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


Submissions from 2010

Mortality and longevity of elite athletes, Masaru Teramoto and Timothy J. Bungum


Evaluating and Regulating Lead in Artificial Turf, Gregory Van Ulirsch, Kevin Gleason, Shawn Gerstenberger, Deaphne B. Moffett, Glenn Pulliam, Tariq Ahmed, and Jerald Fagliano

Potential ecological consequences of invasion of the quagga mussel (Dreissena bugensis) into Lake Mead, Nevada–Arizona, Wai Hing Wong, Todd Tietjen, Shawn Gerstenberger, G. Chris Holdren, Sara Ann Mueting, Eric Michael Loomis, Peggy Roefer, Bryan Moore, Kent Turner, and Imad Hannoun

Depression, Fracture Risk, and Bone Loss: A Metaanalysis of Cohort Studies, Qing Wu, J Gallegos-Orozco, and J. G. Hentz

Urinary Cadmium, Osteopenia, and Osteoporosis in the US Population, Qing Wu, J. H. Magnus, and J. G. Hentz

Does Using Lower Limit of Normal Values Enhance the Ability of a Single Bone Mineral Density Measure to Predict Fractures?, Qing Wu, J. H. Magnus, J. C. Rice, and J. J. Lefante

Characteristics of Internationally Educated Nurses in the United States: An Update from 2004 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses, Y. Xu, Helen Zaikina-Montgomery, and Jay J. Shen

Adolescent gender and ethnicity differences in physical activity perceptions and behavior, Soojin Yoo, Monica A. F. Lounsbery, and Timothy J. Bungum

Submissions from 2009

Comparative Cancer Survival Information in Europe, F. Berrino, A. Verdeccihia, J. M. Lutz, Eurocare Working Group, and Paulo S. Pinheiro

Long-term Survival Expectations of Cancer Patients in Europe in 2000-2002, H. Brenner, Silvia Francisci, R. De Angelis, R. Marcos-Gragera, A. Verdeccihia, G. Gatta, C. Allemani, L. Ciccolallo, M. P. Coleman, M. Sant, and Eurocare Working Group

Prevalence and correlates of walking and biking to school among adolescents, Timothy J. Bungum, Monica A. F. Lounsbery, Sheniz Moonie, and Julie Gast


Patterns of Commodity Food Use among American Indians, Michelle Chino, Darlene R. Haff, and Carolee Dodge Francis

The EUROCARE-4 Database on Cancer Survival in Europe: Data Standardisation, Quality Control and Methods of Statistical Analysis, R. De Angelis, S. Francisci, P. Baili, Eurocare Working Group, and Paulo S. Pinheiro

The Art of Looping Linear: Perspectives from Tribal College Students and Faculty, Carolee Dodge Francis

The Cure of Cancer: A European Perspective, Silvia Francisci, R. Capocaccia, E. Grande, M. Santaquilani, A. Simonetti, C. Allemani, G. Gatta, M. Sant, G. Zigon, F. Bray, Michael J. Janssen-Heijnen, and Eurocare Working Group

An Extended Model of Reasoned Action to Understand the Influence of Individual- and Network-Level Factors on African Americans’ Participation in HIV Vaccine Research, Paula M. Frew, Matthew Archibald, Dazon Dixon Diallo, Su-I Hou, Takeia Horton, Kayshin Chan, Mark J. Mulligan, and Carlos del Rio

Understanding Differences in Enrollment Outcomes among Diverse, High-Risk Populations Recruited to a Phase IIb HIV Vaccine Trial, Paula M. Frew, Carlos del Rio, Lu Lu, Sarah Clifton, and Mark J. Mulligan


In Step with HIV Vaccines? A Content Analysis of Local Recruitment Campaigns for an International HIV Vaccine Study, Paula M. Frew, Wendy Macias, Kayshin Chan, and Ashley Harding

Survival of European Children and Young Adults with Cancer Diagnosed 1995-2002, G. Gatta, G. Zigon, R. Capocaccia, J. W. Coebergh, E. Desandes, P. Kaatsch, G. Pastore, R. Peris-Bonet, C. A. Stiller, and Eurocare Working Group

Community Benefit Laws, Hospital Ownership, Community Orientation Activities, and Health Promotion Services, Gregory O. Ginn, Jay J. Shen, and Charles B. Moseley

Community Orientation and the Strategic Posture of Hospitals, Gregory O. Ginn, Jay J. Shen, and Charles B. Moseley

Scientific Standards and Studies of Women: Lack of Adherence to Established Principles by Scientists, Scientific Journals, and Science Writers, Mary Guinan


Participatory Evaluation of the Tribal Victim Assistance Programs at the Lummi Nation and Passamaquoddy Tribe, Ada Pecos Melton and Michelle Chino

The Advantage of Women in Cancer Survival: An Analysis of EUROCARE-4 Data, A. Micheli, R. Ciampchini, W. Oberaigner, L. Ciccolallo, E. de Vries, I. Izarugaza, P. Zambon, G. Gatta, R. De Angelis, and Eurocare Working Group


Quality of Life Estimation with Structural Equation Modeling in School Aged Children with Asthma, Sheniz Moonie, Xuan Huang, and David A. Sterling

American Indian Higher Education Consortium Honoring Our Health Grant Program, Kelly Moore, Carolee Dodge Francis, and Lemyra DeBruyn

Why an Alternative Algorithm for Identification of Hispanic Subgroups is Useful, Paulo S. Pinheiro and R. Sherman

Validation of Ethnicity in Cancer Data: Which Hispanics are We Misclassifying?, Paulo S. Pinheiro, R. Sherman, L. E. Fleming, Yinghua Huang, O. Gomez-Marin, D. J. Lee, and F. Penedo

