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
Dana H. Meranus PhD The association between neighborhood and the prevention and control of pre-diabetes and diabetes in King County, Washington Stergachis, Andy
Laura P. Newman PhD Sustained responses to measles revaccination among Kenyan HIV-infected children on antiretroviral therapy Farquhar, Carey
Rachel A. Bender Ignacio MPH Effect of oral and gel tenofovir on genital HSV-2 shedding in immunocompetent women Wald, Anna
Patricia B. Pavlinac PhD Potential etiologies of pediatric acute diarrhea & assessment of current treatment guidelines in rural western Kenya John-Stewart, Grace
Hilary Bethancourt MPH Association between Longitudinally Assessed Dietary Composition and Blood Telomere Length among Young Adult Filipinos Kratz, Mario
Paul N. Jensen PhD A survey of salt intake, blood pressure, and non-communicable disease risk factors in Viet Nam Heckbert, Susan
Bourke Betz MS Impact of Counseling on Breastfeeding Practice and Perinatal HIV-1 Transmission in Nairobi, Kenya Farquhar, Carey
Gregory S. Calip PhD The association between cardiometabolic risk factors and breast cancer outcomes Boudreau, Denise
Inbal Boger-Megiddo PhD History of maternal pregnancy characteristics, birth weight, and subclinical arterial disease in young adults in the Jerusalem Perinatal Study Siscovick, David
Frankline M. Onchiri PhD Changing etiologies of febrile illness in areas of differing malaria transmission in rural Kenya Walson, Judd
Astrid M. Suchy-Dicey PhD Renal tubular secretion in chronic kidney disease: description, determinants, and outcomes Weiss, Noel
Danny V. Colombara PhD Infection with MCPyV, KIV, WUV, and HPV as potential risk factors for lung cancer Manhart, Lisa
Christine Loftus PhD Industrial Animal Agriculture in the Yakima Valley, Air Pollution, and Pediatric Asthma Morbidity Karr, Catherine
Jonathan Y. Huang PhD Intergenerational Transmission of Health Inequities: Early Life Socioeconomic Factors, Adult Cardiometabolic and Pregnancy Outcomes, and Potential Epigenetic Mechanisms in Young Adult Women. Enquobahrie, Daniel
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


Graduate Degree Title Advisor
Kristen Upson PhD Organochlorine pesticides, phthalate metabolites, and risk of endometriosis Holt, Victoria
Bizuayehu Gelaye PhD Diagnostic Validity of Patient Health Questionnaire-9 and Composite International Diagnostic Interview Assessment Scales for Depression in East Africa Williams, Michelle
Dodie Arnold PhD Early Maternal Vitamin D Concentrations in Relation to Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, Mood or Anxiety Disorders, and Preeclampsia Williams, Michelle
Helen Gerns PhD The Impact of Helminths on HIV, Measles, and Tetanus-specific IgG Antibody Responses among HIV Co-infected Adults in Kenya Walson, Judd
Ting-Yuan Cheng PhD Vitamin D, interaction with vitamin A and lung cancer Neuhouser, Marian
Jean A. McDougall PhD Patient and facility level determinants of non-concordance with recommended breast cancer treatment Li, Christopher
Kevin Psoter PhD Environmental risk factors for the initial acquisition of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in young children with cystic fibrosis Mayer, Jonathan
Erin Kahle PhD Understanding risk factors for HIV-1 infectiousness and transmission: prospective studies in HIV-1 serodiscordant couples Baeten, Jared
Jeffrey D. Stanaway PhD Insights from disease ecology: focus on hand, foot and mouth disease in China Mayer, Jonathan
Megan E. Romano PhD Maternal body burden of cadmium: Impacts on gestational diabetes & fetal growth Williams, Michelle
Karen E. Mark PhD Herpes Simplex Virus: Rapidly Cleared Reactivation Episodes, Treatment with Topical Resiquimod, and Incidence and Clinical Management of Newly Diagnosed Symptomatic Disease Wald, Anna
Gaia Pocobelli PhD Fatal Breast Cancer Risk in Relation to Use of Unopposed Estrogen and Combined Hormone Therapy Weiss, Noel
Kathryn G. Curran PhD New approaches to HIV prevention in African HIV serodiscordant couples: antiretrovirals and mobile technology Baeten, Jared
Stephen N. Maley PhD KIR gene content variation and risk of vulvar and cervical cancer: a population-based case-control study Schwartz, Stephen
Theresa A. Hastert PhD Area-level socioeconomic status and cancer outcomes: Is there an association and can it be explained by behavior? White, Emily
Erin R. Wallace PhD Incident atrial fibrillation in relation to disability-free survival, risk of fracture, and changes in physical function in the Cardiovascular Health Study Heckbert, Susan
Alison S. Rustagi PhD Efficacy of Cervical Cancer Screening to Prevent Cervical Cancer Mortality Among Women Ages 55 to 79 Years: A Population-Based, Case-Control Study Weiss, Noel
April F. Mohanty PhD Maternal Periconceptional Seafood Intake, Pregnancy Complications, and Fetal Growth Enquobahrie, Daniel
Sheetal Hardikar PhD A Cohort Study of Systemic Markers of Inflammation and Oxidative Stress and Incidence of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Vaughan, Thomas


Graduate Degree Title Advisor
David A. Katz PhD Measuring and Increasing HIV Testing among Men Who Have Sex with Men Farquhar, Carey
Duane A. Quistberg PhD Pedestrian Safety in Peru: The role of visible signalization, transit stops and other features of the built environment Ebel, Beth