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

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Submissions from 2016

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Changes in Inflammatory and Bone Turnover Markers After Periodontal Disease Treatment in Patients With Diabetes, K E. Izuora, E E. Ezeanolue, M F. Neubauer, C L. Gewelber, G L. Allenback, G Shan, and G E. Umpierrez

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Examining the gastric cancer survival gap between Asians and whites in the United States, Hongbin Jin, Paulo S. Pinheiro, Karen E. Callahan, and Sean F. Altekruse

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Cancer incidence among Asian American populations in the United States, 2009-2011, Hongbin Jin, Paulo S. Pinheiro, Jianbo Xu, and Amei Amei

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The Role of Social Media as a Source of Information on Nursing Home Care Decision Making, D Liu, C J. Lu, and Betty Burston

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Maternal Methylmercury from a Wild-caught Walleye Diet Induces Developmental Abnormalities in Zebrafish, Q Liu, R H. Klingler, B Wimpee, M Dellinger, T King-Heiden, J Grzybowski, Shawn Gerstenberger, D N. Weber, and M J. Carvan

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Colorectal Cancer Trends in California and the Need for Greater Screening of Hispanic Men, R P. Martinsen, C R. Morris, Paulo Pinheiro, A Parikh-Patel, and K W. Kizer

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Country of Birth and Variations in Asthma and Wheezing Prevalence, and Emergency Department Utilization in Children: A NHANES Study, L McRoy, Z Ramamonjiarivelo, Josue Epane, M Powers, J Xu, R Weech-Maldonado, and G Rust

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Educators' Perceptions Associated with School Garden Programs in Clark County, Nevada: Practices, Resources, Benefits and Barriers, Tomomi Murakami, Jennifer Pharr, and Timothy Bungum

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Risk Factors for In-Hospital Mortality in Heart Failure Patients: Does Rurality, Payer or Admission Source Matter?, P Nayar, F Yu, A Chandak, Ge Lin Kan, B Lowes, and B A. Apenteng

Comparative Analysis of the Parent Attitudes about Childhood Vaccines (PACV) Short Scale and the Five Categories of Vaccine Acceptance Identified by Gust et al., Omolade Oladejo, Kristen Allen, Avnika Amin, Paula M. Frew, Robert A. Bednarczyk, and Saad B. Omer

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Examining the relationship between sport and health among USA women: An analysis of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Jennifer Pharr and N L. Lough

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Linkage to care, early infant diagnosis, and perinatal transmission among infants born to HIV-infected nigerian mothers: Evidence from the healthy beginning initiative, Jennifer Pharr, M C. Obiefune, C O. Ezeanolue, A Osuji, A G. Ogidi, S Gbadamosi, D Patel, J Iwelunmor, W Yang, G Ogedegbe, J E. Ehiri, N A. Sam-Agudu, and E E. Ezeanolue

Building Tomorrow’s Tribal Public Health Workforce, Jennifer R. Pharr and Michelle Chino-Kelly

Examining the Relationship between Sport and Health among USA Women: An Analysis of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Jennifer R. Pharr and Nancy L. Lough

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Direct release of test results to patients increases patient engagement and utilization of care, F Pillemer, R A. Price, S Paone, G D. Martich, S Albert, L Haidari, G Updike, R Rudin, Darren Liu, and A Mehrotra

Black heterogeneity in cancer mortality: US-blacks, Haitians, and Jamaicans, Paulo Pinheiro, K E. Callahan, C Ragin, R W. Hage, T Hylton, and E N. Kobetz

Willingness to Use Pre-exposure Prophylaxis among Black and White Men Who Have Sex with Men in Atlanta, Georgia, Charlotte-Paige Rolle, Eli S. Rosenberg, Nicole Luisi, Jeremy Grey, Travis Sanchez, Carlos del Rio, John L. Peterson, Paula M. Frew, Patrick S. Sullivan, and Colleen F. Kelley

