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

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Submissions from 2014

Substance Use Patterns and Factors Associated with Changes Over Time in a Cohort of Heterosexual Women at Risk for HIV Acquisition in the United States, Irene Kuo, Carol E. Golin, Jing Wang, Danielle F. Haley, James Hughes, Sharon Mannheimer, Jessica Justman, Anne Rompalo, Paula M. Frew, Adaora A. Adimora, Lydia Soto-Torres, and Sally Hodder

A Formative Evaluation of a Social Media Campaign to Reduce Adolescent Dating Violence, Danielle N. Lambert, Lauren E. Bishop, Stephanie Guetig, and Paula M. Frew

Carson Valley HEAL MAPPS Community Report, Steve Lewis Ed D, Courtney Coughenour PhD, Anne Lindsay MS, Deborah John PhD, and Kathy Gunter PhD

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Visibility and Findability of the Nursing Home Compare Website, Darren Liu and Chi-Jung Lu

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Runner Identity and Sponsorship: Evaluating the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, Nancy L. Lough, Jennifer Pharr, and Jason O. Owen

Laughlin, NV HEAL MAPPS Community Report, Debra Marcusson MEd, Courtney Coughenour PhD, Anne Lindsay MS, Deborah John PhD, and Kathy Gunter PhD

Environmental Factors Associated with Physician's Engagement in Communication Activities, Olena Mazurenko and Larry R. Hearld

Microneedle Patches: Usability and Acceptability for Self-vaccination against Influenza, James J. Norman, Jaya M. Arya, Maxine A. McClain, Paula M. Frew, Martin I. Meltzer, and Mark R. Prausnitz

Social Discrimination and Resiliency Are Not Associated With Differences in Prevalent HIV Infection in Black and White Men Who Have Sex With Men, John L. Peterson, Roger Bakeman, Patrick Sullivan, Gregorio Millett, Eli Rosenberg, Laura Salazar, Ralph J. DiClemente, Hannah Cooper, Colleen F. Kelley, Mark J. Mulligan, Paula M. Frew, and Carlos del Rio

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Culture, Caregiving, and Health: Exploring the Influence of Culture on Family Caregiver Experiences, Jennifer Pharr, Carolee Dodge Francis, Christine Terry, and Michele Clark

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Parental Factors That Influence Swimming in Children and Adolescents, Jennifer Pharr, Carol C. Irwin, and Richard L. Irwin

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Considering Sport Participation as a Source for Physical Activity Among Adolescents, Jennifer Pharr and Nancy L. Lough

The Public Health Workforce and Willingness to Respond to Emergencies: a 50 State-state Analysis of Potentially Influential Laws, Lainie Rutkow, Jon S. Vernick, Maxim Gakh, Jennifer Siegel, Carol B. Thompson, and Daniel J. Barnett

Lack of Awareness of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection: Problems and Solutions With Self-reported HIV Serostatus of Men Who Have Sex With Men, Travis H. Sanchez, Colleen F. Kelley, Eli Rosenberg, Nicole Luisi, Brandon O'Hara, Rodriques Lambert, Raphael Coleman, Paula M. Frew, Laura F. Salazar, Sijia Tao, William Clarke, Carlos del Rio, and Patrick S. Sullivan

A Stream is Always Giving Life: Communities Reclaim Native Science and Traditional Ways to Prevent Diabetes and Promote Health, Dawn W. Satterfield, Lemyra DeBruyn, Carolee Dodge Francis, and Aiko Allen

Exact approaches for testing non-inferiority or superiority of two incidence rates, Guogen Shan

A new exact unconditional testing procedure for comparing two independent Poisson rates, Guogen Shan and Changxing Ma

Unconditional tests for comparing two ordered multinomials, Guogen Shan and Changxing Ma

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Unconditional Tests for Association in 2 by 2 Contingency Tables in the Total Sum Fixed Design, Guogen Shan and Gregory Wilding

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Risk of Multiple Myeloma In Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Meta-Analysis of Case-Control and Cohort Studies, Kaini Shen, Gufeng Xu, Qing Wu, Daobin Zhou, and Jian Li

