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
Samuel Jenness PhD Stochastic network models for HIV-1 transmission dynamics
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
Sarah Jolley MS Race modifies the effect of fluid administration on mortality and long-term functional outcomes after Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Smith, Nicholas
Bradley H. Wagenaar PhD A systems approach to mental healthcare provision and suicide prevention in Sofala province, Mozambique Sherr, Kenneth
Ithan Peltan MS Prehospital Prediction of Acute Coagulopathy of Trauma Rowhani-Rahbar, Ali
Tiffany Pan MPH Disease Progression in Relation to Parity among Women with Rheumatoid Arthritis Mueller, Beth
Vijay Krishnamoorthy MPH Association of Facility Level Factors and Outcomes from Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia in Patients with Isolated Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Rowhani-Rahbar, Ali
Archana Shrestha PhD Diet, Obesity and Diabetes in Suburban Nepal – A Community-Based Study Fitzpatrick, Annette
Amy Tolsdorf MS Risk of Perinatal Infection in Women with and without Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and their Infants Mueller, Beth
Adam N. Akullian PhD Host, pathogen, and geographic drivers of major Salmonella serovars in rural and urban Kenya John-Stewart, Grace
Engi F. Attia MPH Risk factors for hypoxia and tachypnea among adolescents with vertically-acquired HIV in Nairobi Weiss, Noel
Jessica Yager MPH Valganciclovir for the Suppression of Epstein-Barr Virus Replication Wald, Anna
Morgan Richards MPH Implementation of a hospital-wide standardized feeding tube pathway is associated with a reduction in health care utilization Li, Christopher
Renuka K. Garg PhD Risk of opioid-related adverse events among Medicaid and workers' compensation patients receiving long-term opioid therapy Stergachis, Andy
Hannah Tully MS Clinical and surgical factors associated with increased epilepsy risk in children with hydrocephalus Mueller, Beth
Kristjana H. Ásbjörnsdóttir PhD Pediatric HIV: Immunologic and Virologic Response to Antiretroviral Therapy John-Stewart, Grace
Ravi Sood MS Race, ethnicity, and melanocortin-1-receptor polymorphisms are associated with post-burn hypertrophic scarring: a prospective cohort study Rowhani-Rahbar, Ali
Kate S. Wilson PhD The relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV), unprotected sex, and detectable plasma viral load in HIV-positive female sex workers in Kenya McClelland, Scott
Tiffany Beck MPH Comparison of Hospital Length of Stay and Readmissions by Surgical Approach in the Treatment of Endometrial Cancer in Washington State, 2008-2011: Robotic Assisted Surgery Compared with Laparoscopy and Laparotomy Schiff, Melissa
Anne Melzer MS The association of severity of airflow limitation with adherence to oral medications in Veterans with hypertension and/or diabetes Kaufman, Joel
Madhurima Ganguly MPH Upper extremity disabilities in Americans and disparities in periodontal health. Fitzpatrick, Annette
Biraj M. Karmacharya PhD Epidemiology Of Cardiovascular Diseases Risk Factors and Hypertension in a Community-Based Suburban Population in Nepal Fitzpatrick, Annette
Raquel Capote MPH Epidemiology of sport-related traumatic dental injury among United States High School Athletes Hawes, Stephen
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
Jason Goldman MPH Readily-Available Antibiotic Formulations to Improve Outcomes in Cancer Patients with Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock
Christine M. Khosropour PhD Seroadaptive behaviors among Seattle men who have sex with men (MSM): a shift in operationalization, trends, and association with HIV Golden, Matthew
Jennifer J. Carroll MPH Risk Perception Among HIV Serodiscordant Couples in East Africa Taking Oral PrEP for HIV Prevention Baeten, Jared
Marielle Goyette MPH Association between menopause and unprotected sex in high-risk HIV-positive women in Mombasa, Kenya McClelland, Scott
Emily M. Mosites PhD The influence of livestock ownership and health on the nutritional status of children under 5 years old in Eastern Africa Walson, Judd
Claudia S. Crowell MPH Antiretroviral regimen central nervous penetration, viral control, and age of attainment of developmental milestones in early treated HIV-infected infants John-Stewart, Grace
Ashley Henry MPH “Has the patient been coughing?” Do Ugandan providers ask patients tested for malaria about cough history? Secondary analysis of 2011 data from the Integrated Infectious Disease Capacity Building Evaluation (IDCAP) McClelland, Scott
Anjuli D. Wagner PhD Uptake, acceptability, and cost-effectiveness of a targeted pediatric HIV testing strategy John-Stewart, Grace
Matthew Crull MS Epidemiology of Chronic Pseudomonas Lung Infections in Cystic Fibrosis Adolescents and Adults Rowhani-Rahbar, Ali
Sylvia LaCourse MPH Tuberculosis case finding and performance of symptom screening and rapid diagnostic tests in HIV-infected pregnant women in western Kenya John-Stewart, Grace
Hannah Cohen-Cline PhD Neighborhood characteristics, social capital, and depression: a twin study Beresford, Shirley A. A.
Elizabeth Dawson-Hahn MPH The Association between Early Antibiotic Exposure and Obesity Development in Childhood Lampe, Johanna
Erica Lokken MS Recent bacterial vaginosis is associated with the acquisition of Mycoplasma genitalium Manhart, Lisa
Daisy Krakowiak PhD Effectiveness of home-based HIV testing and education among partners of pregnant women in Kenya: a mixed methods approach Farquhar, Carey
Adam S. Dingens MS Examining neutralizing antibody activity as an immune correlate of HIV-1 superinfection Graham, Susan