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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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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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

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Evaluation of a wellness program at a large private sector petrochemical company in Texas, Haley Fox Amick

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Ozone and fine particulate matter association with CVD and COPD emergency room visits in Harris County, Texas: Spatiotemporal analysis, Faye Anderson

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Systematic review of mobile dental vans, Brenda Appiah

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The prevalence of periodontal disease in Mexican American vs European American elderly in three distinct socio-economic communities in San Antonio, Texas, Celia Espinoza Aviles

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Infant breastfeeding patterns by sex: Do males feed more?, Titilola Balogun

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Development of a standard sign-out procedure for clinicians in a pediatric intensive care unit, Aarti C Bavare

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Elevated cystatin C & heart failure prognosis a systematic review, Chirag Bavishi

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Relationship of hospital volume to patient mortality, length of stay and total costs in patients receiving brain surgery for cancer: A nationwide analysis, Michael Beel

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Comparison of two strategies for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction: In-hospital outcomes analysis, Neel Sanjivbhai Bhatt

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Performance of HbA1c for classifying diabetes and diagnostic threshold for diabetes among the Mexican American border community, Farzana Noor Bindu

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The epidemiology of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction defects in Texas, 2002-2008: An update and assessment of effect heterogeneity, Bibek Raj Bista

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: A policy analysis of restricting foods with minimal nutritional value, Lisa Blackwell

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An analysis of a community-based intervention on physical activity, Jennifer Lynne Bolduc

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The prevention of catheter related bloodstream infections in a pediatric population, Antonio Bonilla

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The role of municipalities in air toxics regulation: The Houston experience, Rebecca Jensen Bruhl

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The impact of communication and cultural diversity in utilizing dental services among Saudi Arabian students in U.S.A., Bussma Ahmed Bugis

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Mistreatment and self-neglect in community dwelling older adults: Studies of construct validity, measurement invariance and latent classes, Jason Burnett

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A hybrid method in combining treatment effects from matched and unmatched studies, Jinyoung Byun

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An assessment of post-disaster psychological stress in hazardous waste operations and emergency response (HAZWOPER) workers, Joshua C Calcote

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Detecting genetic and nutritional lung cancer risk factors related to folate metabolism using Bayesian generalized linear models, Ying Cao

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A comparative state policy analysis of the adoption of birth defects surveillance legislation, Amy Peterson Case

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Bullied status and physical activity in Texas youths, Kathleen Case

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Policy analysis of shifting to the state-run Texas women's health program, Jazmine Cavazos

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Relationships among epilepsy self-management, health outcomes, and socioeconomic status, Joan Lan-Chang Censullo

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Clostridium difficile infection (CDI): Clinical outcomes associated with concomitant non-CDI antibiotic use, Eric Chen

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Developing the follow-up schedules for women with breast cancer, Lee Cheng

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Measuring value in cancer-related health care: A case study in head and neck cancer, Gerard James Colman

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Association of processed red meat and prostate cancer stage in Mexican-Americans: A population based case-control study, Paul Comish

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Evaluation of memory B cells among perinatally HIV infected children from Houston Texas, German Andres Contreras Cuellar

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Effects of a health advocacy program to promote physical activity and nutrition behaviors among adolescents: An evaluation of the Young Leaders for Healthy Change program, Kelly L Cordeira

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Should Texas use public funding for bariatric surgery?, Colin Court

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Associations between teacher support and students' fruit and vegetable consumption in low-income elementary schools in central Texas, Meredith Craft

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Factors associated with HPV16 status and survival among patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx, Kristina Riis Dahlstrom

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Effectiveness of a nutrition education program for women in a residential program after incarceration, Francis Dang

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Genetic underpinnings of variation in brain ventricular volume: A genome-wide association study, Devsmita Das

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A study of the association between timing of solid food introduction in infants and overweight and obesity in pre-school aged children in NHANES 2003-2008, Betty Del Rio Rodriguez

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The relationship between obesity, autoimmune disease, and C-reactive protein: A secondary data analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2009--2010, Ashley M Dixon

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Point of decision signs and stair use in a university worksite setting: General versus specific messages, Mary Eckhardt

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Fasting blood glucose and 8-year mortality in the hypertension detection follow-up program population, Bena Ellickalputhenpura

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Dengue transmission risk maps of the continental United States, Aleisha J Elliott

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Legal regulation of the food industry as a public health measure, Obiajulu N Enaohwo

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It's your game, keep it real. Sexual education study, Julia Fleckman

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Translating knowledge into action: Information needs of decision-makers in healthcare, Negin Fouladi

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Inappropriate imaging utilization in Texas: Geographic variation and predictive factors, Cecilia Ganduglia Cazaban

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Literature review of estimation of prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS in India using population survey and sentinel surveillance based data, Kanan Garg

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Lifetime prevalence and risk factors for cancer in a Mexican American population with severe health disparities: The Cameron County Hispanic Cohort, Ariana Garza

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Association of periodontal disease with sex hormones levels among men; an analysis of NHANES III data, Olivia Gonzalez-Ibarra

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Retrospective analysis of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) skin and Soft-Tissue Infections (SSTI) in a university hospital emergency department (ED), Samantha E Gunterman

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Adaptive clinical trial design for targeted therapy development, Xuemin Gu

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Teacher support and encouragement in the classroom and its impact on childhood obesity, Jessica Whitney Hammer

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The epidemiology of dengue among children less than 18 months of age in Puerto Rico, 1999--2011, Anne M Hause

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Attitudes toward end-of-life decision making in South Texas, Martin L Hechanova

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Risk and resiliency: The untold story of youth in military families, Belinda Flores Hernandez

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Association of ALLHAT investigator characteristics with participant recruitment, Megan Holderness

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Analytical frame for public policy implementation, Margaret Holm

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Sugar sweetened beverage consumption and behavioral correlates in a pilot study of high school students in Austin, Texas, Christina S Hoppe

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Robust effect sizes and their confidence intervals for group difference between trajectories in hierarchical linear growth model, Furong Huang

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Does prior receipt of a rifamycin antibiotic increase the risk of acquiring an infection due to a rifamycin-resistant strain of Clostridium difficile?, Jamie S Huang

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Analysis of life expectancy using linear and nonlinear models, Hyunsoo Hwang

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Patients' preferences for a prostate cancer consultation, a discrete choice experiment, James Richard Incalcaterra