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 2016

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Comparison of Hispanic maternal and their early adolescent daughters' eating patterns, Camille Range

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Proportion of orofacial clefts attributable to recognized risk factors, Janhavi Raut

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Investigating the surgical transmissibilty of amyloid-based neurodegenerative disease: A retrospective case control study, Kelly Ressler

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Discrimination and modifiable health risk factors: A focus on tobacco, alcohol, and obesity related risk behaviors, Debra Marie Rios

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Urban-rural leisure-time physical activity and screen-time sedentary behavior differences in the general population and in cancer survivors, Michael C Robertson

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The association of worksite ergonomic and safety risk factors with work-related musculoskeletal health outcomes among logging machine operators in the Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas region, Anabel Rodriguez

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A retrospective review of molecular-guided therapy and metronomic therapy on the outcomes of childhood cancers, Christina Roffidal

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Outbreak response and risk communication issues associated with the potential threat of a domestic outbreak of Marburg virus disease: A policy analysis, Jessica M Romano

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Oral contraceptive use as a determinant of serum concentrations of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) among women in the Norwegian mother and child cohort (MOBA) study, Elise Rush

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Female invasive breast cancer mortality trends among Hispanic population in the United States from 1990 to 2012, Hari Krishna Raju Sagiraju

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Impact of electronic cigarettes on indoor air quality A systematic review, Parinita Sah

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Examination of infant early-life risk factors for pediatric obesity, Meliha Salahuddin

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Association between vaccinations and childhood rhabdomyosarcoma in Texas, Hari Sankaran

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Let's talk about sex: A dyadic analysis using baseline data from "The Secret of Seven Stones" program on communication between parent and adolescent youth about initiation of sex, Abigail Sedory

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The association between antenatal depression and adverse birth outcomes: A statistical analysis and systematic review, Deborah Trevino Seghers

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Children living on the street in semi-rural Kenya---a formative evaluation of community perceptions and children's health outcomes, Sarah Seidel

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Employer-based occupational injury and illness surveillance: Amputation injury as a framework for the survey of reporting practices, tools and outcomes, Rhandi N Selde

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Analysis of rare and common variants to identify inherited and maternal genes associated with conotruncal heart defects, Anshuman Sewda

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The gut microbiome as a modifiable risk factor in recurring communicable and chronic non-communicable intestinal diseases, Manasi S Shah

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Colorectal cancer educational intervention and screening outcomes, Leigha Sharp

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The impact of the Texas DSRIP program on preventable hospitalizations in southeast Texas, Amrita Gopinath Shenoy

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Individual and population-level factors associated with Chlamydia trachomatis infection among men who have sex with men screened in Washington State Infertility Prevention Project clinics, 2003-2011, Charles Jack Shumate

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Identifying potential genetic and microRNA biomarkers for renal cell carcinoma risk and prognosis, Xiang Shu

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Gender differences in non-leisure time physical activity and its association with overweight, obesity, and type 2 diabetes among U.S. Mexican-American and Mexican adults, Luis Humberto Solis Canto

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Effects of exposure to organic solvents and occupational noise on hearing loss and tinnitus in US adults from 1999 to 2004, Amanda Marie Staudt

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Associations between social network, social support, and one-year health outcomes among older cancer patients, Ming Sun

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Association of small dense LDL-cholesterol with incident type II diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome: The atheroscleosis risk in communities (aric) study, Wensheng Sun

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Vancomycin and acute kidney injury following hip and knee surgery: A retrospective cohort study at five hospitals, Joshua Taylor Swan

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Effect of medical history on hemostatic recovery after coagulopathy reversal with prothrombin complex concentrate, Irene Tabas

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Barrett's esophagus recurrence after radiofrequency ablation in U.S. veterans: A retrospective cohort study, Mimi Chang Tan

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Trends in mortality in patients hospitalized with cirrhosis from 2004-2013, Aylin Tansel

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Comparison of end of life care practices and resource utilization by ovarian cancer patients of varying racial, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds in Texas, Jolyn Taylor

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Collegiate athletes' body composition by sport and position, Emily Travis

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Patterns and correlates of internet use, cellphone use, and attitudes towards patient portals among a predominantly Mexican-American clinic population, Meredith Trubitt

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Worksite intervention to prevent obesity among hospital employees, Mudita Upadhyaya

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Health and economic burdens of norovirus disease and cost-effectiveness analysis of norovirus vaccination among school age children in the United States, Margaret M Venuto

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Adherence to stage-specific treatment guidelines and its effect on survival in stage IIA & IIB/IIIA extremity and trunk soft tissue sarcoma patients, Rachel K Voss

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Role of risk attitude in the decisions to enroll in micro health insurance plans in a low-income country, Tania Wahed

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An evaluation of the relationship between physical activity and presenteeism among employees from a public university system, Timothy J Walker

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Navy En Route Care: A three-year review of 428 Navy air evacuations, Benjamin D Walrath

