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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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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Women's attitudes towards cervico-vaginal self-sampling for high risk HPV infection on the U.S.-Mexico border, Eribeth K Penaranda

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The association between obesity and low back pain in adults: Data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey, Trent Peng

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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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Adolescent tobacco use in public and private schools in Uruguay: A comparative qualitative analysis, Erin Peterson

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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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Chemotherapy induced symptom burden in patients with multiple myeloma undergoing induction therapy, Seema Prasad

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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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The use of potentially harmful drugs in heart failure hospitalizations, David R Putney

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Predicting H5N1 lineage specific human CD8+ T-cell-reactive epitopes for vaccine selection, Xueting Qiu

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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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Symptoms trends after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, Saad J Samargandy

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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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Detecting prediabetes using an oral insulin-glucose tolerance test in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease patients without diabetes, Yi-Ting Shen

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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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Etiology of nosocomial diarrhea attributable to causes other than Clostridium difficile, Shephaly Soni

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A qualitative review of Hispanic food choice: Exploring factors for healthy and unhealthy eating among Hispanic children and adolescents living in the U.S., Sarah Marie Stott

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A hierarchical model of mutations with genotyping errors and maximum likelihood estimation of the male-to-female mutation rate ratio, Jia Sun

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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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Associations between overweight, obesity, physical activity, body image and social support among Texas adolescents, Ian Turpin

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

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A snapshot of community health worker training in the United States, Jessica Uriarte

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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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Posttraumatic stress syndrome in remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) pilots and the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) community: Policy analysis and recommendations for action, Stefanie Melissa Watkins-Nance

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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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Data-adaptive SNP-set-based association tests of longitudinal traits, Yang Yang

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

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Trends in demography, risk assessment, and prevalence of pressure sores in nursing home active residents in state of Texas between 2011 and 2015, Rafeek Adeyemi Yusuf

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Risk factors for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in children with Down syndrome: A case control study, Zenab Idris Yusuf

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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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Two-part mixture models for zero-inflated longitudinal measurements with heterogeneous random effects and time to event data, Huirong Zhu

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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

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Developing leaders in the nonprofit sector: Evaluating the influence of executive leadership training on collaboration, Tamara Brickham Bourda

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Weight loss advice, diet, physical activity and obesity among firefighters, Austin Brown

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An empirical model for estimating environmental health and safety program resourcing for colleges and universities, Bruce J Brown

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Place matters: Associations between contextual characteristics and health, William A Calo

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Predictors of musculoskeletal symptoms among office workers in Costa Rica based on the CUPID (Cultural and Psychosocial Influences in Disability) study and comparison with other Spanish-speaking countries, Adriana Campos-Fumero

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Socio-demographic predictors of cervical cancer screening behavior in Latinas in San Antonio, TX, Christina M Carmona

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Understanding the role and responsibility of leaders in building a culture of health and wellness in an academic setting and how it shapes the distribution of presenteeism, Myriam E Casillas

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Cost-effectiveness analysis of colorectal cancer screening in the United States, Yu-Chia Chang

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Barriers and facilitators for physical activity and exercise among adult Indian American women in central Texas, Peteria Chan

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Bayesian inference for multivariate longitudinal data analysis using robust distributions, Geng Chen

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A process evaluation of the navigation component of an evidence based community health worker delivered health education program, Jacklyn Cheng

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Comparison of different methods for quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction data analysis, Ping Chen

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Are HIV/AIDS global health initiatives strengthening or weakening the Nigerian health system? A mixed methods analysis, Charles Chikodili Chima

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The business case for promoting prevention through corporate cancer marketing programs, Cheryl Paula Chin

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Increasing moderate-to-vigorous physical activity among preschool children during school hours, Ru-Jye Chuang

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Yoga and diabetes: A systematic review of recent literature concerning the impact of yoga practice on diabetic symptoms, Jennifer Cosman

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Tobacco use and co-varying behaviors among adolescents and young adults, MeLisa Ray Creamer

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Engineering value in healthcare: Applying failure modes and effects analysis to value based purchasing, Amy E Cress

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Community-associated Clostridium difficile infection in children: Characteristics and risk factors, Jonathan D Crews

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Moderate and severe brain injury among combat casualties: Secondary insult analysis, Neil B Davids

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Keeping it real: Executive function and sexual health self management of Houston middle school students, Jina Joan Dcruz

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Temporal trends and demographic characteristics associated with initial treatment modality in localized prostate cancer in Texas, 2004-2009, Jude Kofi Atta des Bordes

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Examination of clinical and economic outcomes of anal cancer treatment, Ashish A Deshmukh

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Ecological study of Autism Spectrum Disorder prevalence and proximity to industrial facilities, Aisha S Dickerson

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Evaluation of current knowledge and education practices regarding uterine fibroids amongst Black women, Nickell M Dixon

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Health service utilization among Asian Indians in greater Houston area, Rashmi Dongardive

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Improving the food retail environment around schools and other places children convene: Development of a healthy food zone policy recommendation for Austin/Travis County, Jeanie Joyce Donovan

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Response adaptive randomization and biomarker-based trial designs for addressing patient heterogeneity in personalized medicine, Yining Du

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Understanding strategies for promoting breast health among African immigrant women, Ebun O Ebunlomo

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Learning activity maps for community health worker training, Katherine A English

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Increasing patient throughput in radiation oncology: The use of discrete event simulation computer modeling as a management tool, Robin Famiglietti

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Prevalence and antibiotic resistance profiles of Staphylococcus aureus colonizing HIV-infected adults in Botswana and risk factors for colonization, Rebecca Susann Bryson Fischer