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Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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An Examination of the Association between HIV-related Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors and HIV Infection Status in Ghana., Francis Boateng Annor

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Assessment and Comparison of Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance Systems for the U.S., Canada, and Italy., Carolina Arana

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Race/Ethnicity: Is it an Outcome Predictor in Patients with Heart Failure?, Digant V. Bhatt

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A Spatial Analysis of Demographic Factors of West Nile Virus in Georgia, Sarah Bryant Boos

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Evaluation of Surveillance for Acute (Meningitis) Encephalitis Syndrome (AES/AMES), Kathleen F. Cavallaro

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The Impact of Socioeconomic Status on the Asthma Prevalence in Minority Children, Adrienne Cunningham

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Investigating the Association of White Male Lung Cancer Mortality and State of Residence, Thomas Jeffrey Doker

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Is Maternal Headache a Risk Factor for Congenital Heart Disease?, Ariuntsatsral Ariunaa Erdenebileg

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Do Variations in State Mandatory Child Abuse and Neglect Report Laws affect Report Rates among Medical Personnel?, Amanda Ellen Faulkner

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Examining the Need for Cultural Adaptations to an Evidence-Based Parent Training Model, Kimberly Frederick

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Physical Fighting and Suicidal Ideation among Students in Uganda: A Comparison between Boys and Girls in an Urban and Rural Setting, Elizabeth Mae Gaylor

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Utilization of PRECEDE Model to Identify Risk Factors of Sexual Initiation and Engagement in Unprotected Sex among Adolescents, Panji Fortuna Hadisoemarto

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A Survey of Water Storage Practices and Beliefs in Households in Bonao, Dominican Republic in 2005, Shelley Holt

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Using iPhones to Enhance and Reduce Face-to-Face Home Safety Sessions, Julie Jabaley

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Physical Activity and Associated Factors Assessment among Adults with Arthritis in the United States, Amelia Jewett

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An Evaluation of Consumer Satisfaction of SafeCare® Provider Trainings, Courtney R. Jones

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Exploring Culturally Specific Practices that Might Exacerbate the Spread of HIV/AIDS in the Luhya Community of Western Kenya, Christine Kibui

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Does Educational Intervention Reduce the Number of Food Violations., Karen Koechlin M. Koechlin

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Examining Sexually Transmitted Disease Transmission Dynamics in Chlamydia Positive and Negative Adolescent Population using Social Network Analysis, Phuongthao Tuyen Lam

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Trends in Toxin Profiles of Human Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia Coli (STEC) O157 Strains, United States, 1996-2008, Molly Maitland Leeper

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The Impact of Primary Language Spoken at Home and Overweight among Latino Boys and Girls in the United States, Maria Cecilia Miranda-Pierangeli

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Examination of Tdap Vaccination Rates by Post-Partum Women in Georgia; Understanding How Birthing Hospitals Play a Role in the Prevention of Pertussis., Amy Caroline Mistretta

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Risk Factors for Financial Exploitation among an Urban Adult Population in the United States, Anna E. Mistretta

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State Medicaid Agencies Approaches to Quality Improvement: Implications for Policy, Practice and Health Outcomes, Dev Nair

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Examination of County Level Differences in Drinking Consequences, Urbanicity, Poverty, and Alcohol Outlet Density among the Most-at-Risk and Least-at-Risk Counties in Georgia, Karen O'Quin

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Strategic Plan for Autism, Christopher Perry

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Perceptions of Tuberculosis among the Karen-Burmese Population in DeKalb County, Georgia, Ren Peterkin

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Evaluation of Diabetes Education for Latinos Living in a Metropolitan Area, Anna Rockett Potter

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Factors Associated with the Illegal Sales of Alcohol to Underage Persons in Georgia, Jonathan A. Powell

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The Modifiable Risk Factors for Snoring and the Implications for Chronic Disease, Hari Prasad Ravipati

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Child Sexual and Physical Abuse as Precursors for Homelessness in Adolescence, Jacqueline Nicole Rion

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An Evaluation of the Utilization and Outcomes of a Georgia County Board of Health Innovative Worksite Wellness Policy, Danna Lane Sanders

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"When the Dog Bites..." A Socio-ecological Approach to Dog Bite Injury Prevention by Targeting Dog Owners in the United States, Saswati Dolly Sinha

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CDC.gov's Web-based Outreach Channels for H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu), Joanne Lisa Stein

