Rebecca Lee

Rebecca Lee, MD is a current Associate Program Director of the UNLV OB/GYN Residency program and an Assistant Professor of Gynecologic Surgery & Obstetrics. Her research interests lie in graduate medical education, maternal and fetal health, with specific interests in maternal obesity and infectious diseases. She has been published in multiple peer review journals and presented at multiple national conferences, including the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology Annual Clinical & Scientific Meeting.

Moni Ahmadian

I am specialized in the fields of oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral medicine. My research interests includes mucous membrane diseases, oral manifestations of systemic and immue-mediated diseases, salivary gland neoplasms, and odontogenic tumors.

Lisa Durette

I’m a passionate teacher, clinician, and advocate for child and adolescent psychiatry. In 2013, I spearheaded
southern Nevada’s first child & adolescent psychiatry (CAP) fellowship program, and have continued to serve
as its Program Director. In this role, I create and facilitate a weekly cross-educational didactic program which
includes problem-based learning, collaborative case consultation with UNLV’s Psychology Doctoral Program
(shared case conference for 3+ years), family systems therapy with emerita faculty and journal club. In
addition, I initiated the implementation of a collaborative care case discussion curriculum between residents
from pediatrics and our CAP fellows.
My impact on the child psychiatry community in NV and nationally has been significant. Nevada ranks 51st for
children’s mental health metrics ( Our fellowship’s mission is to build southern Nevada’s
CAP workforce. To date, 100% of graduates practice CAP in southern NV and two of them teach for the
program. My efforts to expand access to child psychiatry in Nevada are also reflected in my grant-funded work,
the Pediatric Access Line. The PAL is a statewide child psychiatry access program, and is a clinical experience
in which senior CAP fellows learn invaluable skills of collaborative care. To date, we’ve conducted over 300
primary care clinical consultations, and over 1,400 care coordination encounters. I also directly supervise
fellows rotating through Mojave Counseling, and individually supervise fellows I do not directly supervise
in-clinic. I’ve won an Excellence in Fellow Mentoring award from the CAP fellows.
I also teach child psychiatry curriculum to general psychiatry and pediatrics residents. I’ve taught for the
medical school and currently mentor two medical students’ research projects, one of which is a retrospective
chart review of psychotropic prescribing practices in a community clinic treating foster care involved youth, and
the other is analyzing data pre- and post-initiation of the child psychiatry access program’s questionnaire of
primary care clinicians’ experiences working with youth mental health concerns. Both projects’ databases are
complete and we are actively analyzing our outcomes for publication, in which the medical students have a key
role in both background research and writing.

Eric Crosbie

Dr. Eric Crosbie is a political scientist who examines commercial determinants of health and public health policy. His research focuses on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and examines how commercial industries (tobacco, food and beverage, alcohol, pharmaceutical and fossil fuel) are a key driver of the NCD epidemic and how they influence public health regulations.

Dr. Crosbie’s research is local in analyzing smoke-free environments and sugar-sweetened beverage taxation regulations in the U.S. as well as global in examining tobacco and nutrition packaging and labeling policies and the impact of trade on health. Dr. Crosbie has both local and international experience collaborating with health organizations and health advocates to educate and disseminate academic research findings to policymakers, including publishing research in Spanish to reach wider audiences. Dr. Crosbie also works with undergraduate and graduate students to publish and present research. Overall his research is multi-disciplinary combining elements of public health, political science, international relations, economics, law, and business to examine public health policy both locally and globally.

Aubree Carlson

Aubree Carlson, Ph.D., RN received a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience in 2012 followed by a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2014. She then received a Master of Science in Nursing in 2017 in the nurse educator track through the University of Nevada, Reno. She completed her doctoral studies at the University of Arizona, earning a Ph.D. in Nursing Science with an emphasis on health determinants science. Aubree has worked in the acute care setting as a telemetry and medical-surgical RN, and in the outpatient setting as a RN Care Coordinator and a nurse specialist in a pulmonary rehabilitation program. Aubree is passionate about working with both undergraduate and graduate students, utilizing active learning techniques to enhance student engagement and understanding. Her primary research area of interest focuses on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) with an emphasis on dyspnea management techniques and early detection and diagnosis.

