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Theses from 2018

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Cluster Analysis in Epidemiology: An Application to Diabetic Dyslipidemia, Adewole Adetokun

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Alcohol Consumption and Marijuana Use Interaction with Metabolic Syndrome among United States Adults: Analysis of NHANES 2013-2014., Pius O. Akande MD.

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Apolipoprotein B is More Strongly Associated with Cardiovascular Risk Factors than Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol in Young-to-Middle Aged Adults, Aniqa Alam

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Predicting Client Housing Outcomes from Georgia's Homeless Management Information System with Hierarchical Generalized Linear Modeling, Katherine Arce

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Hepatitis C and Risk of Adverse Treatment Outcomes among Patients with HIV and Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis, Aung Aung

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Determinants of Childhood Stunting in Guinea: Further Analysis of Demographic and Health Survey 2012, Abdoulaye Bangoura

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Sex, Sexual Orientation, and Sexual Victimization as Predictors of Suicidality among U.S. High School Students: Results from the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, Anna Barnes

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Examining the Association Between Iron Deficiency and Hemoglobin A1c Among Females in The National Health And Nutrition Examination Survey, 2003–2008 Using Propensity Score Analysis, Helen Bisrat

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The Prevalence of Increasing Physical Activity among Female Cancer Survivors in the United States, 2016 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), Purva Bulsara

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AN INVESTIGATION OF CHANGES IN DIABETES TRENDS AFTER THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, Blair Christensen

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Trends in Prediabetes and Associated Comorbid Conditions in Adolescents Aged 12 to 19 Years, Between 2003 and 2014., Taylor Dias

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Examining Education Level Correlation with Cognitive Function Among People with Alzheimer’s Disease, Simone Dumas

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine: Understanding Individuals Not Vaccinating in the South Using 2016 National Immunization Survey-Teen Data (NIS-Teen), Saron Ephraim

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Latent Tuberculosis Infection and Dyslipidemia among Refugees Attending a Community Based Clinic in Georgia, Dolgion Erdenebat

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Use of High-resolution Metabolomics to Assess Changes in Metabolic Pathways Associated with Acute Exposure to Air Pollutants., Elizabeth Finlon

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Quantitative Analysis of Traffic Related Air Pollution Along the Atlanta BeltLine East Side Trail, Adam Fischer

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The Association of Religious Affiliation and Pyschosocial/Family Dynamics with Selected Risky Behaviors Among At-risk Youth Living in the Slums of Kampala, Uganda: Findings from the Kampala Youth Survey, 2014, Kimberly Franklin

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The Association Between Internalized Homophobia, Stigma, Racism, Religion and Sexual Risk Behaviors in Young African American Men who have sex with Men in Jackson, MS, Dorian Freeman

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The Association Between the 2014 Medicaid Expansion and Screening Colonoscopy and Sigmoidoscopy Receipt for Adults Aged 50-75 Years, Madison E. Gilbert

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Student Risk Screening Scale for Internalizing and Externalizing Behaviors (SRSS-IE): Examining the Predictive Validity using Office Discipline Referral Data, Camara Gregory

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Examining Spatial Distribution of Adult Glioma Incidence using SEER Data 2001-2014, Marissa Hicks, Lia Scott MPH, and Xiaozhong Ma

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Characterization of Individuals with Muscular Dystrophy from the Muscular Dystrophy Surveillance, Tracking, and Research Network (MD STARnet) Pilot in the United States, Bailey Hill

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Predicting DeKalb County Drug Court Graduation, Jeffrey-Michael P. Holiday

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Estimation of Dog-bite rates and evaluation of Healthcare Seeking Behaviors following dog bite, Haiti, Gabrielle Johnson and Gerardo Chowell

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Depression in Contemporary Times: A Study of Its Determinants Among Middle-Aged Adults in the United States, Takiyah L. Johnson

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Foundation for an Upcoming Study on Risk Perception and Proper Personal Protective Equipment Use of GSU Laboratory Workers, Jacquan Jordan

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The Association between Literacy and HIV-related Knowledge for Adults in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Gregory J. Joseph

