This collection includes articles written by the faculty of the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health about environmental health risks including lead poisoning, invasive species, polychlorinated biphenyls (PBCs)


Submissions from 2015


Efficient Noninferiority Testing Procedures for Simultaneously Assessing Sensitivity and Specificity of Two Diagnostic Tests, Guogen Shan, Amei Amei, and Daniel Young


Cancer Statistics for Hispanics/Latinos, 2015, Rebecca L. Siegel, Stacey A. Fedewa, Kimberly D. Miller, Ann Goding-Sauer, Paulo S. Pinheiro, Dinorah Martinez-Tyson, and Ahmedin Jemal


Examining the Relationships Between Religiosity, Spirituality, Internalized Homonegativity, and Condom Use Among African American Men Who Have Sex With Men in the Deep South, Stacy W. Smallwood, S Melinda Spencer, Lucy Annang Ingram, Jim F. Thrasher, and Melva V. Thompson-Robinson


Evaluation of an Assertive Continuing Care Program for Hispanic Adolescents, Eric Strunz, Joanna Jungerman, Juliet Kinyua, and Paula M. Frew

Explaining Racial Disparities in HIV Incidence in Black and White Men Who Have Sex with Men in Atlanta, GA: A Prospective Observational Cohort Study, Patrick S. Sullivan, Eli S. Rosenberg, Travis H. Sanchez, Colleen F. Kelley, Nicole Luisi, Hannah L. Cooper, Ralph J. Diclemente, Gina M. Wingood, Paula M. Frew, Laura F. Salazar, Carlos del Rio, Mark J. Mulligan, and John L. Peterson


Improving Evidence-Based Asthma Management in an Urban University Student Health Center, Hedian Swanson, Patricia T. Alpert, Sheniz Moonie, and Susan VanBeuge


Association of Physical Activity and the Risk of Obesity in Adolescents with Physical Disabilities., Masa Teramoto, Timothy J. Bungum, Jerry Landwer, and Dale R. Wagner


Association of Leisure-Time Physical Activity to Cardiovascular Disease Prevalence in Relation to Smoking among Adult Nevadans, Masaru Teramoto, Sheniz Moonie, Chad L. Cross, Michelle Chino, and Patricia T. Alpert


A Biomass Combustion Chamber: Design, Evaluation, and a Case Study of Wheat Straw Combustion Emission Tests, Jie Tian, Junji Cao, Yongming Han, Haiyan Ni, L.-W. Antony Chen, Xiaoliang Wang, Rujin Huang, Hans Moosmueller, and John G. Watson

HIV-infected Men Who Have Sex with Men, before and after Release from Jail: The Impact of Age and Race, Results from a Multi-site Study, Panagiotis Vagenas, Alexei Zelenev, Frederick L. Altice, Angela Di Paola, Alison O. Jordan, Paul A. Teixeira, Paula M. Frew, Anne C. Spaulding, and Sandra A. Springer


Exact Confidence Intervals for the Relative Risk and the Odds Ratio, Weizhen Wang and Guogen Shan


PM2.5 Source Apportionment with Organic Markers in the Southeastern Aerosol Research and Characterization (SEARCH) study, J G. Watson, J C. Chow, D H. Lowenthal, L.-W. Antony Chen, S Shaw, E S. Edgerton, and C L. Blanchard

Social Determinants of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Stage at Diagnosis and Survival in Nebraska, Jia Wen, Ge L. Kan, and KM Islam


The Effect of Pre Exercise Carbohydrate Consumption on Cognitive Function, Brian T. Williams, Peter J. Horvath, Harold Burton, John Leddy, Gregory Wilding, Daniel Rosney, and Guogen Shan


Comparison of Unweighted and Weighted Rank Based Tests for an Ordered Alternative in Randomized Complete Block Designs, Hua Zhang, Guogen Shan, and Daniel Young


Spatial Parameterization of Infant Mortality in Anhui Province, China, Tonglin Zhang, Xue Shang, and Ge L. Kan


The Optical Properties of Urban Aerosol in Northern China: A Case Study at Xi’an, Chong-Shu Zhu, Jun-Ji Cao, Kin-Fai Ho, L.-W. Antony Chen, Ru-Jin Huang, Yi-Chen Wang, Hua Li, Zhen-Xing Shen, Judith C. Chow, John G. Watson, Hua Li, and Ru-Jin Huang