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Seeking wider access to HIV testing for adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa, N A. Sam-Agudu, M O. Folayan, and Echezona Ezeanolue

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Building Sustainable Local Capacity for Global Health Research in West Africa, N A. Sam-Agudu, E Paintsil, M H. Aliyu, A Kwara, F Ogunsola, Y A. Afrane, C Onoka, G A. Awandare, G Amponsah, L J. Cornelius, G Mendy, R Sturke, A Ghansah, G K. Siberry, and Echezona Ezeanolue

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Exact confidence intervals for randomized response strategies, Guogen Shan

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Exact sample size determination for the ratio of two incidence rates under the Poisson distribution, Guogen Shan

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Sample Size Calculation for Agreement between Two Raters with Binary Endpoints using Exact Tests, Guogen Shan

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Boundary problem in Simon’s two-stage clinical trial designs, Guogen Shan, John J. Chen, and Changxing Ma

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Sample size calculation based on efficient unconditional tests for clinical trials with historical controls, Guogen Shan, S Moonie, and J Shen

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Optimal adaptive two-stage designs for early phase II clinical trials, Guogen Shan, G E. Wilding, A D. Hutson, and S Gerstenberger

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Minimax and admissible adaptive two-stage designs in phase II clinical trials, Guogen Shan, H Zhang, and T Jiang

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Exact p-Values for Simon’s Two-Stage Designs in Clinical Trials, Guogen Shan, H Zhang, T Jiang, H Peterson, D Young, and C Ma

Is Anyone Paying Attention to Physician Report Cards? The Impact of Increased Availability on Consumers' Awareness and Use of Physician Quality Information., Yunfeng Shi, Dennis P. Scanlon, Neeraj Bhandari, and Jon B. Christianson

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What’s sex got to do with it? The preparation of elementary male teacher candidates, S Stewart, L Coombs, and Betty Burston

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Geographic variability in gestational weight gain: A multilevel population-based study of women having term births in Florida (2005-2012), M Tabet, E Nelson, M Schootman, Lung-Chang Chien, and J J. Chang

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Atmospheric deposition of particles at a sensitive alpine lake: Size-segregated daily and annual fluxes from passive sampling techniques, A Y. C. Tai, Lung Wen Chen, X Wang, J C. Chow, and J G. Watson

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Childhood Health Status and Adulthood Cardiovascular Disease Morbidity in Rural China: Are They Related?, Qing Wang and Jay Shen

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Unemployment Rate, Smoking in China: Are They Related?, Qing Wang, Jay Shen, and Christopher R. Cochran

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Unemployment Rate, Smoking in China: Are They Related?, Qing Wang, Jay J. Shen, and Chris Cochran

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Classifying Human Activity Patterns from Smartphone Collected GPS data: a Fuzzy Classification and Aggregation Approach, Neng Wan and Ge Lin

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Parkinson's Disease and Pesticides Exposure: New Findings From a Comprehensive Study in Nebraska, USA, N Wan and Ge Lin Kan

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Addressing location uncertainties in GPS-based activity monitoring: A methodological framework, N Wan, Ge Lin Kan, and G Wilson

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Source apportionment: Principles and methods, J G. Watson, J C. Chow, Lung-Wen Chen, G Engling, and X L. Wang

Advanced detection methods for Thermal/Optical analysis of IMPROVE samples, J G. Watson, G M. Riggio, X Wang, Lung-Wen Chen, X Yang, J Diab, R Zimmermann, and J C. Chow

Using the Health Belief Model to Identify Perceived Barriers to Mammography Re-Screening among African-American Women, Brittny Wells and Melva V. Thompson-Robinson

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Understanding Chinese tourists’ food consumption in the United States, K Wu, C Raab, W Chang, and A Krishen

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Depression and the Risk of Myocardial Infarction and Coronary Death, Qing Wu and J M. Kling

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Bone marrow stromal cell therapy for ischemic stroke: A meta-analysis of randomized control animal trials, Qing Wu, Yuexiang Wang, Bart M. Demaerschalk, Saruna Ghimire, Kay E. Wellik, and Wenchun Qu

