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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The unintended financial impact on patients of hospital based physicians opting out of commercial insurance networks, Luis J Garcia Morales

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Parental and environmental influences on hispanic children's nutrition and physical activity, Leticia Ann Gatus

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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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Incidence of bacterial tracheitis in pediatric patients with artificial airways, Ana Maria Gomez-Rubio

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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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The story of raw milk in the 84th Texas Legislature: A policy analysis, Daphne Hackenberg

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Periconceptional use of NuvaRing(RTM) or Ortho Evra(TM) and major structural birth defects in offspring, Amy Hallmark

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The quality of life of minority women in the United States with lupus: Assessment by an internet based survey, Angelique Harding

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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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Addressing healthcare system barriers to timely initiation of tuberculosis treatment: A case review of the Uganda National TB Program, Michael Juma

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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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Parent and child factors influencing attendance in a community-based obesity intervention, Aubri Michelle Kottek

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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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Maternal workplace emotional stressors and physical activity and adverse birth outcomes, Laura J 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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Bayesian analysis of multi-type recurrent events with dependent termination, Li-An Lin

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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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Statistical models for recurrent events during alternating restraint and non-restraint periods, Xiaoqi 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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Does place matter?: Institution type and resource utilization for hospitalized children, Michelle A Lopez

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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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Exploring the association between sexual behavior, socio-demographic and biological factors with HIV infection using data from the 2011 Uganda Aids Indicator Survey (UAIS), Charles Luswata

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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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The impact of insecticide-treated bed nets on malaria incidence in Ixcan, Guatemala and the associated identification of spatial clusters of malaria, Lucio Malvisi

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

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Estimating evolutionary history and geographic spread of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 virus, Varuna Manthena

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Exploring neighborhood problems and perceptions as influences on social cohesion, collective efficacy, and place attachment as a strategy to improve health, Allison Marshall

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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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Description and rate of musculoskeletal injuries in Air Force basic military trainees, 2012-2014, Michelle R Milner

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Association between resting state functional connectivity and major depressive disorder, Satyajit Mohite

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

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Preventing cervical cancer in rural Tanzania: A model program for health worker trainings, Peter Barclay Morrison

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Antidiabetic medication utilization patterns and related levels of glucose control among Mexican Americans in Starr County Texas - A cross sectional secondary analysis, Boomadevi Muthumarthandarajan

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

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Antiretroviral drugs logistics management and HIV/AIDS service delivery in Baylor-Uganda supported health facilities in eastern Uganda, Hilda Sekabira Nakalema

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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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Comparative effectiveness of CT and MR imaging for surveillance of pediatric thoracoabdominal neoplasms, Robert Chappell Orth

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Factors prognostic of survival in advanced stage uterine papillary serous carcinoma, Navdeep Pal

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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