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MPH Program in Health Services

Thesis and Capstone

Overview

Most students write a traditional thesis as their culminating experience. Students in the Health Systems and Policy (HSP) concentration and the MD/MPH concurrent degree program have the option of substituting a capstone project for the thesis.


Examples of Past Theses and Capstones




2017
Jessica Houseman-Whitehawk     (eMPH)
Yakima reservation wellness coalition young native women community report   (capstone)
Chair:  Duran
Members:  Pearson

2017
Melissa Alvarado     (eMPH)
IMPROVING ADVANCE DIRECTIVE COMPLETION RATES IN ONCOLOGY PRACTICE   (capstone)
Chair:  Painter
Members:  Fromme

2017
Lina Castro     (eMPH)
Reasons for delays in the implementation of telecommunicator assisted CPR between 911 telecommunicators and English proficient and limited English proficient callers   (thesis)
Chair:  Painter
Members:  Meischke

2017
Kristin Nash     (eMPH)
Role of information, education and communication (IEC) in generating demand among girls and facilitating community acceptance for youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services in Phalombe, Malawi   (thesis)
Chair:  Denno
Members:  Spigner

2017
Kathleen Salisbury     (eMPH)
Medical provider perceptions of breastfeeding women who use recreational marijuana   (thesis)
Chair:  Spigner
Members:  Ko

2017
Emily Gregersen     (eMPH)
Pediatric HIV testing toolkit   (capstone)
Chair:  Painter
Members:  Masuda

2017
Zachary Williams     (eMPH)
Project to diversity EMS workforce in Seattle/King County   (capstone)
Chair:  Spigner
Members:  Plorde, Shin

2017
Francesca Collins     (COPHP)
IUD Self-Removal Guide   (capstone)
Chair:  Niessen


2017
Robin Supplee     (MCH - HSERV)
The Impact of Interdepartmental Training on Miscarriage Management Practice   (thesis)
Chair:  Enquobahrie
Members:  Prager, Edwards

2017
Eline Appelmans     (eMPH)
Timing of cART Initiation During Acute and Recent HIV: Impact on Neurocognitive functioning   (thesis)
Chair:  Duerr
Members:  Robertson, Lama

2017
Nikki Eller     (eMPH)
Trust and Vaccine Hesitancy   (thesis)
Chair:  Henrikson
Members:  Opel

2017
Deepthi Mani     (eMPH)
Analysis of the Mortality benefit from Low Dose Computerized Tomography screening for Lung Cancer   (thesis)
Chair:  Weiss
Members:  Zeliadt

2017
Andre Carvalho     (eMPH)
Racial/Ethnic Differences in Head and Neck Cancer Survival Rates   (thesis)
Chair:  Kopjar
Members:  Ornelas

2017
Robert Franceschini     (HSP)
Clinical Research with Pregnant Women: Investigator Insights on Success   (thesis)
Chair:  Mastroianni


2017
Christina Leal     (HSP)
2016 Farm to Food Pantry Program Evaluation   (capstone)
Chair:  Cheadle
Members:  Ickes

2017
Natalia Afonso     (MCH - HSERV)
Multiple Sclerosis, the decision to become pregnant, and factors associated with perinatal relapse   (thesis)
Chair:  Enquobahrie
Members:  Johnson

2017
Jon Allison     (MPH)
Health Care Disparities in African American Veterans based on Rank at Retirement   (thesis)
Chair:  Hebert
Members:  Helfrich

2017
Zainab Al-Tameemi     (SBS)
The Effect of Meaningful Daily Activities on the Well-Being of Urban Syrian and Iraqi Refugees in Jordan   (thesis)
Chair:  Hagopian
Members:  Fisher, Stover

2017
Amritha Bhat     (MCH - HSERV)
Delivering perinatal depression care in a rural obstetric setting: a mixed methods analysis of feasibliity, acceptability, effectiveness.   (thesis)
Chair:  Unutzer
Members:  Unger, Turner, Reed

2017
Laura Burkhart     (MPH)
Evaluating General and Sexual Health Services and Information on Western Washington Community College Campuses   (thesis)
Chair:  Moreno
Members:  Evans