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Inter-Annual Variability of Wintertime PM2.5 Chemical Composition in Xi’an, China: Evidences of Changing Source Emissions, Hongmei Xu, Junji Cao, Judith C. Chow, R.-J. Huang, Zhenxing Shen, L.-W. Antony Chen, Kin Fai Ho, and John G. Watson

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Inter-annual variability of wintertime PM2.5 chemical composition in Xi’an, China: Evidences of changing source emissions, Hongmei Xu, Junji Cao, Judith C. Chow, R.-J. Huang, Zhenxing Shen, L.-W. Antony Chen, Kin Fai Ho, and John G. Watson

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Cross-Sectional Examination of Patient and Therapist Factors Affecting Participation in Physical Therapy in Acute Care Hospital Settings, Daniel Young, Sheniz Moonie, and Timothy J. Bungum

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Do ’Surgical Helmet Systems’ or ’Body Exhaust Suits’ Affect Contamination and Deep Infection Rates in Arthroplasty? A Systematic Review, Simon W. Young, Mark Zhu, Otis C. Shirley, Qing Wu, and Mark J. Spangehl

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Identification of hot spots in protein structures using Gaussian network model and Gaussian naive bayes, H Zhang, T Jiang, and Guogen Shan

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On Moran's i coefficient under heterogeneity, T Zhang and Ge Lin Kan

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Black Carbon Aerosols at Mt. Muztagh Ata, a High-Altitude Location inthe Western Tibetan Plateau, Chong-Shu Zhu, Jun-Ji Cao, Bai-Qing Xu, Ru-Jin Huang, Ping Wang, Kin-Fai Ho, Zhen-Xing Shen Sui-Xin, Sui-Xin Liu, Yong-Ming Han, Xue-Xi Tie Zhu-Zi, Zhao, and Lung-Wen Antony Chen

Submissions from 2015

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A Grounded Theory Study of Nurse Managers' Preferences in Hiring Newly Licensed RNs, Susan C. Adamek, Lori L. Candela, and Carolee Dodge Francis

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A Neonate with Deformities of the Bilateral Lower Extremities and Bowel and Urinary Incontinence., Tiffany Aman, Dahna Reyes, Francis Banfro, and Echezona Ezeanolue

Perceptions of Community HIV/STI Risk Among U.S Women Living in Areas with High Poverty and HIV Prevalence Rates, Oni J. Blackstock, Paula M. Frew, Dorothy Bota, Linda Vo-Green, Danielle F. Haley, Kim Parker, Julie Franks, Jessica Justman, Carol E. Golin, Jing Wang, Sharon B. Mannheimer, Sally Hodder, Irene Kuo, Adaora A. Adimora, Anne Rompalo, and Lydia Suto-Torres

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Culturally Responsive Indigenous Evaluation: A Practical Approach for Evaluating Indigenous Projects in Tribal Reservation Contexts, Nicole R. Bowman, Carolee Dodge Francis, and Monique Tyndall

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Full Day Kindergarten in Nevada: A Health Impact Assessment, K Callahan, S Clark, L Coker, C Coughenour, M Gakh, and Jennifer R. Pharr

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Factors Associated with Intention to Receive Influenza and Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Acellular Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccines during Pregnancy: A Focus on Vaccine Hesitancy and Perceptions of Disease Severity and Vaccine Safety, Allison T. Chamberlain, Katherine Seib, Kevin A. Ault, Walter A. Orenstein, Paula M. Frew, Fauzia Malik, Marielysse Cortés, Pat Cota, Ellen A. S. Whitney, Lisa C. Flowers, Ruth L. Berkelman, and Saad B. Omer

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Improving Influenza and Tdap Vaccination during Pregnancy: A Cluster-randomized Trial of a Multi-component Antenatal Vaccine Promotion Package in Late Influenza Season, A. T. Chamberlain, K. Seib, K. A. Ault, E. S. Rosenberg, Paula M. Frew, M. Cortés, E. A. S. Whitney, R. L. Berkelman, W. A. Orenstein, and S. B. Omer

