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 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submissions from 2009

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


The Status of Childhood Lead Poisoning and Prevention in Nevada, USA, Anne Rothweiler, Elena E. Cabb, and Shawn Gerstenberger

Submissions from 2006

Smallpox related knowledge and beliefs among recent college graduates, Timothy J. Bungum and Charlene Day

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

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

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

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


Public Posting as a Strategy to Increase Walking: A Worksite Intervention, Rayleen Earney and Timothy J. Bungum

Mercury Concentrations in Migratory Waterfowl Harvested from Southern Nevada Wildlife Management Areas, USA, Shawn Gerstenberger

Environmental concern: The influence of an introductory science class on environmental perceptions, Shawn Gerstenberger, William E. Kelly, and Chad L. Cross

American adults knowledge of exercise recommendations, James R. Morrow Jr., Jeanette A. Kyzewinski-Malone, Allen W. Jackson, Timothy J. Bungum, and Shannon J. FitzGerald


Levels of Synthetic Musk Compounds in Municipal Wastewater for Potential Estimation of Biota Exposure in Receiving Waters, Lantis Osemwengie and Shawn Gerstenberger

Submissions from 2003

Modulation of ovarian follicle maturation in Long-Evans rats exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in utero and lactationally, Monika G. Baldridge, Rebecca L. Stahl, Shawn Gerstenberger, Vicki Tripoli, and Reinhold J. Hutz

Smallpox: A review for health educators, Timothy J. Bungum

Predictors of bicycle helmet usage among seniors, Timothy J. Bungum and Nicole W. Bungum

The Association of Body Mass Index, Perceived Body Mass Index, and Predictors of Eating Disorders among a Sample of College Students, Timothy J. Bungum and Stacy Lofton

The relationship of body mass index with health care costs and absenteeism in a sample of city employees, Timothy J. Bungum, Monica Satterwhite, Allen W. Jackson, and James R. Morrow Jr.


The Benefits of Breastfeeding: An introduction for Health Educators, Sheila G. J. Clark and Timothy J. Bungum

Submissions from 2001


Enhanced Detection of Surface-Associated Bacteria in Indoor Environments by Quantitative PCR, Mark P. Buttner, Patrica Cruz-Perez, and Linda Stetzenbach