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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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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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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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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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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

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Pepper Mild Mottle Virus as an Indicator of Fecal Pollution along an Urban Stretch of the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta, GA, 2014, Darian Morgan

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LGB Cancer Survivors are More Likely to Participate in Risky Behaviors than Straight Cancer Survivors, United States, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2014, Thuy Hang T. Nguyen

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Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Association with Childhood Obesity: A Cross-Sectional Study of the U.S. National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH), 2011-2012., Omarwalid Noorzada

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The Effects of Psychological Stress on Abdominal Obesity Among African American Women, Sankan W. Nyanseor

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Glucose Challenge Test as a Predictor of Type 2 Diabetes, Rahsaan Overton

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An Examination of the Effects of Air Pollution and Physical Activity on Markers of Acute Airway Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Adolescents, Emilia Pasalic

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Presence of Paragonimus species Within the Secondary Crustacean Hosts in Bogotá, Colombia, Gillian Phillips

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Can Changing Your Environment Change Your Health? Examining Public Housing Relocation and Cardiovascular Disease Risk, Amanda N. Powell MA, MPH

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An analysis of micronutrient consumption of mothers using the Demographic and Health Surveys of the Dominican Republic, Genevieve N. Prieur Keys

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Comparing HIV Risk Among Individuals Living in High and Low Burden Zip Codes in Atlanta, GA Using Different Risk Assessment Models, Joshua Renfroe

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Association of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior among obese adolescents across ethnicity: Examination of 2007-2012 NHANES data., Tharushi Samaraweera

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Prioritizing Diseases, Disorders and Disabilities and the Relative Importance of Skin Cancer: A Public Health Faculty Survey, James Thomas Sandwich MD

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Youth Alcohol Marketing Exposure and Sex Risk Behavior: A Social Cognitive Perspective from Uganda, Vinita Sangtani

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Characteristics and Risk Behaviors of Men Who Have Sex with Men and Women Compared to Men Who Have Sex with Men – 20 U.S. Cities, 2011 and 2014, Shaun Shadaker

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Definition and Validation of Influenza Vaccination Status: Implications for Observational Studies of Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness in an Inpatient Setting, Courtney Strickland

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Secular and Longitudinal Trends in Body Weight in a Large Population of Veterans, 2000-2014, Margery J. Tamas

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The Association between Birth Method and Successfulness of Exclusive Breastfeeding at the Time of Hospital Discharge at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital from March, 2011 through March, 2013, Sarah Tintle

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A Subnational Examination of HIV/AIDS Mortality Rates in Mexico as a Function of the Social Gap Index and Multidimensional Poverty, Harini Vakamudi

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The Impact of Maternal Literacy Skills on Child Weight in Mozambique, Ashley E N Watson

Theses from 2015

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The Association of Advanced Maternal Age and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes, Mais Aboneaaj

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Nativity Status and Dietary and Physical Activity Behavior among United States Adults: Findings from the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS 4 Cycle 3), Joyce T. Alese

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Examining Parental Generalization of the SafeCare® Child Health Module Using Smartphone Enhancements, Rachel Atkinson

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Associations of Early Sexual Initiation, Family Circumstances, and STD Incidence, Emily Ayers

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Socio-Demographic Factors Associated with Maternal Use of Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT) and Dispensary Treatment for Diarrhea among Children Under Five Years Old: Pakistan DHS (2012-13), Summera Aziz

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An Examination Of The Association Between Adverse Childhood Experiences And Alcohol Consumption Patterns Among High Risk Youth In Kampala, Uganda, Nina Babihuga

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Pathway Group Lasso for Integrating Metabolomics and Transcriptomics, Sophia Banton

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A Comparative Analysis of State School Food Preparation Practices in NJ, GA & KY, 2006 - 2012, Shanice Battle

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Surgical Site Infections Following Total Joint Arthroplasty: An Examination of Microbial Isolates, Predisposing Patient Factors, and Diagnostic Delay, Brooke Beaulieu

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The Quantifiable Effects of SafeCare on the Language Environment of Three Families at risk for Child Maltreatment, Anna Beck

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The Association of Participant Characteristics and Service Delivery with Program Completion Rates for SafeCare in Georgia, Malinda Bolt

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An Examination of the Relationship Between SafeCare Provider Fidelity and Parenting Outcomes, Jessica Brown

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Inactivation of Bacteriophage Φ6 on Tyvek Suit Surfaces by Chemical Disinfection, Travis Brown

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A Comparison of Health Information Seeking Behaviors and Attitudes of Immigrant US Residents and Native Born US Residents: Adults with Personal or Familial Experience with Cancer., Melany Chambers