Scholarly Work
Carlson, A., Morrison, H., & Taylor-Piliae, R. (2023) Using the UCSF symptom management theory to manage dyspnea in patients with IPF. Poster Presentation. Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) Conference.
Carlson, A., & Gephart, S. (2022). Measurement of perceived stress among Accelerated Second Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ASBSN) students. Poster Presentation. Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) Conference.
Carlson, A. (2021). Increasing COPD self-management strategies through nurse-to-patient education. Poster Presentation. Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) Conference.
Carlson, A. (2019). Interstitial lung disease, Nevada RNFormation, 28(3), 11.

Invited Presentations
Carlson, A. (2023). Pulmonary rehabilitation: The first essential step. Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) Summit. Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. Orlando, FL
Carlson, A. (2023). Breathing exercises to many dyspnea. Stanford Health Care. Stanford, CA
Carlson, A. (2016). COPD self-management: Reducing hospitalizations and ED visits through nurse-to-patient education. Renown Health. Reno, NV

Daniel Young

My research aims to combat the immobility harm experienced by patients in the hospital by better understanding the access to, outcomes, and costs associated with inpatient rehabilitation efforts.

Amanda Morgan

Amanda Morgan, Ph.D, MPH joined the UNLV School of Public Health in 2011. She has been teaching full time since then, instructing students in environmental justice, sexuality and sexuality health, and introduction to public health courses. As part of the Social and Behavioral Department at the UNLV School of Public Health, Dr. Morgan is passionate about empowering people to make risk-aware health choices and help prevent the health disparities that we see today across some many Southern Nevada communities. Amanda is a UNLV alumni, receiving her B.S, MPH, and Ph.D all from UNLV.

Jyoti Mago

I like conducting clinical and translational research so the bench side knowledge gets appropriately transferred to the chair side and vice versa. I have huge interest in current technology, and advanced imaging modalities.

Jennifer Kawi

My program of research focuses on chronic pain, opioids, and biobehavioral factors affecting pain including self-management, self-management support, pain care disparities, and biomarkers. I recently completed an R56 grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research entitled “Pilot Testing A Theory-Driven Self-Management Intervention for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain” in interdisciplinary collaboration with Johns Hopkins and UTHealth Houston. She has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented at regional, national, and international conferences. She received several awards for her nursing contributions.

Jennifer Nash

Dr. Jennifer Nash is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS), a Credentialed Balance and Falls Professional, and a Certified Exercise Expert in Aging Adults (CEEAA). Dr. Nash is an Assistant Professor in the School of Physical Therapy at University of Nevada, Las Vegas teaching neurologic rehabilitation, balance and vestibular rehabilitation, as well as acute care and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. She teaches nationally and internationally on vestibular rehabilitation and is the current Chair-Elect of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Balance and Falls Special Interest Group. She is the co-developer of APTA Geriatrics Credentialed Balance and Fall Professional courses. Dr. Nash has clinical experience working with older adults in the acute care, inpatient rehab, and outpatient settings including managing the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health Outpatient Neuro Rehab Program in Las Vegas, Nevada until 2019. She currently works PRN in Dignity Health System in Henderson and focuses her research on implementation of evidence-based fall prevention programs for older adults. She is a Stepping On Master Trainer, Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance leader, and certified in Otago Exercise Program. She has been a multiple sclerosis certified specialist, PWR! Trained, Rocky Steady Boxing Trainer, and Certified Dementia Professional. She serves her community as a member of the Nevada Physical Therapy Board and the Nevada Goes Falls Free Coalition Chair and she is a Nevada State Co-Advocate for APTA Geriatrics.