Digital dissertations from 1972-present. Full-text access is limited to The TMC Library's academic users; others may be able to access these through their own libraries or purchase them from ProQuest.

Many more UT-SPH dissertations are available in print format from The TMC Library. They are 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 2018

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Comparing Patient Outcome Preferences in Orthopaedic Trauma, Abed Abdelaziz

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A Food Prescription Program Promotes Produce Intake and Decreases Food Insecurity, Jennifer N Aiyer

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Emergency Department Utilization among Pediatric Patients with Epilepsy in Texas, Shirali Samirkumar Amin

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A Symptom Profile Analysis of Patients with Lung Cancer, Head & Neck Cancer, and Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma, Oluwatosin Bamidele

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"Real Life is Often Suboptimal": Delivery of Diabetic Patient Education in Family Medicine Practice, Taylor Anne Bramblett

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Association between Dopaminergic Therapy and Frequency of Adverse Events in Early-onset Parkinson's Disease Patients: Secondary Analysis of NET-PD LS-1 Data, Shaun Bulsara

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Factors Affecting Food Intake and BMI in Adolescents Using the Social-Ecological Model, Eun Me Cha

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Factors Associated with Follow-Up Examination Following Positive Teleretinal Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy in an Urban Healthcare System, Paul D Chamberlain

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Use, Cost, and Comparative Effectiveness of Robotic Versus Laparoscopic and Open Cholecystectomy at U.S. Hospitals, Mubashir Tufail Chaudhry

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The Impact of Television Viewing Time on Body Image and Weight Loss in 5th-Graders from the Healthy Passages, Melinda I Chen

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Creating a Common Understanding around Social Emotional Learning: The First Step Toward Coordinated Local Action, Ellen Chernosky Johnson

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Exploring the Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Advancing the Development of Health Technology in a Global Market: A Case Study of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Chin-Fun Chu

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Food Pantry Analysis for Travis County, Texas: Availability & Access to Food, Cassie Davis

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Long Term Assessment of Patient Treatment Preferences for Knee Osteoarthritis, Sofia de Achaval

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Assessing the Role of Infant Crying, Infant Sleep and Maternal Sleep on Postpartum Depression Amongst Mothers of Colicky Infants, Nkiruka Stephanie Ehiemere

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The Limited Resource Effect: A Comparative Policy Analysis of Mandated Health Policy in Resource Constrained Bureaucratic Organizations, Kara McKenzie Elam

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Perceived Benefits and Barriers of Physician Volunteerism in Free Clinics, Jennifer Nielsen Fan

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Exploring Clinical and Social Variables Associated with Hepatitis C Infection in Homeless Individuals Residing in Travis County, Texas, Victoria Fleming

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Subclinical Peripheral Arterial Disease is Highly Prevalent in Mexican Americans and is Associated with Decreased Walking Ability, Nelson Gonzalez

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Understanding Energy-balance Behaviors in Diverse Populations, Natalia Ivana Heredia

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Mediators of Tuberculosis Infection amongst Children that are Household Contacts of Adults with Tuberculosis in Mbabane, Swaziland, Kathryn Mackenzie Hicks

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Maternal Genetic Variants of Digestive Diseases and Neural Tube Defects, Thanh T Hoang

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Carbetocin Versus Oxytocin: A Systematic Review of Randomized Control Trials for the Future of Maternal Morbidity & Mortality in the US, Jes'Terieuz J Howard

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Exploring Disparities in Maternal Residential Proximity to Unconentional Gas Development in the Barnett Shale in North Texas, Jennifer Ish

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Two Narratives on Chronic Pain Management: A Qualitative Study on the Lived Experiences of Two Individuals Living with Chronic Pain, Zhixin Jiang

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Total Worker Health on Occupational Injury among Male and Female, Career and Volunteer Firefighters, Christopher M Kaipust

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Incidence, Outcomes, and Costs of Pregnancy in Adolescents with and without Diabetes Mellitus, Jaden R Kohn

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Evaluation of the Culinary Medicine Program at the UTHealth School of Public Health, Lucy Lengfelder

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Functional Joint Models for Longitudinal and Time-to-Event Data, Kan Li

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A Longitudinal Analysis of Metabolic Syndrome and its Impact on Mental Health-Related Quality of Life and the Development of Depression, Victoria Marie Limon

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Causal Inference in Time-Course and Heterogeneous Data, Nan Lin

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Domestic Vaccination Prevalence among Refugee Arrivals in Texas, Teresa Lin

