Research

Theses & Dissertations


Graduate Degree Title Advisor
Natasha Ludwig-Barron PhD Karibu na sirenji (Near the Syringe): Applying mixed methods to characterize the HIV risk environment and gender differences among persons who inject drugs in Nairobi, Kenya Brandon Guthrie
Anna Harrington MPH Associations between Bike Score and frequency of bicycle ridership among women of reproductive age in the Puget Sound Region of Washington state Steve J. Mooney
Jacob Fong-Gurzinky MS Effect of Internal Standard Normalization of Microbiome Data on Outcomes of a Controlled Feeding Study and a Longitudinal Study in a Multiethnic Cohort Johanna W. Lampe
Dara Horn MS Outcomes of Beta-Hemolytic Streptococcal Necrotizing Skin and Soft Tissue Infections and the Impact of Clindamycin Resistance Noel Weiss
Shewit Giovanni MS Identifying patient level factors of prone positioning therapy Daniel A. Enquobahrie
Morgan Meadows MS Validity of Identification Methods of Lower Extremity Amputation in the Veterans Health Administration Electronic Medical Records Alyson Littman
Helena Archer MPH Local-level Association of Social Deprivation and Serious Injuries in Washington State: An Ecological Cross-sectional Study Ali Rowhani-Rahbar
Jennifer Mueller MPH Pregnancy Intention and Postpartum Depressive Symptoms: An Analysis of PRAMS Data Stephen E. Hawes
Sophie Mayer MS CYP2D6 inherited variation and inhibiting medication use in relation to adverse breast cancer outcomes after tamoxifen therapy Kathleen E. Malone
Jovana Martin MPH Racial Disparities in the Utilization of Preventive Health Service among Older Women with Early Stage Endometrial Cancer Enrolled in Medicare Melissa A. Schiff
Kim Kummer MPH Dairy Consumption and Incident Type 2 Diabetes Among American Indians: The Strong Heart Family Study Mandy Fretts
Elyse Kadokura MPH Using GPS data to explore demographic predictors of life-space: a pooled analysis Mandy Fretts
Jennifer Hubber MPH HIV Status and Risk Factors for Hypertension in South African Adults Paul K. Drain
Marnie Hazlehurst MS Air pollution exposure and novel biomarkers of inflammation and cardiac stress in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and Air Pollution (MESA Air) Joel D. Kaufman
Barbara Harding MS Proton pump inhibitors and the risk of fractures in older adults: a population-based retrospective cohort study Sascha Dublin
Kerry Hancuch MPH Safer Conception Among HIV-1 Sero-Discordant Couples in East Africa: Understanding Knowledge, Attitudes, and Experiences Renee Heffron
Cheryl Dietrich MPH Power, privilege and HIV prevalence: examination of sexual HIV-risk factors in MSM and transgender women who engage in transactional sex Ann Duerr
Seth Cohen MS Mortality and perinatal infectious complications following home birth in Washington State: 2003-2014 Alyson Littman
Laura Chambers MPH Constructing and evaluating alternative prediction models for identifying clinically relevant cases in an STD clinic Julia Dombrowski
Elfriede Agyemang MPH Performance of commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) for diagnosis of HSV-1 and HSV-2 infection in a clinical setting Anna Wald
Ata Moshiri MPH Polyomavirus-negative Merkel cell carcinoma: a more aggressive subtype based on analysis of 282 cases using multi-modal tumor virus detection Stephen Marc Schwartz
Leora R. Feldstein PhD The 2014 chikungunya virus outbreak in the U.S. Virgin Islands: epidemiology, long-term health outcomes, and economic burden Elizabeth Halloran
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 Jared Baeten
Gloria C. Chi PhD Methylomic and Transcriptomic Insights Linking Air Pollution and Atherosclerosis Joel D. Kaufman
Willa D. Brenowitz PhD Prevalence of mixed neuropathologies in autopsied older adults and associations with clinical disease progression Walter A. Kukull
Michael B. Arndt PhD Environmental Enteropathy and Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 are associated with early childhood growth in Bangladesh Judd L. Walson
Alastair Matheson PhD Changing etiologies of childhood acute febrile illness: implications for management in an era of declining malaria Joel D. Kaufman Judd L. Walson
Sarah Roberts PhD Gender Based Violence and HIV Risk: Mediating Pathways and Strategies for Prevention Susan M. Graham
Kathleen Jessica Ramos MS Heterogeneity in survival among adult cystic fibrosis patients with low lung function in the United States Noel Weiss
Linda Oseso MPH Intimate Partner Violence among HIV-seropositive and HIV-seronegative Pregnant Women Receiving Partner Services in Kisumu, Kenya: Correlates and Incidence during Postpartum Brandon Guthrie
Collette Ncube MS Sex-specific Associations of Maternal Birthweight with Offspring Birthweight in the Omega Study: The role of pre-pregnancy body mass index Daniel A. Enquobahrie
Julia Hood PhD Using HIV Surveillance Data for Public Health Evaluations and Interventions: Common Challenges & Proposed Methodological Solutions Stephen E. Hawes
Christopher Hearne MPH Association between depressive symptoms, risk factors for sexually transmitted infections, and nongonococcal urethritis Lisa E. Manhart
Jessica Citronberg PhD Lipopolysaccharide-binding protein, associated factors, and colorectal cancer Johanna W. Lampe
Brandon Auerbach MPH Cardiovascular Health Effects of 100% Fruit Juice Versus Whole Fruit in Postmenopausal Women: Results from the Women’s Health Initiative Alyson Littman
