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

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

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The impact of chronic hepatitis B infection, antiviral treatment and HIV coinfection on the occurrence of cancer outcomes among U.S. veterans: A retrospective cohort study, Ching-Yi Chuo

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Foster youth, aging out, and early parenting, Elizabeth Sue Curnow

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The association between prior ano-digital health behavior and self or partner anal exams among MSM, Jie Deng

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Allelic imbalance analysis of uterine carcinosarcoma: A comparison of two components of the neoplasm, Aditya Deshpande

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Associations of injection drug use and intention to change drug use and alcohol consumption among methamphetamine using men who have sex with men, Diana Kaitlin Driver

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Outcomes of HIV exposed infants before and after implementing Option B+ prevention of mother to child HIV transmission guidelines in Mulago Hospital, Uganda: A retrospective cohort study, Peter James Elyanu

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Investigating the association between depression and high-risk sexual behavior in gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in Houston, Texas, Cristina Espinosa da Silva

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Response to healthcare related deficiency citations at U.S. nursing homes: Do organizational and market factors matter?, Raphael Ezeagu

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Mortality data analysis, Cali, Colombia, Kaila Fagerstrom

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Project SAFE: A brief water safety and drowning prevention program for preschool children, Kelly S Frindell

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Refugee health education: Evaluating a community-based approach to empowering refugee women in Houston, Texas, Elizabeth Frost

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Analysis of the Staphylococcus aureus houshold colonization profile in Starr County, Texas, Katherine Garrett

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The association between episodes of mental disorders and workplace injuries among employees in public university settings, Vaiva Gerasimaviciute

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A genome-wide assessment of Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis relapse, Kankana Ghosh

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Chagas disease in Texas: From diagnosis to clinical epidemiology, Sarah M Gunter

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Medical direction in the United States Army: Comparison of U.S. Army Doctrine regarding medical direction of emergency medical services with national policy and position statements, Stephen Harper

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Gastrointestinal manifestations of acute West Nile virus infection in humans, Kristofer Harris

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The gendered intersection of violence and drug use among people who use methamphetamine in San Diego County, California, Hitomi D Hayashi

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Tobacco product message exposure and use in real-time: An ecological momentary assessment approach, Emily T Hebert

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The association of PM2.5 and ozone with diabetes mellitus prevalence in the United States, 2002-2008, Ashley Hernandez

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Statistical tests for homogeneity using parametric and semiparametric models with applications to meta-analysis and statistical genetics, Chuan Hong

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A qualitative analysis on parent-youth perspectives of "The Secret of Seven Stones": An online, intergenerational HIV, STI, and pregnancy prevention computer game, Jessica Hua

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Bayesian dynamic mediation analysis, Jing Huang

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Evaluation and recommendation of implementing time-driven activity-based costing in healthcare, Yu-Ting Huang

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Pelvic floor dysfunction and quality of life in women with spinal cord injury, Lisa A Hughes

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Incorporating variant prioritization in test of de novo association, Hao Hu

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A web-based approach to examining substance abuse prevention policies and programming at institutions of higher education in Houston, Lauren C Ibekwe

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Evaluating long-acting reversible contraception adherence among adolescent girls, Lauren Camille Jackson

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Direct and indirect cost of epilepsy: Latest estimates from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, Shin Jeong

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Bullying perpetration and victimization: The longidutinal relationship between bullying, reported injuries, and school absence among a cohort of children, Katelyn K Jetelina

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The impact of the Texas Grow! Eat! Go! (tTGEG) garden and physical activity school-based interventions and connectedness on attendance in Texas schools, Christine Jovanovic

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Determining the racial disparities in utilization and cost of care at the end-of-life and survival for the elderly with lung cancer, Siddharth Karanth

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Characterizing and predicting progressive hemorrhagic injury: A problem with significant public health impact, Jay Karri

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Payment reductions for hospital readmission: Impact on Texas hospitals, Bumyang Kim

