Digital dissertations from 1972-present. Free access is limited to the TMC community; others may be able to access them through their own libraries or purchase them from ProQuest.

Many more UT-SPH dissertations are available in print-format only and are available in The TMC Library. They're 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 2015

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HIV/AIDS and depression among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Tanzania, Hycienth Ahaneku

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The association of mental health with obesity, diet, and physical activity in sheltered homeless adults, Jasmin D Aldridge

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Oral health indicators from the Project Saving Smiles Outreach events, Claudia V Amezquita-Lee

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Evaluating genetic mechanisms for risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia among Hispanics, Natalie P Archer

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A diabetic profile of Asian subgropus in the United States: A study using data from the National Health Interview Survey, 2012, Ruth Vijetha Arya

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Identification of methylated loci involved in survival among pediatric medulloblastoma patients, Emilyn Banfield

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An integrated approach to evaluating erp in healthcare: Conceptual and research model development, Sarah McGee Barlow

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A descriptive analysis of work-related hospitalizations among Hispanic and non-Hispanic workers in Texas, Bethany Boggess

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HIV risk assessment of women, 18-64 years old, in the emergency department, Rica Mauricio Buchanan

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Statistical methods for vQTL mapping and Mendelian randomization analysis with a time-varying exposure, Ying Cao

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The Secret of Seven Stones: Applying intervention mapping for the development of an intergenerational, online game to prevent HIV/STI and pregnancy in middle-school youth, Laura Ceglio

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Determining the racial disparities in utilization patterns and cost-effectiveness of Hepatocellular Carcinoma treatment, Tong Han Chung

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Using Telehealth as a tool for childhood obesity reduction in elementary school Hispanic children, Miranda M Clement

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Long work hours and adverse health outcomes: Defining a health risk-based threshold for work hour exposure, Sarai Carolyn Harris Conway

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Understanding patterns of use and perceptions of harm and addictiveness for the e-cigarette with a focus on youth and young adults in Texas, Maria R Cooper

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A study of healthcare career progression: Policy paper on producing battlefield medical specialists in conflict and peacetime, Cord W Cunningham

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Traffic-related air pollution exposure and childhood central nervous system tumors, Heather E Danysh

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Development of a faith-based Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) toolkit for Christian churches, Bethany Jill Dawson

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Impact of Early Do Not Resuscitate Order (DNR) on Length of Hospitalization, Intensive Care Unit Admission, and Hospital Mortality for Advanced Lung and Gastrointestinal Cancers, Ahmed Elsayem

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What is valued in health professions teaching and learning, Joan Ann Engelhardt

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Nomogram for prediction of pathological complete response in human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER22) receptor positive breast cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant systemic therapy, Takeo Fujii

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Documentation education for surgery residents, Andrea Garcia

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The importance of public coverage in determining access to medical care of low-income adults in Harris County, Texas, Carlos Ramos Gomez -Rejon

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Parent behavioral and psychosocial risk and protective factors associated with child obesity in Delhi, India, Blanche Johanna Greene-Cramer

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Understanding vision and its role in health care environment, Rachna Gulati

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Occupational exposure to organophosphate esters and depression in United States Air Force aircraft maintainers, Jennifer E Hardos

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Does outdoor food & beverage advertising target Hispanic adolescents?, Ana Laura Herrera

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Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in professional football players and associations with cardiovascular risk factors, Lindzi Sara Howder

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Sustainment of medical capabilities for the military critical care flight paramedic, Donald Keen

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Public heatlh practice issue: Assessment of existing environmental controls and occupational exposure risks during high-level chemical disinfection in the outpatient clinic setting, Kristin King

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Health insurance coverage & compliance with breast and cervical cancer screening guidelines among immigrant women in Harris County, Texas and Orange County, California, Isabelle Soraya Kusters

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Examining the age of initiation of tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana among adolescents, Hillary Lapham

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Nonlinear functional regression model for sequencing-based association and gene-gene interaction analysis of physiological traits and their applications to sleep apnea, Dung-Yang Lee

