This collection includes theses and dissertations from the University of Louisville. It is not exhaustive since most paper theses and dissertations have not been digitized. Generally, paper copies of theses and dissertations published prior to 2014 can be accessed in the University of Louisville Libraries. If you would like to add your thesis or dissertation to this collection, please see: http://ir.library.louisville.edu/faq.html.

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Doctoral Dissertations

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Propensity score based methods for estimating the treatment effects based on observational studies., Younathan Abdia

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Cardiovascular and hematopoietic responses to volatile benzene exposure., Wesley Tyler Abplanalp

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A comparison of younger and older couples coping with breast cancer : examining the relationship among mutuality, dyadic coping, and quality of life of patients and partners., Chiara Acquati

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Factors associated with self-care behavior in persons with heart failure., Mohammed Munther Al-Hammouri

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Cost of care for hospitalized patients with pulmonary mycobacterial diseases in the United States., Mary Beth Wells Allen

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Common Core State Standards : elementary teacher perceptions of administrator supports with a focus on professional learning communities and walk throughs., Kara Joan Ammerman

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Synthesis, characterization, and electronic properties of novel 2D materials : transition metal dichalcogenides and phosphorene., George Anderson

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A reduced labeled samples (RLS) framework for classification of imbalanced concept-drifting streaming data., Elaheh Arabmakki

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Assessing moral injury and existential well-being in returning servicemembers using the spiritual attitudes inventory - revised (2010)., LeAnn E. Armes-Bruce

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Identification of residual descending pathways after human spinal cord injury., Darryn A. Atkinson

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Role of phosphodiesterase-4 in alcohol-induced organ injury., Diana Veronica Avila

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Effects of glyceollin on mRNA expression in the female mouse brain., Sanaya Firdaus Bamji

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SA-4-1BBL as a modulator of innate, adaptive, and regulatory immunity : implications for cancer prevention and treatment., Hampartsoum Barsoumian

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Patterns of early lexical and gestural development in children with Williams syndrome., Angela M. Becerra

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Learning from science lectures : students remember more and make better inferences when they complete skeletal outlines compared to other guided notes., David Bradley Bellinger

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Rumination, worry, and drinking behaviors in college students : a mediation analysis., Stephanie Winkeljohn Black

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Applying situational crime prevention to terrorism against airports and aircrafts., Molly Mae Block

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Carnosine, a therapeutic potential for critical limb ischemic., Adjoa Agyemang Boakye

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Leveling the playing field through partnerships and collaboration : neighborhood revitalizations and the influence of social determinants of health and institutional logics., J. M. Bohn

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Mitigating intimate partner violence to promote safe linkage to care for South African women who test HIV+ during mobile counseling and testing., Leslie Lauren Brown

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Crime and culture : a thematic reading of Sherlock Holmes and his adaptations., Britney Broyles

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The impact of Medicaid expansion on utilization of mental health services in west Louisville, Kentucky., Susan Theresa Buchino

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The role of the MiR-200 family on the tumor suppressor RASSF2 and the effect on MAPK pathway activity in colorectal cancer., Jane V. Carter

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Teacher self-perceptions and student academic engagement in elementary school mathematics., Kathleen M. Cash

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"If this stuff matters, why isn't it being shared?" : citations, hyperlinks, and potential public futures of online writing in rhetoric and composition., Elizabeth Frances Bergeron Chamberlain

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Acrolein is a critical mediator of alcohol-induced liver and intestinal injury in alcoholic liver disease., Wei-Yang (Jeremy) Chen 1980-

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An investigation of virtual golf in the Republic of Korea from a marketing perspective., Chulhwan Choi

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Inference for a zero-inflated Conway-Maxwell-Poisson regression for clustered count data., Hyoyoung Choo-Wosoba

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Site responsibility : eco-art and environmental ethics in the anthropocene., Nicholas Flint Collins

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The relationship of reform style professional development and student achievement., Amy Colucci

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Identification of host factors required for Yersinia pestis macrophage intracellular survival and their impact on vacuole maturation, acidification and trafficking., Michael Graylin Connor