Watercourse-Upland and Elevational Gradients in Spring Vegetation of a Mojave-Great Basin Desert Landscape, Jessica E. Spencer, Sara L. McPherson, Scott R. Abella, and Jill E. Craig

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Understanding Racial HIV/STI Disparities in Black and White Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Multilevel Approach, Patrick S. Sullivan, John Peterson, Eli S. Rosenberg, Colleen F. Kelley, Hannah Cooper, Adam Vaughan, Laura F. Salazar, Paula M. Frew, Gina Wingood, Ralph DiClemente, Carlos del Rio, Mark Mulligan, and Travis H. Sanchez

Wells, NV HEAL MAPPS Community Report, Jill Tingey, Courtney Coughenour PhD, Anne Lindsay MS, Deborah John PhD, and Kathy Gunter PhD

Submissions from 2013

Understanding the Relationship between Social Support and Physical and Mental Well-Being among Jail Detainees Living with HIV, Kimberly J. Arriola, Anne C. Spaulding, Cristina A. Booker, Chyvette Williams, Ann Avery, Norma J. Porter, Alison O. Jordan, Helen Loewenthal, and Paula M. Frew

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Prevention of type 2 diabetes in urban American Indian/Alaskan Native communities: The Life in BALANCE pilot study, Daniel C. Benyshek, Michelle Chino, Carolee Dodge-Francis, Toricellas O. Begay, Hongbin Jin, and Celeste Giordano

An Evaluation of Lead Concentrations in Imported Hot Sauces, J. Berger and Shawn Gerstenberger

Diet, acculturation and BMI in Hispanics living in Southern Nevada, Anne L. Bolstad and Timothy J. Bungum

Estimating Survival Rates of Quagga Mussel (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) Veliger Larvae under Summer and Autumn Temperature Regimes in Residual Water of Trailered Watercraft at Lake Mead, USA, W. J. Choi, Shawn Gerstenberger, R. F. McMahon, and Wai Hing Wong

Healthy Kids Festival: Low Cost, Small Steps that Make a Big Fat Difference, Lisa Coker MPH, CHES and Anne Lindsay MS

An Examination of Access to Walkable Neighborhoods in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area, Courtney Coughenour PhD

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Awareness and beliefs regarding intimate partner violence among first-year dental students, Rhonda J. Everett, Karl Kingsley, Christina A. Demopoulos, Edward E. Herschaft, Christine Lamun, Sheniz Moonie, Timothy J. Bungum, and Michelle Chino

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Enrollment in YFV Vaccine Trial: An Evaluation of Recruitment Outcomes Associated with a Randomized Controlled Double-Blind Trial of a Live Attenuated Yellow Fever Vaccine, Paula M. Frew, Eve T. Shapiro, Lu Lu, Srilatha Edupuganti, Harry L. Keyserling, and Mark J. Mulligan

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From (Un)Willingness to InvolveMENt: Development of a Successful Study Brand for Recruitment of Diverse MSM to a Longitudinal HIV Research, Paula M. Frew, Victoria A. Williams, Eve T. Shapiro, Travis Sanchez, Eli S. Rosenberg, Vincent L. Fenimore, and Patrick S. Sullivan

Influenza Vaccination Acceptance Among Diverse Pregnant Women and its Impact on Infant Immunization, Paula M. Frew, Siyu Zhang, Diane S. Saint-Victor, Ashley C. Schade, Samantha Benedict, Maral Banan, Xiang Ren, and Saad B. Omer

Identifying and reconstruction common cold misconceptions among developing K-12 educators, Marcus L. Johnson and Timothy J. Bungum

Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor-Induced Macrophage Differentiation Influences Myotube Elongation, Sara Keeling, Nadia Deashinta, Katherine M. Howard, Sara Vigil, Sheniz Moonie, and Barbara St Pierre Schneider

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Household Catastrophic Medical Expenses in Eastern China: Determinants and Policy Implications, Xiaohong Li, Jay J. Shen, Jun Lu, Mei Sun, Chengyue Li, Fengshui Chang, and Mo Hao

