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 2014

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Costs and outcomes of observation units in triaging non-specific chest pain patients after their Emergency Room visits, Ibrahim Mohammed Abbass

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Out-of-school interventions for engaging youth in healthy eating and physical activity: A systematic review, Amanda Kari Ackerman

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Providers' perspectives on barriers to care, system constraints and piloting the HIV-modified Centering Pregnancy Model among HIV-positive pregnant women, Aitebureme Oare Aigbe

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Process evaluation of ace for health pilot study: A community-academic partnership promoting fruit and vegetable intake among low-income, minority populations, Katherine Albus

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Barriers and facilitators for implementation of early care and education (ECE) - based nutrition and physical activity programs among children ages 0 to 5 years, Lani Patricia Alcazar Bouchot

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Stakeholders' perceptions on mHealth's potential in Bahrain, Dana AlHasan

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Geographic access to healthcare in houston using influenza emergency departent visits as a health indicator, Sophia Ali

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A study of three City of Houston Local Area 26 (LA 26) WIC offices to uncover any challenges or barriers that may impact WIC enrollment and retention, Marlisa Stewart Allen

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The impact of arrival time of STEMI patients at PCI-capable hospitals in Dallas County on the door-to-balloon treatment time and mortality rate, Diaa Alqusairi

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Attitudes toward women and dating violence, Swathi Anantha

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Genetic characterization of S. aureus nasal colonization in a population of healthy HIV-infected adults and children in Botswana, Zoe K Apted

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Federally qualified health center transformation to the patient-centered medical home model: A qualitative study of provider experiences, David Wesley Ashton

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Decision making in a time sensitive setting: Can paramedics identify ST-elevation myocardial infarction on a pre-hospital electrocardiogram? A literature review, Truc Baccam

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Evaluating novel risk factors for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Nadia Barahmani

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Analysis of longitudinal data using a three-state continuous time Markov model with misclassification, Julia Sanders Benoit

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Widening the path to prevention: Health promotion, behavior change and intervention opportunities in cancer survivorship, Shirley M Bluethmann

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Developing leaders in the nonprofit sector: Evaluating the influence of executive leadership training on collaboration, Tamara Brickham Bourda

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Weight loss advice, diet, physical activity and obesity among firefighters, Austin Brown

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An empirical model for estimating environmental health and safety program resourcing for colleges and universities, Bruce J Brown

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Place matters: Associations between contextual characteristics and health, William A Calo

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Predictors of musculoskeletal symptoms among office workers in Costa Rica based on the CUPID (Cultural and Psychosocial Influences in Disability) study and comparison with other Spanish-speaking countries, Adriana Campos-Fumero

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Socio-demographic predictors of cervical cancer screening behavior in Latinas in San Antonio, TX, Christina M Carmona

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Understanding the role and responsibility of leaders in building a culture of health and wellness in an academic setting and how it shapes the distribution of presenteeism, Myriam E Casillas

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Cost-effectiveness analysis of colorectal cancer screening in the United States, Yu-Chia Chang

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Barriers and facilitators for physical activity and exercise among adult Indian American women in central Texas, Peteria Chan

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Bayesian inference for multivariate longitudinal data analysis using robust distributions, Geng Chen

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A process evaluation of the navigation component of an evidence based community health worker delivered health education program, Jacklyn Cheng

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Comparison of different methods for quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction data analysis, Ping Chen

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Are HIV/AIDS global health initiatives strengthening or weakening the Nigerian health system? A mixed methods analysis, Charles Chikodili Chima

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The business case for promoting prevention through corporate cancer marketing programs, Cheryl Paula Chin

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Increasing moderate-to-vigorous physical activity among preschool children during school hours, Ru-Jye Chuang

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Tobacco use and co-varying behaviors among adolescents and young adults, MeLisa Ray Creamer

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Engineering value in healthcare: Applying failure modes and effects analysis to value based purchasing, Amy E Cress

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Community-associated Clostridium difficile infection in children: Characteristics and risk factors, Jonathan D Crews

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Moderate and severe brain injury among combat casualties: Secondary insult analysis, Neil B Davids

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Keeping it real: Executive function and sexual health self management of Houston middle school students, Jina Joan Dcruz

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Temporal trends and demographic characteristics associated with initial treatment modality in localized prostate cancer in Texas, 2004-2009, Jude Kofi Atta des Bordes

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Ecological study of Autism Spectrum Disorder prevalence and proximity to industrial facilities, Aisha S Dickerson

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Improving the food retail environment around schools and other places children convene: Development of a healthy food zone policy recommendation for Austin/Travis County, Jeanie Joyce Donovan

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Understanding strategies for promoting breast health among African immigrant women, Ebun O Ebunlomo

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Learning activity maps for community health worker training, Katherine A English

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Increasing patient throughput in radiation oncology: The use of discrete event simulation computer modeling as a management tool, Robin Famiglietti

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Identifying patient characteristics associated with different phenotypic presentations of lipodystrophy among subjects with HIV, Dhiraj Devidas Gambhire

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The feasibility of using a rapid adenosine triphosphate bioluminescence detection assay as an objective means of assessing the presence of biological contamination on laboratory surfaces, Rachel K Gamble

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Impact of opioid analgesic use on diabetes quality of care and outcomes: A longitudinal population-based study, Santosh Gautam

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A comparison of statistical learning methods for multiple imputation of unknown stroke types in the Systolic Hypertension in the Elderly Program (SHEP) clinical trial, Alokananda Ghosh

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The association between presence of school health personnel and youth participation in risky behaviors, Monique Gill

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Mobile integrated healthcare: Using existing out of hospital resources to bridge gaps in healthcare services, Scott Goldberg

