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


Submissions from 2020


Changes in Depression and Physical Activity Among College Students on a Diverse Campus After a COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Order, Courtney Coughenour, Maxim Gakh, Jennifer R. Pharr, Timothy Bungum, and Sharon Jalene

Local Offices of Minority Health in Ohio for Health Equity: Implications for Replication Nationwide, Angela Dawson MS, MRC, LPC; Joann W. Mawasha PsyD; Fatima Perkins MSLIS, MNO; Jennifer Subban PhD; Raghav Suri PsyD; and Manoj Sharma PhD

Pathways Community HUB in Ohio: Lessons Learned, Angela Dawson MS, MRC, LPC; Joann W. Mawasha PsyD; Fatima Perkins MSLIS, MNO; Jennifer Subban PhD; Raghav Suri PsyD; and Manoj Sharma PhD

Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Pelvic Drainage: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Banreet Dhindsa, Yassin Naga, Syed Saghir, Amaninder Dhaliwal, Daryl Ramai, Chad L. Cross, Shailender Singh, Ishfaq Bhat, and Douglas Adler

Safety of Patient Controlled Sedation in Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Banreet Dhindsa, Amaan Shafi, Sarav Gunjit Singh Daid, Syed Saghir, Amaninder Dhaliwal, Harmeet Mashiana, Daryl Ramai, and Chad L. Cross


Motivations for Treatment Engagement in a Residential Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program: A Qualitative Study, Patrick J. Dillon, Satish K. Kedia, Oluwaseyi O. Isehunwa, and Manoj Sharma


Factors Associated With Referring Close Contacts to an App With Individually-Tailored Vaccine Information, Matthew Z. Dudley, Rupali J. Limaye, Saad B. Omer, Sean T. O'Leary, Mallory K. Ellingson, Christine I. Spina, Sarah E. Brewer, Allison T. Chamberlain, Robert A. Bednarczyk, Fauzia Malik, Paula M. Frew, and Daniel A. Salmon

Characterizing the Vaccine Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs, and Intentions of Pregnant Women in Georgia and Colorado, Matthew Z. Dudley, Rupali J. Limaye, Saad B. Omer, Sean T. O’Leary, Mallory K. Ellingson, Christine I. Spina, Sarah E. Brewer, Allison T. Chamberlain, Robert A. Bednarczyk, Fauzia Malik, Paula M. Frew, and Daniel A. Salmon

Latent Class Analysis of Maternal Vaccine Attitudes and Beliefs, Matthew Z. Dudley PhD, Rupali J. Limaye PhD, Daniel A. Salmon PhD, Saad B. Omer MBBS, Sean T. O'Leary MD, Mallory K. Ellingson MPH, Christine I. Spina, Sarah E. Brewer PhD, Robert A. Bednarczyk PhD, Fauzia Malik PhD, Paula M. Frew PhD, and Allison T. Chamberlain PhD

Hospitalists, Two Decades Later: Which US Hospitals Utilize Them?, Josue Patien Epane, Robert Weech-Maldonado, Larry R. Hearld, Bisakha Sen, Stephen J. O'Connor, and Luceta McRoy

Greater Social Engagement and Greater Gray Matter Microstructural Integrity in Brain Regions Relevant to Dementia, Cynthia Felix, Caterina Rosano, Xiaonan Zhu, Jason D. Flatt, and Andrea L. Rosso

Psychometric Evaluation of the Perceived Context of Reception Scale Among Hispanic and Somali Adolescents, Myriam Forster, Timothy J. Grigsby, Eunice Areba, Jennifer B. Unger, Chris J. Rogers, and Seth J. Schwartz

The Role of Social Support in the Association between Childhood Adversity and Adolescent Self-injury and Suicide: Findings from a Statewide Sample of High School Students, Myriam Forster, Timothy J. Grigsby, Amy L. Gower, Christopher J. Mehus, and Barbara J. McMorris

Acceptability of an Inactivated Influenza Vaccine Delivered by Microneedle Patch: Results From a Phase I Clinical Trial of Safety, Reactogenicity, and Immunogenicity, Paula M. Frew, Michele Bennett Paine, Nadine Rouphael, Jay Schamel, Yunmi Chung, Mark J. Mulligan, and Mark R. Prausnitz

Governors' Use of Executive Orders and Proclamations in Hurricane Response, 2006-2018, Maxim Gakh, Gregory Sunshine, Alexa Limeres, and Lainie Rutkow

Economic and Workload Impact of Therapeutic Interchange of Inhaler Medications and Nebulizer Solutions, Elizabeth Gonzalez, Jason Alan Glick, Guogen Shan, and Jeffrey N. Talbot

