Theses & Dissertations

Graduate Degree Title Advisor
Danae Black PhD Tuberculosis Risk and Prevention: Findings from Domestic and Global Cohorts Grace C. John-Stewart
Zia Yasaman PhD Empowerment, Stigma, and Structural Factors and their Influences on Sexual and Reproductive Health Care of Young Women Renee Heffron
Olivia Schultes MS Cofactors of neonatal mortality and hospitalization in western Kenya Grace C. John-Stewart
Kendall Lawley MPH Multiple adverse childhood experiences and maternal mental health outcomes among Kenyan mothers with and without HIV Grace C. John-Stewart
Mary Jewell MS Association Between Isolation Source, Clonal Composition, and Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Escherichia coli Samples Collected in Washington State Stephen E. Hawes
Saurya Dhungel MPH Association of Patient Characteristics with Risk of Rheumatic Heart Disease in First-Degree Relatives of Index Cases in Nepal Nona Sotoodehnia
Justy Chiramal MS Can Artificial Intelligence based Automated CT Brain Interpretation Software help Early Clinical Decision Making for Stroke Patients in Real World Resource Limited Settings with Non-Specialist Physicians? An Interrupted Time Series Study from Tezpur, Assam, India Steve J. Mooney
Omolara Akingba MPH Association of Bacterial Vaginosis With Chlamydia trachomatis Infection Among Women in Mombasa, Kenya: A Nested Case-Control Study Jennifer Balkus, PhD, MPH
Anna Larsen PhD Perinatal depression and adverse infant outcomes among Kenyan mother-infant pairs Grace C. John-Stewart
Stephanie Tornberg-Belanger PhD Antimicrobial Resistance in Enteric Bacteria Isolated from Kenyan Children at Discharge from Hospital Judd L. Walson
David Allen Roberts MS Modeling to Inform the Delivery of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in Sub-Saharan Africa Ruanne Barnabas
Dianna Hergott PhD Elucidating barriers to malaria elimination: An analysis of the role of low-density and imported Plasmodium falciparum infections to onward malaria transmission Jennifer Balkus, PhD, MPH
Kirkby Tickell PhD Understanding Enteric Dysfunction as a Determinant of Post-Discharge Pediatric Outcomes in Kenya and Pakistan. Judd L. Walson
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
Meixin Zhang MS The effect of polygamy on loss of human papillomavirus detection in Senegalese women Stephen E. Hawes
Randy Stalter PhD Evaluating PrEP use and safety among women of reproductive age in sub-Saharan Africa Jared Baeten
William Sheahan MPH Investigating Bias in School-Based Deworming Coverage Estimates from the DeWorm3 Trial Judd L. Walson
Julianne Meisner PhD Livestock and the epidemiology of sleeping sickness: mechanisms and implications Peter Rabinowitz
Gui Liu PhD Cervical cancer prevention in the context of abating HIV prevalence in Kenya Ruanne Barnabas
Zhuochen Li MS Effect of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection on Human Papillomavirus Clearance among Women in Senegal, West Africa Stephen E. Hawes
Rachel Wenger Kubiak PhD Diabetes Mellitus as a Risk Factor for Tuberculosis in HIV-Infected and Uninfected Populations Paul K. Drain
Murugi Micheni MPH Evaluating Measures of HIV Risk Perception with a Mixed Method Approach Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women Using PrEP in Kenya Jared Baeten
Laura Ellington MS Factors associated with reduced lung function in adolescents living with HIV in Nairobi, Kenya Brandon Guthrie
Michelle Ann Bulterys MPH Correlates of HIV status non-disclosure by pregnant women living with HIV to their male partners in Uganda: a cross-sectional study Connie Celum
Gregory Zane MPH An evaluation of the performance characteristics of World Health Organization syndromic management for C. trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeae infections among female sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya Jennifer Balkus, PhD, MPH