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An analysis of obstetric medical malpractice lawsuits filed in Harris County, Texas and an analysis of the use of Cesarean section and vaginal birth after Cesarean section before and after Texas' 2003 medical malpractice reforms, Noel Anne Lewandos

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Comparing quantile imputation with other selected imputation methods for missing data with application to assess factors associated with self efficacy of physical activity in breast cancer survivors, Ye Lin

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The application of sufficient dimension reduction in the prediction of lung cancer, Ruiling Liu

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A Bayesian anaylsis of data measures the effect of the use of bone marrow cell therapy on left ventricular function, Xiaopeng Liu

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Statistical analysis of TCGA whole transcriptome sequencing data (RNA-Seq), Wenfang Li

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Exploring facilitating factors and barriers to participation in a community-based physical activity and nutrition program among parents in Austin, Texas, Allison Margaret Lodine

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Comparison of complications associated with cervical spine surgery for traumatic injury versus degenerative disease in the United States, Victor Lo

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An assessment of emissions events trends within the greater Houston area during 2003-2013, Cynthia A Luong

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The Texas Tobacco Prevention Program (T2P 2): An update of the Minnesota Smoking Prevention Program (MSPP), Christina Ly

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General statistical framework for disease risk prediction by genetic variants, gene expression and image, Long Ma

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Investigating work place intervention and change in metabolic equivalence of task using multilevel data, Pratik Manandhar

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A review and analysis of early congenital heart surgery and anesthesia and associated neurodevelopmental outcomes, Marcie R Meador

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Cardiovascular screening behaviors, acculturation and family cohesiveness in the El Paso Borderland area, Jeffrey S Mohlman

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Association between anemia and physical fitness performance: A study of military basic trainees, Kathryn E Myhre

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Transportation cycling in the U.S.: Cross-sectional perspectives and a natural experiment, Eileen Nehme

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Content attributes of vaccine promotion websites as compared to claims made by anti-vaccine groups, Alma G Ochoa

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Official neighborhood crimes and crime perception as a barrier to physical activity among Houston area adult residents, Ngozi Bridget Okafor

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Treatment patterns and cost-effectiveness of therapeutic sequences among advanced colorectal cancer patients, Rohan C Parikh

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Facilitating factors and barriers to physical activity in secondary school students in Montevideo, Uruguay: A qualitative study, Irene Parobii

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Community health workers: Change agents for improved anxiety and depression in mental health professional shortage areas, Joseph Edward Duarte Perales

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HIV status disclosure among women living with HIV in Ghana: Experiences, influences, and consequences, Rebecca Poku

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Clinical outcomes of hematopoietic growth factors and the value of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in a large cohort of elderly patients with advanced ovarian cancer, Insiya B Poonawalla

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How low should we go: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the impact of red blood cell transfusion in oncology, Lauren Prescott

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Sparse structural equation models for causal inference in genetic studies of multiple phenotypes with next-generation sequencing data, Mohammad Lutfur Rahman

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Does the use of intraoperative microelectrode recording (MER) influence the final location of lead implant in deep brain stimulation (DBS) in Parkinson?s disease patients?, Sujan Reddy

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A qualitative and geospatial analysis of medicine retailer behaviors in western Kenya: Implications for malaria treatment and control policy, Andria E Rusk

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Genes associated with temporomandibular joint disorders (TMDs): A systematic review, Dhruvee Sangani

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Using a joint continuous time Markov chain to represent the trauma patient's ICU and ventilator experience, Roann Seay

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Variation in the tobacco surcharge under the Affordable Care Act and its potential implications, Bhumit Shah

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Undiagnosed asthma in El Paso, Texas: An assessment of acculturation indicators, burden of illness and healthcare service use on children's respiratory distress, Monica R Sianez

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A systematic review of quality of primay care: A comparison of physicians and advance practice nurses, Sarah Simmons

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Medical co-morbidities and developmental outcomes of children with autism and Down syndrome, Samrita Thapa

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The health effects of the young adult dependent provision in the patient protection and affordable care act on young adults, Daniel Varughese Thomas