Substance and Behavioral Addictions Assessment Instruments, Timothy J. Grigsby

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Health Indicators in a Young Adult, College Student Sample: Differences by Gender, Timothy J. Grigsby, Christopher J. Rogers, Larisa D. Albers, Stephanie M. Benjamin, Katherine Lust, Marla E. Eisenberg, and Myriam Forster

Adherence to Timely Vaccinations in the United States, Allison L. Hargreaves MPH; Glen Nowack PhD; Paula Frew MA, MPH; Alan R. Hinman MD, MPH; Walter A. Orenstein MD; Judith Mendel MPH; Ann Aikin MA; Jessica A. Nadeau PhD; Louise-Ann McNutt PhD; Allison T. Chamberlain PhD; Saad B. Omer MPH; Laura A. Randall MPH; and Robert A. Bednarczyk PhD

Still Careless: Findings From a Cross-Sectional Study of Young Pedestrians’ Risky Road Crossing Behaviors, Mina Hashemiparast, Manoj Sharma, Mohammad A. Jafarabadi, and Zahra Hosseini


COVID-19 Vulnerability Among People Who Use Drugs: Recommendations for Global Public Health Programmes and Policies, Ian W. Holloway, Anne C. Spaulding, Ayako Miyashita Ochoa, Laura A. Randall, Adrian R. King, The HBOU Study Team, and Paula M. Frew

Condom Use and Related Factors among Rural and Urban Men Who Have Sex With Men in Western China: Based on Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills Model, Ling Hu, Yetao Luo, Xiaoni Zhong, Rongrong Lu, Yang Wang, Manoj Sharma, and Mengliang Ye


Opioid Use Disorders and Hospital Palliative Care Among Patients With Gastrointestinal Cancers: Ten-Year Trend and Associated Factors in the U.S. From 2005 to 2014, Jinwook Hwang, Jay J. Shen, Sun Jung Kim, Sung-Youn Chun, Pearl C. Kim, Se Won Lee, David Byun, and Ji Won Yoo


Accurate Confidence Intervals for Risk Difference in Meta-Analysis With Rare Events, Tao Jiang, Baixin Cao, and Guogen Shan

Factors and Cost Associated with Atopic Dermatitis in Nevada, Hadley Johnson, Julia Anderson, Sheniz Moonie, Karen Gutierrez, and Mary Beth Hogan

Spatial and Temporal Variability of Brown Carbon in the United States: Implications for Direct Radiative Effects, Nicole A. June, Xuan Wang, L. W.Antony Chen, Judith C. Chow, John G. Watson, Xiaoliang Wang, Barron H. Henderson, Yiqi Zheng, and Jingqiu Mao

Health Care Access and Utilization by Transgender Populations: A United States Transgender Survey Study, Axenya Kachen and Jennifer R. Pharr


COVID-19 and Mental Well-Being: Guidance on the Application of Behavioral and Positive Well-Being Strategies, Amar Kanekar and Manoj Sharma

Spatial Regression with Multiple Dependent Variables: Principal Component Analysis and Spatial Autocorrelation, Ge Lin Kan and Tonglin Zhang

Mental Health Disparities Among Sexual Minorities, Jennifer Keeley, Jason Flatt, Francisco Sy, Karen S. Gutierrez, Timothy Bungum, Chad Cross, and Sheniz Moonie

Testing Multi-Theory Model (MTM) in Predicting Physical Activity Behavior Among Upper Elementary School Children in Northern India, Poonam Khanna, Tejinder Pal Singh, Tarundeep Singh, Rakha Kaushik, and Manoj Sharma

Impact of Health Promoting Nutrition Intervention Package on Severe Malnutrition among Under-Five Children in Rural Northern India, Poonam Khanna, Tejinder P. Singh, Rajbir Kaur, Jill Miller, Thakur Mejie, Sonia Minhas, Jyoti Dixit, and Manoj Sharma

If I Get Sick With Coronavirus, Can Donald Trump Make Me Stay Home?, Brian Labus

Is the Coronavirus a Pandemic, and Does That Matter? 4 Questions Answered, Brian Labus

Love in the Time of the Coronavirus: Do You Turn Your Back When Someone Offers You a Hand, a Kiss or a Hug?, Brian Labus

What Really Works to Keep Coronavirus Away? 4 Questions Answered by a Public Health Professional, Brian Labus


Prevalence of Depression, Anxiety, and Stress during COVID-19 Pandemic, Ram Lakhan, Amit Agrawal, and Manoj Sharma