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Exploring differences between the health and wellness of state police officers and community corrections professionals., Rodney Allen Copenhaver

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Explaining the difference in the self-esteem of students with learning disabilities who receive pull-out services and those who do not receive pull-out services in a private school setting., Brittany Ann Cox

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"We weren't created to do it by ourselves" : good mothering and maternal support across race, class, and family structure., Cheryl Lynn Crane

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The queer child and haut bourgeois domesticity : Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt., Jessica Cresseveur

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Exploring the relation between school pushout and future outlook for black youth., Kish Cumi

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An exploratory study of existing state anti-bullying statutes., John-Robert Curtin, Jr.

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The role of O-GlcNAcase during heart failure., Sujith Dassanayaka

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Patchwork : a southern family portrait., Rebekah Dement Farmer

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Conductive inks and films via intense pulsed light., Gabriel L. Draper

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Challenging conventional wisdom : section 8 housing and the real impact on neighborhood values in Louisville, Kentucky., Paul Francis Dries

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Impact of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a broad-spectrum anti-inflammatory, in controlling intestinal factors contributing to inflammatory bowel disease., Gerald Wayne Dryden, Jr.

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Green logistic network design : intermodal transportation planning and vehicle routing problems., Xiaoren Duan

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Some contributions to nonparametric and semiparametric inference for clustered and multistate data., Sandipan Dutta

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Putting Christians on the map : topographic mosaics from late antique Jordan as representations of authority and status., Tracey Elizabeth Eckersley

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To write a life : three women in history., Justy Louise Engle

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Examining the effectiveness of implementing Orton-Gillingham reading intervention on student engagement for elementary students with challenging behaviors., Lauren L. Evanovich

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Toll-like receptor 4 mutation suppresses hyperhomocysteinemia-mediated hypertension., Anastasia Familtseva

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"This machine kills fascists" : the public pedagogy of the American folk singer., Harley Ferris

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Microbiota activated CD103+ DCS stemming from oral microbiota adaptation specifically drive γδT17 proliferation and activation., Christopher Jay Fleming

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In vivo monitoring of therapeutic efficacy and virulence profile by bioluminescent Klebsiella pneumoniae., Ramy Ameen Fodah

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9/11 memorials : contested memory, competing narratives, and healing., Jennifer A. Fraley

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Constructing urban life : a study of automobile dependency in 148 mid-size U.S. cities., Chad Paul Frederick

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The role and regulation of inhibitor of Kappa B Kinase in the impaired monocyte response., Norman James Galbraith

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Glutathione s-transferase p in glucose homeostasis in mice., Shubha Ghosh Dastidar

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Impact of luminance and spatial parameters on the generation of the human pattern electroretinogram., Kate A. Godwin

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Using a mouse model to investigate male bias in autism spectrum disorder incidence., Elizabeth Ann Gordon

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Chemoselective reactions and their applications in metabolite isolation and analysis., Sadakatali Shokatali Gori

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Characterization of the role of the Burkholderia pseudomallei type 3 secretion system using in vivo imaging., Maria Gabriela Gutierrez

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Therapeutic treatments for PTSD : does type of treatment impact help seeking behaviors in a military sample?, Tyler Conley Halford

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The role of the nucleolus in neurodegeneration., Justin Lauren Hallgren

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Role of microRNA-21 in atherogenesis., Rihab Hamed-Berair

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Evaluating minor league baseball social identity, social image, and brand equity., Christan David Hanna

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Evaluating cardiovascular dysfunction during increased activity and exercise rehabilitation following incomplete thoracic spinal cord injury in the adult rat., Kathryn A. Harman

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The influence of student, neighborhood, and school factors on college readiness : an examination of factors combined as a result of implementing a race- and socioeconomically-based student assignment plan., Gregory Paul Herberger

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Mechanisms responsible for the development of causal perception in infancy., Nicholas A. Holt

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Sparse feature learning for image analysis in segmentation, classification, and disease diagnosis., Ehsan Hosseini-Asl

