School of Public Health

EPI 514 Annual Presentations

For the last 36 years, the students enrolled in EPI 514 Application Of Epidemiologic Methods present their final projects to the Department of Epidemiology at the end of the Spring Quarter during the Super Epi 514 Results Presentation. EPI 514 gives graduate students in epidemiology the opportunity to gain “hands-on” experience analyzing data to answer a specific research question. Students analyze datasets from Washington State birth certificates, hospitalization records, and death certificates.

This year, the students analyzed the datasets from the Washington State Birth Records and wrote papers about their findings. Join us on Thursday, June 1, 2017 to hear what they learned about Washington State's population. Download abstracts from each presentation.


Thursday, June 1, 2017


1:00 PM to 4:20 PM


​Hogness Auditorium, HSB A-420


1:00 PM


1:05  ​PM Risk factors for maternal Group B Streptococcus colonization: a population-based case-control study in Washington State 2003-2014 ​Ronit B. Abramson, BS; Naomi R.M. Schwartz, BA; and Diana M. Tordoff, BA
1:25 PM The effects of pre-pregnancy body mass index on maternal weight retention Nicolas J. Dundas, BS; Tyler G. Ketterl, MD; Steven A. Roncaioli, BS
1:45 PM Is the extra bedroom worth the extra perinatal stress? Maternal residence change during pregnancy and birth outcomes​ Julia C. Bond, BA; Amanda L. Mancenido, BA; Divya M. Patil, BA
2:05 PM Effects of gestational hepatitis B infection on pregnancy outcomes in Washington State, 1992–2014 Kristina L. Bajema, MD; Helen C. Stankiewicz Karita, MD; Mark W. Tenforde, MD, MPH
2:25 PM

Poster Session and Refreshments


Maternal chorioamnionitis and neonatal sepsis: A population-based case-control study in Washington State Hang Yin, BS; Monalisa Penumetsa, MBBS; Stephanie M. Liu, BA

Dads worth the weight: Examining the healthy immigrant effect among Asian fathers on Asian mother and newborn weight outcomes Alexandra E. Akhunova, BS; Katherine V. Garcia-Rosales, BS; Michelle Passater, BS 

Community-level maternal exposure to animal and crop agriculture and pediatric hospitalizations due to acute respiratory illnesses: a cohort study in Washington State BreAnna Kinghorn, MD; Kate H. McConnell, BA; Orly D. Stampfer, BA

Association between cesarean delivery and necrotizing enterocolitis: a case-control study among Washington State infants Danae A. Black, BS, MPH; Rachel M. Shaffer, BA; and Stephanie N. Tornberg-Belanger, MS, MPH

Intrapartum risk factors and development of infantile hemangioma
Matthew Dellinger, MD; Kathleen O’Connell, MD; Robert A. Tessler, MD
The association between American Indian/Alaska Native maternal reservation residency and birth outcomes: a population-based cohort study in Washington State Nicholas R. Graff, BS, BA; Andrew J. Kwist, BA; Ezekiel J. Maloney, MD
Predictors of maternal smoking cessation during pregnancy in Washington State, 2003-2014 Kathleen E. Kearney, MD; Robert Y. Lee, MD; Laura J. Spece, MD, MSc

Short changed: the association between maternal stature and infant outcomes Sebastian M. Jara, MD; D. Allen Roberts, MPH; Francys C. Verdial, MD

Risk factors associated with re-hospitalization following conservative management of postpartum hemorrhage Gabriella E. Veytsel, BS; Michael V. Truong, BS

3:20 PM Predictors of a successful external cephalic version: a population-based case-control study Audrey M.V. Brezak, BS; Audrey E. Hu, BS; Erin R. Morgan, BS 
3:40 PM Healthy immigrant effect on birth outcomes: a retrospective cohort study comparing native Washington State to non-Washington State US-born women Beatrice M. Wamuti, MBChB, MBA; Eliud O. Akama, BScN; Irene N. Mukui, MBChB
4:00 PM The association of rural vs. urban living environment and maternal race with risk of non-syndromic orofacial clefts Flavia P. Kapos, DDS, MS; Kelsey Schmidt, BA; Lauren A. White, BS
4:20 PM