2017
Stephen Chadwick     (MCH - HSERV)
Comparison of Characteristics of Patients and Dental Conditions Presenting to a Pediatric Hospital Emergency Department Versus Urgent Care with Dental Complaints   (thesis)
Chair:  Schiff
Members:  Sheller

2017
Nicole Davis     (MPH)
Sexual Harssment among Migrant Farmworkers   (thesis)
Chair:  Spigner
Members:  Breckwich Vasquez

2017
Molly de Gorgue     (HSP)
Health & Wellness Education for Incarcerated Women   (capstone)
Chair:  MacKenzie
Members:  Downer

2017
Madeline de Leon     (HSP)
EthnoMed Strategic Plan   (capstone)
Chair:  Krishnaswamy
Members:  Jackson

2017
James DeLappe     (HSP)
Horizon House: Exploring a culture of Resident Engagement   (capstone)
Chair:  Petrescu-Prahova
Members:  Belza

2017
Cassandra Enzler     (SBS)
Unmet Needs of Low SES Breast Cancer Survivors   (thesis)
Chair:  Bowen


2017
Jade Fairbanks     (MPH)
A Qualitative Analysis of mHealth Strategies Delivered to Pregnant and Postpartum HIV Infected Women in Kenya   (thesis)
Chair:  Senturia
Members:  Drake

2017
Madeline Frost     (SBS)
Factors associated with interest in drug treatment among syringe exchange clients who use opioids   (thesis)
Chair:  Banta-Green
Members:  Williams

2017
Rachel Hays     (MCH - HSERV)
The Baby Friendly Hospital Initative and Breastfeeding Initiation in the State of WA   (thesis)
Chair:  Hawes


2017
Clara Hill     (SBS)
Patterns of Mental Health Among Latino Day Laborers   (thesis)
Chair:  Ornelas
Members:  Williams

2017
Geneva Kelly     (SBS)
Social Support and LGBT populations: a critical review of the literature   (thesis)
Chair:  Petrescu-Prahova
Members:  MacKenzie, Lehavot

2017
Brendan Lo     (SBS)
Asessing emergency communication in cardiac arrest calls between 911 dispatchers and limited English proficient (LEP) callers   (thesis)
Chair:  Meischke
Members:  Ko

2017
Sara Marquis     (MPH)
Incarceration of Mentally Ill populations in Washington State - Policy Analysis   (thesis)
Chair:  Stanfill
Members:  Katz

2017
Theresa Matson     (SBS)
Is severity of mental health assosicationed with egnagement and drinking outcomes?   (thesis)
Chair:  Bradley
Members:  Ludman

2017
Kelsey McGuire     (SBS)
High Users of the ED: Understanding the Relationship Between Life Stress and ED Use   (thesis)
Chair:  Spigner
Members:  Moore

2017
Katherine Reynolds     (SBS)
Evaluating User Experience with a Health Hotline in Malawi   (thesis)
Chair:  Grembowski
Members:  Mercer

2017
Jessica Serrano     (MPH)
Stakeholder perceptions of barriers and strategies to sexual health discussions between foster/kinship caregibers and youth   (thesis)
Chair:  Richardson
Members:  Ahrens

2017
Lane Shish     (MPH)
Health Care Practitioners' Perceptions of a North Seattle Free Health Care Clinic   (thesis)
Chair:  Spigner
Members:  Sears

2017
Swetha Srinath     (HSP)
Evaluating the impact of VillageReach's Pharmacy Assistant Training Program   (capstone)
Chair:  Stergachis
Members:  Katz

2017
Edward Stapleton     (MPH)
Association of workplace readiness and HealthLinks implrementation for evidence-based health promotion   (thesis)
Chair:  Helfrich
Members:  Hannon

2017
Mary Steiner     (SBS)
Impact on evaluation of centering pregnancy programs on maternal health literacy   (thesis)
Chair:  Grembowski
Members:  Smith

2017
Maria Stepanchak     (MCH - HSERV)
Asessing the Effect of Deaf or Hard of Hearing Youth's Perceptions of Ability to Understand Communications on Hearing Loss Specific Quality of Life   (thesis)
Chair:  Edwards