Message Framing Strategies to Increase Influenza Immunization Uptake Among Pregnant African American Women, Heather A. Marsh, Fauzia Malik, Eve Shapiro, Saad B. Omer, and Paula M. Frew

Foreign-trained Versus United States Nurses: Trend Analysis of Educational Qualifications and Work Experiences (1988-2008), Olena Mazurenko, Gouri Gupte, and G. Shan

Analysis of Mercury in Desert Varnish Samples in Areas Impacted by Coal-fired Power Plants, Piotr Nowinski, Vernon F. Hodge, Shawn Gerstenberger, and James Cizdziel

Measurement of Polypectomy Rate Using Administrative Claims Data with Validation Against the Adenoma Detection Rate, N. C. Patel, R. S. Islam, Qing Wu, S. R. Gurudu, F. C. Ramirez, M. D. Crowell, and D. O. Faigel

Predicting Barriers to Primary Care for Patients with Disabilities: A Mixed Methods Study of Practice Administrators, Jennifer Pharr and Michelle Chino

Application of Multidisciplinary Collaborations for the Advancement of Public Health, Jennifer Pharr PhD, Courtney Coughenour PhD, and Shawn Gerstenberger PhD

Accessible Medical Equipment for Patients with Disabilities in Primary Care Clinics: Why is it Lacking?, Jennifer Renee Pharr

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Accessible Medical Equipment for Patients with Disabilities in Primary Care Clinics: Why is it Lacking?, Jennifer Renee Pharr

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Accommodations for patients with disabilities in primary care: a mixed methods study of practice administrators, Jennifer Renee Pharr

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Predicting Barriers to Primary Care for Patients with Disabilities: A Mixed Methods Study of Practice Administrators, Jennifer Renee Pharr and Michelle Chino

Predicting Barriers to Primary Care for Patients with Disabilities: A Mixed Methods Study of Practice Administrators, Jennifer Renee Pharr and Michelle Chino Dr

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Environmental, Human and Socioeconomic Characteristics of Pedestrian Injury and Death in Las Vegas, NV, Jennifer Renee Pharr, Courtney Coughenour, and Timothy J. Bungum

A note on exact conditional and unconditional tests for Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium, Guogen Shan

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Exact unconditional testing procedures for comparing two independent Poisson rates, Guogen Shan

More Efficient Unconditional Tests for Exchangeable Binary Data with Equal Cluster Sizes, Guogen Shan

Efficient tests for one sample correlated binary data with applications, Guogen Shan and Changxing Ma

Randomized two- stage phase II clinical trial designs based on Barnard’s exact test, Guogen Shan, Changxing Ma, Alan D. Hutson, and Gregory E. Wilding

Some tests for detecting trends based on the modified Baumgartner-Weiβ-Schindler statistics, Guogen Shan, Changxing Ma, Alan D. Hutson, and Gregory E. Wilding

ExactCIdiff: An R Package for Computing Exact Confidence Intervals for the Difference of Two Proportions, Guogen Shan and Weizhen Wang

American English Pronunciation and the Internationally Educated Nurse, Jay J. Shen, Nina Carter, Shelley Staples, and Yu Xu

Using the Interpersonal Skills Tool to Assess Interpersonal Skills of Internationally Educated Nurses, Jay J. Shen, Yu Xu, Shelley Staples, and Anne L. Bolstad

Using Logistic Regression to Investigate Self-Efficacy and the Predictors for NCLEX® Success for Baccalaureate Nursing Students, Linda A. Silvestri, Michele Clark, and Sheniz Moonie

Racial-ethnic Colorectal Cancer Survival Disparities in the Mountain West Region: The Case of Blacks Compared to Whites, Lucas N. Wassira, Paulo S. Pinheiro, J. Symanowski, and Audrey Hansen

Effectiveness of EarthTec® for Killing Invasive Quagga Mussels (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) and Preventing their Colonization in the Western United States, Ashlie Watters, Shawn Gerstenberger, and Wai Hing Wong

