawn Gerstenberger, Vicki Tripoli, and Reinhold J. Hutz


Determination of the Efficacy of Two Building Decontamination Strategies by Surface Sampling with Culture and Quantitative PCR Analysis, Mark P. Buttner, Patrica Cruz, Linda Stetzenbach, and Amy Klima-Comba


Evaluation of the Biological Sampling Kit (BiSKit) for Large-Area Surface Sampling, Mark P. Buttner, Patrica Cruz, Linda Stetzenbach, and Amy Klima-Comba

Epidemiologic Studies of PCB congener Profiles in North American Fish Consuming Populations, Arthur Chiu, Jefferson Beaubier, Jessica Chiu, Laurie Chan, and Shawn Gerstenberger

Determination of Total Mercury in Human Hair and Animal Fur by Combustion Atomic Absorption Spectrometry, James Cizdziel and Shawn Gerstenberger

Correlates of Negative Intent to Receive an AIDS Vaccine: An Exploratory Study, Richard A. Crosby, David R. Holtgrave, Lawrence Bryant, and Paula M. Frew

Factors Associated with the Acceptance of an AIDS Vaccine: An Exploratory Study, Richard A. Crosby, David R. Holtgrave, Lawrence Bryant, and Paula M. Frew


Public Posting as a Strategy to Increase Walking: A Worksite Intervention, Rayleen Earney and Timothy J. Bungum

Intermediate Outcomes of a Tribal Community Public Health Infrastructure Assessment, Kevin C. English, Nina Wallerstein, Michelle Chino, Carolyn E. Finster, Alvin Rafelito, Sarah Adeky, and Marianna Kennedy

Mercury Concentrations in Migratory Waterfowl Harvested from Southern Nevada Wildlife Management Areas, USA, Shawn Gerstenberger

Environmental concern: The influence of an introductory science class on environmental perceptions, Shawn Gerstenberger, William E. Kelly, and Chad L. Cross

American adults knowledge of exercise recommendations, James R. Morrow Jr., Jeanette A. Kyzewinski-Malone, Allen W. Jackson, Timothy J. Bungum, and Shannon J. FitzGerald


Levels of Synthetic Musk Compounds in Municipal Wastewater for Potential Estimation of Biota Exposure in Receiving Waters, Lantis Osemwengie and Shawn Gerstenberger

A Replicable Process for Designing Ethnically Relevant Educational Materials, D. Parra-Medina, S. Wilcox, Melva Thompson-Robinson, Rosemary Sargent, and J. Will

Cultural Competence in Evaluation: An Overview, S. SenGupta, R. Hopson, and Melva Thompson-Robinson

Racial Disparities in Pathogenesis and Outcomes for Patients with Ischemic Stroke, Jay J. Shen, Elmer L. Washington, and L. Aponte-Soto

Overview and Evaluation of Cultural Competence Training for Public Health Professionals, Melva Thompson-Robinson and D. Cornelius

Patterns of Hospital-Based Pediatric Care Across Diverse Ethnicities: The Case of Pneumonia, Elmer L. Washington, Jay J. Shen, Ralph Bell, Clementine Coleman, and Liping Shi

Submissions from 2003

Modulation of ovarian follicle maturation in Long-Evans rats exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in utero and lactationally, Monika G. Baldridge, Rebecca L. Stahl, Shawn Gerstenberger, Vicki Tripoli, and Reinhold J. Hutz

Smallpox: A review for health educators, Timothy J. Bungum

Predictors of bicycle helmet usage among seniors, Timothy J. Bungum and Nicole W. Bungum

The Association of Body Mass Index, Perceived Body Mass Index, and Predictors of Eating Disorders among a Sample of College Students, Timothy J. Bungum and Stacy Lofton

The relationship of body mass index with health care costs and absenteeism in a sample of city employees, Timothy J. Bungum, Monica Satterwhite, Allen W. Jackson, and James R. Morrow Jr.

