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
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
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


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