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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CpG Island Methylator Phenotype in Colorectal Cancer, Shailesh Advani

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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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Reassessing the Effectiveness of Right Heart Catherization (RHC) Procedure on the Short-Term Prognosis of Critically Ill Patients Using Targeted Learning: A Comparison of Targeting Maximum Likelihood Estimation with Propensity Score Matching Analysis, Mary Akosile

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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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An Evaluation of Serological Titers for Q Fever in Several Texas Panhandle Populations, Christopher D Bass

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The Association Between Braf V600E Mutation and Circulating Melanoma Cells in Stage I-IV Melanoma Patients, Jessica Bauldry

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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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Determinants of Women's Health Care Utilization, Child Survival and Child Immunization in Ghana: The Role of Empowerment, Seyram Ahiadeke Butame

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

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Statistical Inference for Hierarchical Exponential Random Graph Models and Their Longitudinal Extension with Application on Infectious Disease Spreading, Ming Cao

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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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Association Between Intimate Partner Violence and Undernutrition among Ever Partnered Nepalese Women of Ages 15-49 Years, Arun Chaudhay

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Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Self-Reported Hypertension among Hispanics of Mexican Origin: Moderation by Neighborhood-Level Stressors, Allyson Chee

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Integrated Multi-Omics Analysis for Somatic-Germline Interaction in Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma, Shan Chen

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

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Bayesian Adaptive Designs for Early Phase Clinical Trials, Yiyi Chu

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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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Impact of the 340B Discount Drug Program's Proposed Mega-Guidance, Tina Michelle Conlon

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

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Examining Cardiovascular Disease and Human Papilloma Virus Among a Nationally Representative Sample of Lesbian and Bisexual Women In The United States, Vanessa Cox

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A Descriptive, Dimensional Model of Pay-for-Performance Incentives, Elizabeth Crabtree

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

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Examining General Toxicity and Risk Factors for Toxicity in Persons Receiving Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy Versus 3-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy for Esophageal Cancer, Weiye Deng

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

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Pregnancy Intentions and Birth Outcomes in Southern States, Nicole Adele Dierschke

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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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Unanticipated Consequences in Health Policy: The Sequelae of Franka, Bates, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Michael S Ewer

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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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The Association of School Absences With Education Attainment in Children With Asthma in San Antonio, Texas From 2011 - 2016, Donna D Gardner

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Patterns of Documented Mental Illness Among Women with a Pregnancy-Related Hospitalization in Texas from 2006 to 2015, Norma I Garza

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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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The Role of the Oral and Gut Microbiomes in Impacting Differential Responses to Cancer Therapy, Vancheswaran Gopalakrishnan

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

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Utilizing Propensity Score Methods for Ordinal Treatments and Prehospital Trauma Studies, Thomas J Greene

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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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Generational and Job Level Classification Influences on Pre-Employment Personality Testing: Can They Help Predict Employee Job Performance or Turnover?, Christian Deanne Harrison

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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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Systematic Review of the Association Between Marijuana Use and Stroke Risk, Jonathan S Huang

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Statistical Methodology for Design and Analysis of Trials with Biomarker-Guided Strategies, Meilin Huang

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Racial Disparities in Preoperative Chemotherapy Use in Gastric Cancer Patients in the United States: Analysis of National Cancer Database 2006-2014, Naruhiko Ikoma

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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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Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Menstrual Hygiene Management Program: The Case of Yuva Unstoppable Program, India, Palak Jalan

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

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Evaluating Physical Activity Associations with Body Mass Index, and Related Psychosocial Factors Among Hospital Workers: A Cross-Sectional Study, Jemima C John

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The Governance Crisis and Transformation of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT): An Administrative and Advocacy Coalition Analysis, Jennifer Lynn Johnson

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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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Exploration of Genetically Relevant Representations of Glucose Tolerance Tests Among Mexican Americans in Starr County, Texas, Mandar Karhade

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Investigating TB / HIV Co-Infection in a HIV / AIDS Community Care Center in South India, Charanya Kaushik

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Intensity and Toxicity of Systemic Treatment for Elderly Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer, Kenneth L Kehl

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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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Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Pediatric Embryonal Tumors, Shwetha Vasanth Kumar

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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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Associations of Physical Activity Behaviors and Cardiovascular Fitness with Carotid Atherosclerosis: Cooper Center Longitudinal Study, Joowon Lee

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Revisiting Mhealth (Mobile Health) and Access to Care in Subsaharan Africa: Global, Regional and Individual Disparities, Seohyun Lee

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Examining Patterns in AIDS-Related Hospitalizations Among African Americans in the United States From 2009-2014, Prianka Legesse-Sinha

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Influence Of Highly Correlated Cross-Basis Functions In The Distributed Lag Non-Linear Model, Yunqi Liao

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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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Propensity Score Approach to Treatment Effect Evaluation, Huzhang Mao

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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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The Affordable Care Act and its Impact on the Uninsured Children in Texas, Jenny A Mathai

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

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Leadership and Health Promotion in Adults: A Literature Review, Heidi M. Hagen McPherson

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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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The Role of Online Social Networking on Deliberate Self-Harm and Suicidality in Adolescents: A Systematized Review of Literature, Aksha M Memon

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A Mobility Equity Index for Evaluating Transportation Options to Access Healthy Food Outlet Points in Austin, TX, USA, Patricia A Moncure

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Inuusuttuit Nipingit Nuliarniup Mitsaanut Inuit Youth's Voices on Sexual Health Preliminary Analysis, Veronique Morin

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

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Spatial Analysis of Ambient Benzene and Cancer Incidence Rates in Texas, Chinmay Mungi

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Ultraviolet Inactivation of Wild-Type Adenovirus Isolates, Cesar A Navar

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Factors Associated with Radiographic Severity in Ankylosing Spondylitis with a Particular Focus on Investigating Interactions Between Environmental Factors and Genes: Results From a Multi-National Longitudinal Study, Bal Krishna Nepal

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

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Economic Evaluation of Cervical Cancer and HPV Vaccination Programs in the United States, Van Thi Ha Nghiem

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Utilization, Cost-Effectiveness and Long-Term Side-Effects of Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Patients With Prostate Cancer: Findings From a Large National Retrospective Cohort of Elderly Men, Chi Ha Hue Nguyen

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The Association Between Inhibitory Control and Dating Violence Outcomes Among Adolescents, Vanessa J Nicholson

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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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Use of Fractional Polynomials in Dynamic Prediction and Assessment of Prediction Accuracy: A Simulation Study, Fen Peng

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Auxiliary Covariate Augmentation with Correlated Joint Time Toevent and Longitudinal Outcomes, Hannah Pervin

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Statistical Methods to Correct for Sampling Bias in Prevalent Cohorts and Meta Analysis, Jin Piao