Theses & Dissertations

Graduate Degree Title Advisor
Leigh Sheridan MPH Cervical Cancer Screening Rates in Females Living with HIV at Three Healthcare Settings in the United States, 2010-2019 Aruna Kamineni
Michelle Sabo MS Changes in vaginal bacteria and inflammatory mediators from periconception through early-postpartum in a cohort of HIV-negative Kenyan women Scott McClelland
Raaka Kumbhakar MPH The Impact of a Walk-In HIV Care Model for People who are Incompletely Engaged in Care: the Moderate Needs (MOD) Clinic Julia Dombrowski
Danae Black PhD Tuberculosis Risk and Prevention: Findings from Domestic and Global Cohorts Grace C. John-Stewart
Adino Tsegaye PhD Identifying opportunities to reduce cervical cancer prevention disparities in Western Washington Rachel L. Winer
Unmesha Roy Paladhi PhD Improving the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Assisted Partner Services for HIV in Western Kenya Carey Farquhar
Wenwen Jiang PhD Adverse pregnancy outcomes, non-retention, eligibility of differentiated care and virologic failure among women living with HIV in prevention of vertical transmission programs Grace C. John-Stewart
Delaney Glass MPH Cofactors of Longitudinal Linear Growth Among Infants with and Without In-utero HIV/Antiretroviral Exposure in Kenya Grace C. John-Stewart
Douglas Gaitho MPH Long-term risk of recurrence of pre-cancerous cervical lesions among women living with HIV in Kenya McGrath, Christine
Ashley Bardon PhD Novel Testing Strategies to Support HIV Treatment and Prevention: Acceptability, Preferences, and Impact on Engagement in Care and Sexual Behaviors Paul K. Drain
Mariama Bah MS Pregnancy and cervical cancer: a retrospective study of the associations of age at first pregnancy and parity with non-invasive and invasive cervical lesions among HIV-negative women in Senegal Stephen E. Hawes
Olga Vitruk MPH PrEP Persistence Among Key Populations in Ukraine: Analysis of Scaled PrEP Program Data from October 2020 through February 2022
Bridget Waters MS Reliability of IgG serum antibodies, the electronic health record, and self-report in estimating urogenital and extragenital Chlamydia trachomatis infections in men who have sex with men Christine M. Khosropour
Sritripura Talagadadeevi MPH Associations of Mental Health Disorders, and Social Support with Retention in HIV Care Following Routine HIV Testing in a Refugee Settlement in Uganda Brandon Guthrie
Keely Paris MPH Comparison of Chlamydia trachomatis Seroprevalence and Risk Factors for Infection Among Women who have Sex with Women and Women who have Sex with Men in the 2013-2016 cycles of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States Lisa E. Manhart
Jillian Neary PhD Trajectories, predictors, and impact on neurocognition of viral control among children living with HIV in Kenya Grace C. John-Stewart
Anisha Loeb MPH Evaluating the Association between Smoking Behaviors and Anal or Vulvar High-Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion (HSIL) Recurrence Margaret M. Madeleine
Kendall Lawley MPH Multiple adverse childhood experiences and maternal mental health outcomes among Kenyan mothers with and without HIV Grace C. John-Stewart
Caitlin Drover MPH Relationship between bacterial diversity, specific urethral bacteria and incident NGU in men who have sex with women Lisa E. Manhart
Daniel Cockson MS Prioritizing Out-of-Care Case Investigations in King County, Washington Julia Dombrowski
Michelle Bulterys PhD FAMILY MATTERS: Relationship dynamics among couples affected by HIV during pregnancy, and neurodevelopment of HIV-exposed uninfected infants in sub-Saharan Africa Grace C. John-Stewart
Piper Brase MPH Trends in Chlamydia trachomatis Treatment Prescribing Practices in King County, Washington, 2010 – 2018 Christine M. Khosropour
Maria Bajenov MPH Associations between Vaginal Microbiota and Cervicitis Jennifer Balkus, PhD, MPH
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
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
Steven Erly PhD Structural Barriers to Continuity of HIV Care: Characterizing and Evaluating the Impact of Patient Discontinuation from AIDS Drug Assistance Programs Julia Dombrowski
Joni Anderson MS Rabies Virus Neutralizing Antibody Levels in Veterinary Medical Professionals: A Cross Sectional Study from Samples Collected at U.S. Veterinary Continuing Education Conferences Margaret M. Madeleine
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
