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Friday, June 19, 2015

Boyd Adjunct Professor Gakh Talks Benefits of Full-Day Kindergarten on UNLV News Center

Max Gakh serves as an adjunct professor at the Boyd School of Law and is a scholar in residence at UNLV.

On June 15, Professor Gakh was quoted in a UNLV News Center article titled “Study Links Full-Day Kindergarten to Higher Test Scores, Longer Life Expectancy” about the findings of a health impact assessment (HIA) study released by UNLV’s School of Community Health Sciences and partners.

The study, which analyzed publicly available data and existing literature, delved into the connections between full-day kindergarten, academic success and health.

“As Nevada considers its K-12 education system, it’s important to think how health fits into the picture. Decisions made about full-day kindergarten may have health effects, too,” said HIA team member Gakh. “There is that connection to health, which is important to be aware of for children and possibly into adulthood as well.”

Professor Gakh’s research focuses on the intersection of public health, law, and policy.