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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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

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Health insurance coverage & compliance with breast and cervical cancer screening guidelines among immigrant women in Harris County, Texas and Orange County, California, Isabelle Soraya Kusters

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Examining the age of initiation of tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana among adolescents, Hillary Lapham

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Nonlinear functional regression model for sequencing-based association and gene-gene interaction analysis of physiological traits and their applications to sleep apnea, Dung-Yang Lee

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Maternal workplace emotional stressors and physical activity and adverse birth outcomes, Laura J Lee

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An analysis of obstetric medical malpractice lawsuits filed in Harris County, Texas and an analysis of the use of Cesarean section and vaginal birth after Cesarean section before and after Texas' 2003 medical malpractice reforms, Noel Anne Lewandos

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Bayesian analysis of multi-type recurrent events with dependent termination, Li-An Lin

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Comparing quantile imputation with other selected imputation methods for missing data with application to assess factors associated with self efficacy of physical activity in breast cancer survivors, Ye Lin

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The application of sufficient dimension reduction in the prediction of lung cancer, Ruiling Liu

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A Bayesian anaylsis of data measures the effect of the use of bone marrow cell therapy on left ventricular function, Xiaopeng Liu

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Statistical analysis of TCGA whole transcriptome sequencing data (RNA-Seq), Wenfang Li

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Statistical models for recurrent events during alternating restraint and non-restraint periods, Xiaoqi Li

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Exploring facilitating factors and barriers to participation in a community-based physical activity and nutrition program among parents in Austin, Texas, Allison Margaret Lodine

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Does place matter?: Institution type and resource utilization for hospitalized children, Michelle A Lopez

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Comparison of complications associated with cervical spine surgery for traumatic injury versus degenerative disease in the United States, Victor Lo