2017
Vy Tran     (MCH - HSERV)
Parent/Caregiver involvement in activities with children and child school readiness   (thesis)
Chair:  Hawes
Members:  Spieker

2017
Muhammad Alsayid     (eMPH)
Barriers to and Facilitators of Colorectal Cancer Screening in Arab Americans: A Qualitative Study   (thesis)
Chair:  Dimaano
Members:  Spigner

2017
Kristen Austin     (eMPH)
Risk of Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy among U.S. immigrants identified by country of origin as compared to their race-identified U.S. born counterparts   (thesis)
Chair:  Hawes
Members:  Unger

2017
Barry Morrison     (eMPH)
Training Efficacy of Telephone?Assisted CPR (T?CPR)   (thesis)
Chair:  Meischke
Members:  Painter

2017
Farah Sahoo     (eMPH)
Determinants of HPV vaccination uptake among boys in Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers in Seattle Area   (thesis)
Chair:  Dimaano
Members:  Spigner

2017
Kattaryna Stiles     (eMPH)
Harmful Algal Bloom Interagency Response Protocol   (capstone)
Chair:  Busch Isaksen
Members:  Hillwig

2017
Jessica Bielenberg     (COPHP)
Health problems and medical debt as underlying determinants of homelessness in Seattle   (capstone)
Chair:  Hagopian


2017
Victoria Orcutt     (COPHP)
Stories from the Community on the Importance of Paid Family Leave   (capstone)
Chair:  Katz


2017
Maria Blancas     (COPHP)
Community Health Workers Coalition for Migrants and Refugees   (capstone)
Chair:  Hinchey


2017
Patricia Ehrlich     (COPHP)
Identifying Occupational Safety Needs in a New Industry   (capstone)
Chair:  Busch Isaksen


2017
Erika Foldyna     (COPHP)
Needs Assessment of the Administrative Systems Related to New-Client Intake and Assessment at Full Life Home Care   (capstone)
Chair:  Busch Isaksen


2017
Cecilia Goetz     (COPHP)
Community Needs Assessment Tool and Pilot   (capstone)
Chair:  Krishnaswamy


2017
Cailin Henley     (COPHP)
Equitable Safe Routes to School Outreach   (capstone)
Chair:  Dannenberg


2017
Khanh Ho     (COPHP)
Educational Video as a Cervical Cancer Screening Intervention in Bhutanese and Burmese Communities   (capstone)
Chair:  Ornelas


2017
Celina Kareiva     (COPHP)
Menstrual health and adolescent health; the link between poor menstrual hygiene and school absenteeism, and RTIs and UTIs   (capstone)
Chair:  Katzenellenbogen


2017
Ada Lin     (COPHP)
Racial Equity Training for Policymaking   (capstone)


2017
Alexis Maister     (COPHP)
Building Capacity for Community Engagement, Participatory Evaluation, and Youth HIV Sexual Health   (capstone)
Chair:  Vander Stoep


2017
Ryann Martinek     (COPHP)
Assessing the sexual and reproductive health needs of 18-19 year olds and developing educational materials based on community feedback. Emhasis on preventing unplanned pregnancies and STIs amongst teens   (capstone)
Chair:  Hurley


2017
Brenda Martinez     (COPHP)
Community needs assessment in the lower Yakima Valley on the use of tech services for smoking cessation   (capstone)
Chair:  Ross-Viles


2017
Kira McCoy     (COPHP)
Evaluation of Project EQTY (Elevating Queer and Trans Youth): working with agencies serving homeless youth, to better meet the needs of LGBTQ youth and youth of color   (capstone)
Chair:  House


2017
Chanda Moellenberg     (COPHP)
Development of CCPF Reference Modules and Feedback Process to Prioritize New Content Development and Promote Employee Engagement   (capstone)
Chair:  Krishnaswamy


2017
Stephany Ospina     (COPHP)
iTP3   (capstone)


2017
Daniel Otter     (COPHP)
Drug Consumption Rooms: Lessons from Europe   (capstone)
Chair:  Hagopian


2017
Hena Parveen     (COPHP)
School-based health class curriculum on e-cigarettes for teachers and nurses, curriculum for ATS related to vaping   (capstone)
Chair:  Ross-Viles