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Multi-Wavelength Optical Measurement to Enhance Thermal/Optical Analysis for Carbonaceous Aerosol, L.-W. A. Chen, J. C. Chow, X. L. Wang, J. A. Robles, B. J. Sumlin, D. H. Lowenthal, R. Zimmermann, and J. G. Watson

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Renewable Hydrogen Production from Bio-oil in an Aerosol Pyrolysis System, L.W. Antony Chen, Jerome A. Robles, Judith C. Chow, and S. Kent Hoekman

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Mass Reconstruction Methods for PM2.5: A Review, Judith C. Chow, Douglas H. Lowenthal, L.-W. Antony Chen, Xiaoliang Wang, and John G. Watson

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Optical Calibration and Equivalence of a Multiwavelength Thermal/Optical Carbon Analyzer, Judith C. Chow, Xiaoliang Wang, Benjamin J. Sumlin, Steven B. Gronstal, L.-W. Antony Chen, Dana L. Trimble, Steven D. Kohl, Sierra R. Mayorga, Gustavo Riggio, Patrick R. Hurbain, Megan Johnson, Ralf Zimmermann, and John G. Watson

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Characterization of Ambient PM10 Bioaerosols in a California Agricultural Town, Judith C. Chow, Xufei Yang, Xiaoliang Wang, Steven D. Kohl, Patrick R. Hurbain, L.-W. Antony Chen, and John G. Watson

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Happy Trails: The Effect of a Media Campaign on Urban Trail use in Southern Nevada, Sheila Clark, Tim Bungum, Mindy Meacham, and Lisa Coker

Multinomial Logistic Regression to Estimate and Predict Perceptions of Bicycle and Transportation Infrastructure in a Sprawling Metropolitan Area, Courtney Coughenour, Alexander Paz, Hanns de la Fuente-Mella, and Ashok Singh

Evaluation of Bicyclist Perceptions of Current and Future Infrastructure for the Development of a Multimodal Transportation System, Courtney Coughenour PhD, Alexander Paz, Ashok Singh, Kathleen Larson, and Hanns de la Fuente Dr.

Evaluation of Bicyclist Perceptions of Current and Future Infrastructure for the Development of a Multimodal Transportation System, Courtney Coughenour PhD, Alexander Paz, Ashok Singh, Kathleen Larson, and Hanns de la Fuente Dr.

Evaluation of Bicyclist Perceptions of Current and Future Transportation Infrastructure to Inform Decisions Aimed at Increasing Intermodal Transportation in Las Vegas, NV Metropolitan Area, Courtney Coughenour PhD, A. Paz, A. Singh, and K. Larson

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Hyphenation of a EC / OC Thermal-Optical Carbon Analyzer to Photo Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry: A New Off-Line Aerosol Mass Spectrometric Approach for Characterization of Primary and Secondary Particulate Matter, J. Diab, T. Streibel, F. Cavalli, S. C. Lee, H. Saathoff, A. Mamakos, J. C. Chow, L.-W. A. Chen, J. G. Watson, and O. Sippula

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Impact of self esteem on risky sexual behaviors among Nigerian adolescents, Victor Enejoh, Jennifer Pharr, Bertille Octavie Mavegam, Ayodotun Olutola, Haruna Karick, and Echezona E. Ezeanolue

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Hospitalists as a Staffing Innovation: Does it Impact Hospital Efficiency, Josue P. Epane and Robert Weech-Maldonado

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Impact of male partner’s awareness and support for contraceptives on female intent to use contraceptives in southeast Nigeria, Echezona E. Ezeanolue, Juliet Iwelunmor, Ibitola Asaolu, Michael C. Obiefune, Chinenye O. Ezeanolue, Alice Osuji, Amaka G. Ogidi, Aaron T. Hunt, Dina Patel, Wei Yang, and John E. Ehiri