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Patient Satisfaction & Knowledge of Services: An Evaluation of a Street Medicine Program, Aleta Christensen

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Analysis of the Association between Availability of School Facilities Available for Physical Activity and MET Scores among Adolescents aged 12-15: NHANES National Youth Fitness Survey 2012, Alana Cilwick

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The Association of Major Depression and Selected Health Behaviors among HIV-positive Adults Receiving Medical Care in Georgia: Findings from the Georgia Medical Monitoring Project, 2009-2012, Rachel Culbreth

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Association Between Adverse Health Behaviors and Depression in American Adults with Metabolic Syndrome, Ebenezer Dawodu

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Associations between Butylparaben and Thyroid Levels in Females Aged 12 and over (NHANES, 2007-2008), Andrea H. Decker

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The Revitalization of the Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition Program in Haiti, Johanne Desormeaux Dr

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An Analysis of Risk Factors for Incomplete Immunization for Children in Côte d’Ivoire: Examination of 1998-1999 and 2011-2012 Demographic and Health Survey Data, Alfred Douba

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The Role of Health Literacy and Numeracy on Exercise Self-efficacy and Exercise Behavior in the PAADRN Bone Health Intervention, Elizabeth A. Fallon

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Factors Related to Access to Nutritious Foods and the Association with Cancer Mortality in the Southeast United States, Krystal Freeman

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Effects of Maternal Folate Levels and Prenatal Alcohol Exposure on Fetal Growth, Infant Outcomes and Later Development, Amanda R. Gailey

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HIV Care Continuum among Subpopulations of MSM, Georgia, 2012, Hilary Gleske

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Diabetes in American Indian and Alaska Native Populations, Courtney Godwin

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Association of Social Support and the Well-being of Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Analysis of the Georgians Organized Against Lupus (GOAL) Cohort Study, Reginald O. Gooden

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An Examination of Attitudinal Differences Between Men Involved in Three Categories of Intimate Partner Violence: Bidirectional, Unidirectional, and No Violence, Sierra Graves

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Analysis of Predictors of Unmet HIV-related Support Services and Barriers to Needs among HIV-infected Individuals in Georgia, Taylor Guffey

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An Examination of Demographic Associations Predicting Success in the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's Strong4Life Program, Amy Hawes

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The Association of Antecedent Conditions on Disease Duration and Diagnosis Age of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Patients, Sabrina Hollinger

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A Comparison of Illicit and Licit Substances as Primary Substances of Abuse at Admission to Substance Abuse Treatment Centers in Georgia, 2009-2012, Stephanie Hsu

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An Assessment of the Feasibility of Environmental Exposure Data for Syndromic Surveillance, Nolan Johnson

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Evaluation of Toxic Release Inventory Facilities in Metropolitan Atlanta: Census Tract Demographics, Facility Distribution, Air Toxic Emissions and Regulation, Ryan Johnson

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Early Sexual Debut and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in Central Africa, Emerencienne Kibangou

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Association Between Preoperative Pulmonary Rehabilitation And Postoperative Hospital Outcomes, Shenee Laurence

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Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: A Policy Review and Recommendations for States, Christine Sh-Teng Lee

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Postpartum Contraception and Rapid Repeat Pregnancies in Rural, Low-Income Black Women with Baseline Risk Factor Comparisons, Karen Li

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Characteristics of African American Adolescent Females Who Use Emergency Contraception, Erin Little

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Effect of Progesterone Administration in Traumatic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Michael Lunney

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Factors that Increase and Decrease Therapist Use of an Evidence-based Practice with Youth Victims of Commercial Sex Trafficking, Colleen McCarty

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Contributing Factors in a Successful Foodborne Outbreak Investigation: an Analysis of Data Collected by the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet), 2003-2010., Taryn Mecher, Christine E. Stauber, and L. Hannah Gould

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Oxidative Status and Hypertension: An Examination of the Prospective Association Between Urinary F2-isoprostanes and Hypertension, Charles Melton

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An Assessment of the Relationship between the Quality of Parenting Behaviors and the Potential for Child Maltreatment, Chinyere Nwamuo

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Health care access, utilization and barriers among injection drug users, Ishaka Oche

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The Use of Antenatal Care Services Among Women Living in Cote d’Ivoire: Focus on Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV, Constance Ogokeh

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Characteristics of Disease Transmission, Geography and Risk in an Urban Population with Endemic HIV, Evelyn J. Olansky

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Addressing Social and Structural Determinants Affecting HIV Medical Care Among Adolescents Aged 13-24 in Georgia, 2013, Heta Patel

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Exploratory Assessment of Manufactured E-Liquids and Do It Yourself (DIY) E-Liquids, Sarita Pathak