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 2016

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Photovoice assessment of an orphan empowerment program in rural Kenya, Katherine Ackerman

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The prevalence of risk behaviors among 4th and 5th form high school students in the Commonwealth of Dominica 2014, Wilhelmine Catherine Adrien

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Disparities in adherence to breast cancer care, Pragati Advani

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A systematic review of exposure to toxic metals as a risk factor for hematologic malignancies, Mary Akosile

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Integrating health impact assessment with legally required environmental impact assessment processes: An analysis of effectiveness considerations, Ann Al-Bahish

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The effect of social media use and TV watching on body image in Texas middle schoolers: Analysis of data from the CATCH Middle School Project, Kayla Albrecht

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Evaluation of racial and ethnic disparities in exposure to toxic metals in the United States, Hiroshi Awata

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Fish consumption, omega-3 fatty acid intake, and pregnancy outcomes, Renata Hughes Benjamin

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Acculturaiton, body image, and their interplay with breastfeeding behaviors among Hispanic origin women, Galya Bigman

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Success of horizontal strategic alliances in healthcare: A combined resource dependence and competitive advantage theory perspective, Erin Harrison Cannon

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Sensation seeking and e-cigarette use in Texas adolescents and young adults, Kathleen Case

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Foster youth, aging out, and early parenting, Elizabeth Sue Curnow

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Allelic imbalance analysis of uterine carcinosarcoma: A comparison of two components of the neoplasm, Aditya Deshpande

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Outcomes of HIV exposed infants before and after implementing Option B+ prevention of mother to child HIV transmission guidelines in Mulago Hospital, Uganda: A retrospective cohort study, Peter James Elyanu

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Response to healthcare related deficiency citations at U.S. nursing homes: Do organizational and market factors matter?, Raphael Ezeagu

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Project SAFE: A brief water safety and drowning prevention program for preschool children, Kelly S Frindell

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Analysis of the Staphylococcus aureus houshold colonization profile in Starr County, Texas, Katherine Garrett

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Chagas disease in Texas: From diagnosis to clinical epidemiology, Sarah M Gunter

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Medical direction in the United States Army: Comparison of U.S. Army Doctrine regarding medical direction of emergency medical services with national policy and position statements, Stephen Harper

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The gendered intersection of violence and drug use among people who use methamphetamine in San Diego County, California, Hitomi D Hayashi

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Tobacco product message exposure and use in real-time: An ecological momentary assessment approach, Emily T Hebert

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Bayesian dynamic mediation analysis, Jing Huang

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Evaluation and recommendation of implementing time-driven activity-based costing in healthcare, Yu-Ting Huang

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Pelvic floor dysfunction and quality of life in women with spinal cord injury, Lisa A Hughes

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Evaluating long-acting reversible contraception adherence among adolescent girls, Lauren Camille Jackson

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Direct and indirect cost of epilepsy: Latest estimates from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, Shin Jeong

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The impact of the Texas Grow! Eat! Go! (tTGEG) garden and physical activity school-based interventions and connectedness on attendance in Texas schools, Christine Jovanovic

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Characterizing and predicting progressive hemorrhagic injury: A problem with significant public health impact, Jay Karri

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Image classification using segmentation, functional principal component analysis and sparse sufficient dimension reduction, Wenqian Liang

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Multiple imputation for non-response in population-based HIV health care survey: Medical Monitoring Project, Cheng-Yu Lin

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Risk factors associated with cyberbullying victimization and perpetration among Taiwanese children, Mi-Ting Lin

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Meta-analytical methods and their applications to biomedical studies, Yulun Liu

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Evaluation of DustTrak DRX to estimate respirable quartz during hydraulic fracturing, Justin Miguel Lopez

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Hepatitis C virus infection: See beyond the liver, Parag Mahale

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Developing a mobile health (mHealth) HIV testing text message campaign for an ambulatory clinic population, Stephen A Manning

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Parental influences on dietary intake and weight status of children age 2 to 12 through household food rules and mealtime practices, Alison Winters Massie

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Associations among food store selection, socio-demographic characteristics, food served in the home, and child diet and weight status in low-income, ethnically diverse families in Texas, Michelle Bita Maurer

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The relation of gender to modifiable risk factors for stroke, Kathryn K McCaslin

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Delayed gastric emptying following pancreatic resection: Incidence, risk factors, and impact on healthcare utilization, Somala Mohammed

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Quality of life outcomes in children participating in the weight management program from the Texas Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration (Tx CORD) study, Ana C Monterrey

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A pilot of a smartphone-based intervention to enhance antiretroviral therapy adherence among people with HIV in Vietnam, Nga Thi Hoang Nguyen

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E-cigarette school policies, advertising, and use among Texas adolescents, Nicole E Nicksic

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Assessing factors associated with clusters of DNA index distribution in patients with cervical neoplasia, Meiling Pan

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An examination of internal and external factors upon financial performance of participating ACOs in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) for the year 2013, Noel Marie Pugh

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Investigating the surgical transmissibilty of amyloid-based neurodegenerative disease: A retrospective case control study, Kelly Ressler

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Outbreak response and risk communication issues associated with the potential threat of a domestic outbreak of Marburg virus disease: A policy analysis, Jessica M Romano

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Impact of electronic cigarettes on indoor air quality A systematic review, Parinita Sah

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Association between vaccinations and childhood rhabdomyosarcoma in Texas, Hari Sankaran

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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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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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Colorectal cancer educational intervention and screening outcomes, Leigha Sharp

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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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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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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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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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Navy En Route Care: A three-year review of 428 Navy air evacuations, Benjamin D Walrath

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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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Analysis of bivariate longitudinal discrete data: A joint continuous-time Markov chains approach, Chih-Hsien Wu

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Covariates adjustment for nonparametric tests for two sample comparison, Jiabu Ye

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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