Student Research & Activities

School of Community Health Sciences

MPH Student Publications/Presentations

Presented in alphabetical order by faculty, by year.

Refereed journals

  1. Dieringer P*, Klass E, Smith-Gagen J. Body Mass Index and Diagnosis of Thyroid Cancer. Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology. Accepted June 2014.
  2. Mnatsakanyan E*, Tung W-C, Caine B, Smith-Gagen J. (2014).Cancer of Unknown Primary: Time Trends in Incidence, United States. Cancer Causes and Control, 25 (6), 747-57.
  3. Smith-Gagen J, Goodwin G*, Tay J. (2014). Multiple primary tumors following Stage II and III rectal cancer in patients receiving radiotherapy, 1998-2010. J Cancer Res Clin Oncol, 140 (6), 949-55. doi: 10.1007/s00432-014-1647-x
  4. Smith-Gagen, J, Hollin R, Tashiro S*, Cook DM, Yang W. (2014). The Association of State Law to Breastfeeding Practices in the US. Maternal and Child Health J, 18 (9), 2034-43.
  5. Clements-Nolle, K., *Wolden M., *Bargmann-Losche. (Accepted, 2009). Childhood trauma and risk for past and future suicide attempts among women in prison. Women's Health Issues.
  6. *Mburia, A., Clements-Nolle, K., Lee, W., Shadley, M.., Yang, W. (2008). Intimate partner abuse and depression in a population-based sample of women: Can social support help? Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
  7. *Noffsinger, S., Clements-Nolle, K., Lee, W., Bacon, R., Albers, E., and Yang, W. (2008). Predictors of fighting among male and female high school youth: the independent effects of binge drinking, marijuana, and methamphetamine. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse.
  8. Devereux, P., Clements-Nolle, K., Clodfelter, S., *Bargmann-Losche, J., Feroro, M., Yang, W. (2007). HIV-positive individuals released from Nevada's prisons in 2001: Results from matching health divisions' and corrections' databases. Journal of the Nevada Public Health Association.
  9. Anstee, J. L., Harris, S. G., *Pruitt, K. D., & Sugar, J. A. (2008). Service-learning projects in gerontology courses: A six-stage model and application. Educational Gerontology.
  10. Klugman, C.M., *Stump, B. (2006). The Effects of Ethics Training Upon Individual Choice. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 30(2), 181-192.
  11. Clements-Nolle, K., Ballard-Reisch, D.S., Todd, R.L., & *Jenkins, T. (2005). Findings from Nevada's academic-practice collaboration: Possibilities outside an academic center for public health preparedness. Public Health Reports, 120(supplement 1), 100-108.
  12. Devereux, P.G., Bullock, C.C., *Bargmann-Losche, J. & Kyriakou, M. (2005). Maintaining Support in People with Paralysis: What works? Qualitative Health Research, 15(10), 1360-1376.
  13. Sugar, J. A., *Pruitt, K., Anstee, J. L. K., & Harris, S. G. (2005). Academic administrators and faculty retirement in a new era. Educational Gerontology, 31, 405-418
  14. Ballard-Reisch, D.S., Turner, P. & *Sarratea, M. (2001). The paradox of women in Zimbabwe: Emancipation, liberation, and traditional African values. Women and Language, 24(2), 65-71.
  15. Devereux, P.G., Whitley, R., & *Ragavan, A. (2002). Discharge planning for male inmates with HIV: Can it help increase adherence to medical treatment and lower recidivism? Corrections Today, 64(6), pp. 127-129.

Book chapters

  1. Ballard-Reisch, D., Clements-Nolle, K., Jenkins, T*., Sacks, T*., Pruitt, K*., Leathers, K*. (2008). Applying the crisis and emergency risk communication (CERC) integrative model to bioterrorism preparedness: a Nevada case study. In M.W Seeger, T Sellnow, & R.L Ulmer (Eds.), Crisis Communication and the Public Health. New Jersey: Hampton Press.