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Mind Over Matter: Evaluation of a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program for College Students, Jim Kasper

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Validation of Viral Inactivation by a Heat Inactivation Effluent Discharge System in a High Containment Research Laboratory Using Viral Surrogates Phi6 and MS2, Michael Kshatri

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Examining Correlates of Alcohol Related Condom-less Sex among Youth in Kampala, Uganda, Sagar Kumar

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Examining Variations of Patient Visit Characteristics on Lifestyle Counseling Among Diabetic Patients, Ashley McCook

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Spatial Analysis of County Level Influenza Vaccination Coverage Estimates, Seth Meador

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The Association of Female Genital Mutilation in Sexual Behaviors and Marriageability, Ethiopia DHS 2016, Lemlem Eyob Mehari

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Examining the Association Between Well Child Care and Developmental and Behavioral Health Conditions in Children, Alison M. Meyn

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Evaluating a Measles and Rubella Multiplex Bead Assay for Countries in the WHO Global Measles and Rubella Laboratory Network, Alexandria R. Mitchell

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Evaluating Hand Hygiene Compliance Among Healthcare Workers in a Specialized Pediatric Hospital, Abigail Monteiro

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Lifetime Risk of Atrial Fibrillation by Race and Socioeconomic Status: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study, Liping Mou

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The Association between Maternal HIV Status and Low Birth Weight Offspring, Malawi DHS 2010, Sterner Msamila

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Examining Risk Behaviors of a School-Based Mental Health Program in Rural Georgia, Nancy Nava

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Associations of Sociodemographic Characteristics and PMTCT Knowledge among a Sample of Women of Childbearing Age in Zimbabwe by Childbirth Status: A Descriptive Epidemiologic Analysis, Laura Nguyen

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Association between Sleep Disturbances and Suicidal Ideation among Opioids Abusers, Aditiben Patel

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Impact of Finger Rings on the Presence of Bacteria on Healthcare Providers' Hands, Anish Patel

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The Impact of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Acculturation on Obesity among Adult Immigrant Groups in the United States, Sashoy Patterson

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Toxicological Assessments of Released Engineered Nanoparticles from Aerosolized Products on Human Small Airway and Bronchial Epithelial Cells, Kaitlin Pearce

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The Association Between Maternal Hypertensive Disorders and Perinatal Mortality in Kigoma Region, Tanzania: 2011-2015, Janee S. Perry

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Relationship Between F2 – Isoprostanes and Adult Metabolically Healthy Obesity, Tatiana Piccoli

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Examining the Predictive Validity of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire Using Office Discipline Referrals, Ashley Jacinth Salmon

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An Analysis of Child Health Indicators across 57 Cities Using 2003-2013 Demographic and Health Survey Data, Victoria Sanon

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The Association between the Use of Mind-body Therapies and U.S. Adults with Depressive Symptoms, National Health Interview Survey 2012, Emilie Seena

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An Analysis of Prenatal Care in Georgia, Joncel Stephens, Shanta Dube, and Merrilee Gober

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Characterizing Multiple Spatial Waves of the 1991-1997 Cholera Epidemic in Peru, Natalie Sterrett

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Analyzing the Association of Google Trends and Temperature with Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in the United States 2004-2015, David Sun

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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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Violence Against Children and Mental Health Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Ijeoma Nnenna Uzoezie

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The Effect of Sensor Resolution on Detection of Vegetation in the City of Atlanta, Georgia in June 2011, Daniel Vinson

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Distribution of Psychiatric Disorders Among Adolescents of Togo, Kokou Volley

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Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) Case Definition Change: A Comparative Study of the Georgia Emerging Infections Program, 2011-2015 and 2016, Jeremiah Williams

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Assessing the Effectiveness of an In-home Training Program for Parents of Children with Autism or Related Developmental Delays: A Multiple Baseline across Parent Skills, Robyn Williams

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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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Examining the Association Between Perceptions of Racial Discrimination and Depressive Symptoms Among African Americans in Georgia, Obioesio Bassey

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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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Maternal preconception health and neighborhood factors in relation to preterm birth in Georgia, 2012-2014, Michelle Sarah Livings

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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