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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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Implementation of emergency preparedness in long term care and Rogers' diffusion of innovation theory., Elizabeth M. Shiels

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The effects of polychlorinated biphenyls exposure on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease : role of aryl hydrocarbon receptor., Hongxue Shi

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Effect of grape components on periodontal disease., Juili Subodh Shivde

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Exploration of radiation damage mechanism in mems devices., Pranoy Deb Shuvra

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Transcending the panels: varieties of experience and selfhood in comics., Will D. Simpson

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PLGA-modified nanoparticles for the treatment of hypo-vascularized HPV-related cervical cancers., Lee B. Sims

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Cannabidiol alters the immune response to Porphyromonas gingivalis in mice., Shilpa Singh

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Gender and leadership in animal sheltering organizations., Jennifer Blevins Sinski

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Killing Martin county : resiliency in a central Appalachian community., David Adam Sizemore

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Rotary pump speed modulation to produce pulsatile flow and ventricular volume unloading., Connor Joseph Smith

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Screening older adults for depression : the relationship among clinical discipline training, barriers, attitudes, norms, and perceived behavioral control., Ronald W. Smith

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The role of hardiness in the relation between perceived daily discrimination and depressive symptoms in community college students., Rosamond J. Smith

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Organization and development of cholinergic input to the mouse visual thalamus., Guela Sokhadze

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Counter narratives: a phenomenological study of high achieving African American male high school students., De'Nay Lanise Speaks

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Longitudinal tracking of physiological state with electromyographic signals., Robert Warren Stallard

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African American grandmothers as the black matriarch : you don't live for yourself., Tanisha Nicole Stanford

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Student voices: African American high school seniors' perception of culturally responsive teaching., Whitney M. Stewart

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Canonical nuclear factor-κB signaling in satellite stem cell homeostasis and function., Alex R. Straughn

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Development of blended polymeric fibers to alter the release of peptide targeting Porphyromonas gingivalis., Sonali Suresh Sapare

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Information theoretic thresholding techniques based on particle swarm optimization., Surina Surina

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Microaggressions in LGB individuals: the protective role of positive LGB identity., Ghazel Tellawi

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"We're asking you to show up" : accountability as rhetorical practice for queer, feminist, and racial justice allyship., Laura Tetreault

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Transgender and racial identities negotiation processes of transgender Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders : a transcendental phenomenological examination., Jayden Thai

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Exercise preconditioning and TFAM overexpression diminish skeletal muscle atrophy., Nicholas Todd Theilen

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Particulate hexavalent chromium does not induce centrosome amplification in sperm whale and bowhead whale cells., Jennifer Haruka Toyoda

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Machine learning for omics data analysis., Ameni Trabelsi

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Robust fuzzy clustering for multiple instance regression., Mohamed Trabelsi

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Bayesian analytical approaches for metabolomics : a novel method for molecular structure-informed metabolite interaction modeling, a novel diagnostic model for differentiating myocardial infarction type, and approaches for compound identification given mass spectrometry data., Patrick J. Trainor

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Navigating mental health care access in Louisville : an ethnography of local resources and care assemblages., Laura Drabelle Valentine

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Characterizing the virulence factor YapE in Yersinia pestis., Tiva Templeton VanCleave

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The effects of a physical activity program called "minds-in-motion-the maze" on balance and motor skills in middle school aged students., Liliana Vargas

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Developments in multivariate post quantum cryptography., Jeremy Robert Vates

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Functional consequence of PSAT1 association on PKM2's inherent enzymatic activity., Alexis Avidan Vega

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A novel design for a silicon and cadmium telluride tandem solar cell., Jacob A Vittitow

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First semester academic functioning of college students : the role of stressful and traumatic life events., Ashlee J. Warnecke

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The involvement of epithelial cells in arenavirus-induced pathogenesis., Nikole Leslie Margaret Warner

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A case study of teacher and principal perceptions of a school-wide positive behavior intervention and supports framework in an urban elementary school., Cassaundra Lynn Watkins

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Exploring the knowledge of algebra for teaching., Jonathan David Watkins

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A 3D numerical analysis of the railway to compare the performance of the granular and asphalt trackbeds., Thammapot Wattanapanalai

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Challenges in flexible microsystem manufacturing : fabrication, robotic assembly, control, and packaging., Danming Wei

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An examination of box office relationship quality and relationship selling in Division I college athletics., James F. Weiner

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Assessing the affects of treatment services, financial assistance, race/ethnicity, and income on the criminal justice outcomes of women on probation., Jordan Wilfong

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The measurement of the adhesion of glaze ice., Andrew Hardesty Work Jr.