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A Spatial Analysis of the Relationship between Pedestrian Crash Events and Features of the Built Environment in Downtown Atlanta, Emily Palmer Taquechel

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The Ecology of the Availability and Access to Healthy Food in Atlanta, Georgia, Tina M. Taylor

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An Analysis of Postpartum Depression and Care Seeking Behaviors in Georgia, Sarah Elizabeth Tennyson

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Comparing Obesity Trends in Rural Versus Urban Peru from 1991 to 2005, Dana Timar

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Prevalence and Correlates of Gender Based Violence among Conflict Affected Women: Findings from Two Congolese Refugee Camps in Rwanda, Etobssie Wako

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Baseline Knowledge Assessment of Cobb County Safe Kids Inspection Station Participants, Laurie Elizabeth Whorton

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Welcome to America: A Culturally-Appropriate Resource Manual for Karen Refugees in DeKalb County, Georgia, Jamie Woods

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Examining Facilities with Multiple Violations to Assess the Consent Order Process as a Compliance Tool to Protect Environmental Quality and Public Health in the State of Georgia, Kimberly Austin

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Effects of Estimated Exposure to Cumulative Traffic-Related Pollutants on Asthma, Cardiovascular, and Stroke Outcomes in an Urban Area, Vickie L. Boothe

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A Comparison of Time of Stroke Symptom Onset to Hospital Arrival in Urban and Rural Hospitals Involved in the Georgia Coverdell Acute Stroke Registry, Laura Pople Bracci

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Drug Use and Risk Behavior Patterns for HIV in Men Who Have Sex with Men, Arathi M. Chakragiri

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Hispanic Migrants and Cross-border Disease Control of Arizona's Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Karen Chocho

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Investigating Potential Risk Factors of Childhood Asthma Re-Hospitalizations in DeKalb County, Georgia, Renyea Colvin

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Political, Economic, Social, and Health-related Correlates of HIV/AIDS Prevalence in the Eastern Mediterranean Region of WHO, Dena Elimam

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Understanding the HIV Risk Behaviors in Haiti:A Rural-Urban Comparison, Regine Alexandra Emilien

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Mental Health Impact of Disasters, Saman Faisal

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Index of Central Obesity as a Parameter to Evaluate Metabolic Syndrome for White, Black, and Hispanic Adults in the United States, Rebecca Lynn Griesemer

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Examination of the Association between Discussion of HIV Status and High-Risk Sexual Behaviors of MSM in Atlanta, Auntre' Dojuan Hamp

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Examining the Association between Parental Smoking and Adolescent Age of Smoking Initiation in Africa, Jessica Lauren Howell

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The Prevalence of Visual Impairments of the Prekindergarten Children in Georgia and Evaluation of Associated Risk Factors, Yuqi Huang

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Tuberculosis (TB)Progress toward Millennium Development Goals (MDGS) and DOTS in Who Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR), Khoaja M. Khaled

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Self-Identified Barriers to Asthma Management among Urban Families, Nastassia Lovie Laster

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Racial and Geographic Differences among Callers to the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line, October, 2005- April, 2007, Ban A. Majeed

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Patterns of Sunscreen Application in Lifeguards, Parents and Children, Travis James Mann

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An Analysis of Georgia Schools’ Compliance and Implementation of Federally Mandated School Wellness Policies, Eryn M. Marchiolo

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Examining Correlations with Frequency of Walking Trips In Metropolitan Areas, Michelle J. Marcus

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Factors Associated with Traffic Crashes in Pasto, Colombia: 2005-2006, Adam L. O'Bryant

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Potential Factors of Influence on Local Wellness Policies of Georgia Public School Systems, Sandra C. O'Meara

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A Geographic Information System (GIS) Analysis of Cancer Clinical Trial Locations in the State of Georgia by Major Cancer Type, Shaunta Shanell Parker

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An Assessment of Atlanta Area Emergency Operations Plans for Emergency Relief Services Utilized by Senior Citizens, Carline P. Richardson

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Smokers’ Response to Corrective Statements and Implications for Media Campaigns, Kelly K. Stimpert

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Childhood Cancer Survivors: Patient Characteristics, Kirsten M. Vangile

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Marital Status as a Proxy Measure of Social Support and its Influence on Health Status and Depression Rates, Octavia L. Vogel