Ethan Valinetz MPH Associations between isoniazid preventive therapy, non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection, and incipient TB signatures in people with HIV Anna Wald
Randy Stalter PhD Evaluating PrEP use and safety among women of reproductive age in sub-Saharan Africa Jared Baeten
Francis Slaughter MPH The Impact of COVID-19 Stress on ART Adherence and Unsuppressed Viral Loads in People Living with HIV in Western Washington Susan M. Graham
Molly Simonson MPH The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on STI Testing in King County, WA Christine M. Khosropour
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
Margaret Lind PhD Using Big Data to Improve Bacterial Sepsis Risk Stratification Among Immunocompromised Cancer Patients Amanda Phipps
Zhuochen Li MS Effect of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection on Human Papillomavirus Clearance among Women in Senegal, West Africa Stephen E. Hawes
Gabriella LaBazzo MPH Assessing Climate Driven West Nile Virus Risk in Washington State Christine M. Khosropour
Abir Hussein MPH Analyzing trends in HSV Western Blot results at a Reference Laboratory Anna Wald
Medhavi Bole MPH Characterization of patients seeking care at a Sexual Health Clinic who report engaging in exchange sex Julia Dombrowski
Michela Blain MPH Contraceptive Use Among Cisgender Women with Bacterial Sexually Transmitted Infections: A Cross-Sectional Study Julia Dombrowski
Michael Barry MPH Hepatitis C Prevalence, Correlates, and Social Networks among Cisgender Women who Participate in Sex Work in Seattle, WA Sara Nelson Glick
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
Terra Forward MPH Validity of Self-reported HPV Vaccination History in 18-26 Year Old Men Who Have Sex with Men, 2016-2018 Rachel L. Winer
Laura Ellington MS Factors associated with reduced lung function in adolescents living with HIV in Nairobi, Kenya Brandon Guthrie
Graham Crawbuck MS The impact of short message service reminders on returning to test for HIV at a community center in Seattle, WA Jennifer Balkus, PhD, MPH
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
Patrick Bullard MS Predicting individual-specific HIV survival functions – motivation, implementation, and potential applications. Jared Baeten
Kaitlin Zinsli MPH Non-gonococcal urethritis and its relationship to three novel bacterial vaginosis (BV) associated bacteria Lisa E. Manhart
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
Stephanie Ruderman MPH Weight gain following antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation in ART-naive people living with HIV in the current treatment era Joseph (Chris) Delaney
Julianne Meisner MS Cattle-associated risk factors for human tuberculosis in rural livestock keeping communities, Uganda Peter Rabinowitz
Molly Feder MPH Correlates of HPV vaccination and association with HPV-16 and HPV-18 DNA detection in young women Stephen E. Hawes
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
Sidney Bell MS Modern-Day SIV Viral Diversity Generated by Extensive Recombination and Cross-Species Transmission. Trevor Bedford
Angela Ulrich PhD Substance Use, Sexual Networks, and HIV risk among men who have sex with men and transgender women in Peru Ann Duerr
Kerry Thomson PhD HIV-1 Risk and Prevention Strategies for Women during Pregnancy and Postpartum Renee Heffron
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
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
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
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
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
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
Monisha Sharma PhD Evaluating the efficiency of community-based HIV testing and counseling strategies to decrease HIV burden in sub-Saharan Africa Ruanne Barnabas
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
Andrew Mujugira PhD Antiretroviral Treatment as Prevention in African HIV-1 Serodiscordant Couples: Understanding the Challenges and Opportunities Jared Baeten
Stephanie Kovacs PhD Assessing the association between receipt of antimalarial drugs and adverse pregnancy outcomes using pooled data Andy S. Stergachis
Christine Heumann MPH Comparison of In-Person Versus Telephone Interviews for Early Syphilis and HIV Partner Services in King County, Washington (2010-2014) Matthew Golden
McKenna Eastment MPH Association between vaginal bacterial microbiota and the presence and clinical presentation of vulvovaginal candidiasis Scott McClelland
