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
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
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
Sharon Greene PhD A Randomized Controlled Trial for Treatment of High-Grade Cervical Lesions Among HIV-Infected Women in Kenya
Tyler Ketterl MS Impact of Cancer, Cancer Directed Therapy and Its Lasting Effects on Employment and Finances in Young Adult Cancer Survivors Phipps, Amanda
Ronit Dalmat MPH Utility of next-generation sequencing for HIV antiretroviral resistance genotyping in a pragmatic clinical laboratory setting Wald, Anna
Michelle Passater MPH Predictability of West Nile virus based on climate variables in Washington State Duchin, Jeffrey
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
Benjamin Fu PhD The human gut microbiome: methodological issues in characterization and role in trimethylamine N-oxide formation Lampe, Johanna
Laura Spece MS Unnecessary inhaled corticosteroids in COPD: understanding patient and health system complexity as contributors Smith, Nicholas
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
Audrey Hu MPH Can passive smoking explain the higher radiation-related excess relative risk of lung cancer for women compared to men among atomic bomb survivors Phipps, Amanda
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) Delaney, Joseph (Chris)
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
Amanda Mancenido MPH Examining psychological distress across intersections of immigrant generational status, race, poverty, and gender Hajat, Anjum
Stephanie Liu MPH Trait vs. trajectory: Conceptualizations of resilience after mild traumatic brain injury Rowhani-Rahbar, Ali
Sabah Quraishi PhD Exposure to ambient air pollution and outcomes in women undergoing in vitro fertilization Hajat, Anjum
Kathleen O'Connell MPH Risk of Delirium and Use of Regional Analgesia in Geriatric Trauma Patients with Multiple Rib Fractures Weiss, Noel
Ezekiel Maloney MS Non-inferiority of a non-contrast MRI follow up protocol for isolated optic pathway gliomas Phipps, Amanda
Coralynn Sack MPH Occupational Exposures and Subclinical Interstitial Lung Disease: The MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis) Air–Lung Study Kaufman, Joel

2017

2017
Graduate Degree Title Advisor
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
Sylvia Badon PhD Maternal periconceptional physical activity, sedentary behavior, and offspring growth Enquobahrie, Daniel
Brianna Mills PhD Firearm-related morbidity and mortality by injury intent: Analysis of medical, criminal, and vital records in Seattle, WA Rowhani-Rahbar, Ali
Xinyi Wang MS Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Memory Function in Nepal: Findings from the Dhulikhel Heart Study Fitzpatrick, Annette
Emily Begnel MPH High cervical IL-6 levels predict spontaneous preterm birth among women in western Kenya Slyker, Jennifer
Kristina Mitchell MS Resolution of Sepsis-Associated Acute Kidney Injury: Association with Emergency Department Fluid Management Patterns Weiss, Noel
Kristina Bajema MS Subclinical tuberculosis among HIV-infected adults: Clinical features and outcomes in a South African cohort Drain, Paul
Sidney Bell MS Modern-Day SIV Viral Diversity Generated by Extensive Recombination and Cross-Species Transmission. Bedford, Trevor
Joseph Murphy MPH Prevalence and Risk Factors for Diabetes Mellitus among newly-diagnosed HIV-infected South African Adults Drain, Paul
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
Marielle Goyette PhD Overcoming Barriers to HIV/STD Partner Services in Kenya and the United States Farquhar, Carey
Elisabeth Brandstetter MPH Prevalence and Risk Factors for Syphilis and Hepatitis B Co-Infection Among Newly-Diagnosed HIV-Infected Adults in Durban, South Africa Drain, Paul
Christopher Phillips MPH Headache after Moderate-to-Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Kukull, Walter