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Dynamic prediction for multiple repeated measures and event time data, Jue Wang

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Vitamin B12 and homocysteine associations with physical function measures in older adults, data from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging, Michelle L Wilkinson

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Demographic characteristics, HIV service utilization and barriers among transgender and gender non-conforming people in the Houston area, Tay Za Kyi Win

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Decision making styles and agency in childbirth: A mixed methods study comparing women's expectations to actual experiences during childbirth, Amy Witten

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Comparing refugees' access to health care in the United States and Germany: A systematic review of the literature, Shannon E Wolf

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Analysis of bivariate longitudinal discrete data: A joint continuous-time Markov chains approach, Chih-Hsien Wu

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Bayesian quantile regression joint models: Inference and dynamic predictions, Ming Yang

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Covariates adjustment for nonparametric tests for two sample comparison, Jiabu Ye

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Statins, testosterone, and urological diseases in men, Emre Yucel

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Spatial statistical analysis of childhood blood lead exposure in Texas, Qi Yu

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Self-reported depression among cancer survivors in Medicare beneficiaries: A statistical method comparison between complex survey design and simple random sample design, Bo Zhao

Submissions from 2015

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Autism spectrum disorder and particulate matter pollution: A systematic review of literature, Payel Acharya

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Syndemic conditions and resilience factors among Tanzanian men who have sex with men (MSM): Pathways towards a strength-based HIV intervention, Adeniyi Abolaji Adeboye

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HIV/AIDS and depression among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Tanzania, Hycienth Ahaneku

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Buruli Ulcer: Insight into the epidemiology, transmission, prevention and control, Yao Akpalu

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The association of mental health with obesity, diet, and physical activity in sheltered homeless adults, Jasmin D Aldridge

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Oral health indicators from the Project Saving Smiles Outreach events, Claudia V Amezquita-Lee

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Evaluating genetic mechanisms for risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia among Hispanics, Natalie P Archer

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A diabetic profile of Asian subgropus in the United States: A study using data from the National Health Interview Survey, 2012, Ruth Vijetha Arya

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Integrative Bayesian modeling of imaging and genetic data, Shabnam Azadeh

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Identification of methylated loci involved in survival among pediatric medulloblastoma patients, Emilyn Banfield

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An integrated approach to evaluating erp in healthcare: Conceptual and research model development, Sarah McGee Barlow

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A descriptive analysis of work-related hospitalizations among Hispanic and non-Hispanic workers in Texas, Bethany Boggess

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HIV risk assessment of women, 18-64 years old, in the emergency department, Rica Mauricio Buchanan

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Statistical methods for vQTL mapping and Mendelian randomization analysis with a time-varying exposure, Ying Cao

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Comparisons of the t test and Wilcoxon rank sum test for the time, late time and focus: CCTRN trials, Yiwen Cao

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The Secret of Seven Stones: Applying intervention mapping for the development of an intergenerational, online game to prevent HIV/STI and pregnancy in middle-school youth, Laura Ceglio

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Long acting reversible contraception use in adolescent and young adult military dependent females and active duty service member, Daniel Chiles

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Determining the racial disparities in utilization patterns and cost-effectiveness of Hepatocellular Carcinoma treatment, Tong Han Chung

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Using Telehealth as a tool for childhood obesity reduction in elementary school Hispanic children, Miranda M Clement

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Long work hours and adverse health outcomes: Defining a health risk-based threshold for work hour exposure, Sarai Carolyn Harris Conway

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Understanding patterns of use and perceptions of harm and addictiveness for the e-cigarette with a focus on youth and young adults in Texas, Maria R Cooper

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A study of healthcare career progression: Policy paper on producing battlefield medical specialists in conflict and peacetime, Cord W Cunningham

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Policy analysis of hospital infections in the United States, Medhat Daioub

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Traffic-related air pollution exposure and childhood central nervous system tumors, Heather E Danysh

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Effects of cognitive changes on survival for persons with Alzheimer's Disease - joint modeling analysis, Eveleen Darby

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Development of a faith-based Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) toolkit for Christian churches, Bethany Jill Dawson

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Chronic kidney disease of unknown origin in Central America: A systematic review, Parvaneh Ehsanzadeh

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Impact of Early Do Not Resuscitate Order (DNR) on Length of Hospitalization, Intensive Care Unit Admission, and Hospital Mortality for Advanced Lung and Gastrointestinal Cancers, Ahmed Elsayem

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What is valued in health professions teaching and learning, Joan Ann Engelhardt

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The effects of a novel Clostridium difficile quorum sensing molecule on growth and virulence factor production in Staphylococcus aureus, Heather T Essigmann

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A large-scale candidate gene association study of blood pressure change in children and adolescents, Elena Valeryevna Feofanova

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Nomogram for prediction of pathological complete response in human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER22) receptor positive breast cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant systemic therapy, Takeo Fujii

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Documentation education for surgery residents, Andrea Garcia

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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