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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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

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Exploring the association of children's engagement in nature and outdoor activity with physical activity: A systematic review, Vanessa Martucci

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Investigating the epidemic of heroin use in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Recognizing the issues of heroin smokers, Haruka Maruyama

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Parent modeling and child food consumption, Sarah M Masood

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Associations between ambient levels of combustion pollutants and small for gestational age infants in Texas, Coty Marie Maypole

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MLST analysis of Staphylococcus aureus isolates identified in a pediatric cohort in northwest Houston, Erin E McHugh

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Impact of consciousness raising and social liberation on readiness to engage in regular physical activity among adults in Magnolia Park/Lawndale-Wayside, Houston, TX, Lisa Marie McManus

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"I understood what she meant when she said '21st century medicine'": A qualitative analysis of patient responses for plans for colorectal cancer screening following a recommendation from their physician, Gilda G Medina

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Let their voices be heard: Understanding the barriers to seeking early prenatal care for low-income non-Hispanic Black women, Stephanie A Meyer

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Evaluating the Harris County TexHealth 3-Share plan: An exploratory study, Jennifer Mineo

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Evaluating the Harris County TexHealth 3-Share Plan: An exploratory study, Jennifer Mineo

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Global practice experience: A useful lens for understanding patient and staff perceptions of successful integration of health information technology in primary care, Larry David Mitnaul

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Cataract surgery in cancer patients and its impact on quality of life as measured by the National Eye Institute Visual Functioning Questionnaire - 25 (NEI-VFQ-25), Janhavi M Modak

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Sudden Infant Death disparities: A systematic review on health education and policy recommendations for decreasing Sudden Infant Death in the African-American community, Emily Rebecca Moore

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Debriefing after resuscitations in a pediatric emergency department, Paul Mullan

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In-utero exposure to chemotherapy: What are the long term effects?, Erin M. G Mulpur

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Gene-gene interaction and gene-pathway analysis of genome-wide association for schizophrenia, Aaya M Nassar

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Effect of patient accrual patterns on power and size of log-rank test for time-to-event outcome in clinical trials, Nasratun Nayeem

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Application of the general linear model to assess the effect of missing data on bone marrow mononuclear cell therapy with infusion timing and follow-up MRI, Khoi Nguyen

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Risk factors for diabetic retinopathy in Mexican Americans in Starr County, Texas, Mylan Thi Nguyen

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Soft tissue oral wound healing in diabetic patients, Vy H Nguyen

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HIV prevalence and contextual risk-factors among injection drug users in Harris County, Texas, Syed Wasim Bin Noor

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Identification of genetic risk factors for cerebellar mutism in pediatric brain tumor patients, Darryl Nousome

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Impact of racial differences in medical care on breast cancer survival: Findings from a large nationwide and retrospective cohort study, Zhannat Nurgalieva

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Implementation of active surveillance cultures and associated infection control practices for the reduction of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the healthcare setting: An interrupted time series analysis, Shana Maureen O'Heron

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Knowledge and Attitudes of Young People in Nigeria about HIV/AIDS- A systematic review, Jerome Okudo

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Knowledge and Attitudes of Young People in Nigeria about HIV/AIDS---A systematic review, Jerome C Okudo

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Engaging stakeholders in community-level obesity prevention programming: Evaluation of the Fit Family Challenge, Gerardo Jesus Pacheco

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Retrospective assesment of the levonorgestrel intrauterine device to treat complex atypical hyperplasia and early endometrioid endometrial cancer, Navdeep Pal

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Geographic variation in the utilization and survival associated with oxaliplatin chemotherapy in patients with stage III colon cancer, Janki M Panchal

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Influenza vaccination as a primary or secondary prevention for cardiovascular diseases: A systematic review of the literature, Venkata Ravindra Kumar Panchumarthi

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Strange bedfellows: The ethics and politics of medical futility in Texas, Hanoch A Patt

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Tuberculosis in Texas correctional facilities between 2005--2009, Truc Thanh Pham

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Epidemiology of Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in children in Vietnam, Phuc Huu Phan

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Genetic variants within the Wnt/ B-catenin signaling pathway as indicators of bladder cancer clinical outcomes, Jeanne Pierzynski

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Correlation of blood type with thrombosis in pancreatic cancer patients, Mayurika Pise