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
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)
Paige Wartko PhD Antidepressant medication continuation during pregnancy and perinatal outcomes, including gestational weight gain, gestational diabetes, and birth weight Dublin, Sascha
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
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
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
Aaron Bochner PhD Evaluating risk factors and synergistic effects of two common HIV-1 coinfections: schistosomiasis and trichomoniasis Barnabas, Ruanne
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
Emily Deichsel PhD Early childhood diarrhea and growth among HIV-exposed, uninfected infants in Kenya John-Stewart, Grace
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

2017

2017
Graduate Degree Title Advisor
Hannah Frenkel MS Illnesses and Injuries at Nature Preschools Vander Stoep, Ann
Julie Rivers MS Defining Optimal T-Cell Characteristics for Pediatric Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-cell Trials Li, Christopher
Gillian Tarr PhD Escherichia coli O157:H7 Phylogenetics: Implications for Virulence and Disease Distribution Phipps, Amanda
Cameron Haas MPH Patterns in completion of colorectal cancer screening using fecal immunochemical tests in a health maintenance organization setting Phipps, Amanda
Keshet Ronen MPH Comprehensive characterization of humoral correlates of human immunodeficiency virus 1 superinfection acquisition in high-risk Kenyan women Graham, Susan
Kerry Thomson PhD HIV-1 Risk and Prevention Strategies for Women during Pregnancy and Postpartum Heffron, Renee
John Haight MPH Risk factors of opioid-related overdose among opioid users in an acute care setting: a prospective cohort study
Megan Suter MS Implications of combined exposure to household air pollution and HIV on neurodevelopment in Kenyan children John-Stewart, Grace
Nithya Kannan MPH Stressful Life Events in Pregnancy and Postpartum Depressive Symptoms among Women in Washington State Schiff, Melissa
Xiaoliang Wang PhD Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, Chronic Inflammation and Colorectal Cancer Risk White, Emily
Lindsay Horn MPH Precipitation Associated with Increased Diarrheal Disease in Mozambique; A Time Series Analysis Hajat, Anjum
Vijay Krishnamoorthy PhD Incidence, Longitudinal Trajectory, and Hemodynamic Implications of Cardiac Dysfunction Following Traumatic Brain Injury Rowhani-Rahbar, Ali
Cordelie Witt MPH Short and long-term patient outcomes following inhalation injury among burn patients Rivara, Frederick
Tri Nhan Dai Le MPH Sociodemographic, behavioral, and neighborhood-environment predictors of diabetes prevalence across Asian American ethnicities: Analyses of CHIS (2013-2015). Hajat, Anjum
Orion Stewart PhD Public Park System Characteristics Associated with Physical Activity
Margaret Lind MPH Effects of Intubation Location on Risk of Ventilator Associated Events Hawes, Stephen
Emily Wu MPH The impact of HIV infection on cervical cancer presentation and survival in Uganda
Angela Ulrich PhD Substance Use, Sexual Networks, and HIV risk among men who have sex with men and transgender women in Peru Duerr, Ann
Trenton MacAllister MPH Trends in incidence of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus colonization and bacteremia among hematopoietic cell transplant recipients at a large comprehensive cancer care center Phipps, Amanda
Katrina Deardorff MPH Evaluation of Zika Virus Testing Through the Washington State Department of Health Goldbaum, Gary
Susan Pamela Wong MS Treatment practices of patients with advanced kidney disease in the US Department of Veterans Affairs, 2000-2011 Fitzpatrick, Annette
Sarah McNabb MPH Effect modification of the alcohol – colorectal cancer association Peters, Ulrike
Jonathan Muir MPH Exploring Factors Associated with the Prioritization of South-to-South Partnerships by International Global Health Institutions in the Southern Hemisphere Hawes, Stephen
Thomas Austin MPH Atrial Fibrillation in an African-American Cohort: the Jackson Heart Study Heckbert, Susan
Julianne Meisner MS Cattle-associated risk factors for human tuberculosis in rural livestock keeping communities, Uganda Rabinowitz, Peter
Manali Vora MPH Analysis of types of Tumor-Infiltrating Immune Cells in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC) and their associations with survival of OSCC patients Chen, Chu