Digital dissertations from 1972-present. Full-text access is limited to The TMC Library's academic users; others may be able to access these through their own libraries or purchase them from ProQuest.

Many more UT-SPH dissertations are available in print format from The TMC Library. They are listed in the Library Catalog under the subject heading: Dissertations, Academic--University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. School of Public Health

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Submissions from 2017

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Maternal Exposure to Different Types of Hormonal Compounds from Oral Contraceptives in the First Trimester of Pregnancy and Its Association with Birth Defects, Makhdum Ahmed

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Association Between Vascular Access Type in Hemodialysis Patients and Subsequent Kidney Transplant Outcomes, Medha Airy

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The Association Between Condom Use and Needle Injection on HIV Testing in U.S. High School Students, Shady Al-Sayyed

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National Trends in the Use and Cost of Hospital Care in the U.S. for Sickle Cell Disease, Olubiyi Aworunse

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Exploring Associations between the Use of Psychoactive Substances and E-Cigarettes in a Nationally Representative Sample of Young Adults, Meagan Bluestein

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Traumatic Brain Injury Healthcare Utilization: Examining the Impact of Race and Insurance, Librada Callender

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Cyberbullying and Social Location: Do Intersections of Identity Relate to Cyberbullying Involvement?, Felicia R Carey

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Quasi-Least Square (QLS) and Transition Model Approach for Clustered Longitudinal Binary Data with Multiple Sources of Correlation, Mihyun Chang

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Sexting and mental health: A school-based longitudinal study among youth in Southeast Texas, Pooja Chaudhary

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Maternal Exposures Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Jamaica, MacKinsey Anne Christian

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The Effect of Ankle Monitors during Drug Treatment on Drug Treatment Completion, Substance Abuse and Recidivism in Women in Dallas, Texas, Marjan Annemie Cobbaert

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Condom Promotion Among Young Adult Gay Men: Formative Research to Guide a Health Communication Campaign, Elisabeth Cohn

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Poverty Alleviation Legislation: Comprehensive Solutions, Maria Cole

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Social Determinants to Depressed Mood Symptoms and All-Cause Mortality in Older Adults, Michelle Lynne Cook

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Depression Screening Using Smartphone Technologies: A Data Driven Approach, Raven L Cunningham

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Substance Use Among Punjabi-American High School Students in California, Palvinder Kaur Dhillon

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Multispectral Digital Colposcope for the Detection of Cervical Neoplasia, Zhe Dong

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How Much Will This Office Visit Cost Me? Identifying the Services for the Top Three Reasons for a Physician Office Visit, David Andrew Draper

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Effect of Breastfeeding Education on Breastfeeding Intention, Duration and Knowledge Among Low-Income Minority Mothers, Sania Durrani

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Parent Psychosocial Outcomes from a School-Based Fruit and Vegetable Co-Op for Low-Income Families: A Quasi-Experimental Study, Johannah Frelier

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Off-Label Use of Monoclonal Antibodies for Cancer and the Impact on Patient Out-of-Pocket Costs, Cheryl Fullmer

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Clinical and Economic Burden of Respiratory Viral Infections in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT) Recipients, Shashank S Ghantoji

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Increasing Physical Activity and Decreasing Sedentary Behavior in the Workplace: A Systematic Review, Kinsey Gray

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Genomic Innovation, Intellectual Property, and Public Health: A Qualitative Study, Christi J Guerrini

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Treatment Patterns and Cost-Effectiveness of Chemotherapy Treatments among Advanced Gastric Cancer Patients, Austin Jade Haag

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The Creation of a Tool to Document and Describe Tobacco Power Walls, Bryn Hannon

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Frequent Users of the Emergency Department on the US-Mexico Border: Determining Risk Factors to Inform Interventions, Carolyn Henkel

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Improving Quality of Food Access: An Analysis of the Healthy Food Initiative Project, Kelsey Herron

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Understanding What Really Matters between Families and Providers Caring for Young Children Diagnosed with Asthma, Linda Hook

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HPV Vaccination and the Role of the Pediatric Dentist: Survey of Graduate Program Directors, Yoshita Patel Hosking

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Knowledge of Network Members' HIV Status Among Young Men who have Sex with Men in Chicago and Houston, Mayumi Imahashi

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Combined Effects of Restaurant Eating, Television Viewing, and Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity on Obesity among Low-Income Texas 5th Grade School Children, Tiaranesha Jackson

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A Sustainability Assessment of U.S. Dietary Patterns, Rose Jennings

