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 2013

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Ethnic differences in inflammation: Association with obesity and insulin resistance, Immaculeta Achilike

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Methods of Controlling Confounding Effects on Observational Studies: Examining Chemotherapy Effectiveness in Breast Cancer Patients, Deepak Adhikari

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Occupational health and safety among commercial sex workers in Ghana, Andrea Antwi

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Risk factors for inflammatory breast cancer, Rachel L Atkinson

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Complications of misoprostol and other abortion induction methods in the developing world: A systematic review, Erica Bamgbopa

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Azithromycin efficacy in treatment of Chlamydia trachomatis, Rebecca Monk Beyda

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The relationship between healthy food preparation self-efficacy, restaurant meals, and fruit and vegetable consumption in Mexican-American adults, Alycia K Boutte

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The association of weight gain and smoking outcomes in a sample of HIV-positive smokers, Meredith Buchberg

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Indeterminate QunatiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube assay results in association with procedural specimen collection in children, Duc-Hieu Phan Bui

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Improving disclosure of medical errors: Including patients and family members in the disclosure process, Landrus Burress

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A geographic information science (GIS) approach to conducting comparative area-level community assessments in the Texas CORD Study, Allison H Byars

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Cyberbullying and school attachment: An analysis of the 2005-2006 U.S. health behavior in school-aged children (HBSC) study, Felicia R Carey

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Quality and cost of student lunches brought from home, Michelle L Caruso

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Cancer screening behaviors among Asian Americans in Houston, Texas, Amy F Carvalho

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An intervention mapping approach: Development of a nutrition and physical activity program for Chinese Americans, Jessica Chang

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Teaching safety at a summer camp: Evaluation of a children's fire safety curriculum in an urban community setting, Audrie Aliza Chavez

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Instrumental variable method for the causal relationship between soluble receptor for advanced glycation end-products (sRAGE) and risk of pancreatic cancer, Liang Chen

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Demographic, psychosocial, and behavioral correlates of the home food environment of families of Texas preschool children, Naomi E Chen

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The effect of exposure to air toxics on age of diagnosis and subtype of childhood leukemia in Texas, Ting-Yu Chen

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Assessing body image investment in breast cancer patients undergoing reconstructive surgery: Validation of the Appearance Schemas Inventory-Revised (ASI-R) measure, Alicia Seow Yen Chua

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Patenting genes and gene sequences: Analysis of public health implications and the law, Mariann Crapanzano

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Recommendations for lymphedema reduction in surgical melanoma patients at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center based on intervention mapping guidelines, Kate Duncan Cromwell

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Use of empowerment evaluation to determine a sustainability plan for a community-based preconception care program, Angela Dawn Lloyd Cummings

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Patient-provider racial/ethnic concordance and adherence to cancer screening recommendations, Matthew J Cvitanovich

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Analysis of the motivating factors for initiation and continuation of smokeless tobacco use in two Indian states: Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh, Saba Danawala

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Early testing and treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus in obese women: A systematic review of the literature, Samuel Darko

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Occurrence and distribution of dog bites in El Paso County, Texas, 2009-2011, Eduardo Davila

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Risk and protective factors associated with depression among racial and ethnic mothers of adolescents, Marivel Davila

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Examining the association between self-reported and accelerometer derived physical activity and the immediate built environment in older women: Results from the healthy women study, Lindsay E Dickey

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Assessing the patterns of colorectal cancer treatment, adherence to treatment guidelines and survival in Texas, Minming Ding

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Booster Breaks in the workplace: Effects on employee stress, Allison Craver Dubin

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Evaluation of environmental contamination of Clostridium difficile in hospital environmental surfaces, Jo-Anne Meredith Gador Espinosa

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Student consumption of a la carte foods during school lunch meals, Madeline Nicole Estep

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Long-term impact of a weight management summer camp on obese children, Alicia Elena Farhat

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Impact of physician appointment on HAART adherence among HIV/AIDS population in a public clinic for HIV/AIDS, in Houston, Texas; a cross-sectional design using logistic regression modeling, Orsolya Monika Garrison

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Physician attitudes on the HPV vaccine, Romy Ghosh

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Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in HIV-positive patients, Sumana Goddu

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Development of intervention and evaluation materials for the pilot program Living Positively, Caroline Gonynor

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Cost-effectiveness of genetic testing in metastatic melanoma patients in the Phase-1 setting., Vancheswaran Gopalakrishnan

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Indigent care and infant mortality in Texas, Scott Grant

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Optimal DNA methylation biomarkers for characterizing triple negative breast cancer, Wei Guo

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Assessing the relationship between board composition and nonprofit hospital financial performance from a multi-theoretic perspective, Yingliu Gu

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Social, sexual, and drug networks among drug using male sex workers in Houston, Texas, Doan Ha

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Colorectal cancer screening: Participation and determinants in West Texas, Brock Hewitt

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Comparison of clinical and economic outcomes between high-intensity care and hospice care for the end-of-life melanoma patients, Jinhai Huo

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Oil and gas companies' corporate social responsibility: Policies and HIV initiatives in Nigeria, Ugochi Ucheamaka Irikannu

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The role of rap music on norms and sexual behavior among preadolescents & early adolescents, Kimberly Ann Johnson

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Breast cancer risk factors among Mexican-American women, Samira Ahmad Kamrudin

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Baseline quality of life as a predictor of exercise intervention adherence among endometrial cancer survivors, Melissa Karlsten

