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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Effects of overweight and obesity on economic outcomes among U.S. adults with kidney disease, Preeti Zanwar

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Trastuzumab use and risk of congestive heart failure in older breast cancer patients, Ning Zhang

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Impact of donor-recipient gender and race mismatching on patient survival in patients with end-stage liver diseases undergoing liver transplantation, Yefei Zhang

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An analysis of secondary school meningococcal vaccination mandates in the United States using NIS-Teen 2010, James A Zottarelli

Submissions from 2011

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Prevalence of symptoms of neurotoxicity and potential occupational pesticide and solvent exposures among high school students in Starr County, Texas: A pilot study, Lauren Rachel Ainsworth

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Practice and attitude differences in physician cigarette use: A study of prevalence, physicians' role, and smoking policy awareness in Dubai, UAE, Eman Al-Amari

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Assessing the relationship between obesity and type II diabetes among South Asian Indians in Houston A population based study, Omegie Linda Anabor

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Validity of using item response theory to analyze data from the Work Limitations Questionnaire, Kristen Diane Andrews

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Volunteering: Demographic characteristics, motives and potential benefits from service, Vidya Ayyr

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Targeted immunization to protect infants against pertussis in the United States, Emily Babcock

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The role and impact of transitional care utilization in colorectal cancer, Courtney Balentine

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A cross-sectional analysis of the association between polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and diesel particulate matter exposures and hypertension among individuals of Mexican origin residing in Houston, TX, Komal Bangia

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Funding the utilization of community health workers in Texas, Alina Batool

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Mind-body therapy use among U.S. children and adolescents, Bryan Bayles

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Evaluation of elevator shafts as a pathway for fungal spores and particles to enter a hospital housing immuno-compromised patients, Matthew L Berkheiser

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The role of a nursing home administrator's education in influencing quality of care in US nursing homes, Tajudaullah Bhaloo

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A screening for anti-West Nile immunoglobulin-G and immunoglobulin-M in the Cameron County Hispanic cohort, Jennifer M Bigbee

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An outbreak of Multi-Drug Resistant Acinetobacter in the burn intensive care unit of a large tertiary care center, Natalie Blum

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A review of the Malaria Chemoprophylaxis Compliance Program at ExxonMobil Corporation, Amanda Brown

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Adenovirus-36 infection and obesity related hormones in children, Austin Brown

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Are school nurses effective in the fight against childhood obesity?, Jill Bunting

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A comparison of two statistical methods for analysis of day of the week effect on births from 2005-2007 in Harris County of Texas, Yi Cai

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Program evaluation for a summer science internship: Short and long term benefits as reported by interns, Erica Cantu

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Possible selves of inner city fourth graders: What do they believe about their future education and occupation?, Deidra D Carrol

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Colorectal cancer: An insight on dietary factors, Romil Chadha

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A case-control study of the association between corneal arcus and death by cardiovascular disease among cornea donors, Eloisa Janine Chapa

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Physical activity programming preferences in a municipal recreation center program, Valerie Clark

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Gender differences in tuberculosis notification in Pakistan, Andrew Codlin

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Changes in 911 call volume and type during Hurricane Ike and the implementation and usefulness of the TeleHealth Nurse system for the Houston Fire Department, Elise Cooper

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Epidemiological trends of influenza A positive patients hospitalized at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas September, 2009--January, 2010, Kristen N Correia

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Community health workers: The critical link to sustainable, healthy societies in low-resource settings---A model for the Baylor Shoulder to Shoulder Foundation, Amanda C Dave

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Assessing the impact of leadership on nurse job satisfaction and the desire for unionization in health care settings, Sammy Eugene Davis

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Rabies control in the developing world: Results of a cross-sectional study in Bohol, Philippines, Stacy Lee Davlin

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Assessing the Environmental Protection Agency's guidelines for cumulative risk assessment: Are they suitable for state agencies and EPA regional offices?, Marianne Alouise Delwood

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Mexico: A new heavy weight in a global world, Laurence M Denis

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Use of contraception and contraceptive services among U.S. Hispanic women: 2006--2008, Elizabeth Dominguez

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Potential role of statins as immunomodulators in pneumococcal pneumonia, Simit Mahesh Doshi

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Pediatric motivational interviewing to address obesity and overweight, Vy Do

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Comparison of methods for assessing in home night time crying in healthy infants, Lisa Eastcott

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HPV vaccine coverage in Texas counties: An application of multilevel, small area estimation, Jan Marie Eberth

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Non-nutritive sucking and the preterm infant, Latoya Edwards

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Maternal mortality in Texas 2001--2006, Larissa Jazia Estes

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Future pandemic influenza control (FPIC) related strategic management plan based on the 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza review of health policy decisions, their practice and implications, Sameera Farzand

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Occupational injuries among day laborers in Houston, Natalie Fernandez-Espada

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Use of intranet and other interventions to increase influenza vaccination among health care workers, Christopher George Ferris

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Endemic tuberculosis, the homeless, and public transportation: A merging of geographical information systems surveillance and the Houston Tuberculosis Initiative Surveillance project, Marsha Lynn Feske

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An exploratory analysis of variance and volatility in epileptic electroencephalograms, Jack Follis

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Spatial analysis of cardiovascular disease mortality and air pollution in Harris County, Texas, Mary Margaret Ford

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Longitudinal and logistic analysis of endocrine hormone profiles, physical maturation, and candidate genes related to pubertal events in children, Victoria C Friedel