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Exploring the influence of demographic factors on participation of Latinas in the Salud San Antonio! program, Delana M Gonzales

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Analysis of the impact of meaningful use on clinical performance in non-profit hospitals and health systems, Daniel A Gonzalez Carrerp

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Impact assessment of a community-based orphan and vulnerable children empowerment program in semi-rural Kenya, Michael L Goodman

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Clinic capacity and spatial access to preventive breast health services for underserved survivors across Texas, Nicole Haddock

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Poisson process and clinical trial recruitment in CCTRN study, Nainan Hei

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Assessment of adherence to the standard treatment guidelines among elderly patients with early stage pancreatic cancer, Weiguo He

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Patient Navigation: Justifiable Popularity?, Sarah Hodges

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Frailty in older patients who undergo stem cell transplantation, Holly M Holmes

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Female genital mutilation in immigrant populations and cultural competency in health care providers in the United States: A systematic review, Ijeoma S Ihenacho

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An assessment of the moderating effects of dietary habits and activity level on development of asthma in adolescents after exposure to PM 2.5, John Luke Davidson Irwin

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U.S. military health: The epidemiology of occupational risk factors and long-term health across the life-course, Judson Clarke Janak

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Validity of the self-administered past-week Modifiable Activity Questionnaire (SMAQ), Madeline Jeansonne

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A novel concept on incremental cost-effectiveness ratio with censored cost data, Jing Jiang

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In silico prediction of splice-altering single nucleotide variants in the human genome, Xueqiu Jian

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Evaluating the effects of treatment switching with randomization as an instrumental variable in a randomized controlled trial, Sara Jimenez

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Fas/FasL genetic variants and risk for second primary maliganancy in patients with index oropharyngeal cancers versus index nonoropharyngeal head and neck cancers: A retrospective cohort study, Anqi Jin

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The impact of a WIC breastfeeding clinic on breastfeeding duration: A descriptive study, Stephanie Johnson

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Association of food and physical activity patterns with obesity in ethnically diverse school children in Texas, Teke John

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Expanding estimates of health literacy, Tiffany M Jones

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Diet, supplement use, and hypertension in firefighters, Christopher M Kaipust

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Statistical methods for incorporating biological knowledge into association tests of seqencing data, Taebeom Kim

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Health status, health care access and utilization among low-income adults potentially eligible for Medicaid expansion in Texas, Youngran Kim

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Outcomes of pediatric second line antiretroviral therapy in low and middle income countries: A sytematic review, Grace Paul Kisitu

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The use of health communication technology for the promotion of healthy weight in adolescents: A systematic review, Kelly Klaas

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Molecular pathway activation in cancer and tissue following space radiation exposure, Tatiana A Kovyrshina

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Impact and significance of a multidisciplinary approach to Type II diabetes in a primary care setting, Emily LaBerge

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Development and exploration of a multidimensional measure of pregnancy desire from the national survey of family growth, Lisa M Landry

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Exploring the effects of Tibetan Yoga on patients' quality of life and experience of lymphoma: An experimental embedded mixed methods study, Isabel Leal

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Analyze metabolic data of African Americans using Bayesian network, Chang Li

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Dynamic model and its applications to molecular and physiological data analysis, Lerong Li

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Childhood severe obesity and related cardio-metabolic risk factors and the cost-effectiveness of bariatric surgery for severely obese adolescents, Linlin Li

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Maternal exposure to ionizing radiation and birth defects, Hyeyeun Lim

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Joint modeling of short-term and long-term outcomes for interim decision making in oncology phase II clinical trials, E Lin

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Association of population mixing and incidence of acute lymphocytic leukemia in children and young adults in the State of Texas, Joseph Lubega

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Evaluation of factor structure of a nicotine coping study via generalized latent variable modeling and cross validation techniques, Chris M Manuel

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Toward reducing unintended pregnancy in an HIV-positive population in the Dominican Republic, Jennifer Robicheaux McKinney

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Policy analysis of graduate medical education policies and funding in Texas, Lauren Menasco-Davis

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Comorbidity burden and adherence to preventive health behavior among cancer survivors, Pratibha Nayak

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Obesity and the risk and outcomes of sepsis, Anh Nguyen

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Cigarette smoking among HIV patients receiving antiretroviral therapy in Vietnam, Nhung Thi Phuong Nguyen

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Population and community predictors of preventable hospitalizations in Texas, Malachy Nkem

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Evaluation of a community program to increase physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption among a predominantly African American and Hispanic sample of women, Kristen Nussa

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The success of H. pylori eradication therapy using a quadruple sequential treatment in children with gastrointestinal symptoms seen in a pediatric practice in the US-Mexico border region, Hector Ignacio Ocaranza

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Sexual abuse and the life course: An analysis of factors linking child sexual abuse to adult sexual revictimization and perpetration, Nnenna L Okeke

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Determinants of emergency department use by patients with non-urgent conditions and with or without a usual source of care, Debola Olayinka Ola

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Enablers and barriers perceived by professional firefighters in the implementation of a mandatory physical fitness program, Gerardo Ortiz

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Death in the digital age: A systematic review of information and communication technologies in end-of-life care, Kirsten Anne Ostherr

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Assessing the biological safety profession's evaluation and control of risks associated with the field collection of potentially infectious specimens, Scott Jeffrey Patlovich

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The relationship between provider beliefs and practice regarding post-treatment surveillance head-and-neck exams for upper aerodigestive tract carcinoma in American head and neck society members, Prasanth Pattisapu

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Characterization of variation in transmembrane domain coding regions, Lauren Petty

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Agita Sao Paulo: Utilizing sport to promote physical activity, Dean Pham

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Characteristics of hiv risk factors for adolescent females: A descriptive analysis of a community-based assessment in Harris County, Linda P Pham