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A1c Fit Test: Cross-sectional analysis correlating hemoglobin A1c and fasting lipid panel with the results of the U.S. Air Force Physical Fitness Test, Andrew M Timboe

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Differences in the association of social support for healthy eating and for physical activity with adolescent obesity by school-level socioeconomic status in central Texas middle schools, Melissa Yu-Ling Tung

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Environmental influences on fecal bacterial concentrations in Texas marinas, Tanu Uppal

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Investigating the relation between physical activity and cigarette smoking: A longitudinal analysis from the United States and a pilot test of a structured afterschool program in Uruguay, Emily Neusel Ussery

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Inequalities in infant mortality in Colombia: 2000-2011, Lauren Van Winkle

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Multicollinearity, effect modification, and missing data in regression analyses conducted in epidemiologic studies, Kristina Petrova Vatcheva

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Time trends in prevalence of gastroschisis in Texas, 1999-2011: Subgroup analyses by maternal and infant characteristics, Loc-Uyen T Vo

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Hemostatic factors and their causal role in coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke, Khanh N Vu

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Bayesian modeling of combined endpoints for sequentially adaptive design and comfirmatory trial planning, Caimiao Wei

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A qualitative analysis of assessment tools to evaluate comprehensive school wellness policies, Amy M Wieczorek

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Evaluation of race / ethnic disparities in patterns of diabetes personal health behaviors, Kimberly J Wilson

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Does cardiorespiratory fitness modify the association between sitting time and health outcomes?, Beth Barlow Wright

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Covariance-regularizaed macrolevel discriminant analysis with application to cervical cancer screening, Xinshuo Wu

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Metabolic syndrome and erectile dysfunction in US men, Christine Yang

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Integrated analysis of DNA methylation profiles in the malignant brain tumor glioblastom, Jie Yang

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Detect genome-wide polymorphism patterns with NGS data, Jin Yu

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A joint continuous time Markov model of the longitudinal data for the bivariate binary outcome with application on mother's stress and child's illness, Xiaoying Yu

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A comparative study of Theil regression and t-test: A case of CCTRN TIME study, Wei Zou

Submissions from 2014

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Costs and outcomes of observation units in triaging non-specific chest pain patients after their Emergency Room visits, Ibrahim Mohammed Abbass

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Out-of-school interventions for engaging youth in healthy eating and physical activity: A systematic review, Amanda Kari Ackerman

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Providers' perspectives on barriers to care, system constraints and piloting the HIV-modified Centering Pregnancy Model among HIV-positive pregnant women, Aitebureme Oare Aigbe

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Process evaluation of ace for health pilot study: A community-academic partnership promoting fruit and vegetable intake among low-income, minority populations, Katherine Albus

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Barriers and facilitators for implementation of early care and education (ECE) - based nutrition and physical activity programs among children ages 0 to 5 years, Lani Patricia Alcazar Bouchot

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Stakeholders' perceptions on mHealth's potential in Bahrain, Dana AlHasan

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Geographic access to healthcare in houston using influenza emergency departent visits as a health indicator, Sophia Ali

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A study of three City of Houston Local Area 26 (LA 26) WIC offices to uncover any challenges or barriers that may impact WIC enrollment and retention, Marlisa Stewart Allen

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The impact of arrival time of STEMI patients at PCI-capable hospitals in Dallas County on the door-to-balloon treatment time and mortality rate, Diaa Alqusairi

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Attitudes toward women and dating violence, Swathi Anantha

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Genetic characterization of S. aureus nasal colonization in a population of healthy HIV-infected adults and children in Botswana, Zoe K Apted

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Federally qualified health center transformation to the patient-centered medical home model: A qualitative study of provider experiences, David Wesley Ashton

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Decision making in a time sensitive setting: Can paramedics identify ST-elevation myocardial infarction on a pre-hospital electrocardiogram? A literature review, Truc Baccam

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Evaluating novel risk factors for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Nadia Barahmani

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Analysis of longitudinal data using a three-state continuous time Markov model with misclassification, Julia Sanders Benoit

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Widening the path to prevention: Health promotion, behavior change and intervention opportunities in cancer survivorship, Shirley M Bluethmann