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 2014

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The association between chronic kidney disease and a history of West Nile virus infection, David Philpott

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Urban Roots Farm Internship Alumni Study: A qualitative investigation of postparticipation highlights, lessons learned and recommendations on sustainable agriculture-focused development programming from the perspective of young people, Katharine B Powell

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Evaluation of prognostic scoring systems for chronic myelomonocytic leukemia in UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center patient cohort, Priyanka Priyanka

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Bayesian adaptive randomization with covariate-adjustment signature design, Wei Qiao

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The effect of health perception on HIV testing behavior, Shalon Quinn

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Developing a conceptual model to define and measure healthy cooking behavior for cancer prevention, Margaret Raber

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Theoretical investigation of the feasibility and accuracy of SNP discovery in extremely low-coverage NGS-based cohort studies, Naveen Ramesh

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Evaluation of a community-based emergency preparedness program for medical special needs individuals, Kaye M Reynolds

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The relationship of genetic variation in biological pathways to longitudinal changes in body mass index among children and adolescents, Melissa Richard

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Subgroups of first-year college students' alcohol-related problems, Dipali Venkataraman Rinker

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Preparing academic medical department physicians to lead: Maximizing administrative effectiveness in healthcare, Arlin Robinson

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Cutaneous, muco-cutaneous, and visceral Leishmaniasis burden of disease in Brazil: 2008 - 2012, Angela Rodriguez

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Competency-based performance evaluation tool for Community Health Workers, Natalia D Rodriguez

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Work-site booster breaks and employee health, Sonali Sarkar

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Effects of physician engagement and physician alignment on patient satisfaction, hospital mortality, and hospital readmission rates, Roberta Levy Schwartz

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Consumer assessment of the Patient-Centered Medical Homes health care delivery model in Federally Qualified Health Center, Anna M Serrano

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The risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma associated with Barrett's esophagus and gastroesophageal reflux disease: A retrospective cohort study in U.S. veterans, Mohammad H Shakhatreh

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Masculinity, male empowerment, and HIV/AIDS risk in Caprivi, Namibia, Mark Shepard Perry

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Survival and prognostic factors in patients with non-small cell lung cancer presenting with synchronous oligometastatic disease, Tommy Sheu

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Association between vitamin D and the prevalence of human papillomavirus infection in women in the United States: The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003-2006, Jinhee Shim

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Factors associated with perceptions of parental support and enjoyment for physical activity in U.S. adolescent girls, Sloan Skinner

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Predictors of oncology nurse asking and referring behaviors about complementary and alternative medicine, Christine Spencer

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Physician satisfaction key drivers: Understanding the significance for hospital leaders, Debra F Sukin

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Analysis of protein array data, Miao Sun

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Mammography prescriptions in U.S. primary care setting - are physicians following guidelines?, Manasi Sunil Suryavanshi

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A study of sexual initiation and depressive symptomology among adolescents, Honora Ilsa Swain

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Building blocks to promote healthy eating and physical activity among childhood central nervous system tumor survivors, Maria Ching-Yi Chang Swartz

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Exploring leadership as a factor influencing implementation of evidence-based cancer prevention and screening services in community health centers, Jennifer H Tektiridis

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Cryptosporidium volunteer study: Estimating oocyst burden in waste water, Eva Thomas

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African American participation in clinical trials: Voices of physicians who refer and participants who enroll, Logan R Thornton

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Frontier medicine: The epidemiology of New Mexico wilderness search and rescue operations, 2008-2011, Tomas Xavier Villarreal

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Impact of advances in diagnosis and treatment on the leading causes of death and increasing survival in patients with colorectal cancer, 1975-2009, Liyue Tong

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The influence of primary male sexual partners' risk/protective factors on gynecological health outcomes among women in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Ly Thi-Hai Tran

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Spatial stastical analysis of suicidal behavior in Harris County, Aron Trevino

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Acculturation, smoking and physical activity among Vietnamese Americans from the Health of Houston Survey 2010, Van Truong

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The factors for social participation in people with spinal cord injury, I-Hsuan Tsai

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Translational potential of bone marrow mononuclear cells for treatment of ischemic stroke, Farhaan Vahidy

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Water consumption, social support and weight status in 8th and 11th grade students participating in the School Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN) survey in Texas, USA, Janis Marie Valmond

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Child maltreatment among children with specific birth defects: A population-based study, Texas 2002-2011, Bethanie Van Horne

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Life chaos and social support among methamphetamine-using men who have sex with men engaging in commercial sex encounters, Humsini Viswanath

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Cost minimization analysis of single institution randomized trial, Khinh Ranh Voong

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Variable selection, response adaptive randomization, and covariate-adjusted response-adaptive randomization for personalized medicine, Yaping Wang

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The effect of directors' professional background on financial and philanthropic performance of nonprofit private hospitals, Zheng Wang

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Adenovirus 36 hexon epitope identification, Heather K Wilbourn

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Socio-cultural predictors of exercise among Hispanic women living in a high-risk community along the US-Mexico border, Sherrie Wise

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Newly arrived refugee's access to primary care physicians in San Antonio, Texas: Geographic Information Systems spatial analysis, Nicole J Wong

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Finding contraception in Texas: How planned parenthood patients on injectable contraception fared after legislative changes, C. Junda Woo

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Comparing programs/services initiated to reduce heart failure 30- day readmission rates through national and regional data, Charla Wright

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An integrated statistical model for subtle allelic imbalance with SNP arrays, Rui Xia

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The Changing Epidemiology of Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma among Veterans in the Era of Human Papillomavirus: Incidence Trends, Prognostic Indicators, and Outcomes, Jose P Zevallos