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Sociodemographic Correlates of Balance Dysfunctions among Older Adults: Findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2001-2004, Taylor Johnson

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Hepatitis-B Vaccination, Behavioral Cognitions, and Changing Risk Behaviors among a Drug Using Population: Findings from a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial, Geetanjali Kamath

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Examining the Associations and Cost-Effectiveness of Policy Level Changes to the Built and Transportation Environments Intended to Increase Physical Activity, Gregory Knell

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Perceptions of Neighborhood and Physical Activity: Findings From the Houston Train Study, Samantha Kreis

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Impact of CTNNB1 (beta-Catenin) Gene Mutation and the Wnt/beta-Catenin Pathway in Endometrial Cancer, Katherine C Kurnit

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Mitigating Batch Effects in Gene Expression Data Using a Novel Replicates-Based Empirical Bayes Correction Method, Shiyun Ling

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Dynamic Prediction by Landmarking in Recurrent Neurological Stroke Using Box-Cox Transformed Longitudinal Risk Factors, Zheyu Liu

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Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER): A Systematic Review of the Literature, Julian Mapp

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The Influence of Social Network Characteristics on Health Service Utilization in Latino Immigrants, Sara S Masoud

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Implementation Constructs Associated with Parent Engagement for the Brighter Bites Program, Colton McMath

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Percent Change in Heart-Rate for Child Participants of an Obesity Prevention Program and its Association with Improvemtns in Parent's Physical Activity, Veronica Medellin

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A Systematic Review of Interferon Free Treatment Regimens for Hepatitis C Virus Genotype 1, Lucia Mullen

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Mapping of Reviews on Breastfeeding and Obesity Risk in Children, Katie Newsome

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Implementation of Coordinated School Health and Local Wellness Policies in Schools in Texas, Claire Evelyn Niday

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The Combined Effect of Ambient Ozone Exposure and Toxic Air Releases on Hospitalization for Asthma and Respiratory Illnesses in Harris County, Texas, Nnamdi C Nnoli

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Sexual Identity, Social Support and Mental Health: A Comparison between Individuals with Diverse Plurisexual Identities in Texas, Kathleen Panas

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Evaluating Costs, 90-Day Readmissions and Post-Discharge Care for Primary Total Knee (TKR) and Total Hip Replacements (THR) Using an Episode of Care Bundled Payment Perspective, Shweta Pathak

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Correlates of Bicycling for Recreation and Transportation: Ecological Approach, Anna K Porter

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The Association Between Tuberculosis and Diabetes Among Adults in Chiapas, Mexico, Hiba Abdulrahman Rashak

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Human Trafficking: Responses By the Public Health and Health Care Sectors, Frances Recknor Recknor

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A Descriptive Analysis of Casualty Evacuation Provided by the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment in Operation Enduring Freedom from 2008-2015, Theodore Redman

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Catheter Complications in Cancer Patients Receiving Parenteral Nutrition: Potential for an Effective, Non-Antibiotic, Antimicrobial Catheter Lock Solution Based on Nitroglycerin, Citrate and Ethanol as a Preventative Intervention, Ruth Anne Reitzel

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Stop the Bleed San Antonio: A Public Health Education Project Focused on Hemorrhage Control and the use of Tourniquets, Elliot M Ross

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Effect of Physical Activity on Depression among Hispanic Adults in South Texas, Shangir Siddique

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Intestinal Carriage Patterns of Staphylococcus Aureus in a Community-Based Population Living in Starr County, Texas, Robert Spencer

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Health Service Utilization in Pediatric Mental Health Populations: A Cost Analysis Study, Danielle Elise Spiker

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Bayesian Adaptive Designs Using Pharmacokinetic-Pharmcodynamic Modeling for Early Phase Clinical Trials, Xiao Su

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Pasadena-Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center (PA-PAHC) Patient Social Needs as Identified by Caregivers, Pediatric Residents, and Staff/Faculty, Padma Swamy

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Exploring Food Insecurity Policy Through Multidimensional Poverty Measures, Lauren Toppenberg

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The Prevalence of Methodologies used to Counteract Insider Threat Security Risks Associated with the use of Radioactive Materials in Research and Clinical Settings, Boris Grigoriev Tsenov

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Using Bayesian Network to Integrate CT Image Data and Epigenomic Data for Tumor Classification, Yifei Wang

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Sports Team Participation and Dating Violence Victimization among High School Students: Is There an Association?, Ann Marie Wilke