2017
Carolanne Sanders     (COPHP)
Viability of the ACA's Basic Health Program Option as a pathway towards expanding health coverage and improving affordability in Washington state   (capstone)
Chair:  Katz


2017
Lindsay Scalf     (COPHP)
Cybergirl Rwanda   (capstone)
Chair:  Niessen


2017
Andrea Weiler     (COPHP)
Program Evaluation Development for Food Lifeline's Healthcare Initiative to address intersection of food insecurity and diet-related diseases   (capstone)
Chair:  Katz


2017
Michael Dominguez     (HSP)
Dental Care Seeking Behavior of Hispanic Families in King County   (capstone)
Chair:  Bowen
Members:  Hannon

2017
Heidi Sutter     (eMPH)
Best Practices Guide for Implementing Telepsychiatry Services in a Primary Care Practic   (capstone)
Chair:  Kwan-Gett
Members:  Bolotin

2017
Tessa Mochizuki     (eMPH)
Development of Training Curriculum for Tuberculosis Contact Investigations in Chiang Rai, Thailand   (capstone)
Chair:  Kwan-Gett
Members:  Ngamvithayapong-Yanai

2017
Hua Gao     (eMPH - cert)
Challenges of Population Health Management at a Federally Qualified Health Center and Recommendation of Data Integration Strategy for Preventive Care   (capstone)


2016
Bridget Albright     (eMPH)
Determining the effect of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) on a patientís perception of their chronic pain, perceived quality of life and their number of office visits and medication use in a low-income community clinic setting   (capstone)
Chair:  Painter
Members:  Plorde

2016
Brian Trimble     (eMPH)
The epidemiology of parkinsonism in Alaska native people   (thesis)
Chair:  Buchwald


2016
Andrea Frey     (HSP)
Insurance churn for WA pregnant women: An analysis of network adequacy   (thesis)
Chair:  Katz
Members:  Mastroianni

2016
Odile Lallemand     (eMPH)
Developing a plan for data management for WSU's Partnership for Native Health   (capstone)
Chair:  Painter
Members:  Buchwald

2016
Patricia Montgomery     (eMPH)
Evaluation of a post discharge phone call program on thirty-day re-admission and emergency room use in patients with diabetes: A pilot program   (thesis)
Chair:  Mancl
Members:  Kopjar

2016
Gabrielle Gundersen     (eMPH)
A Group Health HPV Vaccination Promotion Program's Impact on the Initiation of the HPV Vaccine   (thesis)
Chair:  Henrikson
Members:  Mancl

2016
Julianna Alson     (COPHP)
Capacity Building for Comprehensive Sex Education in Washington: Informing Equity in Policy Development through Mapping   (capstone)
Chair:  Bezruchka


2016
Naveed Badri     (COPHP)
College-going culture in south King County schools   (capstone)
Chair:  House


2016
Omid Bagheri Garakani     (COPHP)
Sustainability in a community-based program   (capstone)
Chair:  Katz


2016
Rachel Haas     (COPHP)
Scoring Big with Fitness and Nutrition: A family engagement program at Daniel Elementary   (capstone)
Chair:  Niessen


2016
Leecreesha Hicks     (COPHP)
Washington Alliance for Better Schools (WABS) Natural Leaders Project   (capstone)
Chair:  Krishnaswamy


2016
Caitlin Lang     (COPHP)
Policy Surveillance of City Comprehensive Plans   (capstone)
Chair:  Thompson


2016
Kelsey Liu     (COPHP)
Evaluating the CAIR Project from a Reproductive Justice Standpoint   (capstone)
Chair:  Bogan


2016
Bouapanh Lor     (COPHP)
Refugee Women's Health: Development of a cervical cancer screening program   (capstone)
Chair:  Busch Isaksen


2016
Kelsey Mesher     (COPHP)
ESJ cultural insights video storybank   (capstone)
Chair:  Nichol
Members:  Meischke

2016
Amanda Morse     (COPHP)
Data and disease in Dhaka: Patterns and perceptions of illness in an unplanned community in Mohammadpur   (capstone)
Chair:  Painter


2016
Mollie Overby     (COPHP)
Formalizing the Q Card project trainings   (capstone)
Chair:  Vander Stoep


2016
Rachel Schaeffer     (COPHP)
A resource guide for comprehensive sexual health education programming in Okanogan County   (capstone)
Chair:  Van Buren