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Exploring distributed instructional leadership : case studies of assistant principals in an urban school district., Jimica Claudette Howard

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Examining the motivations and benefits of student-athletes performing community service., Matthew Ryan Huml

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Study of spatiotemporal rainfall structure and optimized local radar rainfall application to urban watershed, Louisville, Kentucky, 2010-2014., Jin-Young Hyun

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A CAD system for early diagnosis of autism using different imaging modalities., Marwa Maher Tawfik Ismail

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Dynamic warehouse optimization using predictive analytics., Parvaneh Jahani

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MicroRNA-186 and metastatic prostate cancer., Dominique Zilpha Jones

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Effects of a text message-based motivational interviewing intervention on cigarette smoking in college students., Anna Jorayeva

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Materials design and band gap engineering of complex nanostructures using a semi-empirical approach : low dimensional boron nanostructures, h-BN sheet with graphene domains and holey graphene., Cherno Baba Kah

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Exchange patterns and relations in collaborative governance., Charles Wharton Kaye-Essien

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Cell-based therapies for ischemic cardiomyopathy : investigations of intramyocardial retention and safety of high dose intracoronary delivery of c-kit positive cardiac progenitor cells, and therapeutic utility of a novel population of cardiac mesenchymal stem cells expressing stage-specific embryonic antigen-3 (SSEA-3)., Matthew C. L. Keith

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To my betas, endless chocolate frogs! : exploring the intersections of emotion, the body, and literacy in online fanfiction., Brittany Kelley

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Simulation modeling for energy consumption of residential consumers in response to demand side management., Prajwal Khadgi

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Molecular characterization of human papillomavirus in head and neck tumors., Sujita Khanal

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Order picking strategies for healthcare warehouses., Ehsan Khodabandeh

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Modulation of cardiac Kv currents by Kvbeta2 and pyridine nucleotides., Peter Joseph Kilfoil

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Social comparison processes as contributors to consistent physical activity., Holly M. Knight

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ABIN1 in the pathogenesis of Glomerulonephritis and the novel polocyte-neutrophil proinflammatory axis., Erik Anderson Korte

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OSEM : occupant-specific energy monitoring., Anand S. Kulkarni

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Woody plant communities of three urban wetlands and the success of an invasive shrub (Lonicera maackii) over natural and experimental flooding gradients., Meghan Rhea Langley

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A moderated mediation model of minority stress and resilience factors in sexual minority Christian college students : comparison between PROCESS and SEM., Elisabeth R. Latino

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Congenic and functional analysis of rat mammary cancer susceptibility., Saasha Le

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Influences of self-construals and personality styles on international students' depressive symptoms., Yu-Yun Liu

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An adaptable fuzzy-based model for predicting link quality in robot networks., Christopher J. Lowrance

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Nurses' intentions to initiate an antipsychotic or behavioral intervention with nursing home residents : the role of norms, being evaluated, self-efficacy, time pressures, and staffing., Brian M. Ludwin

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Effects of invasive shrub honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) and forest composition on bird communities in woodland stands., Katie Rae Lynch

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Global and specific attachment patterns in romantic relationships : distinct and interactional functions., Megan Manthos

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The influence of nutrition education and self-efficacy on fruit and vegetable consumption for low-income women in rural west Kentucky., Lewatis Darnell McNeal

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A systems biology approach identifies a gene regulatory network in parotid acinar cell differentiation., Melissa Ann Metzler

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The impact of paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity following traumatic brain injury on intensive care unit length of stay and discharge disposition., Kimberly S. Meyer

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Positive deviance, contraceptive self-efficacy and social desirability in sexually active adolescent females : a mixed methods approach., Ashley D. Miller

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A radial basis function method for solving optimal control problems., Hossein Mirinejad

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Predicting NCLEX-RN performance : an exploration of student demographics, pre-program factors, and nursing program factors., Heather Davis Mitchell

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Care, constraint, and collaboration : situating gender and power among multidisciplinary human service organizations., Christa Jane Moore