Digital dissertations from 1972-present. Free access is limited to the HAM-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 HAM-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 2013

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Indigent care and infant mortality in Texas, Scott Grant

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Optimal DNA methylation biomarkers for characterizing triple negative breast cancer, Wei Guo

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Assessing the relationship between board composition and nonprofit hospital financial performance from a multi-theoretic perspective, Yingliu Gu

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Social, sexual, and drug networks among drug using male sex workers in Houston, Texas, Doan Ha

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Colorectal cancer screening: Participation and determinants in West Texas, Brock Hewitt

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Comparison of clinical and economic outcomes between high-intensity care and hospice care for the end-of-life melanoma patients, Jinhai Huo

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Oil and gas companies' corporate social responsibility: Policies and HIV initiatives in Nigeria, Ugochi Ucheamaka Irikannu

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The role of rap music on norms and sexual behavior among preadolescents & early adolescents, Kimberly Ann Johnson

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Accessing the power of conditional logistic regression to detect gene-gene interactions in case-parent trios with application to conotruncal heart defects, Harish Joshi

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Breast cancer risk factors among Mexican-American women, Samira Ahmad Kamrudin

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Baseline quality of life as a predictor of exercise intervention adherence among endometrial cancer survivors, Melissa Karlsten

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Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli isolates obtained from international travelers to India and Latin America and pediatric population from USA, Vineetkumar Kharat

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Clinical and behavioral effects of interventions that feature promotoras to treat type 2 diabetes in Latino adults, Emily K Kinison

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Reporting transparency: A comparison of data from the state and federal sources of hospital charges for Texas in 2011, Bobbie Kite

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The epidemiology of hodgkin lymphoma among HIV infected male US military veterans in the combined antiretroviral therapy era, Marc Kowalkowski

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Understanding strategies that promote minority participation in breast cancer clinical trials, Briana Monique Lawrence

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Socioeconomic determinants of health and their impact on health care access for Hispanics: A descriptive literature review, Steven Kent Lawrence

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Leadership, training, and the implementation of EHR systems, Kara Leonard

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An economic evaluation of the introduction of Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine in Vietnam, including its impact on high-risk HIV-infected children, Phuc Hong Le

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A systematic review supporting genetic susceptibility to Clostridium difficile infection, Bingjie Li

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Using structural equation modeling to examine socioeconomic variations with clinical features, treatment received and mortality in patients with colorectal cancer, Kok Yan Ling

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Menu labeling and food choice: A systematic review of the literature concerning the effects of menu labeling on consumer food choices, Jessica Liu

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Reductions in HIV stigma as measured by social distance: Impact of a stigma reduction campaign in a historically black university, Emily Locke

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The role of hormone therapy in locally advanced prostate cancer treated with definitive radiation therapy, Michelle Suzanne Ludwig

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Factors associated with the retention of HIV-infected children in care in Botswana, Edwin Masese Machine

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Classification of cellular malignancy associated changes in cervical cancer, Cindy Ma

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A bayesian approach to longitudinal categorical data in a continuous time markov chain model, Junsheng Ma

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External validation study of a clinical prediction rule for ambulation outcomes after traumatic spinal cord injury, Rashmi Malla

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Predicting physical activity adoption among minority women using structural equation modeling and participatory research, Scherezade K Mama

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Genome-wide SNP analysis of human genome, Huzhang Mao

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Isoniazid prophylaxis to children at the Baylor College of Medicine-Bristol Myers Squibb Children's Clinical Centre of Excellence Swaziland: A follow-up study, Stephanie A Marton

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Efficiency from pharmacy inventory technology: A means to improving quality in non-profit hospitals, Florence Ann McKelvey

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The association between parity and selected structural birth defects, Melanie L McNeese

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Examing parental gardening experience and child vegetable consumption, Kerry Meath

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Something real: A social marketing approach to smoking prevention among Montevideo youth, Jose L Medina

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Associations of perceived body image and subjective social status with levels of physical activity in Mexican American adolescents, Erline Miller

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Occupational exposure to blood & body fluids in U.S. hospitals: Implications of national policy, Amber Hogan Mitchell

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A retrospective cohort study investigating the association between treated psychiatric disorders andoccupational injury among a US occupational cohort, Cecilia Fidelina Montano

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Weight-for-age percentile and its association to community acquired methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus among pediatric patients in Houston, TX, Spyridon S Moraros

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Association of parent psychosocial variables and behaviors with child vegetable intake and weight status, Cori Elizabeth Nemec

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Phthalate exposure and obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease: A systematic review, Nicole E Nicksic

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Faith-based health interventions: Predictors of efficacy on weight outcomes: A systematic review, Adam S Nikah

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Susceptibility of orphaned youth towards smoking tobacco, cannabis, and heroin in Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, Sarah Njue

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The development of poultry farms risk assessment tool for avian influenza in Imo State, Nigeria, Chidi Mathew Obinani

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Attitudes and other barriers to the utilization of clinical research findings by American physicians: A systematic review, Abayomi Nathaniel Ogunwale

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Real or ideal? Parental perception of child weight status and its implications for changes in the home environment, Jasmine J Opusunju

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Evolution of the costs of anti-retroviral drugs in developing countries over the past decade: A systematic review, Tolulope Oshiba

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Developing a prognostic model in castration-resistant prostate cancer patients in the presence of missing data, Fangqian Ouyang

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General linear models in a missing outcome environment of clinical trials incorporating splines for time-invariant continuous adjustment, Minjeong Park

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Impact of the Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre(TM) cooking program on individuals from underserved communities in Austin, Rachel Pauley