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Improving pregnancy prevention in the Austin Independent School District: Student participation in the development of social marketing media, Kimberly Geters

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Spatial distribution of orofacial cleft birth defects and uranium-radium concentrations in tap water in Atascosa, Bee, Brooks, Calhoun, Duval, Goliad, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kleberg, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, San Patricio, Refugio, Starr, Victoria, Webb, and Zavala Counties, Texas, Pranjal Gholkar

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Errors in the administration of medication in inpatient hospitals: A systematic review of the research literature on commercial computerized physician order entry systems, Jeffery Glover

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Longitudinal dyadic data analysis of stroke survivors and their spousal caregivers, Kyler M Godwin

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Tuberculosis in persons with concomittant diseases in Houston, Texas, 2004 to 2008, James Gomez

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Identification of genetic variants that influence atherosclerosis in young persons, Yun Gong

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An assessment of the relative influence of a vapor recovery system in reducing occupational exposure to volatile organic compounds in high performance liquid chromatography, Susana Calderon Gonzalez

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InGen of creative production in the health sciences: A workbook companion to innovation generation, Michael Goodman

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Increasing awareness of colorectal cancer screening through targeted exam room based video messages, John Travis Gossey

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Factors influencing participation in individuals with disability: A secondary data analysis, Christina Green

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A descriptive study of syphilis infection in Houston, Texas, 1999--2008, Cepeda B Grimes

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A multi-site pilot test study to measure safety climate in the university work setting, Janet M Gutierrez

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Biomedical informatics applications for epilepsy management: A systematic review, Angelique C Harding

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A systematic review of clostridium difficile infection in patients with iatrogenic immunesuppression, Stephen A Harold

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Provider perceptions of physical activity counseling: A systematic review, Emily Hebert

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Assessing the impact of electronic health record technology adoption on hospital labor efficiency, Jeffrey R Helton

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Logistic regression with Markov chains as covariates, Chung-Han Ho

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Change in permeation rates of acids and bases through limited use protective fabrics after repeated wash cycles, Louis A Holtz

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Economic evaluation of latent tuberculosis infection screening among health care workers in Houston, Chika Honda

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Are anatomic brain locations important in determining the clinical outcomes in acute ischemic stroke? --- An exploratory analysis of the NINDS Stroke Trial data, Jing Huang

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Molecular epidemiological studies on genetic predispositions to squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck, Yu-Jing Huang

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Bayesian adaptive designs for drug combinations in early phase clinical trials, Lin Huo

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Seasonality of respiratory syncytial virus infection in Texas, Ann Ada Ikonne

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Water to Thrive health needs assessment for Robit, Ethiopia, Kyle Claude Jahnke

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Returning Texas Senate Bill 530 back to 1100 Congress Avenue: The need for effective surveillance reporting of student fitness levels to Texas house representatives, Jud Janak

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The relationship of obesity and cardiovascular disease, Jagriti Jhamb

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A comparative analysis of Texas and Louisiana Oil-field NORM Waste Policy, Germaine P Johnson

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Internet sex among non-gay identifying men who have sex with men, Siddharth Karanth

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Associations between exposure to violence and depression in 5th grade students: Results from the Healthy Passages study, Efrat Karny

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Incidence of enteric bacterial infections complicating Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), Saniah Ishtiaq Kazimi

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Nurse likelihood to report a pediatric medication error: Examination of the "pre-reporting" period, Francine Kingston

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Program for increasing resident's physical activity at the women's home, Elizabeth Konrad

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Costs and quality of medication reconciliation practice in primary care clinics, Grace M Kuo

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Academic medical centers: A framework for strategic repositioning, Leon J Leach

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A feasibility study for assessing building occupants' indoor air quality expectations compared to nationally recognized standards, Selome Ayele Lemessa

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Evaluation of web-based resources for HIV+ youth, Widumini Manesha Liyanage

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Factors affecting ozone related asthma responses among middle school students with asthma, Richard C Lo

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A health disparities perspective on developing emerging infectious disease preparedness, Jose L Louro

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Mexican Americans' awareness, knowledge, and beliefs of hypertension, Raymundo Lozano

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Slope estimation in a parametric measurement error model: A simulation study, Hui Lu

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Venous thromboembolism in patients with acute leukemia: Prevalence, incidence, recurrence of thrombosis, risk factors, and impact on survival, Nhiem Viet Luong

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Anal warts and their predictors among HIV-infected women, Hung Nguyen Luu

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Texas electronics waste management: A policy analysis for the 21st century, Sanjay Stefan Malhotra

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A practice-based culminating experience: Writing a HRSA grant application with Texas Organ Sharing Alliance for public education efforts to increase solid organ donation, Wendy Jean Manuel

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Predictors of HIV-1 slow progression among vertically infected children in Botswana, Marape Marape

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Burden of invasive pneumococcal disease in Harris County, Texas (2003--2010) and the implication for enhanced public health surveillance of isolates, Diana Martinez

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"Gangsterism," HIV, and "tik:" An exploration of Cape Town youth, Ashley McComb

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A woman's right to know: A policy review of abortion legislation in Texas, Kristin McDuffie

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Cross-sectional study examining the role of acculturation in self-reported hypertension among Mexican Americans in Harris County, Texas, Lacey McQuinn

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African American and Hispanic adolescent STI and pregnancy prevention: Whose responsibility is it, anyway?, Audrey Elaine Mendez

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Genetic variants in the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling pathway as predictors of survival and clinical response in women with ovarian cancer, Larissa Meyer