The EUROCARE-3 Database: Methodology of Data Collection, Standardisation, Quality Control and Statistical Analysis, R. Capocaccia, G. Gatta, P. Roazzi, Eurocare Working Group, and Paulo S. Pinheiro


The Benefits of Breastfeeding: An introduction for Health Educators, Sheila G. J. Clark and Timothy J. Bungum

EUROCARE-3 Summary: Cancer Survival in Europe at the End of the 20th Century, M. P. Coleman, G. Gatta, A. Verdeccihia, Eurocare Working Group, and Paulo S. Pinheiro

The Sexual Violence Experience of College Students in Leon County, Florida, D. Cornelius, F. T. Close, and Melva Thompson-Robinson

Health Literacy Assessments of Patients in Rural Florida, K. Harper, Melva Thompson-Robinson, and M. Lewis

Life Expectancy and Cancer Survival in the EUROCARE-3 Cancer Registry Areas, A. Micheli, P. Baili, M. Quinn, Eurocare Working Group, and Paulo S. Pinheiro

European Health Systems and Cancer Care, A. Micheli, J. W. Coebergh, E. Mugno, and Paulo S. Pinheiro

Cancer Incidence and Mortality in Portugal, Paulo S. Pinheiro, J. E. Tyczyński, F. Bray, J. Amado, E. Matos, and D. M. Parkin

EUROCARE-3: Survival of Cancer Patients Diagnosed 1990–94—Results and Commentary, M. Sant, T. Aareleid, F. Berrino, Eurocare Working Group, and Paulo S. Pinheiro

Readability of Educational Materials Targeting CVD Risk Factors in African American Women, D. B. Sellers, Melva Thompson-Robinson, D. Parra-Medina, S. Wilcox, N. Thompson, and J. Will

Submissions from 2001


Enhanced Detection of Surface-Associated Bacteria in Indoor Environments by Quantitative PCR, Mark P. Buttner, Patrica Cruz-Perez, and Linda Stetzenbach

Folate status in women of childbearing age residing in Southern California after folic acid fortification., Marie A. Caudill, Thia Le, Sheniz Moonie, Setareh Torabian Esfahani, and Edward A. Cogger

Detection and Quantitation of Aspergillus fumigatus in Pure Culture Using Polymerase Chain Reaction, Patricia Cruz-Perez, Mark P. Buttner, and Linda Stetzenbach

Specific Detection of Stachybotrys Chartarum in Pure Culture Using Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction, Patricia Cruz-Perez, Mark P. Buttner, and Linda Stetzenbach

Child Maltreatment in American Indians and Alaska Native Communities: Integrating Culture, History, and Public Health for Intervention and Prevention, Lemyra DeBruyn and Michelle Chino

Developmental Landmarks in Offspring of Rats Exposed Singly, and in Combination to Aroclor 1016 and Levo-Thyroxine, Shawn Gerstenberger and Vicki Tripoli


Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus (HIV) in Nevada – Annual Surveillance Report (1999), Mary Guinan, Nancy Kreher, Drew Mather, and Wei Yang


Vancomycin-Intermediate Staphylococcus aureus in a Home Health-Care Patient, Jeffrey C. Hageman, David A. Pegues, Carrie Jepson, Rose Lee Bell, Mary Guinan, Kevin W. Ward, Martin D. Cohen, Janet A. Hindler, Fred C. Tenover, Sigrid K. McAllister, Molly E. Kellum, and Scott K. Fridkin


Special Report on Children Born to HIV Positive Parents in Nevada, 1991-1999, Drew Mather, Mary Guinan, Richard Whitley, and Wei Yang

Assessing the HIV Prevention Capacity Building Needs of Community-Based Organizations, D. L. Richter, M. S. Prince, L. H. Potts, B. M. Reininger, Melva Thompson-Robinson, J. P. Fraser, and S. L. Fulmer

An Exploration of the Complex Relationship of Socioecological Factors in the Treatment and Outcome of Acute Myocardial Infarction in Disadvantaged Populations, Jay J. Shen, T. T.H. Wan, and J. B. Perlin

Readability of Educational Materials Targeting CVD Risk Factors in Women, Melva Thompson-Robinson, D. B. Sellers, D. Parra-Medina, S. Wilcox, and N. Thompson

The Development of a Physical Activity Educational Material for African American Women, S. Wilcox, D. Parra-Medina, M. Thompson, and N. Thompson

A Quantitative Review of Nutrition and Physical Activity Interventions to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Health Care Settings, S. Wilcox, D. Parra-Medina, Melva Thompson-Robinson, and J. Will

Submissions from 2000

Correlates of physical activity in male and female youth, Timothy J. Bungum, Marsha Dowda, Anne T. Weston, Stewart G. Trost, and Russel R. Pate