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
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
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


Graduate Degree Title Advisor
Katie Nielsen MPH Identifying high risk children in the emergency department Weiss, Noel
Ana Seminario MPH Oral health status in infants and toddlers enrolled in Early Head Start in Seattle and factors related to their oral health Weiss, Noel
Jeffrey D. Stanaway PhD Insights from disease ecology: focus on hand, foot and mouth disease in China Mayer, Jonathan
Anna Coghill PhD HIV and Cancer Survival Newcomb, Polly
Alfred Osoti MPH Home visits of pregnant women enhance prenatal male partner access and couple HIV counseling and testing in Kenya: A randomized controlled trial Farquhar, Carey
Catherine Yeung MPH Pharmacogenetic determinants of calcineurin inhibitor associated nephrotoxicity in liver transplant patients
Megan E. Romano PhD Maternal body burden of cadmium: Impacts on gestational diabetes & fetal growth
Eli Kern MPH Exploring the region-level relationship between non-governmental organizations and maternal and child health in Tanzania Hawes, Stephen
Tara Perti MPH Frequent Genital HSV-2 Shedding Among Women During Labor in Soweto, South Africa Wald, Anna
Nicole Boyle MPH Clostridium difficile infection incidence and risk factors among pediatric and adult patients after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation Wald, Anna
Karen E. Mark PhD Herpes Simplex Virus: Rapidly Cleared Reactivation Episodes, Treatment with Topical Resiquimod, and Incidence and Clinical Management of Newly Diagnosed Symptomatic Disease Wald, Anna
David Owens MS Aortic Valve Calcification as a Predictor of Cardiovascular Events in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Heckbert, Susan
Sheridan Reiger MPH Identification of Predictive Factors of BMI and High Risk Hypertension in Rural Nicaraguan Community Smith, Nicholas
Saranya Rajagopal MPH Predictors of Insecticide-Treated Mosquito Net Use in Malaria-endemic regions; a Meta-analysis Duerr, Ann
Kathryn G. Curran PhD New approaches to HIV prevention in African HIV serodiscordant couples: antiretrovirals and mobile technology Baeten, Jared
Angela Ulrich MPH Increased risk of HPV infection, but no increased risk of cervical dysplasia: HIV-negative commercial sex workers in Senegal Hawes, Stephen
Lisa Vande Vusse MS Associations between red blood cell and platelet transfusions and the development of idiopathic pneumonia syndrome Weiss, Noel
Gaia Pocobelli PhD Fatal Breast Cancer Risk in Relation to Use of Unopposed Estrogen and Combined Hormone Therapy Weiss, Noel
Sheldwin Yazzie MS Understanding Lung Cancer Risk Among Navajo Former Uranium Miners Davis, Scott
Stephen N. Maley PhD KIR gene content variation and risk of vulvar and cervical cancer: a population-based case-control study Schwartz, Stephen