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 2012

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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

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Exposure to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and weight loss and hospitalization in non-small cell lung cancer patients, Laxmi H Iyer

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Black/white disparities in infant mortality rates in the U.S.: A quality of care perspective, Enishia Jackson

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Feminism, gender equity and sexual/reproductive health in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, Zeina Jamaleddine

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Association of TNF-alpha genetic variants with HPV-associated oral cancer risk---a case-control study, Anqi Jin

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Evaluation of the impact of access to free influenza vaccine on immunization rates for children with cystic fibrosis, Katie Jones

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A comparison of adherence with minocycline treatment in Parkinson's disease and rheumatoid arthritis clinical trials, Piyusha Joshi

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Baseline evaluation of environmental physical activity and nutrition support of Texas Medical Center hospital worksites, Vinu Jyothi

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Study on the effect of metformin in patients of metastatic renal cell cancer with diabetes receiving tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy, Sarathi Kalra

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Immune response to hepatitis B vaccination in drug using populations: A systematic review and meta-regression analysis, Geetanjali R Kamath

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Survival analysis of circulating tumor cells in triple-negative breast cancer, Mandar Karhade

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Pathway analysis of genome-wide association study data in primary biliary cirrhosisa, Siddhartha Kar

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The impact of parent acculturation on parental fruit and vegetable intake, child fruit and vegetable intake, and child perceived access and availability to fruits and vegetables in the home environment, Kathryn E Kenny

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Sacred vocation program follow up evaluation at the Baylor healthcare system, Raunak Khisty

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Prevention of birth defects in a national study, Zeina Khodr

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The impact of a cooking and gardening summer camp experience on the fruit and vegetable consumption of elementary school-aged children, Jessica Ashley Kirk

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Bacteremia and mortality within 30 days of catheter-associated bacteriuria, Quratulain Kizilbash

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Genetic variants associated with metastatic prostate cancer, Seidu Moshood Kolawole

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Young Jewish adults sexual behaviors Peer, parental and surrounding influences, Arielle Terra Kowenski

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Interpretation services for immigrants in federally qualified health centers: Barriers, best practices, and suggestions for the future, Isabelle Soraya Kusters

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Is obesity a possible risk factor for Clostridium difficile infection, Aditya Praveen Lal

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Importance of antibiotic class to the development of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in adults: A systematic review, Laitan Oluwatosin Lansebe

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Frequencies and risk factors for bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw in cancer patients: A matched case-control study, Jason Kamen Lau

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Association between length of stay in the U.S. and diabetes risk factors among Chinese Americans in Houston, Texas in 2004-2005, Sheau Yuen Lee

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Association of p21/p27 polymorphisms with risk of HPV16-associated oral squamous cell carcinoma, Wen-Ya Lee

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Association of coping styles & adolescent substance use, Vi Donna Le

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Mixture modeling for joint analysis of survival, discrete, and continuous data, Fu-Wen Liang

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Nonlinear dimension reduction in pathway-based genome-wide association analysis, Jin Li

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Cost-effectiveness analysis of stereotactic body radiotherapy and radiofrequency ablation for medically inoperable liver metastases from colorectal cancer, Anna Likhacheva

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Socioeconomic disparities in thyroid cancer incidence within the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) registry, 1980--2008, Nan Li

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Impact of traffic pollution on telomere length and chronic diseases: Results from the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis and the Mexican-American cohort study, Chih-Chin Liu

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Analyzing left-truncated right-censored data with uncertain onset time with parametric models, Jun Liu

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On Bayesian seamless phase I-II designs, Ping Liu

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Bayesian adaptive designs in early phase clinical trials, Suyu Liu

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Using spatial linear models with SAR and CAR structure to examine Texas lung cancer incidence rates, Zheyu Liu

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The Colic Clinic---a comprehensive program evaluation, Christine D Lobo

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Risk factors for metabolic syndrome among overweight and obese Hispanic children attending a pediatric clinic in New Braunfels, Texas, Dorothy A Long Parma

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A systematic review and analysis of the association between endometriosis and ovarian cancer, Holli A Loomans

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Ethnic differences in food availability at home among 3--5 year old preschoolers attending Head Start centers in 2008, Larissa M Loufman

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Hearing aid use and adherence: A systematic review of the literature concerning the socioeconomic and psychological influences on hearing aid use and barriers to use, Meghan Madden

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Interferon-gamma release assays for latent tuberculosis infection in child and young adult candidates or recipients of tumor necrosis factor inhibitor therapy, Lucila Marquez