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A Closer Look at Gender Specific Risks in Youth Suicidal Behavior Trends: Implications for Prevention Strategies, Bethany A. West

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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An Overview of Progress towards RBM Objectives and MDGs Concerning Malaria in the Americas: A Comparative Analysis of Data from the Years 2000 and 2005, Sardar Ahmad

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The Effects of HealthMPowers on the Levels of Physical Activity among Students in 13 Georgia Public Schools, Dawn Marie Arlotta

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Youth Risk Behaviors and an Assessment of ASK US in Metro Atlanta High Schools, Jennifer L. Bennett

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Understanding Program Start-Up: Two Cases from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Colorectal Cancer Screening Demonstration Program, Jennifer E. Boehm

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Urban Versus Rural Patterns of Mammography Use: An Analysis of Two Southeastern States, Valerie Miranda Bycott

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Analyzing Limitations in Exposure Estimates Based on Self-Reported Dietary Intake of Caffeinated Beverages in the Baltimore-Washington Infant Study, 1981-1989, Johnni Hutcherson Daniel

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Soil-Transmitted Helminths in Schoolchildren in Grand Bois Haiti: A Prevalence Study, John M. De Pasquale

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The Effect of Urinary Cadmium on Cardiovascular Fitness as Measured by VO2 Max in White, Black and Mexican Americans, Heartley Egwuogu

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Demographic Factors Associated with Condom Use in 18-24 Year Olds For Two States, 1998 and 2000/2001, Kimberly R. Glenn

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Physical Teen Dating Violence and Risk Behaviors among Black and Latino Teens, Belsie R. Gonzalez

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Multiple Sclerosis Disease Distribution and Potential Impact of Environmental Air Pollutants in Georgia, Anthony Charles Gregory

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The Etiology of Multiple Sclerosis and Correlation of the Distribution of the Disease with Migration and Settlement History of Northern Europeans, Kristin M. Gunderson

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Implications in Using Monte Carlo Simulation in Predicting Cardiovascular Risk Factors among Overweight Children and Adolescents, Stephen Matthew Heimbigner

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Prevention of Adolescent Interpersonal Violence Victimization: The Role of Sports Participation, Kareema A. Hunter

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Comparing the Serum Levels of Polychlorinated Biphenyl Compounds between the Residents of Calcasieu Parish and Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, Donald Hurtz, III

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Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Policy in the U.S., Jennifer C. Jarrell

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Investigating Potential Risk Factors for Nursing Home Admission Associated with Individuals Enrolled in Georgia’s Community Care Services Program, Matthew L. Johnson

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Examination of Gender Differences in Baseline Characteristics and 12 Month Death and Rehospitalization of African American Patients Admitted for Acute Myocardial Infarction, Saadia Khizer

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Is Knowing Half the Battle? An Examination of the Relationship between Folic Acid Knowledge and Awareness and Daily Supplementation with Folic Acid among 18 to 24 year old Women Who are Not Contemplating Pregnancy, Katie P. Kilker

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Adolescent Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs toward Vaccination, Richard Brendan Noggle

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The Prevalence of Nelson Bay Virus in Humans and Bats and its Significance within the Framework of Conservation Medicine, Jennifer Betts Oliver

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The Impact of the “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” Public Health Awareness Campaign on Early Intervention Behavior, Kinjal Prabodh Patel

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Comparison of Antibiotic Sensitivity Profiles, Molecular Typing Patterns, and Attribution of Salmonella Enterica Serotype Newport in the U.S., 2003-2006, Nehal Jitendralal Patel

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The Association of Subscapular and Triceps Skin-Fold Thickness with the Risk of Diabetes in African American, Hispanic, and Caucasian Adults, Jake Johnson Porter III

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Does a Participatory Sharing and Learning Approach Make an Effective HIV Provider Training Program?, Daniela Salas

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The Role of Gender Equality and Economic Development in Explaining Female Smoking Rates, Samina Shariff

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Obesity and the Built Environment in Twenty-Six Rural Georgia Counties: An Analysis of Physical Activity, Fruit and Vegetable Consumption, and Environmental Factors., Kathleen Elizabeth Sobush

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Impact of an Electronic Medical Record Implementation on Drug Allergy Overrides in a Large Southeastern HMO Setting, Renny Varghese

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Comparing the Characteristics of Adolescent Smoking in Politically Stable and Unstable Countries, Malikah Shahidah Waajid