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Theses from 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Association between Alcohol and Substance Use and Risky Sexual Behaviors in African American Adolescents in the United States, Jeanette Mcfall

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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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Community Stigma and Discrimination Against Persons Living With HIV/AIDS in Kenya, Catherine Muthoni

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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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An analysis of association between using solid fuel and anemia among reproductive age women, 15-49 years old in Timor-Leste, Venancio Soares Pinto

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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 between HIV/AIDS Education and Reduced Risky Sexual Behaviors amongst African American Adolescents living in the United States in 2013, Jasmine A. Rockwell

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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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Genetic Differentiation of oral and oropharyngeal carcinoma based on Human Papillomavirus Status and Race, Aastha Vashist

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

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Examining the Impact of Household Access to Water and Sanitation on Child Malnutrition in Ethiopia, Mehiret Wondimu

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