Substance Abuse in Dual Diagnosis, Ram Lakhan, Chizoba Anyimukwu, and Manoj Sharma

Satisfaction With Health Care System: A Comparative Study Between Market-Based Insurance Model of the United States and ‘Out-of-Pocket’ Model in Developing and Low-Income Countries, Ram Lakhan, Sean Y. Gillette, Sean Lee, and Manoj Sharma

Letter to Editor: Re: “Primary Care Physician’s Approach for Mental Health Impact of COVID-19”: Case of Migrant Workers Mental Health., Ram Lakhan, Srinivas Kosgi, Amit Agrawal, and Manoj Sharma

Examining Determinants of Metabolic Syndrome in People With Intellectual Disabilities, Ram Lakhan, Vinayak K. Nahar, Louisa Summers, and Manoj Sharma

Can Vitamin E Slow Down Mild Cognitive Impairment in Elderly People?, Ram Lakhan DrPH and Manoj Sharma MBBS, MCHES, PhD


Learning from Transmasculine Experiences with Health Care: Tangible Inlets for Reducing Health Disparities through Patient-Provider Relationships, Nickolas H. Lambrou, Katherine M. Cochran, Samantha Everhart, Jason D. Flatt, Megan Zuelsdorff, John B. O'Hara, Lance Weinhardt, Susan Flowers Benton, and Carey E. Gleason

Factors Affecting Occupational Hazards among Operating Room Personnel at Hospitals Affiliated in Western Iran: A Cross-Sectional Study, Javad Y. Lebni, Farbod E. Azar, Manoj Sharma, Alireza Zangeneh, Neda Kianipour, Seyyed A. Azizi, Amir Jalali, and Arash Ziapour

US Trends of Opioid-use Disorders and Associated Factors Among Hospitalized Patients With Spinal Conditions and Treatment From 2005 to 2014, Se Won Lee, Jay Shen, Sun Jung Kim, Sung-Youn Chun, Pearl Kim, Jahan Riaz, Ji Won Yoo, and Jinwook Hwang

Teachers’ Self-Efficacy and Technology Integration in K-12 Education: A Meta-Analysis, Chengcheng Li; Yichen Yang; Qing Wu; Shaoan Zhang; and Bowen Liu University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Patient Decision Making Related to Maternal and Childhood Vaccines: Exploring the Role of Trust in Providers Through a Relational Theory of Power Approach, Rupali J. Limaye; Fauzia Malik; Paula M. Frew; Laura A. Randall MPH; Mallory K. Ellingson MPH; Sean T. O’Leary MD; Robert A. Bednarczyk; Oladeji Oloko; Daniel A. Salmon; and Saad B. Omer MBBS, PhD

Statewide Stay‐At‐Home Directives on the Spread of COVID‐19 in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties in the United States, Ge Lin, Tonglin Zhang, Ying Zhang, and Quanyi Wang

Developing an Indicator System for a Healthy City: Taking an Urban Area as a Pilot, Tingting Li, Yong Fang, Dewei Zeng, Zumin Shi, Manoj Sharma, Huan Zeng, and Yong Zhao

Interventions to Reduce Healthcare Disparities in Cancer Screening Among Minority Adults: a Systematic Review, Darren Liu, Hayley Schuchard, Betty Burston, Takashi Yamashita, and Steven Albert


Mathematical Model of ATM Activation and Chromatin Relaxation by Ionizing Radiation, Yongfeng Li and Francis A. Cucinotta

Evaluation of Guideline Recommendations for Dual Antipseudomonal Therapy in Hospitalized Adults with Pneumonia Using Combination Antibiograms, Quyen Luu, Kaylee Vitale, Guogen Shan, Rebecca Jayakumar, and Velliyur Viswesh

2020 Blood Lead Testing and Response Plan, Erika Marquez, Erick B. López, Amber Osterholt, Natascha Kotte, Josh Huebner, and Eddy Virgen

Body Functions of Individuals with Poly-trauma and Chronic Pain, Armando S. Miciano Jr., MD and Chad L. Cross PhD, MFT, PStat(R), C-MDI

Contribution of Kinesiophobia in Individuals with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Chronic Pain, Armando S. Miciano Jr., MD and Chad L. Cross PhD, MFT, PStat(R), C-MDI

Physical Function and Fatigue in Community-Dwelling Older Adults with High Fall Risk, Armando S. Miciano Jr., MD and Chad L. Cross PhD, MFT, PStat(R), C-MDI

Urinary Symptoms and Infections Among Female Garment Factory Workers in Bangladesh, Jacxelyn Moran, Taylor Jennelle Fitch, Gabriela Villanueva, Mohammad Morshedul Quadir, Lung-Chang Chien, and Hasnat Alamgir


