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


Submissions from 2012

Financial Impact of Iimproved Pressure Ulcer Staging in the Acute Hospital with Use of a New Tool, the NE1 Wound Assessment Tool, Daniel Young, Jay J. Shen, Nancy Estocado, and Merrill Russen Landers

Submissions from 2011

Mercury in Tadpoles Collected from Remote Alpine Sites in the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, USA, David F. Bradford, Joanna L. Kramer, Shawn Gerstenberger, Nita G. Tallent-Halsell, and Maliha S. Nash

Correlates of Physical Activity Among Hispanic Adults, Timothy J. Bungum, Melva Thompson-Robinson, Sheniz Moonie, and M. A.F. Lounsberry


Environmental factors affecting settlement of quagga mussel (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) veligers in Lake Mead, Nevada-Arizona, USA, Dong Chen, Shawn Gerstenberger, Sara Ann Mueting, and Wai Hing Wong

Susceptibility of quagga mussels (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) to hot-water sprays as a means of watercraft decontamination, Sean Robin Comeau, Scott Rainville, Wen Baldwin, Emily Austin, Shawn Gerstenberger, Chad L. Cross, and Wai Hing Wong

An Evaluation of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Survival on Five Environmental Surfaces, Courtney Coughenour, Vanessa Stevens, and Linda D. Stetzenbach

Socioecological Influences on Community Involvement in HIV Vaccine Research, Paula M. Frew, Matthew Archibald, Brooke Hixson, and Carlos del Rio

Acceptance of Pandemic 2009 Influenza A (H1N1) Vaccine in a Minority Population: Determinants and Potential Points of Intervention, Paula M. Frew, Brooke Hixson, Carlos del Rio, Alejandra Esteves-Jaramillo, and Saad B. Omer


Abundance and size of quagga mussels (Dreissena bugensis) veligers in Lake Mead, Nevada-Arizona, Shawn Gerstenberger, Sara Ann Mueting, and Wai Hing Wong

Hospital Financial Position and the Adoption of Electronic Health Records, Gregory O. Ginn, Jay J. Shen, and Charles B. Moseley

Spatial Clustering of HIV Prevalence in Atlanta, Georgia and Population Characteristics Associated with Case Concentrations, Brooke A. Hixson, Saad B. Omer, Carlos del Rio, and Paula M. Frew


Abundance and stomach content analysis of threadfin shad in Lake Mead, Nevada: Do invasive quagga mussels affect this prey species?, Eric Michael Loomis, Jon C. Sjoberg, Wai Hing Wong, and Shawn Gerstenberger

Regional Disparities in Prenatal Care Services in Rural China, J. Lu, Jay J. Shen, G. Chen, Charles B. Moseley, M. Sun, F. Gao, Ying Wang, Y. M. Mao, and H. Mo

Characteristics of Acute Care Hospitals with Diversity Plans and Translation Services, Charles B. Moseley, Jay J. Shen, and Gregory O. Ginn


The 100th Meridian Initiative at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, NV, USA: Differences between boater behaviors before and after a quagga mussel, Driessena rostiformis bugensis, invasion, Sara Ann Mueting and Shawn Gerstenberger

Cancer survival among Latinos and the Hispanic Paradox., Paulo S. Pinheiro, Melanie Williams, Eric A. Miller, Stephanie Easterday, Sheniz Moonie, and Edward J. Trapido

Cancer Survival among Latinos and the Hispanic Paradox, Paulo S. Pinheiro, M. Williams, E. A. Miller, S. Easterday, Sheniz Moonie, and E. J. Trapido

Changes in Patterns of Racial Disparities in Attending Low-Mortality Hospitals and Outcomes among Patient with Stroke, Jay J. Shen and M. Lu


Trends of Increase in Western Medical Services in Traditional Medicine Hospitals in China, Jay J. Shen, Ying Wang, Fang Lin, Jun Lu, Charles B. Moseley, Mei Sun, and Mo Hao

Physical activity participation among adult Nevadans with self-reported asthma., Masaru Teramoto and Sheniz Moonie


High-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) screening and detection in normal, healthy patient saliva samples: a pilot cluster randomized study, Deirdre O. Turner, Shelley J. Williams-Cocks, Ryan Bullen, Jeremy Catmull, Jesse Falk, Daniel Martin, Jerom Mauer, Annabel E. Barber, Robert C. Wang, Shawn Gerstenberger, and Karl Kingsley


Interagency monitoring action plan (I-MAP) for quagga mussels in Lake Mead, Nevada-Arizona, USA, Kent Turner, Wai Hing Wong, Shawn Gerstenberger, and Jennell M. Miller

Density-based empirical likelihood ratio test for inverse Gaussian, Albert Vexler, Guogen Shan, Seong E. Kim, Wan-Min Tsai, Lili Tian, and Alan D. Hutson


Quagga mussels in the western United States: Monitoring and Management, Wai Hing Wong and Shawn Gerstenberger


Settlement and Growth of quagga mussels (Dreissenia rostriformis bugensis Andrusov, 1897) in Lake Mead, Nevada-Arizona, USA, Wai Hing Wong, Shawn Gerstenberger, Wen Baldwin, and Bryan Moore