Valentine Wanga PhD Improving Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Delivery for Young Women in Kenya Jared Baeten
Julianne Meisner MS Cattle-associated risk factors for human tuberculosis in rural livestock keeping communities, Uganda Peter Rabinowitz
Elisabeth Brandstetter MPH Prevalence and Risk Factors for Syphilis and Hepatitis B Co-Infection Among Newly-Diagnosed HIV-Infected Adults in Durban, South Africa Paul K. Drain
Emily Begnel MPH High cervical IL-6 levels predict spontaneous preterm birth among women in western Kenya Jennifer Slyker
Angela Ulrich PhD Substance Use, Sexual Networks, and HIV risk among men who have sex with men and transgender women in Peru Ann Duerr
Lindsay Horn MPH Precipitation Associated with Increased Diarrheal Disease in Mozambique; A Time Series Analysis Anjum Hajat
Ira Martopullo MPH Systemic monocyte activation levels and developmental milestone attainment in HIV-infected infants initiating antiretroviral therapy Grace C. John-Stewart
Jennifer Hubber MPH HIV Status and Risk Factors for Hypertension in South African Adults Paul K. Drain
Kerry Hancuch MPH Safer Conception Among HIV-1 Sero-Discordant Couples in East Africa: Understanding Knowledge, Attitudes, and Experiences Renee Heffron
Rebecca Brander MPH Host and environmental correlates of multi-drug resistance in Kenyan children with acute bacterial diarrhea Grace C. John-Stewart
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
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
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
Jillian Neary MPH Role of Support Persons in Adolescent and Young Adult Voluntary HIV Testing and Counseling in Kenya Jennifer Slyker
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
Sanju Bhattarai MPH Influence of household remittance on childhood stunting in Nepal Annette L. Fitzpatrick
Xiao Zhang MPH Ambient ozone pollution and daily mortality in three megacities in China Joel D. Kaufman
Anton Quist MPH Sociodemographic and clinical correlates of immune activation in postpartum HIV-1/HSV-2 co-infected Kenyan women Carey Farquhar
Kristina Rudd MPH Early Management of Community-Acquired Sepsis in a Regional Thai Referral Hospital: a Prospective Observational Study Annette L. Fitzpatrick
Elizabeth Harrington MPH Evaluation of an mHealth SMS dialogue strategy to meet women’s and couples’ postpartum contraceptive needs in Kenya (Mobile WACh XY): A randomized controlled trial Grace C. John-Stewart
Marielle Goyette PhD Overcoming Barriers to HIV/STD Partner Services in Kenya and the United States Carey Farquhar
Kristina Bajema MS Subclinical tuberculosis among HIV-infected adults: Clinical features and outcomes in a South African cohort Paul K. Drain
Xinyi Wang MS Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Memory Function in Nepal: Findings from the Dhulikhel Heart Study Annette L. Fitzpatrick
Jonathan Muir MPH Exploring Factors Associated with the Prioritization of South-to-South Partnerships by International Global Health Institutions in the Southern Hemisphere Stephen E. Hawes
Emily Wu MPH The impact of HIV infection on cervical cancer presentation and survival in Uganda Stephen Marc Schwartz
Megan Suter MS Implications of combined exposure to household air pollution and HIV on neurodevelopment in Kenyan children Grace C. John-Stewart
Keshet Ronen MPH Comprehensive characterization of humoral correlates of human immunodeficiency virus 1 superinfection acquisition in high-risk Kenyan women Susan M. Graham
Gillian Levine PhD Severe Infection and Mortality in Kenyan Newborns Grace C. John-Stewart
Andrew Kwist MPH Feeding practices among vulnerable newborns in Vietnam: a pre- and post-evaluation of integrating a human milk bank into newborn care services Stephen E. Hawes
Nicholas Graff MPH The Effect of the Shikamana Peer-and-Provider Intervention on Depressive Symptoms, Alcohol Use, and Other Drug Use among Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men (GBMSM) in Kenya Susan M. Graham
