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 2014

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Identifying patient characteristics associated with different phenotypic presentations of lipodystrophy among subjects with HIV, Dhiraj Devidas Gambhire

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The feasibility of using a rapid adenosine triphosphate bioluminescence detection assay as an objective means of assessing the presence of biological contamination on laboratory surfaces, Rachel K Gamble

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Impact of opioid analgesic use on diabetes quality of care and outcomes: A longitudinal population-based study, Santosh Gautam

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A comparison of statistical learning methods for multiple imputation of unknown stroke types in the Systolic Hypertension in the Elderly Program (SHEP) clinical trial, Alokananda Ghosh

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The association between presence of school health personnel and youth participation in risky behaviors, Monique Gill

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Mobile integrated healthcare: Using existing out of hospital resources to bridge gaps in healthcare services, Scott Goldberg

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Exploring the influence of demographic factors on participation of Latinas in the Salud San Antonio! program, Delana M Gonzales

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Analysis of the impact of meaningful use on clinical performance in non-profit hospitals and health systems, Daniel A Gonzalez Carrerp

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Impact assessment of a community-based orphan and vulnerable children empowerment program in semi-rural Kenya, Michael L Goodman

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Clinic capacity and spatial access to preventive breast health services for underserved survivors across Texas, Nicole Haddock

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A Bayesian approach to exploratory analysis in clinical trials, Weilu Han

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Poisson process and clinical trial recruitment in CCTRN study, Nainan Hei

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Assessment of adherence to the standard treatment guidelines among elderly patients with early stage pancreatic cancer, Weiguo He

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Patient Navigation: Justifiable Popularity?, Sarah Hodges

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Frailty in older patients who undergo stem cell transplantation, Holly M Holmes

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A policy analysis of Chagas disease in the U.S. and Texas, Rebecca Hornbach

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Female genital mutilation in immigrant populations and cultural competency in health care providers in the United States: A systematic review, Ijeoma S Ihenacho

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An assessment of the moderating effects of dietary habits and activity level on development of asthma in adolescents after exposure to PM 2.5, John Luke Davidson Irwin

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U.S. military health: The epidemiology of occupational risk factors and long-term health across the life-course, Judson Clarke Janak

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Validity of the self-administered past-week Modifiable Activity Questionnaire (SMAQ), Madeline Jeansonne

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A novel concept on incremental cost-effectiveness ratio with censored cost data, Jing Jiang

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In silico prediction of splice-altering single nucleotide variants in the human genome, Xueqiu Jian

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Evaluating the effects of treatment switching with randomization as an instrumental variable in a randomized controlled trial, Sara Jimenez

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Fas/FasL genetic variants and risk for second primary maliganancy in patients with index oropharyngeal cancers versus index nonoropharyngeal head and neck cancers: A retrospective cohort study, Anqi Jin

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The impact of a WIC breastfeeding clinic on breastfeeding duration: A descriptive study, Stephanie Johnson

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Association of food and physical activity patterns with obesity in ethnically diverse school children in Texas, Teke John

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Expanding estimates of health literacy, Tiffany M Jones

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Diet, supplement use, and hypertension in firefighters, Christopher M Kaipust

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Statistical methods for incorporating biological knowledge into association tests of seqencing data, Taebeom Kim

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Health status, health care access and utilization among low-income adults potentially eligible for Medicaid expansion in Texas, Youngran Kim

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Outcomes of pediatric second line antiretroviral therapy in low and middle income countries: A sytematic review, Grace Paul Kisitu

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The use of health communication technology for the promotion of healthy weight in adolescents: A systematic review, Kelly Klaas

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Molecular pathway activation in cancer and tissue following space radiation exposure, Tatiana A Kovyrshina

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Impact and significance of a multidisciplinary approach to Type II diabetes in a primary care setting, Emily LaBerge

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Development and exploration of a multidimensional measure of pregnancy desire from the national survey of family growth, Lisa M Landry

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Exploring the effects of Tibetan Yoga on patients' quality of life and experience of lymphoma: An experimental embedded mixed methods study, Isabel Leal

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Analyze metabolic data of African Americans using Bayesian network, Chang Li

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Dynamic model and its applications to molecular and physiological data analysis, Lerong Li

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Childhood severe obesity and related cardio-metabolic risk factors and the cost-effectiveness of bariatric surgery for severely obese adolescents, Linlin Li

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Maternal exposure to ionizing radiation and birth defects, Hyeyeun Lim

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Joint modeling of short-term and long-term outcomes for interim decision making in oncology phase II clinical trials, E Lin

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Association of population mixing and incidence of acute lymphocytic leukemia in children and young adults in the State of Texas, Joseph Lubega

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Evaluation of factor structure of a nicotine coping study via generalized latent variable modeling and cross validation techniques, Chris M Manuel

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Toward reducing unintended pregnancy in an HIV-positive population in the Dominican Republic, Jennifer Robicheaux McKinney

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Policy analysis of graduate medical education policies and funding in Texas, Lauren Menasco-Davis

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Comorbidity burden and adherence to preventive health behavior among cancer survivors, Pratibha Nayak

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Obesity and the risk and outcomes of sepsis, Anh Nguyen

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Cigarette smoking among HIV patients receiving antiretroviral therapy in Vietnam, Nhung Thi Phuong Nguyen

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Population and community predictors of preventable hospitalizations in Texas, Malachy Nkem

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Evaluation of a community program to increase physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption among a predominantly African American and Hispanic sample of women, Kristen Nussa

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The success of H. pylori eradication therapy using a quadruple sequential treatment in children with gastrointestinal symptoms seen in a pediatric practice in the US-Mexico border region, Hector Ignacio Ocaranza

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Sexual abuse and the life course: An analysis of factors linking child sexual abuse to adult sexual revictimization and perpetration, Nnenna L Okeke

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Determinants of emergency department use by patients with non-urgent conditions and with or without a usual source of care, Debola Olayinka Ola

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Branding: Integration of art in the healthcare industry, Kelechi Adaeze Onyejiaka

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Enablers and barriers perceived by professional firefighters in the implementation of a mandatory physical fitness program, Gerardo Ortiz

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Death in the digital age: A systematic review of information and communication technologies in end-of-life care, Kirsten Anne Ostherr

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Assessing the biological safety profession's evaluation and control of risks associated with the field collection of potentially infectious specimens, Scott Jeffrey Patlovich

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The relationship between provider beliefs and practice regarding post-treatment surveillance head-and-neck exams for upper aerodigestive tract carcinoma in American head and neck society members, Prasanth Pattisapu

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Characterization of variation in transmembrane domain coding regions, Lauren Petty

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Agita Sao Paulo: Utilizing sport to promote physical activity, Dean Pham

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Characteristics of HIV risk factors for adolescent females: A descriptive analysis of a community-based assessment in Harris County, Linda P Pham

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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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Internalized Homonegativity: The psychometric structure of the short scale and HIV/SIT associated behaviors, Ha Thi Ngoc Tran

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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