Refereed conference presentations

  1. *Mburia, A., Clements-Nolle, K., Lee, W., Shadley, M., & Yang, W. Intimate partner violence and depression in a population-based sample of women: can social support help? Poster presentation. The 136th Annual Conference of the American Public Health Association. San Diego, CA, November 2008.
  2. Sugar, J. A., * Valencia-Castro, P., Anstee, L., & Harris, S.G. Creating a whole-class project for gerontology courses: What works and what doesn't. Accepted for presentation at the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. Baltimore, MD, February 2008.
  3. Yang, W. (Presenter & Author), Lee, W., Gagen, J., *Noffsinger, S., Crowe, K., Hansen, A., Dahir, R. Relationship between comorbidity and health behaviors related to depression. CDC Annual Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Conference. Orlando, FL, March 2008.
  4. *Noffsinger, S., Clements-Nolle, K., Lee, W., & Yang, W. Violence and self-harm among methamphetamine using high school students: Implications for programs and policy. Poster presentation,The 135th Annual Conference of the American Public Health Association. Washington, DC, November 2007.
  5. *Mburia, A., Clements-Nolle, K., Lee, W., Qeadan F., Yang, W. The effects of intimate partner abuse and social support on depression among women in Nevada. Poster presentation, Nevada Public Health Association 2007 Annual Conference, Reno, NV, October 2007.
  6. *Noffsinger, S., Clements-Nolle, K., Lee, W., Yang, W. Use of methamphetamine and unhealthy weight loss behaviors among high school youth in Nevada. Poster presentation, Nevada Public Health Association 2007 Annual Conference, Reno, NV, October 2007.
  7. Constantino N.L., *Velasquez S.C., Hsieh, J.J. Personality and Physical Activity. American College of Sports Medicine, Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA, 2007.
  8. *Bennett, J., Devereux, P.G., Stoll-Hadayia, J., *Jennings, E., McConnell, S. & Hunsberger, D. Enhancing statewide networking: Rebuilding an APHA Affiliate. Poster presentation, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC, November 2007.
  9. *Mburia A, Granner M.L., Constantino N. Calcium intake among adolescents in South Carolina. Poster presentation, Nevada Public Health Association Conference. Reno, NV, October 2007.
  10. Sugar, J. A., *Valencia-Castro, P., Harris, S.G., & Anstee, J. L. A place for aging in the education of public health students. Paper presentation, The Gerontological Society of America. San Francisco, CA, November 2007
  11. Sugar, J. A., *Valencia-Castro, P., Harris, S.G., & Anstee, J. L., presented by *Valencia-Castro, P. Healthy aging topics for MPH courses. Paper presentation, The American Public Health Association. Boston, MA, November 2007.
  12. Clements-Nolle, K., *Wolden, M., *Bargmann-Losche, J., *Washington, M., Crawford, J. Suicidal behaviors among female prison inmates in Nevada. Poster presentation, Nevada Public Health Association 2006 Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, October 2006.
  13. Sugar, J. A., Harris, S.G., *Foster, K., *Stage, J.A., & Mejia, A.M. Preparing the future public health workforce: Infusing aging content into the MPH curriculum. (2006, November). Paper presentation, The American Public Health Association. Boston, MA, November 2006.
  14. Sugar, J. A., Harris, S.G., *Foster, K., *Stage, J.A., & Mejia, A.M. Gerontological education for future public health professionals. Poster presentation, The Gerontological Society of America. Dallas, TX, November 2006.
  15. Devereux, P.G., Heffner, K. L., Nolan, M., *Himler, H. Examining Older Adults' Writings About Distressing Experiences. Gerontological Society of America, Dallas, TX, November 2006.
  16. *Davis, A. Ballard-Reisch, D.S. Educating Russian women regarding domestic violence: The development of a domestic violence handbook. Paper presentation, Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender Conference. Sparks, NV, October 2005.
  17. *Foster, K.C. & Ballard-Reisch, D.S. Employee health behavior change collaboration and partnership: University of Nevada, Reno and Sierra Pacific Power Company. Roundtable presentation, American Public Health Association. Philadelphia, PA, December 2005.
  18. Clements-Nolle, K., *Wolden, M., *Bargmann-Losche, J., *Washington, M., St. Pierre, C., & Crawford, J. Women in Prison: The need for effective public health interventions targeting HIV-risk behaviors and mental health problems. Oral presentation. The 133rd Annual Conference of the American Public Health Association. Philadelphia, PA, December 2005.
  19. *Wolden, M.R., Felix, B., & Clements-Nolle, K. Uncharted territory: Homophobic discrimination & victimization in a frontier state. Poster presentation. The 133rd Annual Conference of the American Public Health Association. Philadelphia, PA, December 2005.
  20. *Jenkins, T.B., Ballard-Reisch, D., Clements-Nolle, K., Caloiaro, D.A. Pragmatic training solutions in mental health disaster response: Findings from Nevada's critical incident stress management training assessment. Oral presentation. The 133rd Annual Conference of the American Public Health Association. Philadelphia, PA, December 2005.
  21. Clements-Nolle, K., *Wolden, M., *Bargmann-Losche, J., *Washington, M., St. Pierre, C., & Crawford, J. STD/HIV risk behaviors and psychological vulnerability: The need for effective public health intervention for female prisoners in Nevada. Poster presentation. Nevada Public Health Association 2005 Annual Conference "Nevada's Health in the New Millennium." Crystal Bay, NV, October 2005.