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Development of a Novel Curriculum for Pediatric Resident Promotion of Early Childhood Literacy, Margaret Shell Wood

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Phylogenetic Analysis to Characterize the Regional HIV Transmission Among Newly Diagnosed HIV Cases in Houston, Jun Xu Xu

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Integrate Impact with Advanced Brain Imaging to Evaluate the Effects of Sports-Related Concussion (SRC) on High School Athletes: Analysis of a Longitudinal Study, Fangfang Yan

Submissions from 2016

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Characterization of medication regimens in older adult self-negelct: Polypharmacy, potentially inappropriate medication use, and potential drug-drug interactions, Sharon Rose Abada

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Tuberculosis as a re-emerging disease and the risk in diabetics on the Texas Mexico border, Bassent Abdelbary

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Photovoice assessment of an orphan empowerment program in rural Kenya, Katherine Ackerman

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The prevalence of risk behaviors among 4th and 5th form high school students in the Commonwealth of Dominica 2014, Wilhelmine Catherine Adrien

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Disparities in adherence to breast cancer care, Pragati Advani

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Pre-analytical and analytical variability associated with the interferon gamma release assays, Saroochi Agarwal

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A systematic review of exposure to toxic metals as a risk factor for hematologic malignancies, Mary Akosile

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Integrating health impact assessment with legally required environmental impact assessment processes: An analysis of effectiveness considerations, Ann Al-Bahish

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Perceived transition self-efficacy and transition readiness among children and youth with special healthcare needs (CYSHCN) preparing to transition to adult healthcare from Texas Children's Hospital, Awatif Albalawi

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The effect of social media use and TV watching on body image in Texas middle schoolers: Analysis of data from the CATCH Middle School Project, Kayla Albrecht

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Association between parental age at onset of CVD and offspring age at onset of CVD: Application to Framingham Study, Shannon Anjelica Allport

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A descriptive study of hospital uncompensated care in 20 Texas 1115 waiver regional healthcare partnerships, Tochi C Amadi

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The association of caffeine intake with components of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) among cancer survivors, Hadeel F Anan

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A study of dietary patterns and their association with insulin resistance in obese and overweight children in Bronx, New York, Parisa Assassi

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Evaluation of racial and ethnic disparities in exposure to toxic metals in the United States, Hiroshi Awata

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Detained youth, health outcomes, and knowledge of where to access care: A cross sectional study of residents at a large juvenile detention center, Titilola Bukayo Balogun

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Fish consumption, omega-3 fatty acid intake, and pregnancy outcomes, Renata Hughes Benjamin

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Ability of individual patient health parameters to predict malnutrition among elderly stem cell transplant patients, Nizar Bhulani

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Acculturaiton, body image, and their interplay with breastfeeding behaviors among Hispanic origin women, Galya Bigman

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Assessing whether the number of predictors affect the power of the Hosmer-Lemeshow test in large data sets, Christina Theoktisto Blanchard

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Assembling data for use of the ITHIM (integrated transport and health impact modeling) tool for Houston, Texas, Gregory W Bounds

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Composite likelihood based tests with applications in pharmacovigilance and clustered data, Yi Cai

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Primary care access survey in Smith County, Katherine Calaway

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Group versus individual culturally tailored and theory based education to promote cervical cancer screening among the underserved: A randomized controlled trial, Jessica A Calderon-Mora

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Success of horizontal strategic alliances in healthcare: A combined resource dependence and competitive advantage theory perspective, Erin Harrison Cannon

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Holoprosencephaly in Texas, 1999 - 2009: A prevalence study, Abigail Cartus

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Sensation seeking and e-cigarette use in Texas adolescents and young adults, Kathleen Case

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Using the theory of self-regulation to assess the correlation between self-monitoring adherence, lifestyle behaviors, and health outcomes among type two diabetic patients, Ila Davidson Casselberry

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An assessment of long-term services and supports policies for residents of skilled nursing facilities: Where we have been, where are we now, and where we are going, Carmen Castro

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Identifying barriers and facilitating factors for secondary school for girls in sub-Saharan Africa: An exploratory descriptive review, Amanda L Cernovich

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Treatment patterns, clinical outcomes, and cost-effectiveness of cancer care for advanced multiple myeloma patients: Findings from a large nationwide, population-based cohort, Ying Chen

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Statistical methods for genetic phenotype prediction and DNA sequence sample contamination detection, Yue-Ming Chen