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Theses from 2018

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The Association between History of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and Current Type 2 Diabetes Status: An Examination of NHANES Data 2011-2014, Linda Tran

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Relationship between Self- Report and Observed Parenting among Parents in Coerced and Non Coerced Population, Rabab Zahidi

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Factors Associated with E-cigarette Use: Analysis of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study, Nannan Zhang

Theses from 2017

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Examining Cultural and Behavior difference and their Association with HIV Seropositive Prevalence among the Luo and Somali in Kenya, Africa., Francis Adams

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The Impact of Race and Diabetes on Mortality among Breast Cancer Patients, Jibril Alim

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Medicaid Expansion and Hospital Closures: Examining Hospital, County, and State Effects in the Wake of the Affordable Care Act, Jacob Allen

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Population Attributable Fraction of Smoking for Tuberculosis (TB) Disease Incidence and TB Mortality in High-Burden TB Countries, Genet A. Amere MD

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Cross-sectional Examination of U.S. Gun Ownership and Support for Gun Control Measures: Socio-demographic, Geographic, and Political Associations Explored, Lynne P. Anderson

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Hospital Utilization Rate in The United States: Inpatient, Emergency Department and Outpatient Channels of Care Between 2005 and 2013, Nur Bachtiar

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Diabetes Mellitus is Associated with Increased Prevalence of Latent Tuberculosis Infection: Findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2011-2012, Marissa M. Barron

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Suicidal Behavior among U.S. High School Students and Associated Risk Factors, Individual Survey Years 2013, 2015 and Trend Analysis from 1991 to 2015, Maithili Bhat

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The Association Between Illicit Drug Use and Suicide Attempts Among Adolescents: Electronic Bullying as an Effect Modifier, Alexandria Blake

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An Epidemiological Study of West Nile Virus in Maricopa County, Arizona, Shawna Bronte

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Descriptive Analysis of Mental Health Needs of Nontraditional Black and White Students, Jordan A. Brown

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Risky Behaviors of Ugandan Youth in Vocational Training Compared to Traditional Education, Portia Buchongo

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Rates of Smoking and Visitations to Healthcare Facilities among People Living with HIV in Higher-risk vs. Lower-risk areas in Atlanta, Georgia, Brittani Carter

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Association Between Melanoma And Glioma: An Observaitonal Study In A Random Sample Of The Taiwanese Populaiton, Yeong Ruey Chu, Dora Il'yasova, Ruiyan Luo, and Wen Chao Ho

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Comparing Sight-Resight Methods for Dog Populations: Analysis of 2015 and 2016 Rabies Vaccination Campaign Data from Haiti, Julie M. Cleaton

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Examining the Impact of Community-level Factors on HIV Risk Behaviors among African American Women in Atlanta, Georgia, Aundrea Collins

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Examining Differentiating Characteristics of Individuals Who Cross Over Into The Criminal Justice System In Relation To Their Substance Abuse Treatment, Leyla Compani

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Neighborhood Factors Associated with Mental Disorder among Children in the USA: Evidence from National Survey of Children's Health 2011/12, Sushma Dahal

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Association between Adolescent Weapon Carrying and Suicidality: Analysis of the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, Elizabeth Davenport

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Descriptive Epidemiology of HIV Risk Factors Among Men: Chad Vs Cameroon, Bonheur Dounebaine

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Association Between Sugar-sweetened Beverage Consumption and Overweight /Obesity by Physical Activity Status and Socio-demographic Factors in U.S. Adolescents: Analysis of the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, Bernice Edward

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Trends of Hospital Utilization among High-utilizers of Inpatient Services in an Urban, Safety-Net Hospital, Oludamilola Fakunle

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Effects of an Intimate Partner Violence Intervention on Relationship Behaviors with Tests of Moderators: A Multilevel Analysis, Katie Franchot

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Factors Associated with Influenza Vaccine Uptake among Pregnant Women: Analysis of the 2015 Georgia Vital Events Information System Birth Worksheet, Elizabeth M. Grabowski

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The Implications of Chronic Stress on Obesity: Allostatic Load on Body Mass Index (BMI) Classification in the United States, NHANES 2005-2006, Sheila H. Grami

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Prevalence and Odds of Serious Mental Illness among Homeless LGBT Youth and Young Adults in Atlanta, Rachel R. Hopper

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Effects of Family History of Alzheimer's Disease on Glucose Metabolism (FDG-PET) among Mild Cognitive Impaired Patients: a Longitudinal Study., Nerline Jacques

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Association Between Sedentary Behaviors and BMI in US Adolescents: Analysis of the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, Sarah S. Kabani

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Project Learning Garden: A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of the Evaluation Techniques on School Gardens, Kasey Kavanaugh