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A model to study the effects of whole life chronic exposure to arsenic or cadmium on the development of adult metabolic syndrome : initial characterization of hepatic changes., Jamie L. Young

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Evaluation of the predictive ability of a screening instrument used to diagnose co-occurrence of anxiety in children with high-functioning autism., Austin Zachary

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Tissue engineered micro and macrovasculature utilizing stromal vascular fraction., Joseph Samir Zakhari

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Computational prediction, characterization, and methodology development for two-dimensional nanostructures: phosphorene and phosphide binary compounds., Congyan Zhang

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Solving school bus routing and student assignment problems with heuristic and column generation approach., Di Zhang

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Plasma based synthesis and surface modification of graphene., Rong Zhao

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Understanding the relationship between positive affect and cortisol in lung cancer patients., Lauren Ann Zimmaro

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Accurate and justifiable : new algorithms for explainable recommendations., Behnoush Abdollahi

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Development of a directional bone reaming system., Richard J Ackermann

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A data science pipeline for educational data : a case study using learning catalytics in the active learning classroom., Asuman Cagla Acun Sener

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The roles of anxious rearing, negative affect, and effortful control in a model of risk for child perfectionism., Nicholas William Affrunti

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Inhibition of chemotherapeutic-induced apoptosis in esophageal squamous cancer cells by the keystone periodontal pathogen, Porphyromonas gingivalis., Atul Kumar Agrawal

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Expression of ZEB factors in oral squamous cell carcinoma., Saira Ahmed

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Using an audience response system to calibrate dental faculty assessing student clinical competence., Sean A. Aiken

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Synthesis and fundamental property studies of energy material under high pressure., Meysam Akhtar

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Self-management as a mediator of the relationship between social support and health outcomes of African American adults with type 2 diabetes., Tariq N. Al-Dwaikat

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MiRNA expression changes in arsenic-induced skin cancer in vitro and in vivo., Laila Al-Eryani

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A smart highway work zone merge system enabled by connected vehicles., Abdulmaged Algomaiah

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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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American Muslim men and stigma : the use of religious communities as mechanisms for stigma management., Jack R. Allen III

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Piezoelectric bistable buckled beam energy harvester., Brian Edward Allgeier

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His scent of sandalwood., Lujain Almulla

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Uncovering exceptional predictions using exploratory analysis of second stage machine learning., Aneseh Alvanpour

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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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Characterization of Filifactor alocis and its immune evasion strategies employed against human neutrophils., Cortney Linn Armstrong

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Peeking into the other half of the glass : handling polarization in recommender systems., Mahsa Badami

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Exploring the barriers to effective federal flood mitigation in the Mississippi River region., Linda Kay Bailey

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Likelihood-based methods for analysis of copy number variation using next generation sequencing data., Udika Iroshini Bandara

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Material properties design using simulations and experiments for powder injection molding of lead zirconate titanate (PZT)., Bhushan Pramod Bandiwadekar

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Untangling the role of postsecondary education in economic success., Erin Smith Banjanovic

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The relationship between trauma and health-related quality of life in lung cancer patients : the potential protective role of mindfulness., Rene Bayley-Veloso

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A fly has died a splendid death in a pool of strawberry ice cream., Miranda L. Becht

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Applications of polarized metallic nanostructures., Jasmin Beharic

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Water-soluble Pd and Pd-alloy nanoparticles as catalysts in biphasic solvent., Shekhar Bhama

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Magnetic field-induced intramolecular cyclization as a trigger for nanoparticle-based delivery systems., Sara Katherine Biladeau

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Enhancing cell therapy for ischemic cardiomyopathy., Michael J. Book

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A multi-period facility location model for service organizations operating in a competitive environment., Sven W. Brose

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Neural coding of natural and synthetic speech., Allison Brown

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A meta-analysis of the longitudinal relationship between adolescent depression and academic achievement., Rachel E. Buehner

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Former students discuss middle school science journalism : a qualitative study of personally meaningful disciplinary writing., Marsha R. Buerger

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Effects of functional communication training and self-monitoring with programmed generalization for three students with or at-risk for emotional behavioral disorders., Jonathan L. Burt

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Development and evaluation of a biocompatible electroactive sensor for continuous blood pressure measurement., Scott D. Cambron

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Low-resolution ADC receiver design, MIMO interference cancellation prototyping, and PHY secrecy analysis., Chen Cao

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Effect of total body iron on metabolic dysfunction among U.S. females in the Nhanes 2003-2010, aged 12-49., Joseph Michael Carhart

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Eight pieces of pie., Maggie E. Cassaro

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Attending to systemic racism : advancing public health's approach to youth violence prevention., Billie Faith Castle

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Building the bastard : confidence through preparation in Shakespeare's King Lear., Shaleen Tarun Cholera

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Civic pride or civic duty? : an examination of willingness to support a professional sport stadium referendum., Alicia M. Cintron

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PCB-associated steatohepatitis and the role of nuclear receptors., Heather Brooke Clair

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This is a black-white conversation : navigating race, class, and gender at an urban school., Jelisa S. Clark

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Comparing total expenditures by source of long-term services and supports., Maresa R. Corder

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Student self-assessment of operative dentistry experiences : a time dependent exercise in best practice outcomes., Celine Joyce Cornelius Timothius

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An examination of school leaders' preferences for teacher applicant characteristics., Byron Keith Davis

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The sounds behind language : three musical settings of Beckett's not I by Heinz Holliger, Paul Rhys, and Agata Zubel., Trevor Roy DeJarnett

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Preparing for racial discrimination : the role of cognition and emotion in the proactive coping process of African American college students., Ryan Christopher Tyler DeLapp

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Investigation of lattice structures and analysis of strut geometry., Zachary D Denzik

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Analysis of gender and gender-related implicit leadership themes in HR practitioner literature : a comparison of the United States and Brazilian HR practitioner publications., Flavia de Sousa e Castro Rossetti