Submissions from 2014

Factors Associated with Seasonal Influenza Immunization among Church-going Older African Americans, Sahithi Boggavarapu, Kevin M. Sullivan, Jay T. Schamel, and Paula M. Frew


Development of a New Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay for the Rapid Detection of the Oral Pathogenic Bacterium, Selenomonas Noxia, Patrica Cruz-Perez, Arthuro Mehretu, Mark P. Buttner, Katherine M. Howard, and Theresa Trice

Multilevel Factors Influencing Hepatitis B Screening and Vaccination among Vietnamese Americans in Atlanta, Georgia, Paula M. Frew, Brooke Alhanti, Linda Vo-Green, Siyu Zhang, Chang Liu, Tranh Nguyen, Jay Schamel, Diane S. Saint-Victor, and Minh Ly Nguyen

Factors Associated with Maternal Influenza Immunization Decision-making, Paula M. Frew, Lauren E. Owens, Diane S. Saint-Victor, Samantha Benedict, Siyu Zhang, and Saad B. Omer

Recruitment and Retention of Pregnant Women Into Clinical Research Trials: An Overview of Challenges, Facilitators, and Best Practices, Paula M. Frew, Diane S. Saint-Victor, Margaret Brewinski Isaacs, Sonnie Kim, Geeta K. Swamy, Jeanne S. Sheffield, Kathryn M. Edwards, Tonya Villafana, Ouda Kamagate, and Kevin Ault

Socioecological and Message Framing Factors Influencing Maternal Influenza Immunization among Minority Women, Paula M. Frew, Diane S. Saint-Victor, Lauren E. Owens, and Saad B. Omer

Predicting Multiple Myeloma Disease Activity by Analyzing Natural Calcium Isotopic Composition, G Gordon, J Monge, M Channon, Qing Wu, J Skulan, A Anbar, and R Fonseca

Venue-Based Recruitment of Women at Elevated Risk for HIV: An HIV Prevention Trials Network Study, Danielle F. Haley

Retention Strategies and Factors Associated with Missed Visits Among Low Income Women at Increased Risk of HIV Acquisition in the US (HPTN 064), Danielle F. Haley, Jonathan Lucas, Carol E. Golin, Jing Wang, James P. Hughes, Lynda Emel, Wafaa El-Sadr, Paula M. Frew, Jessica Justman, Adaora A. Adimora, Christopher Chauncey Watson, Sharon Mannheimer, Anne Rompalo, Lydia Soto-Torres, Zandraetta Tims-Cook, Yvonne Carter, and Sally L. Hodder

Types of Female Partners Reported by Black Men Who Have Sex with Men and Women (MSMW) and Associations with Intercourse Frequency, Unprotected Sex and HIV and STI Prevalence, N. Harawa, L. Wilton, L. Wang, C. Mao, I. Kuo, T. Penniman, S. Shoptaw, S. Griffith, J. K. Williams, V. Cummings, K. Mayer, and B. Koblin


The Comparability of Men Who Have Sex With Men Recruited From Venue-Time-Space Sampling and Facebook: A Cohort Study, Alfonso C. Hernandez-Romieu, Patrick S. Sullivan, Travis H. Sanchez, Colleen F. Kelley, John L. Peterson, Carlos del Rio, Laura F. Salazar, Paula M. Frew, and Eli S. Rosenberg

Prevalence and Correlates of Knowledge of Male Partner HIV Testing and Serostatus Among African-American Women Living in High Poverty, High HIV Prevalence Communities (HPTN 064), Larissa Jennings, Anne M. Rompalo, Jing Wang, James Hughes, Adaora A. Adimora, Sally Hodder, Lydia E. Soto-Torres, Paula M. Frew, and Danielle F. Haley

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


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

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


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


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

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

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


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


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


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

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


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

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


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


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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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

Exact two-stage designs for phase II activity trials with rank-based endpoints, Gregory E. Wilding, Guogen Shan, and Alan D. Hutson

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Treatment and Risk of Fractures: a Meta-Analysis of Cohort and Case-Control Studies, Qing Wu, A. F. Bencaz, J. G. Hentz, and M. D. Crowell

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


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

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

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


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

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