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Inter-Pregnancy Change in Body Mass Index and Risk of Preterm Birth, Sarah K Littlejohn

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Bayesian Spatial and Nonparametric Models for Cancer Radiomics, Xiao Li

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Investigating Associations Between Mechanism of Anticoagulant-Associated Major Bleeding and Length of Hospital Stay, Olivia Mahlmann

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Determinants of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis among Men Who have Sex with Men: Houston, 2014, Brandi Elaine Markert

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In-Vivo and In-Vitro Endocrine Activity and Toxicity of Oxybenzone (Benzophenone-3) in Humans and Animals: A Systematic Review, Trissa Marie Mcclatchey

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Examination of the San Antonio Food Environment: Neighborhood and Food Insecurity Factors Associated with Fresh Food Intake of Overweight and Obese Latino Children, Marisol Daniela McDaniel

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Mapping Colorectal Cancer in Texas Counties: How Age and Socioeconomic Factors Interact with Patients' Stage at Diagnosis with Colorectal Cancer, Kelly G McGauhey

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Qualitative Health Needs Assessment of the Intellectual and/or Developmental Disability Clients of a Social Service Agency in Central Texas, Shelby McGhee

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Spine Surgery Outcomes: A Novel Approach to Integrated Patient Outcomes Assessment Targeting a Diverse Prospective Surgical Cohort, Miriam Martha Morales

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Economic Burden of Infant Drug Exposure in Texas, Matthew G Myers

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The Effects of Foreign Aid on Women's Health in Egypt and Jordan: A Systematic Review, Lina N Nabulsi

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Phylogenetic Analysis of HIV-1 Migration into and out of Houston, Texas, Chloe Ng-Wing-Sheung

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Understanding the Role of Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) in Immunosuppressed Cancer Patients, Adilene Olvera

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Understanding the Associations of the Objective Food Environment, Food Purchasing Behaviors, and Dietary Intake of Fruits and Vegetables in a Community-based Sample in a Low-income, Minority Neighborhood in Austin, Texas, Molly M O'Neil

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Understanding Cancer Patients' Needs, Values, and Preferences: Utilizing Thematic Synthesis and Exploratory Factor Analysis to Inform Patient-Centered Cancer Care, Kerri-Anne Parkes

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Use of Blood Indices for B Thalassemia Trait Screening with a Population in Western India, Ashwin P Patel

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Evaluation of the Association of Micro-Level Crime and Infant Maltreatment in Texas, Rachel Rana

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Are We Delivering on the Promise of Patient-Centered Care?, Ricci Sanchez

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Applying Intervention Mapping to Adapt a Community-Based Education Program to Promote Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Among Latinas, Andrea C Siceluff

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Evaluating the Association of Multiple Environmental Cofactors Which May Contribute to Neoplastic Sequence of Schistosomal Associated Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Bladder: A Systematic Scoping Review for Potential Public Health Intervention, Victoria Soeung

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Predictors of Art Adherence among HIV-infected Persons Receiving Medical Care in Houston, Texas, Pagna Sok

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The Effectiveness of Incentives in Workplace Health Promotion Programs: A Systematic Review, Emily Spencer

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Do Community Led Total Sanitation Interventions Eliminate Open Defecation?: A Synthesis Review of the Factors That Impede or Amplify CLTS Effectiveness, Cleo Stern

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Bringing Babies to Work? A Qualitative Study of Infant-at-Work Programs, Riley Stoltenburg

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The Effectiveness of Mobile Health Clinics in Connecting Residents to Healthcare Services, Marlen Jaime Trujillo

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Smokeless Tobacco Use and Oral Pre-Malignant Lesions in the Indian Population, Sayali Sunil Tungare

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Food Waste Diversion in Food Service Enterprises: An Analysis of Organics Diversion Plans in Austin, Texas, Jason Umlas

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Improving Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs: An Introductory Curriculum for Medical Students, Ryan D Van Ramshorst

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Pilot Evaluation of the Lunch and Learn Program: Increasing Culinary Literacy through the Utilization of Seed-to-Plate Nutrition Education, Rachael Vega

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Interventions that have Impacted Diet Quality of SNAP Participants: A Scoping Review, Anila Rachel Verghese

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The Price of Trauma Team Activation for Low Risk Pediatric Motor Vehicle Collisions, Matthew Wilkinson

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Cardiovascular Disease and its Risk Factors among Mexican Americans in Starr County, Texas, Vera Won

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Multi-State Survival Analysis with Simultaneous Events Followed by a Consecutive Event, Misung Yi

