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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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

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Urban Roots Farm Internship Alumni Study: A qualitative investigation of postparticipation highlights, lessons learned and recommendations on sustainable agriculture-focused development programming from the perspective of young people, Katharine B Powell

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The effect of health perception on HIV testing behavior, Shalon Quinn

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Preparing academic medical department physicians to lead: Maximizing administrative effectiveness in healthcare, Arlin Robinson

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Work-site booster breaks and employee health, Sonali Sarkar

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The risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma associated with Barrett's esophagus and gastroesophageal reflux disease: A retrospective cohort study in U.S. veterans, Mohammad H Shakhatreh

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Masculinity, male empowerment, and HIV/AIDS risk in Caprivi, Namibia, Mark Shepard Perry

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Survival and prognostic factors in patients with non-small cell lung cancer presenting with synchronous oligometastatic disease, Tommy Sheu

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Analysis of protein array data, Miao Sun

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Exploring leadership as a factor influencing implementation of evidence-based cancer prevention and screening services in community health centers, Jennifer H Tektiridis

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Frontier medicine: The epidemiology of New Mexico wilderness search and rescue operations, 2008-2011, Tomas Xavier Villarreal

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Impact of advances in diagnosis and treatment on the leading causes of death and increasing survival in patients with colorectal cancer, 1975-2009, Liyue Tong

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Acculturation, smoking and physical activity among Vietnamese Americans from the Health of Houston Survey 2010, Van Truong

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Socio-cultural predictors of exercise among Hispanic women living in a high-risk community along the US-Mexico border, Sherrie Wise

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Newly arrived refugee's access to primary care physicians in San Antonio, Texas: Geographic Information Systems spatial analysis, Nicole J Wong

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Comparing programs/services initiated to reduce heart failure 30- day readmission rates through national and regional data, Charla Wright

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The Changing Epidemiology of Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma among Veterans in the Era of Human Papillomavirus: Incidence Trends, Prognostic Indicators, and Outcomes, Jose P Zevallos

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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High prevalence of stigma related abuse among a sample of men who have sex with men in Tanzania: Implications for HIV prevention, Alexandra Marie Anderson

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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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Application of an integrated behavioral model to predict compliance with decontamination therapy in MRSA-colonized patients undergoing elective surgery with hardware implantation, Samir S Awad

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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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Occurrence of PCR diagnostic genes of enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) in a nested case-control study from adults with travelers' diarrhea, Oluwatosin Bamidele

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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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The development of community-based health information exchanges: A comparative assessment of organizational models, Tiffany Champagne

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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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Computer use and food consumption pattern among economically disadvantaged children in Texas, Joanne Chow

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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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Antifibrinolytic treatment of trauma patients, Zachary Franco

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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