This collection includes theses and dissertations from the Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, 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 see: http://ir.library.louisville.edu/about.html.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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HIV and the African American church: millennial faith leader's perspectives., Kelsey LeAnn Burton

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Meeting the mental health needs of college-aged young adults: evaluating the value and impact of digital mental health interventions., Sara Atherton Choate

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“I think it's male privilege”: a qualitative study of personal, behavioral, and socio-environmental factors influencing high risk sexual behavior and HIV transmission among heterosexual adult males In Ghana., Nana Ama Aya Erzuah Bullock

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Understanding public emergency preparedness before and during the coronavirus outbreak: implications for effective public health and risk communication., Raphael Adjetey Fumey

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Public health contagion of white supremacy: examining the pipeline of attitudes about racism and racial history education among high school students., Trinidad Jackson

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Person-centered decision-making and socio-cultural contexts influencing cesarean deliveries: a national analysis., Alice M. Story

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“…You can't unknow it, it's a new reality": a case study exploring a social justice public health intervention's impact on critical consciousness development in youth., Monique Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Exploring opportunities for prevention of child sexual abuse in a diverse American Muslim community., Rishtya Meena Kakar

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Understanding wellbeing in refugee youth from the African great lakes region., Victory Osezua

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Exploring the contextual factors and decision-making process of risky sexual behavior among homeless adults in Louisville, Kentucky., Sarah C. Van Heiden

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“And the next day, you are in charge”: policy recommendations stemming from a qualitative investigation into the professional development of early career peer support specialists in Kentucky., Diane M. Zero

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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A novel approach to HIV prevention: understanding multi-level influences on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PREP) uptake and outreach among African Americans., Suur Debrah Ayangeakaa

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Converting threats into opportunities predicting medical error reporting behavior., Whitney Thomas Rogers

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Innovation and equity in public health research : testing arts-based methods for trauma-informed, culturally-responsive inquiry., Tasha Golden

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“Pissing in the wind”: racially discriminatory economic policies’ impact on today’s banking status, use of alternative financial services and health outcomes., Gaberiel Jones Jr

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Determining the effect of an educational intervention on medical support personnel's knowledge to administer a standardized developmental screening tool., Leslie Chiaventone Lopez

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Uncovering the stories behind the numbers : a case study of maternal death surveillance and response in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo., Baraka Muvuka

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

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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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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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

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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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-

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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

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

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