School of Public Health

Theses & Dissertations

The following lists detail the research project conducted by students who graduated with a degree in Master of Science (MS), Master of Public Health (MPH), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).


Graduate Degree Title Advisor
Alastair Matheson PhD Changing etiologies of childhood acute febrile illness: implications for management in an era of declining malaria Walson, Judd
Michael B. Arndt PhD Environmental Enteropathy and Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 are associated with early childhood growth in Bangladesh Walson, Judd
Willa D. Brenowitz PhD Prevalence of mixed neuropathologies in autopsied older adults and associations with clinical disease progression Kukull, Walter
Gloria C. Chi PhD Methylomic and Transcriptomic Insights Linking Air Pollution and Atherosclerosis Kaufman, Joel
Lu Chen PhD Hypertension and diabetes treatment and risk of adverse outcomes among breast cancer patients Li, Christopher
Erin E. Masterson PhD Putting teeth into the developmental origins hypothesis: A longitudinal study of early childhood malnutrition, enamel hypoplasia and adolescent health in Amazonian Bolivia Fitzpatrick, Annette
Kenneth K. Mugwanya PhD Safety of oral tenofovir disoproxil fumarate-based pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention: prospective studies in HIV-uninfected men and women Baeten, Jared
Leora R. Feldstein PhD The 2014 chikungunya virus outbreak in the U.S. Virgin Islands: epidemiology, long-term health outcomes, and economic burden Halloran, Elizabeth


Graduate Degree Title Advisor
Emily M. Mosites PhD The influence of livestock ownership and health on the nutritional status of children under 5 years old in Eastern Africa Walson, Judd
Claudia S. Crowell MPH Antiretroviral regimen central nervous penetration, viral control, and age of attainment of developmental milestones in early treated HIV-infected infants John-Stewart, Grace
Anjuli D. Wagner PhD Uptake, acceptability, and cost-effectiveness of a targeted pediatric HIV testing strategy John-Stewart, Grace
Matthew Crull MS Epidemiology of Chronic Pseudomonas Lung Infections in Cystic Fibrosis Adolescents and Adults Rowhani-Rahbar, Ali
Hannah Cohen-Cline PhD Neighborhood characteristics, social capital, and depression: a twin study Beresford, Shirley A. A.
Elizabeth Dawson-Hahn MPH The Association between Early Antibiotic Exposure and Obesity Development in Childhood Lampe, Johanna
Daisy Krakowiak PhD Effectiveness of home-based HIV testing and education among partners of pregnant women in Kenya: a mixed methods approach Farquhar, Carey
Adam S. Dingens MS Examining neutralizing antibody activity as an immune correlate of HIV-1 superinfection Graham, Susan
John Distelhorst MPH The Effect of Hospital Trauma Level on Outcomes for Injured Pregnant Women and their Neonates in Washington State, 1995 to 2012 Schiff, Melissa
Rebecca L. Drieling PhD Osteoporosis Medication Use and Fracture Risk in the Women’s Health Initiative Heckbert, Susan
Daniel R. Drozd MS Effect of Antiretroviral Therapy on Damage-Associated Molecular Patterns (DAMPs). Lipopolysacharide (LPS) and Immune Reconstitution in HIV-Infected Individuals Graham, Susan
Meghan R. Flanagan MPH Relationship between anthropometric factors and risk of second breast cancer events among Ductal Carcinoma In Situ survivors Li, Christopher
Kristen Heitzinger PhD Strategies for the Promotion of Household Water Treatment in Ica, Peru Hawes, Stephen
Tove Ryman PhD Diet, Iq'mik Smokeless Tobacco Use and Cardiometabolic Risk among Yup'ik Alaska Native People living in Southwest Alaska Austin, Melissa
Bradley H. Wagenaar PhD A systems approach to mental healthcare provision and suicide prevention in Sofala province, Mozambique Sherr, Kenneth
Adam N. Akullian PhD Host, pathogen, and geographic drivers of major Salmonella serovars in rural and urban Kenya John-Stewart, Grace
Archana Shrestha PhD Diet, Obesity and Diabetes in Suburban Nepal – A Community-Based Study Fitzpatrick, Annette
Engi F. Attia MPH Risk factors for hypoxia and tachypnea among adolescents with vertically-acquired HIV in Nairobi Weiss, Noel
Renuka K. Garg PhD Risk of opioid-related adverse events among Medicaid and workers' compensation patients receiving long-term opioid therapy Stergachis, Andy
Kristjana H. Ásbjörnsdóttir PhD Pediatric HIV: Immunologic and Virologic Response to Antiretroviral Therapy John-Stewart, Grace
Kate S. Wilson PhD The relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV), unprotected sex, and detectable plasma viral load in HIV-positive female sex workers in Kenya McClelland, Scott
Tiffany Beck MPH Comparison of Hospital Length of Stay and Readmissions by Surgical Approach in the Treatment of Endometrial Cancer in Washington State, 2008-2011: Robotic Assisted Surgery Compared with Laparoscopy and Laparotomy Schiff, Melissa
Biraj M. Karmacharya PhD Epidemiology Of Cardiovascular Diseases Risk Factors and Hypertension in a Community-Based Suburban Population in Nepal Fitzpatrick, Annette
Raquel Capote MPH Epidemiology of sport-related traumatic dental injury among United States High School Athletes Hawes, Stephen
Christine M. Khosropour PhD Seroadaptive behaviors among Seattle men who have sex with men (MSM): a shift in operationalization, trends, and association with HIV Golden, Matthew
Jennifer J. Carroll MPH Risk Perception Among HIV Serodiscordant Couples in East Africa Taking Oral PrEP for HIV Prevention Baeten, Jared


Graduate Degree Title Advisor
Michael N. Passarelli PhD Lipid Genotypes, Phenotypes, and Colorectal Polyps Newcomb, Polly
Alexa J. Resler PhD Variation in Vitamin D, Parathyroid Hormone, and Immunosuppressive Medications and the Risk of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer following Renal Transplant Madeleine, Margaret
Amy Moore PhD Genetic Variation in Immune Response and Vitamin D Metabolism and Developmental Origins of Cardiometabolic Risk Enquobahrie, Daniel
Colin D. Rehm PhD Socioeconomic Disparities in Health: The Role of Diet Cost Drewnowski, Adam
Pamela Murnane PhD Understanding factors that influence pre-exposure prophylaxis efficacy for HIV-1 prevention Baeten, Jared
Kristen E. Gray PhD Prediction modeling for live birth in in vitro fertilization Schiff, Melissa