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
Claire Rainey MPH Agreement between two methods for capturing self-reported sex partner dates for use in measuring concurrent sexual partnerships Winer, Rachel
Kevin Psoter PhD Environmental risk factors for the initial acquisition of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in young children with cystic fibrosis Mayer, Jonathan
Andrew Mujugira MPH Delay of Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation is Common in East African HIV-Infected Individuals in Serodiscordant Partnerships Baeten, Jared
Quincy Moore MPH The Effects of Language Barriers on the treatment of HIV/AIDS in Namibia Hawes, Stephen
Vernon Oyaro MPH Does the effect of periodic presumptive treatment with oral metronidazole and fluconazole on the incidence of vaginal infections and Lactobacillus colonization depend on baseline vaginal infection.
Erin Kahle PhD Understanding risk factors for HIV-1 infectiousness and transmission: prospective studies in HIV-1 serodiscordant couples Baeten, Jared
Semret Nicodimos MPH The Association between Domestic Violence and Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy in Southern India Manhart, Lisa
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
Katie Nielsen MPH Identifying high risk children in the emergency department Weiss, Noel
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
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
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
Tara Perti MPH Frequent Genital HSV-2 Shedding Among Women During Labor in Soweto, South Africa Wald, Anna
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
Sheridan Reiger MPH Identification of Predictive Factors of BMI and High Risk Hypertension in Rural Nicaraguan Community Smith, Nicholas
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
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
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
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
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
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


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