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Dynamic approach for electrocardiogram (ECG) signal and RNA-seq data analysis, Getie Abeje Zewdie

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Semiparametric joint models for semi-competing risks data with missing cause of informative terminal event, Renke Zhou

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GIS mapping and gene-environment interaction, Jialing Zhu

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The effects of coping mechanisms on health outcomes of women at risk for low-weight and premature babies, Alexandra Zingg

Submissions from 2013

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Ethnic differences in inflammation: Association with obesity and insulin resistance, Immaculeta Achilike

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Methods of Controlling Confounding Effects on Observational Studies: Examining Chemotherapy Effectiveness in Breast Cancer Patients, Deepak Adhikari

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High prevalence of stigma related abuse among a sample of men who have sex with men in Tanzania: Implications for HIV prevention, Alexandra Marie Anderson

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Occupational health and safety among commercial sex workers in Ghana, Andrea Antwi

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Risk factors for inflammatory breast cancer, Rachel L Atkinson

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Application of an integrated behavioral model to predict compliance with decontamination therapy in MRSA-colonized patients undergoing elective surgery with hardware implantation, Samir S Awad

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Complications of misoprostol and other abortion induction methods in the developing world: A systematic review, Erica Bamgbopa

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Occurrence of PCR diagnostic genes of enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) in a nested case-control study from adults with travelers' diarrhea, Oluwatosin Bamidele

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Azithromycin efficacy in treatment of Chlamydia trachomatis, Rebecca Monk Beyda

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The relationship between healthy food preparation self-efficacy, restaurant meals, and fruit and vegetable consumption in Mexican-American adults, Alycia K Boutte

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The association of weight gain and smoking outcomes in a sample of HIV-positive smokers, Meredith Buchberg

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Indeterminate QunatiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube assay results in association with procedural specimen collection in children, Duc-Hieu Phan Bui

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Improving disclosure of medical errors: Including patients and family members in the disclosure process, Landrus Burress

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A geographic information science (GIS) approach to conducting comparative area-level community assessments in the Texas CORD Study, Allison H Byars

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Cyberbullying and school attachment: An analysis of the 2005-2006 U.S. health behavior in school-aged children (HBSC) study, Felicia R Carey

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Quality and cost of student lunches brought from home, Michelle L Caruso

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Cancer screening behaviors among Asian Americans in Houston, Texas, Amy F Carvalho

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The development of community-based health information exchanges: A comparative assessment of organizational models, Tiffany Champagne

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An intervention mapping approach: Development of a nutrition and physical activity program for Chinese Americans, Jessica Chang

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Teaching safety at a summer camp: Evaluation of a children's fire safety curriculum in an urban community setting, Audrie Aliza Chavez

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Instrumental variable method for the causal relationship between soluble receptor for advanced glycation end-products (sRAGE) and risk of pancreatic cancer, Liang Chen

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Demographic, psychosocial, and behavioral correlates of the home food environment of families of Texas preschool children, Naomi E Chen

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The effect of exposure to air toxics on age of diagnosis and subtype of childhood leukemia in Texas, Ting-Yu Chen

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Computer use and food consumption pattern among economically disadvantaged children in Texas, Joanne Chow

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Assessing body image investment in breast cancer patients undergoing reconstructive surgery: Validation of the Appearance Schemas Inventory-Revised (ASI-R) measure, Alicia Seow Yen Chua

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Patenting genes and gene sequences: Analysis of public health implications and the law, Mariann Crapanzano

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Recommendations for lymphedema reduction in surgical melanoma patients at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center based on intervention mapping guidelines, Kate Duncan Cromwell

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Use of empowerment evaluation to determine a sustainability plan for a community-based preconception care program, Angela Dawn Lloyd Cummings

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Patient-provider racial/ethnic concordance and adherence to cancer screening recommendations, Matthew J Cvitanovich

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Analysis of the motivating factors for initiation and continuation of smokeless tobacco use in two Indian states: Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh, Saba Danawala

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Early testing and treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus in obese women: A systematic review of the literature, Samuel Darko

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Occurrence and distribution of dog bites in El Paso County, Texas, 2009-2011, Eduardo Davila

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Risk and protective factors associated with depression among racial and ethnic mothers of adolescents, Marivel Davila

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Examining the association between self-reported and accelerometer derived physical activity and the immediate built environment in older women: Results from the healthy women study, Lindsay E Dickey

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Assessing the patterns of colorectal cancer treatment, adherence to treatment guidelines and survival in Texas, Minming Ding

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Booster Breaks in the workplace: Effects on employee stress, Allison Craver Dubin

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Evaluation of environmental contamination of Clostridium difficile in hospital environmental surfaces, Jo-Anne Meredith Gador Espinosa

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Student consumption of a la carte foods during school lunch meals, Madeline Nicole Estep

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Long-term impact of a weight management summer camp on obese children, Alicia Elena Farhat

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Antifibrinolytic treatment of trauma patients, Zachary Franco

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Impact of physician appointment on HAART adherence among HIV/AIDS population in a public clinic for HIV/AIDS, in Houston, Texas; a cross-sectional design using logistic regression modeling, Orsolya Monika Garrison

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Physician attitudes on the HPV vaccine, Romy Ghosh

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Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in HIV-positive patients, Sumana Goddu

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Development of intervention and evaluation materials for the pilot program Living Positively, Caroline Gonynor

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Cost-effectiveness of genetic testing in metastatic melanoma patients in the Phase-1 setting., Vancheswaran Gopalakrishnan

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Indigent care and infant mortality in Texas, Scott Grant