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
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
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
Jovana Martin MPH Racial Disparities in the Utilization of Preventive Health Service among Older Women with Early Stage Endometrial Cancer Enrolled in Medicare Schiff, Melissa
Thomas Odeny PhD Implementation science to expand an mHealth intervention for improving retention in care for women living with HIV and their children McClelland, Scott
Ira Martopullo MPH Systemic monocyte activation levels and developmental milestone attainment in HIV-infected infants initiating antiretroviral therapy John-Stewart, Grace
Chelsie Porter MPH Socioeconomic Status and Health Behavior in Nepal Fitzpatrick, Annette
Ata Moshiri MPH Polyomavirus-negative Merkel cell carcinoma: a more aggressive subtype based on analysis of 282 cases using multi-modal tumor virus detection Schwartz, Stephen
Sophie Mayer MS CYP2D6 inherited variation and inhibiting medication use in relation to adverse breast cancer outcomes after tamoxifen therapy Malone, Kathleen
Monisha Sharma PhD Evaluating the efficiency of community-based HIV testing and counseling strategies to decrease HIV burden in sub-Saharan Africa Barnabas, Ruanne
Elfriede Agyemang MPH Performance of commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) for diagnosis of HSV-1 and HSV-2 infection in a clinical setting Wald, Anna
Jennifer Mueller MPH Pregnancy Intention and Postpartum Depressive Symptoms: An Analysis of PRAMS Data Hawes, Stephen
Lauren Strand MS New statin use and left ventricular structure: estimating long-term associations in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) Delaney, Joseph (Chris)
Alastair Matheson PhD Changing etiologies of childhood acute febrile illness: implications for management in an era of declining malaria Walson, Judd
Rebecca Brander MPH Host and environmental correlates of multi-drug resistance in Kenyan children with acute bacterial diarrhea John-Stewart, Grace
Brodie Parent MS Bariatric surgery in women of child-bearing age, timing between an operation and birth, and associated perinatal complications Rowhani-Rahbar, Ali
Brandon Auerbach MPH Cardiovascular Health Effects of 100% Fruit Juice Versus Whole Fruit in Postmenopausal Women: Results from the Women’s Health Initiative Littman, Alyson
Michael B. Arndt PhD Environmental Enteropathy and Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 are associated with early childhood growth in Bangladesh Walson, Judd
Tessa Carlson MPH Sexual behavior patterns and condom use in newly sexually active female university students Winer, Rachel
Anton Quist MPH Sociodemographic and clinical correlates of immune activation in postpartum HIV-1/HSV-2 co-infected Kenyan women Farquhar, Carey
Jessica Citronberg PhD Lipopolysaccharide-binding protein, associated factors, and colorectal cancer Lampe, Johanna
Willa D. Brenowitz PhD Prevalence of mixed neuropathologies in autopsied older adults and associations with clinical disease progression Kukull, Walter
Laura Chambers MPH Constructing and evaluating alternative prediction models for identifying clinically relevant cases in an STD clinic Dombrowski, Julia
Amy Rice MPH The Association of Maternal Occupations and Deliveries by Cesarean Section for Infants Born in Washington, 2011 to 2013 Kaufman, Joel
Christopher Hearne MPH Association between depressive symptoms, risk factors for sexually transmitted infections, and nongonococcal urethritis Manhart, Lisa
Gloria C. Chi PhD Methylomic and Transcriptomic Insights Linking Air Pollution and Atherosclerosis Kaufman, Joel
Seth Cohen MS Mortality and perinatal infectious complications following home birth in Washington State: 2003-2014 Littman, Alyson
Tashina Robinson MS Erectile Dysfunction Drug Use, Risk Behavior, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Manhart, Lisa
Julia Hood PhD Using HIV Surveillance Data for Public Health Evaluations and Interventions: Common Challenges & Proposed Methodological Solutions Hawes, Stephen


Graduate Degree Title Advisor
Kristen Heitzinger PhD Strategies for the Promotion of Household Water Treatment in Ica, Peru Hawes, Stephen
Paige Wartko MPH Association of Endometrial Hyperplasia or Cancer with a History of Gestational Diabetes Hawes, Stephen
Anne Melzer MS The association of severity of airflow limitation with adherence to oral medications in Veterans with hypertension and/or diabetes Kaufman, Joel
Meghan R. Flanagan MPH Relationship between anthropometric factors and risk of second breast cancer events among Ductal Carcinoma In Situ survivors Li, Christopher
Katherine Flynn-O'Brien MPH Prevalence of physical violence against children in Haiti: A national population-based cross-sectional survey Weiss, Noel
Tove Ryman PhD Diet, Iq'mik Smokeless Tobacco Use and Cardiometabolic Risk among Yup'ik Alaska Native People living in Southwest Alaska Austin, Melissa
Jennifer Lenahan MPH Human metapneumovirus infection in pregnant and postpartum women: Clinical characteristics, risk factors and severity Wald, Anna
Alexander St. John MS Trauma teams show no difference in effectiveness but are less frequently activated in elderly patients compared to younger patients Rowhani-Rahbar, Ali