2016
Elliott Smith     (COPHP)
Food as a community building tool: a mobile farmers market in S. Seattle   (capstone)
Chair:  Ross-Viles


2016
Amy Tseng     (COPHP)
Evaluation of the Wellness for Asian Pacific Americans (WAPA) project   (capstone)
Chair:  Painter


2016
Emily Turk     (COPHP)
Case studies of tank farm vapor exposures among Hanford nuclear site workers 2010-2015   (capstone)
Chair:  Hagopian


2016
Miranda Vargas     (COPHP)
Anti-racism toolkit for academic programs   (capstone)
Chair:  Turnberg


2016
Maya Wiener Berkowitz     (COPHP)
Palliative care models for homeless patients   (capstone)
Chair:  Thompson


2016
Chloe Winther     (COPHP)
Stress reduction projects for home care workers   (capstone)
Chair:  Meischke


2016
Nalani Yoko     (COPHP)
Vietnamese subsistence fisher alternatives pilot study   (capstone)
Chair:  Henry


2016
Aparna Sen     (eMPH)
Malaria and plasmodium.vivax treatment failure association between CYP2D6 activity and primaquine/tafenoquine drug failure   (thesis)
Chair:  Painter
Members:  Sibley

2016
Christine Dostal     (MPH)
Impact evaluation of the physical activity programs taking place at The Pike Market Senior Center   (thesis)
Chair:  Chrisman
Members:  Strickland, Halperin

2016
Ari Bell-Brown     (eMPH)
Emergency medical services vulnerable adult pilot analysis   (capstone)
Chair:  Painter
Members:  Plorde

2016
Kathleen Meehan     (eMPH)
Determine the health status of two vulnerable populations in Thurston County: Military veterans, and lesbian, gay, and bisexual persons   (capstone)
Chair:  Painter
Members:  O'Garro

2016
Elaine Henriksen     (eMPH)
Transport diversion program development for low acuity, high 9-1-1 utilizers in the Seattle area, a pilot project. Improve health outcomes for low acuity patients of the Seattle FD, Station 31, by connecting them to more appropriate care   (capstone)
Chair:  Dimaano
Members:  Plorde

2016
Michelle Martinez     (eMPH)
A combined analysis of two RCTs evaluating the effect of MBSR on self-reported emotional experience and physiological symptoms among Veterans with trauma histories   (thesis)
Chair:  Wong
Members:  Kearney

2016
Sebastian Schnellbacher     (eMPH)
Assessing perceptions of malingering by army behavioral health providers   (thesis)
Chair:  Painter
Members:  Masuda

2016
Molly Fuentes     (MS)
Auditing pediatric rehabilitation service access   (thesis)
Chair:  Rivara
Members:  Rowhani-Rahbar, Apkon

2016
Hemalatha Murugan     (MPH)
Primary care provider approaches and perceptions to preventive health delivery: A qualitative study   (thesis)
Chair:  Spigner
Members:  Wong, McKinney

2016
Thomas O'Riordan     (eMPH)
Factors influencing rate of disease progression in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis   (thesis)
Chair:  Painter
Members:  Raghu

2016
Jessica Silverthorne     (eMPH)
Evaluation of community-led complementary feeding and learning sessions   (thesis)
( View in ResearchWorks )
Chair:  Painter
Members:  de Campos, Denno

2016
Shaozhen Ma     (eMPH)
Incident detection of high-risk human papillomavirus infections in 18- to 24-year old female online daters   (thesis)
Chair:  Winer
Members:  Hawes

2016
Daniel Stutman     (SBS)
Time delays on the identification of the need for CPR for limited English proficient 9-1-1 callers   (thesis)
( View in ResearchWorks )
Chair:  Grembowski
Chair:  Painter
Members:  Meischke

2016
Matthew Vaughn     (HSP)
Hip fractures: The 48-hour window   (capstone)
Chair:  Dowling
Members:  Brown

2016
Daniel Gagnon     (MPH)
Partnering with Seattle parents to promote high school graduation: An evidence-based program evaluation   (thesis)
Chair:  Spigner
Members:  Haggerty, Kuklinski