Tashina Robinson MS Erectile Dysfunction Drug Use, Risk Behavior, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Lisa E. Manhart
Anton Quist MPH Sociodemographic and clinical correlates of immune activation in postpartum HIV-1/HSV-2 co-infected Kenyan women Carey Farquhar
Gillian Tarr PhD Escherichia coli O157:H7 Phylogenetics: Implications for Virulence and Disease Distribution Amanda Phipps
Richard Harbison MS The Mutational Landscape of Recurrent vs Non-Recurrent Human Papillomavirus-Associated Oropharyngeal Cancer Stephen Marc Schwartz
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
Katrina Deardorff MPH Evaluation of Zika Virus Testing Through the Washington State Department of Health Gary M. Goldbaum
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
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
Rachel Silverman PhD Informing Strategies for Effective HIV Treatment and Prevention Grace C. John-Stewart
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
Jessica Williams-Nguyen PhD Role of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and host genetic variants in risk of myocardial infarction among people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) Joseph (Chris) Delaney
Michelle Passater MPH Predictability of West Nile virus based on climate variables in Washington State Jeffrey Duchin
Anne Emanuels MPH Respiratory Viral Coinfection in a Birth Cohort of Infants in Rural Nepal Helen Y. Chu
Alfred Osoti PhD Metabolic syndrome following hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and among HIV infected adults: understanding cardiovascular disease risk Carey Farquhar
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
Emmanuel Rodriguez MPH Differences by Latino and White MSM in HIV-Related Stigma in Seattle, WA Jennifer Balkus, PhD, MPH
Darcy Rao PhD Mathematical modeling to inform implementation of HIV prevention programs in the United States Matthew Golden
Emily Deichsel PhD Early childhood diarrhea and growth among HIV-exposed, uninfected infants in Kenya Grace C. John-Stewart
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
Aaron Bochner PhD Evaluating risk factors and synergistic effects of two common HIV-1 coinfections: schistosomiasis and trichomoniasis Ruanne Barnabas
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
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
Irene Mukui MPH Antiretroviral medication prescription errors and associated factors among HIV infected children in selected health facilities in Nairobi, Kenya Carey Farquhar
Arianna Miles-Jay PhD Molecular epidemiology of the multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli sequence type 131-H30 lineage among U.S. Children Janet Baseman
Ronit Dalmat MPH Utility of next-generation sequencing for HIV antiretroviral resistance genotyping in a pragmatic clinical laboratory setting Anna Wald
Gabriella Veytsel MPH Spatio-Temporal Trends of Typhoid Fever Incidence in Kibera (2007-2015) Grace C. John-Stewart
Naomi Schwartz MPH Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI), H2 Blocker Use, and Risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in Children Joseph (Chris) Delaney
Maria Corcorran MPH Awareness of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Predictors of Interest in PrEP Among HIV-negative Persons Who Inject Drugs in Seattle, Washington Anna Wald
Lauren Schwartz PhD Rotavirus vaccines in low-income settings Elizabeth Halloran
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
Bridget Whitney PhD The Vaginal Microbiome: The Influence of Intramuscular Depot-medroxyprogesterone Acetate Initiation on Vaginal Microbiota and A Comparison of PCR Approaches for Use in Predicting HIV Acquisition Brandon Guthrie
Jennifer Mark PhD Engaging Male Partners in Home-based Couple Education and Testing for Syphilis and HIV Carey Farquhar
Madhura Suhas Rane PhD Investigation of Pertussis Resurgence in King County, Washington Elizabeth Halloran
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
Mark Tenforde PhD The Epidemiology, Outcomes, and Prevention of HIV-associated Meningitis in Southern Africa Carey Farquhar
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
Marla J Husnik PhD Understanding Adherence to and HIV-1 Protection from a Microbicidal Vaginal Ring Jared Baeten
Chase Cannon MPH Variation in Syphilis Among Men who Have Sex with Men and Women in the United States and Association with Syphilis in Women Matthew Golden