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
Rebecca L. Drieling PhD Osteoporosis Medication Use and Fracture Risk in the Women’s Health Initiative Heckbert, Susan
Kirkby Tickell MPH The effect of previous Giardia infection on the presentation of new Giardia infections among children in Bangladesh. Walson, Judd
Daniel R. Drozd MS Effect of Antiretroviral Therapy on Damage-Associated Molecular Patterns (DAMPs). Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and Immune Reconstitution in HIV-Infected Individuals Graham, Susan


Graduate Degree Title Advisor
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
Rachel A. Bender Ignacio MPH Effect of oral and gel tenofovir on genital HSV-2 shedding in immunocompetent women Wald, Anna
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
Hilary Bethancourt MPH Association between Longitudinally Assessed Dietary Composition and Blood Telomere Length among Young Adult Filipinos Kratz, Mario
Gregory S. Calip PhD The association between cardiometabolic risk factors and breast cancer outcomes Boudreau, Denise
Bourke Betz MS Impact of Counseling on Breastfeeding Practice and Perinatal HIV-1 Transmission in Nairobi, Kenya Farquhar, Carey
Rebecca Lis MPH Mycoplasma genitalium Infection and Female Reproductive Tract Disease: A Meta-Analysis Manhart, Lisa
Frankline M. Onchiri PhD Changing etiologies of febrile illness in areas of differing malaria transmission in rural Kenya Walson, Judd
Inbal Boger-Megiddo PhD History of maternal pregnancy characteristics, birth weight, and subclinical arterial disease in young adults in the Jerusalem Perinatal Study Siscovick, David
Ann Long MS Predicting Time to Death after Terminal Withdrawal of Mechanical Ventilation Fitzpatrick, Annette
Astrid M. Suchy-Dicey PhD Renal tubular secretion in chronic kidney disease: description, determinants, and outcomes Weiss, Noel
Arianna Miles-Jay MPH Incidence rate of fluoroquinolone resistant gram-negative rod bacteremia among allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant patients during an era of levofloxacin prophylaxis Rowhani-Rahbar, Ali
Danny V. Colombara PhD Infection with MCPyV, KIV, WUV, and HPV as potential risk factors for lung cancer Manhart, Lisa
Miranda Moore MPH Estimating the effect of chlamydia and gonorrhea screening programs on the incidence of pelvic inflammatory disease and ectopic pregnancy in Washington State, 1988-2010 Golden, Matthew
Christine Loftus PhD Industrial Animal Agriculture in the Yakima Valley, Air Pollution, and Pediatric Asthma Morbidity Karr, Catherine
Santiago Neme MPH Prevalence and incidence of anogenital warts and their association with HIV status and other factors in Kenyan men reporting high-risk sexual behavior, including men who have sex with men (2005-2013) Graham, Susan
Jonathan Y. Huang PhD Intergenerational Transmission of Health Inequities: Early Life Socioeconomic Factors, Adult Cardiometabolic and Pregnancy Outcomes, and Potential Epigenetic Mechanisms in Young Adult Women. Enquobahrie, Daniel
Jillian Pintye MPH Decreased incidence of syphilis in both men and women associated with male circumcision: a prospective study among HIV-1 serodiscordant heterosexual African couples Baeten, Jared
Michael N. Passarelli PhD Lipid Genotypes, Phenotypes, and Colorectal Polyps Newcomb, Polly
Bernadette Thomas MS Geographic Variation in black-white differences in end-of-life care for patients with ESRD Boyko, Edward
Patricia Sadate-Ngatchou MPH Determinants of High Risk HPV Seroprevalence and DNA Prevalence in Mid-Adult Women Winer, Rachel
Alexa J. Resler PhD Variation in Vitamin D, Parathyroid Hormone, and Immunosuppressive Medications and the Risk of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer following Renal Transplant Madeleine, Margaret
Justin Brantley MS Comparison of adherence to pre-exposure prophylaxis during blinded and open-label phases of a randomized trial Baeten, Jared
Malaika Schwartz MPH Depression, suicidal ideation, and risky sexual behavior among U.S. adolescents Vander Stoep, Ann
Amy Moore PhD Genetic Variation in Immune Response and Vitamin D Metabolism and Developmental Origins of Cardiometabolic Risk Enquobahrie, Daniel
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