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Proximal and Distal Indirect Influences on Adolescent Sexual Activity and Post Risky Sexual Behaviors, Tymeckia Kendall

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Physical Dating Violence in Georgia: A Growing Disparity among Hispanic Youth, Britni Knott

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Pathologic and Prognostic Implications of Incidental vs. Non-Incidental Gallbladder Cancer: A 10-Institution Study from the U.S. Extrahepatic Biliary Consortium, Nina Le

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Exploratory Factor Analysis of the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children: A Comparison of Two Factor Extraction Methods, Rayleen Lewis, Betty S. Lai, and Shannon Self-Brown

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Urban/Rural Inequalities in Suicide Rates in Georgia, 2008-2013: A county-level analysis, Garrett Mahon

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A Comparison of Parent and Child Mental Health Outcomes, Parenting Skills and Family Functioning of Adult Treatment Court and Family Treatment Court Participants, Carolyn Malone

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Examining gender-differences in the prevalence of HIV and alcohol health risk and promotion knowledge among service-seeking youth who live in the slums of Kampala, Uganda, Alicia C. May

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A Look at the Change in the Seasonality of Influenza between Three Distinct Regions of Uganda: Central, Northwest, and Western, Sarah K. McClellan, Richard Rothenberg MD MPH, and Gerardo Chowell PhD

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Preprocessing Strategies for Multiplex Bead Assay Data for Use in Quantitative Trait Loci Analysis, Circe McDonald

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The Association Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Educational Outcomes Among Children Ages 6-17, Naeshia McDowell

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Comparing Sexual Minority Risk Behaviors to School Programs and Policies, Minerva Mendez

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Examination of Harm Perception of Hookah Among Youth in the US, Omkar R. Mirgal

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Unsafe Abortion, Its Determinants and Associated Factors: The Case of Malawi. A Systematic Literature Review., Alexander Mkulichi

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SOCIOECONOMIC FACTORS AND THE 2014-16 EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE OUTBREAK IN GUINEA, LIBERIA, AND SIERRA LEONE, Elena Mun

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Characterizing Flavors Of Little Cigars And Cigarillos In YouTube Videos, Halley L. Myers

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Spatiotemporal Analysis of Escherichia coli along metro-Atlanta Surface Waters, Diana Orquiola

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The Impact of SafeCare Parent-Child Interaction Module on Father-Child Interactions: An examination of an observational measure, Alexandria Patterson

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Clinical Profile and Outcome in Patients with Community Acquired Pneumonia, Hardik Pipalia

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Analysis of Seasonal Influenza Outbreak Trends in the United States from 2005-2015, Kimberlyn Roosa

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Predicting Alzheimer Disease Status Using High-Dimensional MRI Data Based on LASSO Constrained Generalized Linear Models, Zainab Salah

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Health Promotion Through Breast Cancer Awareness Advertisements: A Content Analysis, Mariam Shakeel

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Understanding the Role Street Medicine Programs Play in the Career Trajectories of Student Volunteers Who Choose to Work with Underserved Populations, Sydney Smith-Graham

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The Association Between a History of Prior Experience with Meditation and the Prevalence of Chronic Health Conditions: Evidence from the 2012 NHIS., Morgan Smith, Ashli Owen-Smith, and Matthew Hayat

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Association Between Community Transition and Independence and Control Over Life: Analysis of Georgia's Money Follows the Person Program, Farah Naz Sulaiman

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The Sensitivity of Pseudomonas Agar Plaque Assay in the Isolation of Bacteriophage Φ6 in the Environment: A pilot study, Olasunkanmi Sunmonu

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Determining the Predictors of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Females Presenting with the Complain of Vaginal Discharge, Amna Tariq

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Associations between Multi-Level Contextual Factors and Mental Health Service Utilization in Adolescents with Comorbid Depression and Substance-use: Moderating Role of School Connectedness on Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Service Utilization, Katherine Thornton

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Prediction of Disease Status Based on MRI Brain Scans Using Sparse Principal Component Analysis, Tejal Vashi

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Association Between Concussions and Suicidal Behaviors, Tahira Wangnoo

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Intimate Partner Violence Victimization and the Increased Risk of HIV Among Young Black Men Who Have Sex With Other Men In Jackson, MS 6-Month Follow-Up, Ryan Wilkerson

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Emotional Health of Parents and the Association of Mental Illness among Children, Ashley Wilson

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Clinical Considerations for Preterm Infant Growth Curves Regarding Distributions and Race, Samantha Wotiz

Theses from 2016

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Evaluating the potential impact of targeted vaccination strategies in mitigating Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) outbreaks in the healthcare setting, Fatima Abdirahim Abdirizak

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Cultural Influences on HIV Prevention among Hispanics in Atlanta, Georgia, Amira Abdulhafid