Invasive Quagga Mussels Can Be Attenuated by Redear Sunfish (Lepomis microlophhus) in the Southwestern United States, Wai Hing Wong, Shawn Gerstenberger, M. D. Hatcher, D. R. Thompson, and D. Schrimsher

Tricyclic Antidepressant Use and Risk of Fractures: a Meta-Analysis of Cohort and Case-Control Studies, Qing Wu, W Qu, M. D. Crowell, J. G. Hentz, and K. A. Frey

Submissions from 2012

Reliability of Standardized Patients Used in a Communication Study for International Nurses in the United States, Anne L. Bolstad, Yu Xu, Jay J. Shen, and Miriam Torpey

Linkage to HIV Care for Jail Detainees: Findings From Detention to the First 30 Days After Release, Cristina A. Booker, Christopher T. Flygare, Liza Solomon, Sarah W. Ball, Meredith R. Pustell, Lauri B. Bazerman, Dominique Simon-Levine, Paul A. Teixeira, Jacqueline Cruzado-Quinones, Ryan N. Kling, Paula M. Frew, and Anne C. Spaulding

Perceived environmental physical activity correlates among Asian Pacific Islander Americans, Timothy J. Bungum, Merrill Russen Landers, Maria Azzarelli, and Sheniz Moonie

Efforts to Identify At-Risk Children for Blood Lead Screening in Pediatric Clinics – Clark County, Nevada, Mackenzie Suzanne Burns, Lopa H. Shah, Erika R. Marquez, Scott L. Denton, Beverly A. Neyland, Diana Vereschzagin, David A. Gremse, and Shawn Gerstenberger

Efforts to Identify At-risk Children for Blood Lead Screening in Pediatric Clinics – Clark County, Nevada, Mackenzie Suzanne Burns, Lopa H. Shah, Erika R. Marquez, Scott L. Denton, Beverly A. Neyland, Diana Vereschzagin, David A. Gremse, and Shawn Gerstenberger

Asthma severity in children and the quality of life of their parents, Noelle S. Cerdan, Patricia T. Alpert, Sheniz Moonie, Dianne J. Cyrkiel, and Shona Rue

Tribal Capacity Building As a Complex Adaptive System, Michelle Chino

Tribal Capacity Building as a Complex Adaptive System: New Insights, New Lessons Learned, Michelle Chino

Examining Access to Trails in High and Low Income Regions of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area, Courtney Coughenour MPH

Evaluating the Impact of Environmental and Social Determinants of Physical Activity in Low Income Neighborhood Parks in Las Vegas, NV, Courtney Coughenour MPH, Lisa Coker MPH, and Tim Bungum DrPH

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Type 2 Diabetes Science and American Indian / Alaska Native Culture: Creating a National K-12 Curriculum Prevention Strategy for Native Youth, Carolee Dodge Francis and Michelle Chino

Factors Mediating Seasonal and Influenza A (H1N1) Vaccine Accepting among Ethnically Diverse Populations in the Urban South, Paula M. Frew, Julia E. Painter, Brooke Hixson, Carolyn Kulb, Kathryn Moore, Carlos del Rio, Alejandra Esteves-Jaramillo, and Saad B. Omer

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Assessment of a Microbicide Candidate among a Diverse Cohort of Urban Southern US Women and their Male Sexual Partners, Paula M. Frew, Kimberly Parker, Takeia Horton, Brooke Hixson, Lisa Flowers, Frances Priddy, Lisa Grohskopf, Christine Mauck, and Kimberly Workowski

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Measuring Population Transmission Potential for HIV: An Alternative Metric of Transmission Risk in Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) in the US, Colleen F. Kelley, Eli S. Rosenberg, Brandon M. O'Hara, Paula M. Frew, Travis Sanchez, John L. Peterson, Carlos del Rio, and Patrick S. Sullivan