Readability and Suitability Assessment of Educational Materials in Promoting the Quality of Life for Postmenopausal Women, Mohammad Ali Morowatisharifabad, Nooshin Yoshany, Manoj Sharma, Narjes Bahri, and Sara Jambarsang

Male Addicts’ Experiences on Predictors of Relapse to Drug Use: A Directed Qualitative Content Analysis, Amirabbas Mousali, Latif Moradveisi, Majid Barati, Babak Moeini, Saeed Bashirian, Manoj Sharma, and Younes Mohammadi

Factors Associated with Initiation and Sustenance of Stress Management Behaviors in Veterinary Students: Testing of Multi-Theory Model (MTM), Vinayak K. Nahak, Julia K. Wells, Robert E. Davis, Elizabeth C. Johnson, Jason W. Johnson, and Manoj Sharma

Determinants of Exclusive Breast-Feeding Discontinuation in Southeastern Brazil, 2008-2013: A Pooled Data Analysis, Edinalva Neves Nascimento, Cláudio Leone, Luiz Carlos De Abreu, and Gabriela Buccini

HIV-Related Risk Behaviors and HIV Testing Among People With Sensory Disabilities in the United States, Babayemi O. Olakunde and Jennifer R. Pharr

HIV Testing Among Pregnant Women With Prenatal Care in the United States: An Analysis of the 2011–2017 National Survey of Family Growth, Babayemi O. Olakunde, Jennifer R. Pharr, and Daniel A. Adeyinka


Individual- and Country-Level Correlates of Female Permanent Contraception Use in Sub-Saharan Africa, Babayemi O. Olakunde, Jennifer R. Pharr, Lung-Chang Chien, Rebecca D. Benfield, and Francisco S. Sy

Changes in Body Mass Index Among People Living with HIV Who are New on Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, John O. Olawepo, Jennifer R. Pharr, Chad L. Cross, Axenya Kachen, Babayemi Olakunde, and Francisco S. Sy

Environmental and Organizational Factors Associated with Hospital Use of GPO Services, William Opuku-Agyeman, Robert Weech-Maldonado, Soumya Upadhyay, Nitish Patidar, and Chris Opuku-Agyeman

Lifestages of Lead Poisoning: An NVCLPPP Factsheet, Amber E. Osterholt, Erick B. López, and Erika Marquez

Veterinarians’ Attitudes and Practices Regarding Opioid-Related Vet Shopping in Tri-State Appalachian Counties: An Exploratory Study, Falguni C. Patel, Jeffrey A. Raines, Richard W. Kim, Karen Gruszynski, Robert E. Davis, Manoj Sharma, Gilbert Patterson, Jason W. Johnson, and Vinayak K. Nahar

Exploring Factors Influencing Whether Residents Participate in Square Dancing Using Social Cognitive Theory: A Cross-Sectional Survey in Chongqing, China, Feng Peng, Hongjia Yan BS, Manoj Sharma PhD, Ying Liu BS, Ying Lu BS, Shijie Zhu BS, Peiqian Li BS, Nianyong Ren BS, Ting Li BS, and Yong Zhao MD


Exercise as a Mitigator of Poor Mental Health Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults, Jennifer R. Pharr, Jason D. Flatt, Lung-Chang Chien, Axenya Kachen, and Babayemi O. Olakunde


Sociodemographic Determinants of Physical Activity and Sport Participation among Women in the United States, Jennifer R. Pharr, Nancy L. Lough, and Angela M. Terencio

Physical Activity Guidelines Compliance and Its Relationship With Preventative Health Behaviors and Risky Health Behaviors, Jennifer R. Pharr, Mary Angela M. Terencio, and Timothy Bungum

The Association Between Etiology of Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Race‐Ethnicity in Florida, Paulo S. Pinheiro, Heidy Medina, Karen E. Callahan, Patricia D. Jones, Clyde Perry Brown, Sean F. Altekruse, Katherine A. McGlynn, and Erin N. Kobetz

The Association Between Etiology of Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Race‐Ethnicity in Florida, Paulo S. Pinheiro, Heidy Medina, Karen E. Callahan, Patricia D. Jones, Clyde Perry Brown, Sean F. Altekruse, Katherine A. McGlynn, and Erin N. Kobetz

Cancer Mortality Among US Blacks: Variability Between African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans, And Africans, Paulo S. Pinheiro, Heidy Medina, Karen E. Callahan, Deukwoo Kwon, Camille Ragin, Recinda Sherman, and Erin N. Kobetz