  22. Devereux P., Clements-Nolle, K., Bargmann-Losche, J*., Clodfelter, S., Feroro, M., Yang, W., Crawford, J. HIV-positive inmates released from Nevada's prisons in 2001: Results from matching health division and corrections databases. Poster presentation. Nevada Public Health Association 2005 Annual Conference "Nevada's Health in the New Millennium." Crystal Bay, NV, October 2005.
  23. *Sacks, T., Ballard-Reisch, D., Clements-Nolle, K., Khan, A., Dodson, B. Public health preparedness and risk communication needs of Nevada's seniors. Poster presentation. Nevada Public Health Association 2005 Annual Conference "Nevada's Health in the New Millennium." Crystal Bay, NV, October 2005.
  24. Klugman, C.M., *Stump, B. The Effects of Ethics Training Upon Individual Choice and Core Values. Poster presentation, 7th American Society for Bioethics & Humanities Meeting. Washington, D.C., October 2005.
  25. Sugar, J. A., Harris, S.G., Anstee, J. L., & *Pruitt, K.D. Health and aging in popular magazines: Gender differences. Poster presentation, The Gerontological Society of America. Orlando, FL, November 2005.
  26. Sugar, J. A., Harris, S.G., Anstee, J. L., & *Pruitt, K.D., presented by Harris, S.G. A gendered perspective on health and aging in popular magazines. Paper presentation, The Organization for Speech, Language, and Gender. Reno, NV, October 2005.
  27. Sugar, J. A.,Anstee, J. L., Harris, S.G., & *Pruitt, K.D., Psychologists redefining retirement: Results of the first APA survey. Paper presentation, The Rocky Mountain Psychological Association. Phoenix, AZ, April 2005.
  28. *Jenkins, T., Clements-Nolle, K., & Ballard-Reisch, D.S. The Community has Spoken: The Demand for Open Communication Before, During, and After Public Health Emergencies. Paper presentation,American Public Health Association Annual Conference. Washington, D.C., November 2004.
  29. *Sacks, T.M., Ballard-Reisch, D.S., & Clements-Nolle, K. Bioterrorism risk communication for seniors: The need for consumer sensitive strategies. Paper presentation, American Public Health Association Annual Conference. Washington, D.C., November 2004.
  30. *Pruitt, K., Ballard-Reisch, D.S., Clements-Nolle, K. & Letner, J. Bioterrorism on a school day: Identifying the emergency preparedness needs of Nevada's public schools. Poster presentation, American Public Health Association Annual Conference. Washington, D.C., November 2004.
  31. Devereux, P.G., Bullock, C.C., *Bargmann, J & Kyriakou, M. Maintaining Support in People with Paralysis in the United States: What works? Paper presentation, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC, November 2004.
  32. Klugman, C.M., *Stump, B. Just an 'Ole Country Doctor: Lessons from Fiction on Rural Medicine. Paper presentation, Rural Ethics Symposium. Tahoe City, CA, September 2004.
  33. Sugar, J. A., Harris, S.G., Anstee, J. L., & *Pruitt, K.D. Living healthfully or looking it? Healthy aging through the media's lens. Poster presentation, The Gerontological Society of America. Washington, DC, November 2004.
  34. Sugar, J. A.,Anstee, J. L., Harris, S.G., & *Pruitt, K.D. A six-stage model for enhancing gerontology courses with service-learning projects. Paper presentation, The Gerontological Society of America. Washington, DC, November 2004.
  35. Ballard-Reisch, D.S., Clements-Nolle, K., Leathers, K., Letner, J., *Sacks, T., *Sarratea, M., *Treacy, A., Bargmann, J., Bellusa, C., Jenkins, T., Putnam, B. Bioterrorism Preparedness: The Nevada Experience. Preconference Workshop, Northwest/Southwest District Affiliation for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Annual Conference. Sparks, NV, February 2003.
  36. *Coulston, E.M., Constantino, N.L., Clodfelter, S., Perumean-Cheney, S., St. Jeor, S.T. Estimation of adiposity in preschool children utilizing bioelectrical impedance analysis. American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting. San Francisco, CA, May 2003.
  37. Constantino N.L., *Coulston E.M., Clodfelter, S., Perumean-Cheney, S., St. Jeor, S.T. Methodological considerations in the assessment of physical activity for free-living mothers and preschool children. Cardiovascular Health for All. Washington, DC, April 2002.
  38. Devereux, P.G., Guinan, M., *Ragavan, A., Whitley, R., & Vollman, J. Calculating prevalence in rapidly growing states. Poster presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. Philadelphia, PA, November 2002.
  39. Devereux, P.G., *Ragavan, A., *Hirokawa, D., Whitley, R., & Vollman, J. Discharge planning for male inmates with HIV: Impact on adherence to treatment. Roundtable presentation, U.S. Conference on AIDS. Anaheim, CA, September 2002.
  40. Devereux, P.G., *Ragavan, A., Whitley, R., Vollman, J. & Guinan, M. Discharge Planning with HIV+ inmates: Impact on Adherence to Treatment Outside of Prison. Roundtable presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. Atlanta, GA, October 2001.
  41. Devereux, P.G., *Ragavan, A., Whitley, R., Vollman, J. & Guinan, M. Evaluating the Impact of Discharge Planning on Adherence to Treatment and Recidivism on HIV+ inmates exiting prison. Poster presentation, National HIV Prevention Conference. Atlanta, GA, August 2001.

Note: Faculty are in bold; * denotes MPH student.