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).

2018

2018
Graduate Degree Title Advisor
Yuan Zhou MPH Outpatient Antibiotic Parenteral Therapy in Vulnerable Populations: People Who Inject Drugs and the Homeless Wald, Anna
Jill Steiner MS Hospital Resource Utilization and Presence of Advance Directives at the End of Life for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease Heckbert, Susan
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 Duerr, Ann
Diana Tordoff MPH Sex Misclassification in the BRFSS and its Implications for Assessing Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Reproductive Health: A Quantitative Bias Analysis Hajat, Anjum
Mary Chan MPH Correlates of Virologic Failure Among Breastfeeding Postpartum Kenyan Women on Option B+ Wald, Anna
Francys Verdial Argueta MPH Body Mass Index and Risks of Recurrence and Mortality by Breast Cancer Subtype Li, Christopher
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 Duerr, Ann
Julia Bond MPH The association between sexual subjectivity and sexual health outcomes both negative and positive in a sample of women Hawes, Stephen
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) Kaufman, Joel
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 Graham, Susan
Gabriella Veytsel MPH Spatio-Temporal Trends of Typhoid Fever Incidence in Kibera (2007-2015) John-Stewart, Grace
Sebastian Jara MPH The Association of Sleep Apnea and Cancer in Veterans Phipps, Amanda
Hang Yin MS Genetic variation in telomere maintenance genes and survival after colorectal cancer diagnosis Newcomb, Polly
Kristina Jordahl PhD Pre-Diagnostic Genome-Wide DNA Methylation in Blood and Risk of Bladder Cancer Bhatti, Parveen
Sharon Greene PhD A Randomized Controlled Trial for Treatment of High-Grade Cervical Lesions Among HIV-Infected Women in Kenya Chung, Michael
Tyler Ketterl MS Impact of Cancer, Cancer Directed Therapy and Its Lasting Effects on Employment and Finances in Young Adult Cancer Survivors Phipps, Amanda
Ian Macumber MS The Association of Pediatric Obesity with Nocturnal Non-Dipping on 24-Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring Weiss, Noel
Hannah Tully Clinical and surgical factors associated with increased epilepsy risk in children with hydrocephalus
Elizabeth Hom PhD Association of air pollution with longitudinal changes in arterial stiffness and correlates of longitudinal change in arterial stiffness in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) Kaufman, Joel
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 Hawes, Stephen
BreAnna Kinghorn MS Social Determinants of Asthma in American Indian Children Fretts, Mandy
Gillian Levine PhD Severe Infection and Mortality in Kenyan Newborns John-Stewart, Grace
Erin Morgan MS Cholinesterase Inhibitors and Neuropathology of Cerebrovascular Disease and Other Dementias in Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease: A Study of NACC Autopsy and Medical History Data, 2005 – 2017 Kukull, Walter
Sabah Quraishi PhD Exposure to ambient air pollution and outcomes in women undergoing in vitro fertilization Hajat, Anjum
Amanda Mancenido MPH Examining psychological distress across intersections of immigrant generational status, race, poverty, and gender Hajat, Anjum
Trenton McAllister Trends in incidence of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus colonization and bacteremia among hematopoietic cell transplant recipients at a large comprehensive cancer care center
Coralynn Sack MPH Occupational Exposures and Subclinical Interstitial Lung Disease: The MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis) Air–Lung Study Kaufman, Joel
Kathleen O'Connell MPH Risk of Delirium and Use of Regional Analgesia in Geriatric Trauma Patients with Multiple Rib Fractures Weiss, Noel
Sarah Leary Ms Detection of protein targets associated with survival in malignant pediatric brain tumors Mueller, Beth
Rachel Silverman PhD Informing Strategies for Effective HIV Treatment and Prevention John-Stewart, Grace
Divya Patil MPH The Association Between Maternal Work Precarity and Infant Low Birth Weight in a Nationally Representative Cohort of Women in the United States Hajat, Anjum
Robert Tessler MPH Differences by Victim Race and Ethnicity in Race and Ethnicity Motivated Violent Bias Crimes: A National Study Rowhani-Rahbar, Ali
Steven Roncaioli MPH Management of GNR bacteremia in HCT: shifting patterns for outpatient antibiotic therapy in the modern era Phipps, Amanda
Tsegaselassie Workalemahu PhD Genetic Variations and Risk of Placental Abruption Enquobahrie, Daniel
Lauren Schwartz PhD Rotavirus vaccines in low-income settings Halloran, Elizabeth
Michael Young PhD Air Pollution, Change in Retinal Vascular Caliber, and Cellular Adhesion in the Multi-ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) Kaufman, Joel
Naomi Schwartz MPH Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI), H2 Blocker Use, and Risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in Children Delaney, Joseph (Chris)
Mackenzie Fuller MPH The Impact of Hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs on Antibiotic Resistance and Prescribing Goldbaum, Gary

2017

2017
Graduate Degree Title Advisor
Pavan Kumar Bhatraju MS Circulating levels of soluble Fas (sCD95) are associated with risk for development of a non-resolving acute kidney injury sub-phenotype Heckbert, Susan
Irene Njuguna MPH Financial incentives to increase pediatric HIV testing in Kenya: A pilot randomized clinical trial Slyker, Jennifer