Cancer Incidence in First Generation US Hispanics; Cubans, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans and New Latinos, Paulo S. Pinheiro, R. Sherman, E. J. Trapido, L. E. Fleming, O. Gomez-Marin, Yinghua Huang, and D. J. Lee

The Cancer Survival Gap Between Elderly and Middle-aged Patients in Europe is Widening, Alberto Quaglia, A. Tavilla, L. Shack, H. Brenner, Michael J. Janssen-Heijnen, C. Allemani, M. Colonna, E. Grande, P. Grosclaude, M. Vercelli, and Eurocare Working Group

Multiple Tumours in Survival Estimates, Stefano Rosso, R. De Angelis, L. Ciccolallo, E. Carrani, I. Soerjomataram, E. Grande, G. Zigon, H. Brenner, and Eurocare Working Group

EUROCARE-4. Survival of Cancer Patients Diagnosed in 1995-1999. Results and Commentary., M. Sant, C. Allemani, M. Santaquilani, Eurocare Working Group, and Paulo S. Pinheiro

Survival Trends in European Cancer Patients Diagnosed from 1988 to 1999, A. Verdeccihia, S. Guzzinati, Silvia Francisci, R. De Angelis, F. Bray, C. Allemani, A. Tavilla, M. Santaquilani, M. Sant, and Eurocare Working Group

Examining the consulting physician model to enhance the school nurse role for children with asthma., Kristin D. Wilson, Sheniz Moonie, David A. Sterling, Kathleen N. Gillespie, and Richard S. Kurz

Depression and Low Bone Mineral Density: A Meta-Analysis of Epidemiologic Studies, Qing Wu, J. H. Magnus, J. Liu, A. F. Bencaz, and J. G. Hentz

Submissions from 2008


Comparing NET and ERI Standardized Exam Scores between Baccaulureate Graduates who Pass or Fail the NCLEX-RN, Mary D. Bondmass, Sheniz Moonie, and Susan Kowalski

Modes and Locales of Physical Activity: Older Adults, Timothy J. Bungum and Melva Thompson-Robinson

Toxic Remedy: A Case of a 3-year-old Child with Lead Colic Treated with lead monoxide (Greta), Elena E. Cabb, Emmanuel C. Gorospe, Anne Rothweiler, and Shawn Gerstenberger

Suicidality: Clusters, Contagion, and Pacts, Michelle Chino, Lemyra DeBruyn, and Lynne Fullerton-Gleason

Suicidality: Nomenclature, Michelle Chino, Lynne Fullerton-Gleason, and Lemyra DeBruyn

Development and Evaluation of a Real-Time Quantitative PCR Assay for Aspergillus flavus, Patricia Cruz and Mark P. Buttner

Suicidality: Prevention, Lemyra DeBruyn, Michelle Chino, and Lynne Fullerton-Gleason

Suicidality: Demographic Risk and Protective Factors, Lemyra DeBruyn, Lynne Fullerton-Gleason, and Michelle Chino

Acceptance of a Potential HIV/AIDS Vaccine among Minority Women, Paula M. Frew, Richard A. Crosby, Laura F. Salazar, Lauren P. Gallinot, Lawrence O. Bryant, and David R. Holtgrave

Factors Influencing HIV Vaccine Community Engagement in the Urban South, Paula M. Frew, Carlos del Rio, Sarah Clifton, Matthew Archibald, Joseph T. Hormes, and Mark J. Mulligan

Familial Factors in Suicidal Behaviors, Lynne Fullerton-Gleason, Michelle Chino, and Lemyra DeBruyn

Suicide, Risk and Protective Factors: Individual Level, Lynne Fullerton-Gleason, Lemyra DeBruyn, and Michelle Chino

Atypical Sources of Childhood Lead Poisoning in the United States: A Systematic Review from 1966-2006, Emmanuel C. Gorospe and Shawn Gerstenberger

Aging adults learning new avocations: potential increases in activity among educated baby-boomers, Marcus L. Johnson and Timothy J. Bungum


Analysis of Oral Cancer Epidemiology in the US Reveals State-Specific Trends: Implications for Oral Cancer Prevention, Karl Kingsley, Susan O'Malley, Marcia M. Ditmyer, and Michelle Chino

The Relationship Between School Absence, Academic Performance, and Asthma Status, Sheniz Moonie, David A. Sterling, Larry W. Figgs, and Mario Castro


A Program to Change the Approach to Care of Children with Asthma in the Primary Care Setting Did Not Reduce Rates of Hospital Admissions: Lessons Learned from a Descriptive Study, Sheniz Moonie, Robert C. Strunk, and Mario Castro

Mental Health Services Availability and the Admission of the Seriously Mentally Ill from the Emergency Department, Charles B. Moseley, Jay J. Shen, and Christopher R. Cochran

HOIA – An Alternative Hispanic Origin Identification Algorithm for Cancer Registries, Paulo S. Pinheiro, R. Sherman, L. E. Fleming, O. Gomez-Marin, B. Wohler, J. Mackinnon, and G. Levin

From the Emergency Department to the General Hospital: Hospital Ownership and Market Factors in the Admission of the Seriously Mentally Ill, Jay J. Shen, Christopher R. Cochran, and Charles B. Moseley

Disparities in Outcomes among Hospitalized Women with Stroke – The Health Insurance Factor, Jay J. Shen and Bibin Qin

Identification and Prevention of Diabetic Complications among Minority Populations, Jay J. Shen and Elmer L. Washington

The Cultural and Community- level Acceptance of Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) in a South African Village: Implications for Traditional Healers, Justin M. Shuster, Claire E. Sterk, Paula M. Frew, and Carlos del Rio

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