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Self-reported and accelerometer-derived physical activity levels and depression in older women: Results from the healthy women study (hws), Allison Pellerito

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Clinical trials, informed consent, & emergency medicine: A systematic literature review, Courtney Petty

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The impact of job control on employee perception of management commitment to safety in an engineering, procurement and construction company, Clint Pinion

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Discovering the spectrum of genetic architecture influencing coronary artery calcification, Linda M Polfus

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The utility of patient observations to measure hand hygiene compliance of health care workers, DonnaLee Pollack

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Health outcomes, quality improvement and cost-effectiveness of the Community Diabetes Education (CoDE) program: Results of a randomized controlled trial, Elizabeth Anne Prezio

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Simulation of lung cancer by introducing genetic risk factors to carcinogenesis process in large population, Min Qiao

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Maternal exposure to hazardous air pollutants and oral clefts among offspring: Texas, 1999-2008, Anushuya Ramakrishnan

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The influence of autonomous motivation and regulation on physical activity among Hispanic women, Alisha Hayden Redelfs

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Genetic variation in apoptosis gene predicts neurocognitive impairment in children with medulloblastoma, Surya Prasadarao Rednam

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Development of a location exposure matrix for ionizing radiation in extraterrestrial environments and its application in the study of mortality for U.S. astronauts, Robert J Reynolds

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The risk prediction for SPM and its impact on the survival in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, Xi Rong

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Childhood cancer inpatient utilization: Patterns, costs, associated factors, and time trends from 2003 to 2009, Heidi Russell

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Obesity and cardio-metabolic risk factors in children aged 2-18 years attending a childhood obesity program in central Texas, Meliha Salahuddin

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Comparison of machine learning approaches and statistical methods for estimation of airborne chemical exposures, Eduardo J Salazar-Vega

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Effect of insurance status on stage of breast cancer diagnosis, Naaila Asad Sami

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Stroke and common carotid artery dissection of aortic origin: A systematic review, Harleen Kaur Sandhu

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Exploring parental factors and their influence on early adolescent sexual health, Diane Santa Maria

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Risk factors for surgical site infections among patients undergoing major colon surgery in the United States 2007-2009, Cynthia Granot Segal

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Hepatitis B and C infections in drug using population: Viral clearance, incidence, and vaccination prevention, Dimpy Pankil Shah

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Socio-economic status and behavioral difficulties in children: Does ethnicity matter?, Vaishali Shah

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Host genetic susceptibility to severe diarrhea: A gene-candidate association study in children living in Gambia and Kenya, Jitesh Baban Shewale

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Prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus colonization among high-risk HIV populations, Nina Shiang

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Physical activity in a culturally and linguistically diverse population of South Asian women, Aisha Siddiqui

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Sheltered homeless individual's attitudes and beliefs towards physical activity, Kent Simmonds

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The meaningful use of incorporating occupation and industry in an electronic health records (ehr) database for epidemiologic research, Christina Maria Socias

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Modified 3+3 design for phase I clinical trials, Yue Song

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Shifting the focus: Addressing breast cancer disparities at the health care organization level, Marilyn Sonilal

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An examination of high-risk sexual behaviors among participants obtaining community-based HIV testing and related sexual health services provided at the community level, Crystal L Stafford

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Latino day laborers, social integration, and self-rated health, Kenneth C Steel

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Psychosocial determinants of promotores and selected outcomes for a cancer education intervention implemented in south Texas colonias, Julie Parrish St. John

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Outdoor play & extracurricular activities among lower income, Latino children, Nicole Suarez

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Cost-effectiveness of intensified interventions to control healthcare-associated MRSA infections -- A systematic literature review, Krishna C Talluri

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Quality of care and its impact on clinical and economic outcome in patients hospitalized from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Suthira Taychakhoonavudh

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Partial-mouth periodontal examination protocol for estimation of prevalence, severity and extent of periodontitis, Duong Trung Tran

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Antibiotic prescription patterns among HIV-infected patients with respiratory infections in Uganda, Paul Tumbu

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Unintended birth among Hispanic women in Texas: A descriptive analysis, Denise Vasquez

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An investigation of pertussis cases in a Texas county from 2008 through 2012, Amanda Marie Waclawczyk

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Intensive care unit utilization among patients with cancer at the end of life, Susannah Kish Wallace

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Population-level risks of physical activity: Saving bones and screening hearts, Geoffrey P Whitfield

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The biology of triatomine bugs native to south central Texas and assessment of the risk they pose for autochthonous Chagas' disease exposure, Edward J Wozniak

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Human metabolome and common complex diseases: A genetic and epidemiological study among African-Americans in the atherosclerosis risk in communities study, Bing Yu

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Optimal, minimax, and Bayesian two-stage designs in two-dose phase II clinical trials, Hong Zhang

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Optimal dna methylation biomarkers for differentiating normal and renal cancer samples, Shaojie Zhang

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Evaluation of clinical trial designs for the development of targeted agents, Yang Zhao

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Metabolomics, dietary habits and cardiovascular disease among African Americans in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study, Yan Zheng

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Association between land use and temperatures during the 2011 heat wave in Houston: A quantile regression analysis, Weihe Zhou

Submissions from 2012

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An evaluation of the centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Hospital Acquired Conditions and Present on Admission Indicator Reporting program, Oluwafolakemi Mojisola Adedeji

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Quality assessment in radiation oncology, Jeffrey M Albert

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Patient-centered medical home technology effects on hypertension and diabetes control, Marisol Alvarado