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
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
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
Raquel Capote MPH Epidemiology of sport-related traumatic dental injury among United States High School Athletes Hawes, Stephen
Marielle Goyette MPH Association between menopause and unprotected sex in high-risk HIV-positive women in Mombasa, Kenya
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
Jennifer J. Carroll MPH Risk Perception Among HIV Serodiscordant Couples in East Africa Taking Oral PrEP for HIV Prevention Baeten, Jared
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)
Anjuli D. Wagner PhD Uptake, acceptability, and cost-effectiveness of a targeted pediatric HIV testing strategy John-Stewart, Grace
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
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.
Matthew Crull MS Epidemiology of Chronic Pseudomonas Lung Infections in Cystic Fibrosis Adolescents and Adults Rowhani-Rahbar, Ali


Graduate Degree Title Advisor
Leslie Dervan MS Pediatric Solid Organ Injury Operative Interventions at Harborview Medical Center, 2001 to 2012 Weiss, Noel
Colin D. Rehm PhD Socioeconomic Disparities in Health: The Role of Diet Cost Drewnowski, Adam
Patrick Sullivan MS Human Leukocyte Antigen Mismatching and Graft Survival in Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipients in the United States, 1987-2012. Weiss, Noel
Pamela Murnane PhD Understanding factors that influence pre-exposure prophylaxis efficacy for HIV-1 prevention Baeten, Jared
Jane Lin Di Gennaro MS Risk of Central Nervous System Injury by Location of Arterial Cannulation and Age in Veno-Arterial ECLS Weiss, Noel
Kristen E. Gray PhD Prediction modeling for live birth in in vitro fertilization Schiff, Melissa
Trong Tony Trinh MPH Partner disclosure and early CD4 response among HIV- infected adults initiating HAART in Nairobi, Kenya
Tsung-chieh Fu PhD Human Papillomavirus Infections among Mid-Adult Women Winer, Rachel
Carly Miller MPH Association between Air Pollution Exposure and Self-Report of Recent Respiratory Infection: A MESA Air study Kaufman, Joel
Sean D. Rundell PhD The transition from a new episode of back pain to persistent pain and disability in older adults Sherman, Karen
Pandora Wander MS Associations of maternal gestational weight gain with offspring birth size Enquobahrie, Daniel
Erin Bouldin PhD Rural Residence, Dual System Healthcare Use, and Chronic Wound Utilization and Outcomes among Northwest Veterans
Katelynne Gardner Toren MPH Time from HIV diagnosis to viral load suppression: 2007-2012 Golden, Matthew
Linnet N. Masese PhD Epidemiological linkages between sexually transmitted infections
Elizabeth Wolf MPH The Impact of the 2011-2012 Pertussis Epidemic on Infant Vaccination in Washington State Rowhani-Rahbar, Ali
Laura B. Harrington PhD The Endogenous Hormonal Milieu Associated with Thrombosis in Postmenopausal Women Smith, Nicholas
Joanna Ghobrial MS Ethnic Differences in Sudden Cardiac Arrest Heckbert, Susan
Dana H. Meranus PhD The association between neighborhood and the prevention and control of pre-diabetes and diabetes in King County, Washington Stergachis, Andy
Benjamin Zaniello MPH Cytomegalovirus Reactivation in an Adult Outpatient Cohort Wald, Anna
Laura P. Newman PhD Sustained responses to measles revaccination among Kenyan HIV-infected children on antiretroviral therapy Farquhar, Carey
Mikael Anne Greenwood-Hickman MPH Physical Activity Program Participation and the Risk of Falls for Older Group Health Members Fitzpatrick, Annette
Patricia B. Pavlinac PhD Potential etiologies of pediatric acute diarrhea & assessment of current treatment guidelines in rural western Kenya John-Stewart, Grace
Erin Kirkham MPH The Correlation Between Patient-Reported Outcome Measures and Mean Nightly Apnea Hypopnea Index after Six Months of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Treatment Heckbert, Susan
Paul N. Jensen PhD A survey of salt intake, blood pressure, and non-communicable disease risk factors in Viet Nam Heckbert, Susan
Rachel A. Bender Ignacio MPH Effect of oral and gel tenofovir on genital HSV-2 shedding in immunocompetent women Wald, Anna
Gregory S. Calip PhD The association between cardiometabolic risk factors and breast cancer outcomes Boudreau, Denise
Hilary Bethancourt MPH Association between Longitudinally Assessed Dietary Composition and Blood Telomere Length among Young Adult Filipinos Kratz, Mario