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).


Graduate Degree Title Advisor
Cordelie Witt MPH Short and long-term patient outcomes following inhalation injury among burn patients Rivara, Frederick
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
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
Richard Harbison MS The Mutational Landscape of Recurrent vs Non-Recurrent Human Papillomavirus-Associated Oropharyngeal Cancer Schwartz, Stephen
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
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


Graduate Degree Title Advisor
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
Barbara Harding MS Proton pump inhibitors and the risk of fractures in older adults: a population-based retrospective cohort study Dublin, Sascha
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
Alastair Matheson PhD Changing etiologies of childhood acute febrile illness: implications for management in an era of declining malaria Walson, Judd
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
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
Michael B. Arndt PhD Environmental Enteropathy and Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 are associated with early childhood growth in Bangladesh Walson, Judd