This collection includes theses and dissertations from the School of Public Health & Information Sciences. 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/about.html.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Evaluating the impact of statewide policy implementation on interorganizational collaboration at the regional level : an application of network analysis., Nida Moez Ali

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Reducing tobacco-related health disparities : exploring the barriers and facilitators to smoking cessation among individuals experiencing homelessness., Bernadette Guzman Antoon

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Pediatric anxiety and/or depression problems : associations with PM10, fly ash, and metal exposure., Abby Nicole Burns Hagemeyer

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Prenatal depression screening among a diverse healthy start population., Evangeline Pierce

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The particulars about particulates : metal exposure and self-regulation of children living near coal ash., Clara G. Sears

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Novel statistical approaches for missing values in truncated high-dimensional metabolomics data with a detection threshold., Jasmit SureshKumar Shah

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The effect of caffeine on fecundability : differences in coffee, tea, and cola consumption., Emily Kathleen Steinmetz

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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

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

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

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Propensity score methods : a simulation and case study involving breast cancer patients., John Craycroft

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Expression of genes for peptide/protein hormones and their cognate receptors in breast carcinomas as biomarkers predicting risk of recurrence., Michael Wesley Daniels

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

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A log rank test for clustered data under informative within-cluster group size., Mary Elizabeth Gregg

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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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Semi-parametric methods for personalized treatment selection and multi-state models., Chathura K. Siriwardhana

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Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) onset and "remission"., Srikanth Tangelloju

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Memory and fine motor skill test performance among children living near coal ash storage sites., Lindsay Koloff Tompkins

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Integrated analysis of miRNA/mRNA expression and gene methylation using sparse canonical correlation analysis., Dake Yang

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Environmental vegetation : a possible association with cardiovascular disease risk., Ray Anthony Yeager II

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The impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s risk adjustment program on adverse selection : first year case study., Steven K. Zimmerman

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Evaluation of liver transplant prioritization methods for hepatocellular carcinoma patients using multistate models., Sarah Katharine Alver

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Novel applications of and extensions to linear regression methods for the biomedical and materials sciences., Joe Bible

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Summary of survival analysis with SAS procedures., Derek Duane Childers 1990-

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The effect of the patient protection and Affordable Care Act on the Medicare Part D coverage gap as reflected in diabetes medication adherence., Jennifer A. Forristal

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The relationship between financial empowerment and health related quality of life in Family Scholar House participants., Chelsey Erbaugh Franz

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Network participation in public health : the development of instruments and adapted theory to predict stakeholder participation in a public health network., David Johnson

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Charitable activities reported by tax-exempt hospitals in Kentucky., Alexander Aldridge Kerns

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The influence of child physical activity programs on parent physical activity in a rural community., Katie F. Leslie

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Impact of numeracy on parental self-efficacy and treatment outcome of children on complex diets., Diana Cardina Pantalos

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OptCluster : an R package for determining the optimal clustering algorithm and optimal number of clusters., Michael N. Sekula

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Implementation of break time for employee nursing mothers at the University of Louisville : a case study., Robin Elise Weiss, 1971-

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The association of medical student debt on choice of primary care specialty and rural practice location., Craig Ziegler

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Markers and mechanisms of metabolic aging., Peter Dziewornu Ahiawodzi

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The impact of preconception maternal stress on fecundability and adverse pregnancy outcomes., Shekufe Akhter

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Quality of primary care from the patient perspective in Saudi Arabia : a multi-level study., Khalid Awad Alahmary

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Classification of clinical outcomes using high-throughput and clinical informatics., Alexander Carswell Cambon

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Statistical methods for assessing treatment effects for observational studies., Kristopher C. Gardner 1984-

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Cognitive decline and polypharmacy in an elderly population., Ximena A. Oyarzun Gonzalez

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Effectiveness of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) management program at the University of Louisville., Malhar Anantbhai Jhaveri

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An examination of the relationship between sense of coherence, engagement in health behaviors, and individual coping style., Dean Todd Misener 1973-

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The performance of the K6 scale in a large adolescent sample., Nicholas Chalmer Peiper 1982-

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Coal ash and children's sleep : a community-based study., Clara G. Sears

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Patient rule induction method for subgroup identification given censored data., Patrick James Trainor

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Penalized regressions for variable selection model, single index model and an analysis of mass spectrometry data., Yubing Wan

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Cardiovascular disease among diabetic women with bilateral oophorectomy., Duke Appiah

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TGF-B signaling pathway, ER-a and the heterogeneity of breast cancer risk among hispanic and non-hispanic white women., Stephanie Denkhoff Boone

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Novel methods based on regression techniques to analyze multistate models and high-dimensional omics data., Sutirtha Chakraborty

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Environmental regulation of cardiovascular disease risk and regenerative capacity., Natasha Krystal DeJarnett

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Vitamin D plus calcium supplementation among postmenopausal women : effect on risk of heart failure in the Women's Health Initiative., Macarius Mwinisungee Donneyong

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Simulation study for the lead time in cancer screening when human lifetime is a competing risk., Sarah K. Kendrick