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Effect of a Congregation-Based Intervention on Uptake of HIV Testing and Linkage to Care in Pregnant Women in Nigeria (Baby Shower): A Cluster Randomised Trial, Echezona E. Ezeanolue, Michael C. Obiefune, Chinenye O. Ezeanolue, John E. Ehiri, Alice Osuji, Amaka G. Ogidi, Aaron T. Hunt, Dina Patel, Wei Yang, Jennifer Pharr, and Gbenga Ogedegbe

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Why are Children Still Being Infected with HIV? Impact of an Integrated Public Health and Clinical Practice Intervention on Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission in Las Vegas, Nevada, 2007-2012., Echezona Ezeanolue, Jennifer R. Pharr, A Hunt, D Patel, and D Jackson

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Knowledge and Awareness of Personal Sickle Cell Genotype Among Parents of Children with Sickle Cell Disease in Southeast Nigeria, O U. Ezenwosu, B F. Chukwu, A N. Ikefuna, A T. Hunt, J Keane, I J. Emodi, and Echezona Ezeanolue

An Integrated Service Delivery Model to Identify Persons Living with HIV and to Provide Linkage to HIV Treatment and Care in Prioritized Neighborhoods: A Geotargeted, Program Outcome Study, Paula M. Frew, Matthew Archibald, Jay Schamel, Diane Saint-Victor, Elizabeth Fox, Neena Smith-Bankhead, Dazon Dixon Diallo, Marcia M. Holstad, and Carlos del Rio

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Delivering a “Dose of Hope”: A Faith-Based Program to Increase Older African Americans’ Participation in Clinical Trials, Paula M. Frew, Saad B. Omer, Kimberly Parker, Marcus Bolton, Jay Schamel, Eve Shapiro, Lauren Owens, Diane Saint-Victor, Sahithi Boggavarapu, Nikia Braxton, Matthew Archibald, Ameeta S. Kalokhe, Takeia Horton, Christin M. Root, Vincent L. Fenimore, and Aaron M. Anderson

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Results of a Community Randomized Study of a Faith-Based Education Program to Improve Clinical Trial Participation among African Americans, Paula M. Frew, Jay T. Schamel, Kelli A. O'Connell, Laura A. Randall, and Sahithi Boggavarapu

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Population-Based Prevalence of Malaria Among Pregnant Women in Enugu State, Nigeria: the Healthy Beginning Initiative., J K. Gunn, J E. Ehiri, E T. Jacobs, K C. Ernst, S Pettygrove, L N. Kohler, S D. Haenchen, M C. Obiefune, C O. Ezeanolue, A G. Ogidi, and Echezona Ezeanolue

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Hiring internationally educated nurses in hospitals: role of competition and resource availability, Shivani Gupta, Josue P. Epane, and Robert Weech-Maldonado

Regression to the Mean and Changes in Risk Behavior Following Study Enrollment in a Cohort of U.S. Women at Risk for HIV, James P. Hughes, Danielle F. Haley, Paula M. Frew, Carol E. Golin, Adaora A. Adimora, Irene Kuo, Jessica Justman, Lydia Soto-Torres, Jing Wang, and Sally Hodder

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Integrating Mental Health Screening into Routine Community Maternal and Child Health Activity: Experience from Prevention of Mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) trial in Nigeria., Theddeus Iheanacho, Michael Obiefune, Chinenye O. Ezeanolue, Gbenga Ogedegbe, Okey C. Nwanyanwu, John E. Ehiri, Jude Ohaeri, and Echezona E. Ezeanolue

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Understanding Factors that Influence Fear of Drowning in Children and Adolescents, Carol C. Irwin, Jennifer R. Pharr, and Richard Irwin

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Comorbidity and Survival in Lung Cancer Patients, KM Islam, Xiaqing Jiang, and Ge L. Kan

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Impact of Periodontal Disease on Outcomes in Diabetes, Kenneth Izuora, Echezona Ezeanolue, Karen Schlauch, Michael Neubauer, Civon Gewelber, and Guillermo Umpierrez