2016
Sean Martin     (eMPH)
Secondary analysis studying the association between stress and absenteeism in emergency call centers   (thesis)
Chair:  Painter
Members:  Meischke

2016
Amanda Jones     (eMPH)
Analysis of the C-SOSI instrument in a 9-1-1 telecommunicator population   (thesis)
( View in ResearchWorks )
Chair:  Painter
Members:  Meischke

2016
Mersine Bryan     (MPH)
Adherence to a Bronchiolitis clinical pathway is associated with decreased length of stay and costs   (thesis)
Chair:  Mangione-Smith
Members:  Moreno

2016
Juliet D'Alessandro     (SBS)
Tobacco retail outlet compliance in King County: Health equity and youth exposure considerations   (thesis)
Chair:  Halperin
Members:  Seto, Ross-Viles

2016
Nick Fradkin     (HSP)
Identifying and overcoming barriers to raising funds from individuals for tobacco prevention programs   (thesis)
Chair:  Halperin
Members:  Suarez, Katz, Ross-Viles

2016
Elizabeth Medeiros     (SBS)
Attitudes, perceptions, and support of student leaders for tobacco-free campus policy at the University of Washington   (thesis)
Chair:  Halperin
Members:  Ceballos, Ross-Viles

2016
Ernesto Sosa     (HSP)
Colorectal cancer control program: Measuring and evaluating improvements in colorectal cancer screening   (capstone)
Chair:  Hannon
Members:  Vu, Grembowski

2016
Dane Standish     (MPH)
Relationship between workplace productivity and physical activity among an employed healthcare workforce   (thesis)
Chair:  Fishman
Members:  Hannon

2016
Victoria Summerquist     (HSP)
Strategies to increase attendance in SNAP-Ed courses by TANF recipients   (capstone)
Chair:  Katz
Members:  Kimball

2016
Dorothy Thomas     (SBS)
There's an app for that! Technology, the built environment and health   (thesis)
Chair:  Dannenberg
Members:  Frumkin

2016
Olivia Vargas     (MCH - HSERV)
Obesity/overweight quality of life: Mexican and Mexican-American adolescents   (thesis)
Chair:  Edwards
Members:  Saelens, Flores

2016
Jooree Ahn     (SBS)
Engaging parents in child welfare: Meeting basic needs in supervised visitation   (thesis)
Chair:  Spigner
Members:  Barkan

2016
Elly Riser     (MPH)
The demographic characteristics and cardiovascular pathology of methamphetamine overdose decedents in King County, Washington   (thesis)
( View in ResearchWorks )
Chair:  Nicola
Members:  Banta-Green, Merrill

2016
Ryan Kearney     (MPH)
Emergency provider use of plain abdominal radiographs in the evaluation of suspected pediatric constipation   (thesis)
Chair:  Edwards
Members:  Klein

2016
Elizabeth Wagner     (HSP)
The influence of multimorbidity on hospital intensive care, and emergency department use at the end of life for patients with chronic conditions   (thesis)
Chair:  Patrick
Members:  Curtis

2016
Jen-Ting Yang     (MS)
Evaluation of the quality improvement project for anesthetic care of stroke codes undergoing endovascular therapy   (thesis)
Chair:  Grembowski
Members:  Sharma

2016
John Scheel     (eMPH)
Patient factors contributing to late-stage breast cancer presentation   (thesis)
( View in ResearchWorks )
Chair:  Thompson
Members:  Casper

2016
Aisha Al Khinji     (eMPH)
Development of an adherence pathway for Chronic Phase-Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CP-CML) patients: from adherence assessment to innovative interventions   (capstone)
Chair:  Spigner
Members:  Dimaano

2016
Maia Thomas     (eMPH)
Demographic and dietary risk factors in relation to urinary metabolites of organophosphate flame retardants in toddlers   (thesis)
( View in ResearchWorks )
Chair:  Sathyanarayana
Members:  Mancl

2015
Joanne Nelson     (eMPH)
Comparing three year outcomes between American Indians/Alaska Natives and other racial/ethnic groups in a home visiting model designed to prevent further alcohol and drug affected births   (thesis)
Chair:  Grant
Members:  Fitzpatrick