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Preliminary assessment of a school-based healthy lifestyle program among rural children., Jiying Ling

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Compound identification using penalized linear regression., Ruiqi Liu

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Adherence to the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines for pharmacotherapy in New York Heart Association Class II-IV heart failure patients and associated re-hospitalization rates., Matthew T. Mefford

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Repair of the airway epithelium after chlorine-induced injury., Sadiatu Musah

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The effect of cervical cancer on survivor's sexual dysfunction and quality of life., Katie F. Myatt 1986-

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Predicting mental well-being in assisted living communities : the roles of social capital and the built environment., Sarah Elizabeth Walsh

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Generalized estimating equation based zero-inflated models with application to examining the relationship between dental caries and fluoride exposures., Sheng Xu

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Propensity score matching for surgical outcomes with observational data., Robert M. Cannon 1983-

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Building a dynamic model linking potential mercury regulations to risk to susceptible populations., Caroline Biagi Chan

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Genetic polymorphisms in the folate metabolizing pathway and breast cancer survival., Nandita Das

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The influence of social contextual conditions and basic psychological need fulfillment on self-management and emotional distress among urban African American adults with type-2 diabetes mellitus : a mixed methods study., Sula Marie Hood

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The trends and disparities in the diagnosis of breast cancer by mobile mammography at a comprehensive cancer center., Dianhong Luo

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Teenagers' safety at work : dangerous tasks and safety training., Teresa Jane McGeeney 1987-

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Genetic variation in the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system : associations with blood pressure dipping in the Jackson heart study., Jersy L. Napoleon 1984-

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Analysis of microRNA microarray (MM chip) data for aging mice models., Vikranth Shetty

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Tobacco dependence treatment education for dental students using standardized patients., Jacqueline A. Singleton 1955-

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Utility of a goodness-of-fit index for the graded response model with small sample sizes : a Monte Carlo investigation., Christina Ruth Studts 1971-

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Parasitic nematodes in humans : exploring the host-parasite dynamic through historical, biological, and public health evaluations of infection., Erin Christine Welsh 1987-

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Application of linear mixed-effects models to crossover designs., Lei Zhou

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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The barriers and enabling factors to public health advocacy skills in Kentucky local health departments., Joan Buchar

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The beta-2 adrenergic receptor polymorphisms and risk of breast cancer among hispanic and non-hispanic white women from the 4-corners breast cancer study : a population-based case-control examination., Avonne Elish Connor

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Mixed-effects models for modeling cardiac functions and treatment effects., Hyejeong Jang

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Regression methods for survival and multistate models., Farida Mostajabi

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The cost-effectiveness of the Kentucky pilot project of allowing primary PCI at hospitals without onsite CABG capabilities., Pedro Ramos

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Design and inference in phase II/III clinical trials incorporating monitoring of multiple endpoints., Herman E. Ray

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An adaptive ensemble learner function via bagging and rank aggregation with applications to high dimensional data., Jasmit SureshKumar Shah

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The induction of positive affect in a community setting using electronic communications., Philip Andrew Smeltzer

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Determining the most effective way in which to manage congestive heart failure patients., Beatrice Ugiliweneza

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Knowledge-sharing networks of hospital-based infection preventionists in Kentucky., Timothy Lee Wiemken 1979-

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Consistency of differentially expressed gene rankings based on subsets of microarray data., Dake Yang

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Evaluation of methods for analyzing gene-gene interaction data for survival outcomes., Jie Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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A phase II two stage clinical trial design to handle latent heterogeneity for a binary response., Christopher Noel Barnes

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Comparing pre and post-surgical self-efficacy behavior changes by introducing prehabilitation exercise., Anthony Kent Brown

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Does Health Hoops Kentucky improve the health of children with asthma?, Yu-Ting Chen 1982-

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Technology-driven heart failure management system : changes in functional capacity and quality of life., Venkata S. Chilakapati

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Evaluate experiences necessary to achieve proficiency in advanced fiberoptic intubation skills : can we accelerate the learning curve with simulator training?, Xinyuan Duan

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Inference for time to event and sojourn time data under right censoring using reweighting approaches., Jie Fan

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Placebo effect for low back pain : a meta-analysis., Matthew Aaron Lanham 1982-

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An investigation of sliced inverse regression with censored data., Daniel W. Riggs

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Comparison of different methods for longitudinal data with missing observations., Lin Sun

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Reliability and validity of EMS dispatch code-based categorization of emergency patients for syndromic surveillance., Matthew Raymond Groenewold

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Clustered longitudinal data analysis., Ming Wang

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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A theory-based intervention to increase dental utilization by disadvantaged children., Catherine J. Binkley

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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in maternal and cord blood plasma., Paula G. Radmacher 1951-

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Cost-comparison of prostate cancer screening versus not screening., Bill Fell 1951-

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Text mining comorbidity codes in the analysis of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation data., Jennifer Ferrell 1982-

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Multiobjective simulation-based methodologies for medical decision making., Ahmed Hassan YoussefAgha