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
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
Manuel Villaran MPH Association between carcinogenic HPV and selected STIs and risk behaviors in HIV positive men who have sex with men in Lima, Peru Hawes, Stephen
Bryan Voelzke MS Evaluation of external sources of bladder injury following motor vehicle collisions Mock, Charlie
Theresa A. Hastert PhD Area-level socioeconomic status and cancer outcomes: Is there an association and can it be explained by behavior? White, Emily
Erin R. Wallace PhD Incident atrial fibrillation in relation to disability-free survival, risk of fracture, and changes in physical function in the Cardiovascular Health Study Heckbert, Susan
Trisha Wong MS Antithrombin concentrate use in children on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a retrospective cohort study Reiner, Alexander
Christopher Welty MS Mortality difference by Gender and Race in Squamous Cell Cancer of the Bladder Bhatti, Parveen
Alison S. Rustagi PhD Efficacy of Cervical Cancer Screening to Prevent Cervical Cancer Mortality Among Women Ages 55 to 79 Years: A Population-Based, Case-Control Study Weiss, Noel
April F. Mohanty PhD Maternal Periconceptional Seafood Intake, Pregnancy Complications, and Fetal Growth Enquobahrie, Daniel
Matthew F. Buas MS MiRNA-related SNPs and risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma and Barrett's esophagus: Post genome-wide association analysis in the BEACON consortium Vaughan, Thomas
Sarah Wheeler MPH Impact of Donor and Recipient Parity and Gravidity on Risk of Graft-versus-Host Disease in the Liver after Allogeneic Hematopoetic Cell Transplant Schwartz, Stephen
Sheetal Hardikar PhD A Cohort Study of Systemic Markers of Inflammation and Oxidative Stress and Incidence of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Vaughan, Thomas
Lisa Callegari MPH Factors associated with contraceptive non-use and use of less effective contraceptive methods among obese women Schiff, Melissa
Michael Young MPH Traffic-Related Air Pollution Exposure and Adult Asthma in the Sister Study Kaufman, Joel
Kristen Upson PhD Organochlorine pesticides, phthalate metabolites, and risk of endometriosis Holt, Victoria
Sarah Charlesworth MPH The epidemiology of comorbid depressive and conduct disorders in early adolescence Vander Stoep, Ann
Margaret Yu MS Associations Between Depressive Symptoms and Incident End-Stage Renal Disease in a Diabetic Cohort Weiss, Noel
Bizuayehu Gelaye PhD Diagnostic Validity of Patient Health Questionnaire-9 and Composite International Diagnostic Interview Assessment Scales for Depression in East Africa
Kensho Iwanaga MS Agricultural Burning Smoke Exposure and Health Effects Assessment in Eastern Washington Kaufman, Joel
Sarah Zelek MPH Prenatal Weight Gain Counseling and Excessive Gestational Weight Gain in Pre-Pregnant Normal Weight Women Schiff, Melissa
Dodie Arnold PhD Early Maternal Vitamin D Concentrations in Relation to Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, Mood or Anxiety Disorders, and Preeclampsia
Peter Leary MS Maternal, perinatal and post-neonatal outcomes in women with chronic heart disease in Washington State Weiss, Noel
Ruth Deya MPH Validation of an Online Mapping Methodology to Locate Village of Residence of Tuberculosis Patients in Mombasa McClelland, Scott
Helen Gerns PhD The Impact of Helminths on HIV, Measles, and Tetanus-specific IgG Antibody Responses among HIV Co-infected Adults in Kenya Walson, Judd
Jarod McAteer MPH Surgical Outcomes in Children According to Hospital Location and Designation: A National Study Location and Designation: A National Study Stergachis, Andy


Graduate Degree Title Advisor
David A. Katz PhD Measuring and Increasing HIV Testing among Men Who Have Sex with Men Farquhar, Carey
Duane A. Quistberg PhD Pedestrian Safety in Peru: The role of visible signalization, transit stops and other features of the built environment Ebel, Beth
Elizabeth D. Kantor PhD Use of glucosamine, chondroitin, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements in relation to inflammation and risk of colorectal cancer White, Emily