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 2016

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Retinoic acid signaling regulates KRT5 independently of stem cell markers in submandibular salivary gland epithelium., Timur Maratovich Abashev

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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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Gamma-radiation exposure alters the cardiovascular extracellular matrix., Nicholas 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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Effect of migration, carrying capacity, and fecundity on the formation of clinal patterns during range expansions., Neha J. Angal

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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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Immune monitoring in recipients of combined living donor kidney and hematopoietic stem/facilitating cell transplants., Mark DeWayne Badder

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Objective evaluation of clinical shade-matching outcomes., Erin Ballard

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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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Establishing a clinically relevant mouse model of human AML to test novel transmethylation inhibitors., Aditya Barve

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When the silver screen fades to black : an analysis of black faces in film., Travesheia Rashel Bass

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How the city of Indianapolis came to have African American Policemen and Firemen 80 years before the modern civil rights movement., Leon E. Bates

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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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Investigating the influences of climate on the high elevation snowpack hydrology in the upper Colorado region., Claire-Louise Bode

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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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An environmental history of the Rio Grande in the Panama Canal zone, 1521- 1950., Francisco Javier Bonilla

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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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A nativist upsurge : Kentucky's Know Nothing Party of the 1850s., Eric B. Brumfield

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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 colored librarian : Thomas F. Blue and the Louisville Free Public Library's Colored Department, 1905-1935., Jacob Carlton Burress

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Development and evaluation of custom prosthetic devices for a companion animal utilizing additive manufacturing., Benjamin Joseph Cahill

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An evaluation of Multiple Endmember Spectral Mixture Analysis applied to Landsat 8 OLI images for mapping land cover in southern Africa's Savanna., Fernando Ferreira Caixeta

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Efficacy of subcutaneous electrocardiogram leads for synchronous timing and aortic root cannulation for chronic counterpulsation therapy., Stephen R. Carnahan

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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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Effect of non-uniform air-side velocity distribution on heat transfer model predictions for microchannel condenser., Zachary Chapin

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

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Tobacco-gene activity profile in Porphyromonas gingivalis, Filifactor alocis and Treponema denticola., Neelima Chowdary Cherukumalli

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

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Development of a novel device for ventricular assist device outflow graft anastomosis., Young 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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A study of the radiative pion capture process as a background to the search for muon to electron conversion with the mu2e experiment., Jacob Colston

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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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Working from the outside in., Byron Lee Coolie Jr.

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

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"Puritan hypocrisy" and "conservative Catholicity" : how Roman Catholic clergy in the border states interpreted the U.S. Civil War., Carl C. Creason

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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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"A part of, rather than apart from" : Louisville's black arts scene in the mid-twentieth century., Wesley Sawyer Cunningham

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

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Examination of the relevance of PI3K and PTEN pathway in Ustilago maydis., Nathaniel Edward Dalton

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

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Negotiating resistance with the character G in Naomi Izuka’s Polaroid stories., Konrad Ormand Davis Jr.

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The effects of ball interactions on the dynamic behavior of a ball balancer rotating at speeds above the translational resonant frequency of the system., Gregory A. Dedow

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Secular but not superficial : an overlooked nonreligious/nonspiritual identity., Daniel G. Delaney

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Patchwork : a southern family portrait., Rebekah Dement Farmer

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A comparative usability study of web-based personal health records., Alexandra Doggett

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Teacher bias in elementary school and the factors that aid it., Camara Uras Douglas

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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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Master Buddha & the jolly golly fun time gang., Todd Edward Evans

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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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Air pollution, pulmonary oxidative stress, and the endothelin system in the development of cardiovascular injury., Jordan B. Finch

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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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Kentucky's first statesman : George Nicholas and the founding of the commonwealth., Benjamin Michael Gies

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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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Modification of T9SS cargo proteins of Porphyromonas gingivalis for their secretion in soluble form and purification by affinity chromatography., Apoorv Goel

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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