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Traffic, Air Pollution, Built Environment and Obesity in Greater Houston, Xueying Zhang

Submissions from 2017

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CpG Island Methylator Phenotype in Colorectal Cancer, Shailesh Advani

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Maternal Exposure to Different Types of Hormonal Compounds from Oral Contraceptives in the First Trimester of Pregnancy and Its Association with Birth Defects, Makhdum Ahmed

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Association Between Vascular Access Type in Hemodialysis Patients and Subsequent Kidney Transplant Outcomes, Medha Airy

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Reassessing the Effectiveness of Right Heart Catherization (RHC) Procedure on the Short-Term Prognosis of Critically Ill Patients Using Targeted Learning: A Comparison of Targeting Maximum Likelihood Estimation with Propensity Score Matching Analysis, Mary Akosile

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The Association Between Condom Use and Needle Injection on HIV Testing in U.S. High School Students, Shady Al-Sayyed

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National Trends in the Use and Cost of Hospital Care in the U.S. for Sickle Cell Disease, Olubiyi Aworunse

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Interprofessional Surgical Decision Making for Hip Fractures in Elderly Demented Patients, Alice Baker

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An Evaluation of Serological Titers for Q Fever in Several Texas Panhandle Populations, Christopher D Bass

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The Association Between Braf V600E Mutation and Circulating Melanoma Cells in Stage I-IV Melanoma Patients, Jessica Bauldry

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Exploring Associations between the Use of Psychoactive Substances and E-Cigarettes in a Nationally Representative Sample of Young Adults, Meagan Bluestein

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Determinants of Women's Health Care Utilization, Child Survival and Child Immunization in Ghana: The Role of Empowerment, Seyram Ahiadeke Butame

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Traumatic Brain Injury Healthcare Utilization: Examining the Impact of Race and Insurance, Librada Callender

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Statistical Inference for Hierarchical Exponential Random Graph Models and Their Longitudinal Extension with Application on Infectious Disease Spreading, Ming Cao

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Cyberbullying and Social Location: Do Intersections of Identity Relate to Cyberbullying Involvement?, Felicia R Carey

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Quasi-Least Square (QLS) and Transition Model Approach for Clustered Longitudinal Binary Data with Multiple Sources of Correlation, Mihyun Chang

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Sexting and mental health: A school-based longitudinal study among youth in Southeast Texas, Pooja Chaudhary

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Association Between Intimate Partner Violence and Undernutrition among Ever Partnered Nepalese Women of Ages 15-49 Years, Arun Chaudhay

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Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Self-Reported Hypertension among Hispanics of Mexican Origin: Moderation by Neighborhood-Level Stressors, Allyson Chee

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Integrated Multi-Omics Analysis for Somatic-Germline Interaction in Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma, Shan Chen

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Maternal Exposures Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Jamaica, MacKinsey Anne Christian

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Bayesian Adaptive Designs for Early Phase Clinical Trials, Yiyi Chu

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The Effect of Ankle Monitors during Drug Treatment on Drug Treatment Completion, Substance Abuse and Recidivism in Women in Dallas, Texas, Marjan Annemie Cobbaert

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Condom Promotion Among Young Adult Gay Men: Formative Research to Guide a Health Communication Campaign, Elisabeth Cohn

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Poverty Alleviation Legislation: Comprehensive Solutions, Maria Cole

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Impact of the 340B Discount Drug Program's Proposed Mega-Guidance, Tina Michelle Conlon

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Social Determinants to Depressed Mood Symptoms and All-Cause Mortality in Older Adults, Michelle Lynne Cook

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Examining Cardiovascular Disease and Human Papilloma Virus Among a Nationally Representative Sample of Lesbian and Bisexual Women In The United States, Vanessa Cox

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A Descriptive, Dimensional Model of Pay-for-Performance Incentives, Elizabeth Crabtree

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Depression Screening Using Smartphone Technologies: A Data Driven Approach, Raven L Cunningham

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Examining General Toxicity and Risk Factors for Toxicity in Persons Receiving Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy Versus 3-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy for Esophageal Cancer, Weiye Deng

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Substance Use Among Punjabi-American High School Students in California, Palvinder Kaur Dhillon

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Pregnancy Intentions and Birth Outcomes in Southern States, Nicole Adele Dierschke

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Multispectral Digital Colposcope for the Detection of Cervical Neoplasia, Zhe Dong

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How Much Will This Office Visit Cost Me? Identifying the Services for the Top Three Reasons for a Physician Office Visit, David Andrew Draper