Katherine Garcia MPH Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drug Use as Risk Factors for Onward HIV Transmission Among Men Who Have Sex with Men & Transgender Women in Lima, Peru Ann Duerr
Mary Chan MPH Correlates of Virologic Failure Among Breastfeeding Postpartum Kenyan Women on Option B+ Anna Wald
Audrey Brezak MPH Epidemiological Evaluation of Phylogenetic Clustering and Meeting Sexual Partners at Social Venues Among Men Who Have Sex With Men and Transgender Women in Lima, Peru Ann Duerr
Irene Njuguna MPH Financial incentives to increase pediatric HIV testing in Kenya: A pilot randomized clinical trial Jennifer Slyker
Joseph Murphy MPH Prevalence and Risk Factors for Diabetes Mellitus among newly-diagnosed HIV-infected South African Adults Paul K. Drain
Sarah Stansfield MPH Worldwide HIV Virulence Evolution in Response to Changes in Prevalence and Treatment Coverage Steven M. Goodreau
Sharon Greene PhD A Randomized Controlled Trial for Treatment of High-Grade Cervical Lesions Among HIV-Infected Women in Kenya Grace C. John-Stewart Rachel L. Winer
Samantha Rice MPH Relationship power and partner support for family planning among postpartum adolescents in Kenya Alison Drake
Anne Emanuels MPH Respiratory Viral Coinfection in a Birth Cohort of Infants in Rural Nepal Helen Y. Chu
Kathryn Peebles PhD Contraception and HIV-1 prevention among women in Africa: informing choices amid expanding options Ruanne Barnabas
Luwam Kidane MS Elevated vaginal pH levels and HPV among Senegalese women Stephen E. Hawes
Darcy Rao PhD Mathematical modeling to inform implementation of HIV prevention programs in the United States Matthew Golden
Akilina Douthat MPH Health Conditions of Particular Concern to Maternal Child Health Populations in Post-Invasion Iraq: A Comparison Between Data Sources Daniel A. Enquobahrie
Emily Deichsel PhD Early childhood diarrhea and growth among HIV-exposed, uninfected infants in Kenya Grace C. John-Stewart
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
Caislin Firth PhD Unexpected consequences of cannabis legalization on youth Anjum Hajat
Laura Chambers PhD Urethral sexual exposures: relationship with prevalent nongonococcal urethritis, the urethral microbiota, and resolution of symptoms Lisa E. Manhart
Michael Truong MPH Impact of mental health on HIV-related outcomes in a South African township Paul K. Drain
Maria Pyra PhD PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) adherence among East African women Jared Baeten
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
Monalisa Penumetsa MPH Prevalence and correlates of repeat testing during pregnancy and postpartum in rural Kenya Alison Drake
Irene Mukui MPH Antiretroviral medication prescription errors and associated factors among HIV infected children in selected health facilities in Nairobi, Kenya Carey Farquhar
Erika Feutz MPH Postmortem Intestinal Sampling in Malawi Grace C. John-Stewart
Gabriella Veytsel MPH Spatio-Temporal Trends of Typhoid Fever Incidence in Kibera (2007-2015) Grace C. John-Stewart
Shiow-Wen Yang PhD Effects of Parental Mental Illness on Common Child Health Outcomes
Jessica Long PhD Investigating the sexual partnerships of transgender women in Lima, Peru to improve targeted HIV interventions Ann Duerr
Jennifer Mark PhD Engaging Male Partners in Home-based Couple Education and Testing for Syphilis and HIV Carey Farquhar
Catherine Troja MPH Serum Concentrations of Novel Vitamin D Biomarkers and Detection of Prevalent High-Risk HPV Infection Rachel L. Winer
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
Margaret Mburu MPH Early diagnosis in infants born to HIV-positive adolescent compared to adult mothers in Kisumu, Kenya Carey Farquhar
Jade Pagkas-Bather MPH What’s PrEP?: Examining Factors Associated with PrEP Peer Navigator Acceptability among Black and Latinx MSM in Western Washington Susan M. Graham