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).

2017

2017
Graduate Degree Title Advisor
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
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
Xinyi Wang MS Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Memory Function in Nepal: Findings from the Dhulikhel Heart Study Fitzpatrick, Annette
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
Kristina Bajema MS Subclinical tuberculosis among HIV-infected adults: Clinical features and outcomes in a South African cohort Drain, Paul
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
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
Marielle Goyette PhD Overcoming Barriers to HIV/STD Partner Services in Kenya and the United States Farquhar, Carey
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
Richard Harbison MS The Mutational Landscape of Recurrent vs Non-Recurrent Human Papillomavirus-Associated Oropharyngeal Cancer Schwartz, Stephen
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
Elizabeth Harrington MPH Evaluation of an mHealth SMS dialogue strategy to meet women’s and couples’ postpartum contraceptive needs in Kenya (Mobile WACh XY): A randomized controlled trial John-Stewart, Grace
Rachel Engen MS Donor Specific Antibody Surveillance and Graft Outcomes in Pediatric Kidney Transplant Recipients Weiss, Noel
Andrea Radick MS Demographic Characteristics and Diagnostic Performance of Pathologists who Enjoy Interpreting Melanocytic Skin Lesions

2016

2016
Graduate Degree Title Advisor
Barbara Harding MS Proton pump inhibitors and the risk of fractures in older adults: a population-based retrospective cohort study Dublin, Sascha
Griffith Bell PhD Air Pollution and High Density Lipoprotein Structure and Function Kaufman, Joel
Jillian Neary MPH Role of Support Persons in Adolescent and Young Adult Voluntary HIV Testing and Counseling in Kenya Slyker, Jennifer
Lu Chen PhD Hypertension and diabetes treatment and risk of adverse outcomes among breast cancer patients Li, Christopher
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
Sanju Bhattarai MPH Influence of household remittance on childhood stunting in Nepal Fitzpatrick, Annette
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 Guthrie, Brandon
Erin E. Masterson PhD Putting teeth into the developmental origins hypothesis: A longitudinal study of early childhood malnutrition, enamel hypoplasia and adolescent health in Amazonian Bolivia Fitzpatrick, Annette
Jennifer Hubber MPH HIV Status and Risk Factors for Hypertension in South African Adults Drain, Paul
McKenna Eastment MPH Association between vaginal bacterial microbiota and the presence and clinical presentation of vulvovaginal candidiasis McClelland, Scott
Kathleen Jessica Ramos MS Heterogeneity in survival among adult cystic fibrosis patients with low lung function in the United States Weiss, Noel
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 Baeten, Jared
Elyse Kadokura MPH Using GPS data to explore demographic predictors of life-space: a pooled analysis Fretts, Mandy
Christine Heumann MPH Comparison of In-Person Versus Telephone Interviews for Early Syphilis and HIV Partner Services in King County, Washington (2010-2014) Golden, Matthew
Sarah Roberts PhD Gender Based Violence and HIV Risk: Mediating Pathways and Strategies for Prevention Graham, Susan
Leora R. Feldstein PhD The 2014 chikungunya virus outbreak in the U.S. Virgin Islands: epidemiology, long-term health outcomes, and economic burden Halloran, Elizabeth
Kim Kummer MPH Dairy Consumption and Incident Type 2 Diabetes Among American Indians: The Strong Heart Family Study Fretts, Mandy
Stephanie Kovacs PhD Assessing the association between receipt of antimalarial drugs and adverse pregnancy outcomes using pooled data Stergachis, Andy
Vivian Lyons MPH The Effect of Arrest on Intimate Partner Violence Recidivism Holt, Victoria
Andrew Mujugira PhD Antiretroviral Treatment as Prevention in African HIV-1 Serodiscordant Couples: Understanding the Challenges and Opportunities Baeten, Jared