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Effect of Periodontal Disease Treatment on Inflammation and Bone Turnover Markers in Patients with Diabetes, Kenneth Izuora, Echezona Ezeanolue, Guogen Shan, Michael F. Neubauer, Civon L. Gewelber, and Guillermo Umpierrez

The Effect of High Rates of Bacterial Sexually Transmitted Infections on HIV Incidence in a Cohort of Black and White Men Who Have Sex with Men in Atlanta, Georgia, Colleen F. Kelley, Adam S. Vaughan, Nicole Luisi, Travis H. Sanchez, Laura F. Salazar, Paula M. Frew, Hannah L. F. Cooper, Ralph Diclemente, Carlos del Rio, Patrick S. Sullivan, and Eli S. Rosenberg

Generating Rural Options for Weight-Healthy Kids and Communities, Anne Lindsay MS and Courtney Coughenour PhD

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An Evaluation of Web-Based Nursing Home Finders, Darren Liu and Chi-Jung Lu

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Homogeneity Test for Correlated Binary Data, Changxing Ma, Guogen Shan, and Song Liu

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Analyzing U.S. Nurse Turnover: Are Nurses Leaving their Jobs or the Profession Itself?, Olena Mazurenko, Gouri Gupte, and Guogen Shan

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Patient Care Outcomes and Temporary Nurses, Olena Mazurenko, Darren Liu, and Cheryl Perna

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Reducing the Radiation Dose for Computed Tomography Colonography Using Model-Based Iterative Reconstruction., P J. Millerd, R G. Paden, J T. Lund, A K. Hara, W L. Stiles, M He, Qing Wu, and C D. Johnson

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Longitudinal trends in asthma health care use in Southern Nevada, Sheniz Monnie, Joram S. Seggev, Guogen Shan, Brianna Pergola, and Masaru Teramoto

Violence Against Women in Selected Areas of the United States, Brooke E. E. Montgomery, Anne Rompalo, James Hughes, Jing Wang, Danielle Haley, Lydia Soto-Torres, Wairimu Chege, Jessica Justman, Irene Kuo, Carol Golin, Paula M. Frew, Sharon Mannheimer, and Sally Hodder

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Personalized medicine in the era of genomics: An Exciting Time for Today's Practice, Michael A. Nasiak, Xiangning Chen, Qing Wu, Mira Han, Justin Zhan, Jingchun Chen, Jenica Abrudan, and Martin R. Schiller

Nevada State Cancer Plan: 2016-2020 Refining Strategies for the Future of Cancer Control in Nevada, Nevada Cancer Coalition, State of Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public and Behavioral Health, and Paulo M. Pinheiro

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Emission Characteristics of Carbonaceous Particles and Trace Gases from Open Burning of Crop Residues in China, Haiyan Ni, Yongming Han, Junji Cao, L.-W. Antony Chen, Jie Tian, Xiaoliang Wang, Judith C. Chow, John G. Watson, Qiyuan Wang, and Ping Wang

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A Comparison of the J-1 Visa Waiver and Loan Repayment Programs in the Recruitment and Retention of Physicians in Rural Nebraska, Samuel T. Opoku, Betty A. Apenteng, Ge L. Kan, Li-Wu Chen, David Palm, and Thomas Rauner

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Impact of HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC) Knowledge on HIV Prevention Practices Among Traditional Birth Attendants in Nigeria, Alice Osuji, Jennifer R. Pharr, Uche Nwokoro, Anulika Ike, Christiana Ali, Ogheneaga Ejiro, John Osuyali, Michael Obiefune, Kevin Fiscella, and Echezona E. Ezeanolue

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Angiosarcoma of the Scalp and Face: the Mayo Clinic Experience, Samir H. Patel, Richard E. Hayden, Michael L. Hinni, W W. Wong, R L. Foote, S Milani, Qing Wu, S J. Ko, and M Y. Halyard