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Integrating evidence on the genetic architecture of diabetic retinopathy among Mexican Americans with type 2 diabetes in Starr County, Texas, Jihye Kim

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Patterns of adjuvant hormonal therapy adherence and persistence among insured women with early breast cancer in Texas and the associated financial burden, Jung Hyun Kim

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Deterministic Bayesian variable selection developments for binary outcomes, Matthew D Koslovsky

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Evaluation of the National Alliance on Mental Illness peer-to-peer educational program: A pilot study to assess the potential to improve well-being and quality of life, Steven Kent Lawrence

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Characteristics of suspected victims of child sexual abuse: A secondary data analysis of The Children's Assessment Center's data, Elizabeth Leass

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Image classification using segmentation, functional principal component analysis and sparse sufficient dimension reduction, Wenqian Liang

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An exploration of digital media use, community connectedness, and sexual orientation identity development among young men who have sex with men, Dennis Henyee Li

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Multiple imputation for non-response in population-based HIV health care survey: Medical Monitoring Project, Cheng-Yu Lin

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Risk factors associated with cyberbullying victimization and perpetration among Taiwanese children, Mi-Ting Lin

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Investigating short-term effects of PM2.5 components on mortality and morbidity in Greater Houston, Texas, Suyang Liu

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Meta-analytical methods and their applications to biomedical studies, Yulun Liu

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Human papillomavirus infection among male virgins and the potential for non-sexual transmission, Zhiyue Liu

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Evaluation of DustTrak DRX to estimate respirable quartz during hydraulic fracturing, Justin Miguel Lopez

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Hepatitis C virus infection: See beyond the liver, Parag Mahale

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Developing a mobile health (mHealth) HIV testing text message campaign for an ambulatory clinic population, Stephen A Manning

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Cost-benefit analysis of recommended treatments for hepatitis C virus genotype 1a infected Medicaid beneficiaries, Sarita Mantravadi

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Parental influences on dietary intake and weight status of children age 2 to 12 through household food rules and mealtime practices, Alison Winters Massie

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Associations among food store selection, socio-demographic characteristics, food served in the home, and child diet and weight status in low-income, ethnically diverse families in Texas, Michelle Bita Maurer

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The relation of gender to modifiable risk factors for stroke, Kathryn K McCaslin

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Delayed gastric emptying following pancreatic resection: Incidence, risk factors, and impact on healthcare utilization, Somala Mohammed

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Quality of life outcomes in children participating in the weight management program from the Texas Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration (Tx CORD) study, Ana C Monterrey

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A pilot of a smartphone-based intervention to enhance antiretroviral therapy adherence among people with HIV in Vietnam, Nga Thi Hoang Nguyen

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E-cigarette school policies, advertising, and use among Texas adolescents, Nicole E Nicksic

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Investigating type I error rate of clinical trials after using stratified permuted block randomization and the permutation test, Maxine Mei Zheng Olefsky

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Assessing factors associated with clusters of DNA index distribution in patients with cervical neoplasia, Meiling Pan

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Cost-effectiveness of program to improve nutrition in pregnant women from low-income groups, Ujas Patel

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Agreement between patient safety culture and employee safety culture in a healthcare environment, William John Pate

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Some statistical issues on progression of Alzheimer's disease, Ho-Lan Peng

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Cost-effectiveness analysis of community health worker interventions: A systematic review in the United States, Emilie Y Prot

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An examination of internal and external factors upon financial performance of participating ACOs in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) for the year 2013, Noel Marie Pugh

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Could use of long term survival in determining Lung Allocation Score improve long term outcomes in patients undergoing lung transplant?, Deep Kiritbhai Pujara

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Fractures following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: Risk prediction and evaluation of prevention and treatment stratergies, Xerxes N Pundole

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Outcomes associated with pharmacist participation in a heart failure transitional care clinic through medication reconciliation and education, Kimberly Putney