A standardized design for quagga mussel monitoring in Lake Mead, Nevada-Arizona, Wai Hing Wong, Shawn Gerstenberger, Jennell M. Miller, Craig Palmer, and Bryan Moore

Age, Race, Weight and Gender Impact Normative Values of Bone Mineral Density, Qing Wu, J. J. Lefante, and J. H. Magnus

Submissions from 2010


Analysis of Primary Risk Factors for Oral Cancer from US States with Increasing Rates, Anthony Bunnell, Nathan Pettit, Nicole Reddout, Kanika Sharma, Susan O'Malley, Michelle Chino, and Karl Kingsley


Injury in Nevada, Michelle Chino, Jonathon LaValley, Darlene R. Haff, Deborah A. Harris, and Andrea R. Rivers

Acceptance of a Vaccine Against Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus among Health Care Workers in Two Major Cities in Mexico, Alejandra Esteves-Jaramillo, Saad B. Omer, Esteban Gonzalez-Diaz, Daniel A. Salmon, Brooke Hixson, Francisco Navarro, Simon Kawa-Karasik, Paula M. Frew, Rayo Morfin-Otero, Eduardo Rodriguez-Noriega, Ylean Ramirez, Araceli Rosas, Edgar Acosta, Vianey Varela-Badillo, and Carlos del Rio

The Likelihood of Participation in Clinical Trials Can Be Measured: The Clinical Research Involvement Scales, Paula M. Frew, Su-I Hou, Marsha Davis, Kayshin Chan, Takeia Horton, Justin Shuster, Brooke Hixson, and Carlos del Rio


Time Will Tell: Community Acceptability of HIV Vaccine Research Before and After the "Step Study" Vaccine Discontinuation, Paula M. Frew, Mark J. Mulligan, Su-I Hou, Kayshin Chan, and Carlos del Rio

An Evaluation of Mercury Concentrations in Three Brands of Canned Tuna, Shawn Gerstenberger, Adam Martinson, and Joanna L. Kramer

Letter to the Editor Regarding Responses to “An Evaluation of Mercury Concentrations in Three Brands of Canned Tuna”, Shawn Gerstenberger, Adam Martinson, and Joanna L. Kramer

Mercury Concentrations in Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides) Collected from Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nye County, Nevada, Shawn Goodchild and Shawn Gerstenberger

An Evaluation of Lead Concentrations in Plastic Toys located in Day Care centers in Las Vegas, Nevada, Joseph A. Greenway and Shawn Gerstenberger

An Evaluation of Lead Contamination in Plastic Toys Collected from Day Care Centers in the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, USA., Joseph A. Greenway and Shawn Gerstenberger

Characterization of Mesenchymal Stem Cells from Human Vocal Fold Fibroblasts, Stacey R. Hanson, Jaehyup Kim, B. H. Johnson, Brad Bradley, Melissa Breunig, P. Hematti, and S. L. Thibeault

Mercury concentrations in muscle tissue from sportfish in Lake Mead, Nevada, Joanna L. Kramer and Shawn Gerstenberger


Use of a Multi-tiered Framework to Analyze Commercial, Cause and Social Marketing Strategies in Sport, Nancy L. Lough and Jennifer R. Pharr

Adverse Maternal Outcomes in Asthmatic versus Non-Asthmatic Women, Nancy J. MacMullen, Jay J. Shen, and Catherine Tymkow

Grade retention risk among children with asthma and other chronic health conditions in a large urban school district., Sheniz Moonie, Chad L. Cross, Chrisalbeth J. Guillermo, and Tina Gupta

Mercury Concentrations in Quagga Mussels, Dreissena bugensis, from Lakes Mead, Mohave and Havasu, Sara Ann Mueting and Shawn Gerstenberger

An evaluation of artificial substrates for monitoring the quagga mussel (Dreissena bugensis) in Lake Mead, NV, Sara Ann Mueting, Wai Hing Wong, and Shawn Gerstenberger


Indigenous Health – Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States - Laying Claim to a Future that Embraces Health for Us All., Lisa Jackson Pulver, Melissa R. Haswell, Ian Ring, John Waldon, Wayne Clark, Valorie Whetung, Dianne Kinnon, Catherine Graham, Michelle Chino, Jonathon LaValley, Christina Compher, and Ritu Sadana

Increasing Rates of Melanoma among Non-Whites in Florida Compared to the United States, P. Rouhani, Paulo S. Pinheiro, R. Sherman, K. Arheart, L. E. Fleming, J. Mackinnon, and R. Kirsner

Simple and exact empirical likelihood ratio tests for normality based on moment relations, Guogen Shan, Albert Vexler, Gregory E. Wilding, and Alan D. Hutson

Risk of Pre-Natal Depression: Differences by Race, Jay J. Shen, L. Fang, and T. Jackson

The relation between immunohistochemical product discreteness and leukocyte manual quantification reliability., Barbara St Pierre Schneider, Sheniz Moonie, and Sara A. Vigil

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