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).

2019

2019
Graduate Degree Title Advisor
Ang Li MS Transplant-Associated Thrombotic Microangiopathy (TA-TMA) is a Multifactorial Disease Unresponsive to Immunosuppressant Withdrawal Weiss, Noel
Jennifer Mark PhD Engaging Male Partners in Home-based Couple Education and Testing for Syphilis and HIV Farquhar, Carey
Catherine Troja MPH Serum Concentrations of Novel Vitamin D Biomarkers and Detection of Prevalent High-Risk HPV Infection Winer, Rachel
Abbie Bauer MS Risk Factors for Severe Acute Kidney Injury after Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Schwartz, Stephen
Anne Massey MPH Lethal Means Assessment in Psychiatric Emergency Services: Frequency and Characteristics of Assessment Rowhani-Rahbar, Ali
Anna Unutzer MPH Evaluation of text message reminders to encourage re-testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea among female patients at the municipal STD Clinic in Seattle, WA Khosropour, Christine
Eliza Blanchette MS Eplet mismatches and de novo donor-specific antibody development in pediatric kidney transplant recipients Weiss, Noel
Margaret Mburu MPH Early diagnosis in infants born to HIV-positive adolescent compared to adult mothers in Kisumu, Kenya Farquhar, Carey
Jennifer Velloza PhD Depression and HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis use among sub-Saharan African Women Heffron, Renee
Laura Chambers PhD Urethral sexual exposures: relationship with prevalent nongonococcal urethritis, the urethral microbiota, and resolution of symptoms Manhart, Lisa

2018

2018
Graduate Degree Title Advisor
Tsegaselassie Workalemahu PhD Genetic Variations and Risk of Placental Abruption Enquobahrie, Daniel
Lauren Schwartz PhD Rotavirus vaccines in low-income settings Halloran, Elizabeth
Maria Pyra PhD PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) adherence among East African women Baeten, Jared
Mackenzie Fuller MPH The Impact of Hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs on Antibiotic Resistance and Prescribing Goldbaum, Gary
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)
Michael Truong MPH Impact of mental health on HIV-related outcomes in a South African township Drain, Paul
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
Paige Wartko PhD Antidepressant medication continuation during pregnancy and perinatal outcomes, including gestational weight gain, gestational diabetes, and birth weight Dublin, Sascha
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
Lauren White MPH The role of individual and community level social and cultural connectedness in modifying the effect of childhood adversity on anxiety and depression in American Indian college students Vander Stoep, Ann
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
Aaron Bochner PhD Evaluating risk factors and synergistic effects of two common HIV-1 coinfections: schistosomiasis and trichomoniasis Barnabas, Ruanne
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
Emily Deichsel PhD Early childhood diarrhea and growth among HIV-exposed, uninfected infants in Kenya John-Stewart, Grace
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
Luwam Kidane MS Elevated vaginal pH levels and HPV among Senegalese women Hawes, Stephen
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
Peter Leary PhD Inflammation and right ventricular structure and function in health and disease Weiss, Noel
Sharon Greene PhD A Randomized Controlled Trial for Treatment of High-Grade Cervical Lesions Among HIV-Infected Women in Kenya
Kristina Jordahl PhD Pre-Diagnostic Genome-Wide DNA Methylation in Blood and Risk of Bladder Cancer Bhatti, Parveen
Alexandra Akhunova MPH Pregnancy outcomes among women with epilepsy in Washington State, 1987-2012 Mueller, Beth
Alfred Osoti PhD Metabolic syndrome following hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and among HIV infected adults: understanding cardiovascular disease risk Farquhar, Carey
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