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Clinical and behavioral effects of interventions that feature promotoras to treat type 2 diabetes in Latino adults, Emily K Kinison

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The epidemiology of hodgkin lymphoma among HIV infected male US military veterans in the combined antiretroviral therapy era, Marc Kowalkowski

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Leadership, training, and the implementation of EHR systems, Kara Leonard

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An economic evaluation of the introduction of Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine in Vietnam, including its impact on high-risk HIV-infected children, Phuc Hong Le

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A systematic review supporting genetic susceptibility to Clostridium difficile infection, Bingjie Li

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Menu labeling and food choice: A systematic review of the literature concerning the effects of menu labeling on consumer food choices, Jessica Liu

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Reductions in HIV stigma as measured by social distance: Impact of a stigma reduction campaign in a historically black university, Emily Locke

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The role of hormone therapy in locally advanced prostate cancer treated with definitive radiation therapy, Michelle Suzanne Ludwig

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Factors associated with the retention of HIV-infected children in care in Botswana, Edwin Masese Machine

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Classification of cellular malignancy associated changes in cervical cancer, Cindy Ma

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A bayesian approach to longitudinal categorical data in a continuous time markov chain model, Junsheng Ma

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External validation study of a clinical prediction rule for ambulation outcomes after traumatic spinal cord injury, Rashmi Malla

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Predicting physical activity adoption among minority women using structural equation modeling and participatory research, Scherezade K Mama

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Genome-wide SNP analysis of human genome, Huzhang Mao

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Efficiency from pharmacy inventory technology: A means to improving quality in non-profit hospitals, Florence Ann McKelvey

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The association between parity and selected structural birth defects, Melanie L McNeese

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Examing parental gardening experience and child vegetable consumption, Kerry Meath

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Something real: A social marketing approach to smoking prevention among Montevideo youth, Jose L Medina

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Associations of perceived body image and subjective social status with levels of physical activity in Mexican American adolescents, Erline Miller

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Weight-for-age percentile and its association to community acquired methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus among pediatric patients in Houston, TX, Spyridon S Moraros

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Association of parent psychosocial variables and behaviors with child vegetable intake and weight status, Cori Elizabeth Nemec

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The development of poultry farms risk assessment tool for avian influenza in Imo State, Nigeria, Chidi Mathew Obinani

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Attitudes and other barriers to the utilization of clinical research findings by American physicians: A systematic review, Abayomi Nathaniel Ogunwale

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Real or ideal? Parental perception of child weight status and its implications for changes in the home environment, Jasmine J Opusunju

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Evolution of the costs of anti-retroviral drugs in developing countries over the past decade: A systematic review, Tolulope Oshiba

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Developing a prognostic model in castration-resistant prostate cancer patients in the presence of missing data, Fangqian Ouyang

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Impact of the Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre(TM) cooking program on individuals from underserved communities in Austin, Rachel Pauley

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Clinical trials, informed consent, & emergency medicine: A systematic literature review, Courtney Petty

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The impact of job control on employee perception of management commitment to safety in an engineering, procurement and construction company, Clint Pinion

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Discovering the spectrum of genetic architecture influencing coronary artery calcification, Linda M Polfus

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The utility of patient observations to measure hand hygiene compliance of health care workers, DonnaLee Pollack

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Health outcomes, quality improvement and cost-effectiveness of the Community Diabetes Education (CoDE) program: Results of a randomized controlled trial, Elizabeth Anne Prezio

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Maternal exposure to hazardous air pollutants and oral clefts among offspring: Texas, 1999-2008, Anushuya Ramakrishnan

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Genetic variation in apoptosis gene predicts neurocognitive impairment in children with medulloblastoma, Surya Prasadarao Rednam

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Development of a location exposure matrix for ionizing radiation in extraterrestrial environments and its application in the study of mortality for U.S. astronauts, Robert J Reynolds

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The risk prediction for SPM and its impact on the survival in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, Xi Rong

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Childhood cancer inpatient utilization: Patterns, costs, associated factors, and time trends from 2003 to 2009, Heidi Russell

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Obesity and cardio-metabolic risk factors in children aged 2-18 years attending a childhood obesity program in central Texas, Meliha Salahuddin

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Comparison of machine learning approaches and statistical methods for estimation of airborne chemical exposures, Eduardo J Salazar-Vega

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Effect of insurance status on stage of breast cancer diagnosis, Naaila Asad Sami

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Exploring parental factors and their influence on early adolescent sexual health, Diane Santa Maria

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Risk factors for surgical site infections among patients undergoing major colon surgery in the United States 2007-2009, Cynthia Granot Segal

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Socio-economic status and behavioral difficulties in children: Does ethnicity matter?, Vaishali Shah

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Host genetic susceptibility to severe diarrhea: A gene-candidate association study in children living in Gambia and Kenya, Jitesh Baban Shewale

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Prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus colonization among high-risk HIV populations, Nina Shiang

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Physical activity in a culturally and linguistically diverse population of South Asian women, Aisha Siddiqui

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Sheltered homeless individual's attitudes and beliefs towards physical activity, Kent Simmonds

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Modified 3+3 design for phase I clinical trials, Yue Song

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Shifting the focus: Addressing breast cancer disparities at the health care organization level, Marilyn Sonilal

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An examination of high-risk sexual behaviors among participants obtaining community-based HIV testing and related sexual health services provided at the community level, Crystal L Stafford

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Latino day laborers, social integration, and self-rated health, Kenneth C Steel