This collection includes theses and dissertations from the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, in 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 fill out the Electronic Theses & Dissertations form.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Investigating the relationships between socioeconomic status, Kratom legislation, and the COVID-19 pandemic on opioid overdose mortality in the United States., Lyndsey Blair

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Protest-related tear gas exposure and menstrual function, Emily Kathleen (Steinmetz) Reece

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Ecological differences in the associations between air pollution, greenness, and risk of stroke: The REGARDS study., Daniel W. Riggs

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Environmental noise exposure and its association with elementary standardized testing scores and adult mental ill-health in Louisville, Kentucky., Lindsey Adelle Wood

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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The association between depression and anxiety with COVID-19 outcomes., Erica Miller

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Particulate matter exposure and community-acquired pneumonia mortality among hospitalized adults with pneumococcal pneumonia: incidence study (HAPPI) participants., Jack Anthony Pfeiffer

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Trends in hysterectomy in hospital and ambulatory settings in Kentucky 2017-2020., Felicia A. Pugh

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Tobacco smoke exposures and fertility-related outcomes among females seeking fertility care, and the interaction with N-Acetyltransferase 2 (NAT2).., T'shura S. A. Ali

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Volatile organic compound exposure and cardiometabolic syndrome risk in a nationally representative cohort., Stacey Lane Konkle

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Characterization of adiposity and inflammation genetic pleiotropy underlying cardiovascular risk factors in Hispanics., Mohammad Yaser (Anwar)

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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The shape study : the survey of health and the perceived environment study., Colette Patrice Davis

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Handgun carrying patterns and suicide risk among youth., Teresa Jane McGeeney

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Polydrug use among people who use opioids, national survey on drug use and health 2002 to 2017., Diana Kuo Stojda

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Evaluation of the health and exposure histories of a community surrounded by industry and industrial waste : a mixed methods approach., Lindsay Koloff Tompkins

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Probability of conception after fertility counseling and the association of sexually transmitted infections with pregnancy in the Loussi study., Lindsey Adelle Wood

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Lead and crime: an ecological study between lead contaminated topsoil and violent crime., Brian Guinn

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Adolescent sexual and reproductive health in the Gambia., Sandhya Lohani

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Post-diagnosis quality of life and mortality in non-Hispanic White and Hispanic women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer., Delvon T. Mattingly

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Coal ash exposure and behavioral impairments among children in Louisville, Kentucky., Chisom Nmesoma Odoh

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Association between cigarette smoking and ovarian reserve among women seeking fertility treatment with effect modification by race and NAT2 genotype., Islamiat A. Oladipupo

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Is macrolide and beta-lactam combination therapy associated with early clinical stability or 30 day mortality in hospitalized patients with pneumonia? An assessment of confounding by indication., Evangeline Pierce

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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

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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

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Coal ash exposure and asthma in children., Jack Anthony Pfeiffer

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

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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

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

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

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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

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

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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

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

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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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

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Ethnicity as an independent predictor of incontinence care seeking when theoretical modeling is used., Michael Heit 1962-

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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A model for explaining differences in incontinence care seeking (MEDICS) project., Michael Heit 1962-