Biological and Immunomodulatory Properties of Mesenchymal Stromal Cells Derived from Human Pancreatic Islets, J. Kim, Melissa Breunig, Patricia Escalante, N. Bhatia, R. A. Denu, B. A. Dollar, A. Stein, Stacey E. Hanson, N. Naderi, J. Radek, D. Haughy, D. D. Bloom, F. M. Assadi-Porter, and P. Hematti

Cancer in the Azores: Initial Results from a Recently Established Population-based Cancer Registry, G. F. Lacerda, Paulo S. Pinheiro, J. M. Cabral, J. G. Câmara, and V. L. Rodriguez

International Medical Graduates and Health Information Technology Use in the United States, Olena Mazurenko, Gouri Gupte, and Valerie A. Yeager

Environmental Market Factors Associated with Physician Career Satisfaction, Olena Mazurenko and Nir Menachemi

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The Impact of Physician Job Satisfaction on the Sustained Competitive Advantage of Health Care Organizations, Olena Mazurenko and Stephen J. O’Connor

Determinants of Physicians’ Career Choices in Ukraine, Olena Mazurenko, Haiyan Qu, Olesya Hulchiy, S. Robert Hernandez, and Richard Shewchuk

Market Factors and Electronic Medical Record Adoption in Medical Practices, Nir Menachemi, Olena Mazurenko, Abby Swanson Kazley, Mark L. Diana, and Eric W. Ford

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Health Effects Associated with Foreclosure: A Secondary Analysis of Hospital Discharge Data, Nancy N. Menzel, Sheniz Moonie, and Melva Thompson-Robinson

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Health Effects Associated with Foreclosure: A Secondary Analysis of Hospital Discharge Data, Nancy N. Menzel, Sheniz Moonie, and Melva V. Thompson-Robinson

Application of field portable-XRF to the analysis of desert varnish samples in areas impacted by coal-fired power plants, Piotr Nowinski, Vernon F. Hodge, and Shawn Gerstenberger

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Health Disparities Experienced by People with Disabilities in the United States: A Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Study, Jennifer Renee Pharr and Timothy J. Bungum

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Health Disparities Experienced by People with Disabilities in the US: A Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Study, Jennifer Renee Pharr and Timothy J. Bungum

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Differentiation of Social and Cause-Related Marketing in Professional Sport, Jennifer Renee Pharr and Nancy L. Lough

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Differentiation of Social Marketing and Cause-Related Marketing in US Professional Sport, Jennifer Renee Pharr and Nancy L. Lough

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The Impact of Unemployment on Mental and Physical Health, Access to Health Care and Health Risk Behaviors, Jennifer Renee Pharr, Sheniz Moonie, and Timothy J. Bungum

Lead Poisoning due to Geophagia: The Consumption of Miniature Pottery, Ashley Marie Phipps, Heather Fels, Mackenzie Suzanne Burns, and Shawn Gerstenberger

The Influence of Hispanic Ethnicity on Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer Histology and Patient Survival: An Analysis of the Survival, Epidemiology, and End Results Database. Letter to the Editor., Paulo S. Pinheiro

Two-stage k-sample designs for the ordered alternative problem, Guogen Shan, Alan D. Hutson, and Gregory E. Wilding

An efficient and exact approach for detecting trends with binary endpoints, Guogen Shan, Changxing Ma, Alan D. Hutson, and Gregory E. Wilding

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Financial Position and Adoption of Electronic Health Records: A Retrospective Longitudinal Study, Jay J. Shen and Gregory O. Ginn

Organizational Factors Associated with Adoption of Comprehensive and Basic Electronic-Record Systems in U.S. Hospitals, Jay J. Shen and Charles B. Moseley

Jails, HIV Testing, and Linkage to Care Services: An Overview of the EnhanceLink Initiative, Anne C. Spaulding, Cristina A. Booker, Shalonda H. Freeman, Sarah W. Ball, Matthew S. Stein, Alison O. Jordan, Divya Ahuja, Liza Solomon, and Paula M. Frew

Body Weight and Leukocyte Infiltration After an Acute Exercise-Related Injury in Ovariectomized Mice Treated with Estrogen and Progesterone, Barbara St Pierre Schneider, Sara A. Vigil, and Sheniz Moonie