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 2013

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

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