Lauren Strand MS New statin use and left ventricular structure: estimating long-term associations in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) Joseph (Chris) Delaney
Monisha Sharma PhD Evaluating the efficiency of community-based HIV testing and counseling strategies to decrease HIV burden in sub-Saharan Africa Ruanne Barnabas
Chelsie Porter MPH Socioeconomic Status and Health Behavior in Nepal Annette L. Fitzpatrick Roxanne P. Kerani
Thomas Odeny PhD Implementation science to expand an mHealth intervention for improving retention in care for women living with HIV and their children Scott McClelland
Stephanie Kovacs PhD Assessing the association between receipt of antimalarial drugs and adverse pregnancy outcomes using pooled data Andy S. Stergachis
McKenna Eastment MPH Association between vaginal bacterial microbiota and the presence and clinical presentation of vulvovaginal candidiasis Scott McClelland
Griffith Bell PhD Air Pollution and High Density Lipoprotein Structure and Function Joel D. Kaufman
Ying Zhang MPH Birth-to-pregnancy intervals and adverse perinatal outcomes among African-born women in Washington State Daniel A. Enquobahrie
Tashina Robinson MS Erectile Dysfunction Drug Use, Risk Behavior, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Lisa E. Manhart
Brodie Parent MS Bariatric surgery in women of child-bearing age, timing between an operation and birth, and associated perinatal complications Ali Rowhani-Rahbar
Hannah Imlay MS Beta Lactam and Other Antibiotic Allergies in Solid Organ and Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Recipients Anna Wald
Spencer Hensley MS Outcomes of Wraparound Care Coordination for Youth with Complex Behavioral Health Needs
Barbara Harding PhD Commonly used medications and survival from ovarian cancer Noel Weiss
Emily Scott MPH Molecular epidemiology of respiratory syncytial virus illness in children and adults in Seattle, WA over five seasons Anna Wald
Anne Emanuels MPH Respiratory Viral Coinfection in a Birth Cohort of Infants in Rural Nepal Helen Y. Chu
Darcy Rao PhD Mathematical modeling to inform implementation of HIV prevention programs in the United States Matthew Golden
Patrick Owiti MPH Assessment of Repeat HIV Testing and Utilization of HIV Self-Testing to Increase Repeat Testing Amongst Pregnant and Postpartum Women in Kisumu County, Kenya Jared Baeten
Irene Njuguna PhD From pediatric to adolescent HIV: mortality, viral suppression and transition to adult care Grace C. John-Stewart
Kennedy Muni PhD Effect of road safety-conscious motorcycle taxi programs on riding behaviors and risk of road traffic crash among motorcycle taxi drivers in Kampala, Uganda Brandon Guthrie
Eliza Blanchette MS Eplet mismatches and de novo donor-specific antibody development in pediatric kidney transplant recipients Noel Weiss
Abbie Bauer MS Risk Factors for Severe Acute Kidney Injury after Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Stephen Marc Schwartz
Shiow-Wen Yang PhD Effects of Parental Mental Illness on Common Child Health Outcomes
Ang Li MS Transplant-Associated Thrombotic Microangiopathy (TA-TMA) is a Multifactorial Disease Unresponsive to Immunosuppressant Withdrawal Noel Weiss
Jessica Long PhD Investigating the sexual partnerships of transgender women in Lima, Peru to improve targeted HIV interventions Ann Duerr
Tigran Avoundjian PhD Integrating data systems to improve HIV care engagement in King County, WA Julia Dombrowski
Robert Lee MS POLST-Discordant Intensive Care Near the End of Life: A Retrospective Cohort Study Noel Weiss
Jennifer Mark PhD Engaging Male Partners in Home-based Couple Education and Testing for Syphilis and HIV Carey Farquhar
Esther Lam MPH Receptiveness and Responsiveness of Using Social Media for Safe Firearm Storage Outreach in Washington State: A Mixed-Methods Study Ali Rowhani-Rahbar
Nicole Lorona MS Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Risk of Breast Cancer Mortality by Molecular Subtype and Stage at Diagnosis Christopher I-Fu Li
Catherine Knott MPH Longitudinal Association between Greenspace and Type 2 Diabetes: Evidence from MESA Anjum Hajat
Ruchi Tiwari MPH A Retrospective Cohort Study of Race and Ethnicity, Pre-pregnancy Weight, and Pregnancy Complications Daniel A. Enquobahrie
Natasha Wenzel PhD Assessing Optimal Intervention Targets for Respiratory Infections in Structured Populations Elizabeth Halloran
Feng Su MS Hepatocellular carcinoma screening reduces cancer-related mortality in patients with chronic hepatitis B infection: a case-control study Noel Weiss
Mark Tenforde PhD The Epidemiology, Outcomes, and Prevention of HIV-associated Meningitis in Southern Africa Carey Farquhar
Elizabeth Killien MPH Risk factors for health-related quality of life deterioration following pediatric critical illness Noel Weiss
Jennifer Velloza PhD Depression and HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis use among sub-Saharan African Women Renee Heffron
Jorge Soledad MPH Use of Bevacizumab for Newly Diagnosed Ovarian Cancer: A National Analysis Daniel A. Enquobahrie
Colin Malone PhD Reaching underscreened women: correlates of cervical cancer underscreening, reactions to mailed HPV self-sampling kits, and cost-effectiveness of HPV self-sampling programs Rachel L. Winer
Thomas Keller MS Association of Guideline-recommended COPD Inhaler Regimens with Respiratory Exacerbations, Exercise Performance, and Quality of Life Noel Weiss
Marla J Husnik PhD Understanding Adherence to and HIV-1 Protection from a Microbicidal Vaginal Ring Jared Baeten