Hobbies with Lead Factsheet: Hunting and Fishing, Lauren Raack, Erick B. López, and Erika Marquez

Posttraumatic Cranial Suture Diastasis in Pediatric Temporal Bone Fractures, Nathaniel Reeve, Jacob B. Kahane, Jordan Miller, Chad Cross, Allen Young, and Matthew Ng

Effectively Confronting the COVID-19 Pandemic: Critical Lessons From HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment and Innovative Strategies To Conduct Community-Based and Community-Engaged Research Safely, Scott D. Rhodes and Francisco S. Sy

An Assessment of the Campus Food Environment at a Large Urban University, Brianna Rivera, Alexis Carter, Samantha Ray, John Iannuzzi, and Sheila Clark

Using Competency Based Rubrics to Track Student Development, Erin Rosenberg, Nicole Espinoza, Christopher Cochran, Neeraj Bhandari, and Michelle Sotero


A National Study on the Physical and Mental Health of Intersex Adults in the U.S., Amy Rosenwohl-Mack, Suegee Tamar-Mattis, Arlene B. Baratz, Katharine B. Dalke, Alesdair Ittelson, Kimberly Zieselman, and Jason D. Flatt

Efficacy of Endoscopic-Guided Needle-Based Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy in Diagnosis of Pancreatic Lesions: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Syed Saghir, Banreet Dhindsa, Sarav Gunjit Singh Daid, Harmeet Mashiana, Amaninder Dhaliwal, Chad L. Cross, Shailander Singh, Ishfaq Bhat, Gordon V. Ohning, and Douglas Adler

Efficacy of Single Incision Needle Knife Biopsy for the Diagnosis of Upper Gastrointestinal Subepithelial Tumors: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Amaan Shafi, Banreet Dhindsa, Syed Saghir, Amaninder Dhaliwal, Harmeet Mashiana, Daryl Ramai, Chad L. Cross, Ishfaq Bhat, Shailender Singh, and Vishvinder Sharma

Accurate Confidence Intervals for Proportion in Studies With Clustered Binary Outcome, Guogen Shan

Estimation of Bias-Corrected Intraclass Correlation Coefficient for Unbalanced Clustered Studies With Continuous Outcomes, Guogen Shan

Two-Stage Optimal Designs Based on Exact Variance for a Single-Arm Trial With Survival Endpoints, Guogen Shan

Partial Correlation Coefficient for a Study With Repeated Measurements, Guogen Shan, Ece Bayram, Jessica Z. K. Caldwell, Justin B. Miller, Jay J. Shen, and Shawn Gerstenberger

Missed Physical Therapy Treatments in the Acute Hospital Toward a More Complete Understanding, Guogen Shan, Stephen Lee Johnson, Joseph Fertitta, Jesse Kim, Patrick Williams, Qing Wu, Ge Kan, Jehangir Daruwalla, Stephen D. Benning, and Daniel L. Young

Comments on “Exact Inference for the Random‐Effect Model for Meta‐Analyses with Rare Events”, Guogen Shan, Hua Zhang, and Tao Jiang


Correlation Coefficients for a Study with Repeated Measures, Guogen Shan, Hua Zhang, and Tao Jiang

Predictors of Behaviour Change for Unhealthy Sleep Patterns Among Indian Dental Students, Ankur Sharma, Meena Jain, Vinayak K. Nahar, and Manoj Sharma

Applications of the Fourth-Generation Multi-Theory Model (MTM) of Health Behavior Change to Obesogenic Behaviors in College Students, Manoj Sharma

Marijuana Use in Older Adults: Need for Educational, Screening and Policy Interventions, Manoj Sharma

Planning and Evaluation Methods for Alcohol and Drug Educators, Manoj Sharma

Potential of Weight Gain During COVID-19 Community-Wide Quarantine, Manoj Sharma

Alcohol Advertising: Implications for Reducing the Negative Impact on Underage Drinking, Manoj Sharma, Kavita Batra, and Ram Lakham DrPH

Alcohol Consumption in COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for Alcohol Education, Manoj Sharma, Kavita Batra, and Vinayak K. Nahar

Foundations of Mental Health Promotion, Manoj Sharma MBBS, PhD, MCHES and Paul Branscum PhD, RD, FAAHB

Introduction to Community and Public Health, Manoj Sharma MBBS, MCHES, PhD and Paul W. Branscum PhD, RD

Thematic Analysis for Fruits and Vegetable Consumption Behavior Among Asian Americans, Manoj Sharma PhD; Taj Haider MPH; Chia-Liang Dai PhD, CHES; and Hema Sunchu MBBS