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HIV Care Retention and Attainment of Viral Suppression among Georgia Women during Pregnancy and Postpartum Period, Stacey Adjei

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Tuberculosis (TB) Trends Among Refugee, Other Foreign-Born, and US-Born Cases in DeKalb County During 2004-2015, Maryam Ahmad

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Early Onset Marijuana Use and Adult Mental Health, Christine Murphy Andrews

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Understanding the Role of Reactions to Race-based Treatment on HIV Testing Behaviors, Joelle Atere-Roberts

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Mental Health Stigma-Reducing Education: Trainee Confidence in their Ability to Demonstrate Skills, Jessica Barnett

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A Comparative Analysis of Salmonellosis among Children Younger than 6 Months and 6-12 Months of Age, Gitangali B. Baroi

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Association between Adolescent Substance Use and Weapon Carrying: Analysis of 2013 YRBS, Samantha Bourque

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Electronic Health Records and Immunization Information Systems Interoperability: Measuring Impact on Immunization Outcomes, Amanda R. Bryant

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Analysis of Data Collected in Pilot Study of Residential Radon in DeKalb County in 2015., Sydney Chan

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Inactivation and Survival of Bacteriophage Φ6 on Tvyek Suits, Weiyu Chen

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Evaluation of the Relationship Between Albuminuria and Food Insecurity in Women, Using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, Heidi Cox

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Factors Associated With Non-completion of Latent TB Infection Treatment in the Homeless Population Enrolled in the PREVENT TB Trial, Deborah Delaguila

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Georgia State University Graduate Students' Health Insurance, Tenzin Dongchung

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Gender Discrimination Effects on Health Outcomes and Behaviors among African-American Transgender Women in Atlanta, Megan Smallwood Early

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Evaluation of an Agar Dilution Method for Identification of Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL)-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in the Environment, Kimberly Erukunuakpor

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An Analysis of the Microbial Quality of Packaged Water in Four Sites in Latin America, Karla Feeser

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Correlation Between Nutritional Indicators and Low CD4 Count (<200 cells>/mm3 ) among HIV Positive Adults in Kapiri, Zambia 2008-2009, Kadija C. Fofana

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An Investigation of Substance Use and Sexual Behavior with STD Incidence Among 18-year Olds Who Had Adverse Childhood Experiences in the U.S., Keisha Francis

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A Research Framework for Evaluation of RSV Vaccination Use and RSV Outcomes Among Premature Infants Under One Year of Age, Phylliscia Gibson

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Utilizing Out-of-Home Placement Child Welfare Data to Compare an Evidence-Based Child Maltreatment Program to Services As Usual, Angela Guinn

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Assessing Seatbelt Usage among Teenagers in Rural Settings: The Drive Alive Program, Elizabeth Head

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American Father Perspectives of Breastfeeding and How it Affects Breastfeeding Rates, Lesshon Irby

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Modeling Non-Linear Relationships Between DNA Methylation And Age: The Application of Regularization Methods To Predict Human Age And The Implication Of DNA Methylation In Immunosenescence, Nicholas Johnson

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An evaluation of worksite wellness program components within the corporate and academic settings, Jalisa Jones

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A Comparative Analysis of the Outcomes of an E-health Intervention Program for Diabetes Self-management (DSM) Carried out in a Faith-based Setting and Clinic Settings., Stella Kamanu

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Assessment of changes in HIV-related knowledge, attitude, and behavior and its impact on HIV status in Ethiopia, 2005-2011, Filson Kelemewark

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Insulin Dynamic Measures and Weight Change, Noreen Kloc and Noreen G. Kloc

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An Examination of the Association between HSV2 and HIV1 Serostatus Outcome and Respective Risk Behaviors and Characteristics of a Population of Male Partners and Clients of Female Sex Workers in Kampala, Uganda, Jennifer Laliberte

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Understanding Cultural Context of Parenting to Define Child Abuse and Validate an Existing Measure on Child Physical and Emotional Abuse in South Indian Parents Living in Georgia, Anu Laxmi

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Examining Exclusive Breastfeeding Practice in Indonesia, and Its Association to Maternal Socio-Demographic Determinants, to Inform Intervention Efforts Aimed at Reducing Infant Mortality, Putri Lenggogeni

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Tobacco Control in U.S. Mental Health Delivery Systems: A Descriptive Analysis by Facility Characteristics, Veronica Mahathre

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Examining The Influence Of HIV Status Upon The Access To Improved Water And Sanitation In Households In Kenya, Miriam Makali

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Outbreaks of Salmonella enterica Linked to Animal Contact: Demographic and Outbreak Characteristics and Comparison to Food Outbreaks — United States, 2009–2014, Jessica R. Marus

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Incidence of Hypertension and Type 2 Diabetes Among Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients, Dedria McArthur