2015
James Manning     (eMPH)
Evaluating a wellness program for public safety employees (cops and fire fighters) in Nevada   (thesis)
Chair:  Kopjar
Members:  Painter

2015
Jennifer Whitten     (eMPH)
FOCUS study: The predictability of BMI outcome from home assessment data looking at the food and physical activity environments   (thesis)
Chair:  Saelens
Members:  Painter

2015
Lauren Campbell     (MPH)
Health providers' use of social media for health promotion   (thesis)
Chair:  Moreno
Members:  Evans, Rosenblatt

2015
Katie Martin     (MPH)
Drug and alcohol policies at Tribal Colleges: A descriptive study assessing variation by college size   (thesis)
Chair:  Duran
Members:  Oberle

2015
Maria Ponz     (eMPH)
Status of the legislation and regulatory control of air quality in Latin America and the Caribbean   (capstone)
Chair:  Painter


2015
Kelly Lenart     (eMPH)
Best practices and attributes of a short-term, medical-training volunteer program for preventing host countries from receiving negative consequences as a result of poorly equipped volunteers: a qualitative study   (capstone)
Chair:  Spigner
Members:  Painter, Catherman

2015
Emily Freney     (MCH - HSERV)
A description of the attitudes and perceptions of participants on the Evidence Based Hospital Breastfeeding Support (EBBS) Learning Collaborative   (thesis)
Chair:  Johnson
Members:  Knox

2015
Juhie Kumar     (MPH)
The intersection between public health and public safety in the criminal justice system   (thesis)
Chair:  Katz
Members:  Sanford

2015
Amy Halter     (MPH)
The power of storytelling: Digital stories in the Yakima valley   (thesis)
Chair:  Thompson
Members:  Duran

2015
April Wilson     (COPHP)
Community health workers facilitating change in the U.S. health care system: A policy analysis   (capstone)
Chair:  Turnberg


2015
Kayla Down     (HSP)
Synthesis of the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) initiative for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISN)   (capstone)
Chair:  Helfrich
Members:  Dowling, Messina

2015
Ariel Hart     (COPHP)
Undoing racism in public health: Initiating anti-racist transformation within a public health higher education institution and tools for a sustained health justice movement   (capstone)
Chair:  Nicola


2015
Vlad Simianu     (MPH)
Rethinking elective colectomy for diverticulitis at the population level   (thesis)
Chair:  Flum
Members:  Fichera

2015
Vanessa McMahan     (MS)
Alcohol use and HIV risk in the iPrEx study   (thesis)
Chair:  Williams
Members:  Heagerty

2015
Kelsey Pullar     (MPH)
Program evaluation of Cascade bicycle club's Major Taylor project   (thesis)
Chair:  Rosenberg
Members:  Arterburn

2015
Sarah Chodakewitz     (HSP)
Early adapters: Project implementation and the 10% shared savings in Southwest Washington   (capstone)
Chair:  Conrad
Members:  Fishman

2015
Patricia Purcell     (MCH - HSERV)
Development of a functional assessment instrument for pediatric unilateral hearing loss   (thesis)
Chair:  Edwards
Members:  Sie

2015
Andrea Hoopes     (MCH - HSERV)
Health education for youth about long-acting reversible contraception   (thesis)
Chair:  Richardson
Members:  Ahrens

2015
Wei-Jhih Wang     (MS)
What guides research investments in translational sciences? The case for pharmaceuticals in metastatic cancers   (thesis)
Chair:  Basu
Members:  Robertson

2015
Heather McGuinness     (COPHP)
Developing an online continuing education course for health care providers: Providing clinically and culturally proficient care for transgender & gender variant patients   (capstone)
Chair:  Niessen


2015
Stephen Chang     (eMPH)
Success and efficiency of the Medicaid electronic health care record (EHR) incentive program".   (capstone)
Chair:  Spigner
Members:  Painter

2015
Christian Dimaano     (eMPH)
Effect of teaching "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" on student beliefs of health care, medical ethics, and health disparities   (thesis)
Chair:  Spigner
Members:  Painter

2015
Michelle Edwards     (eMPH)
Beliefs about hypertension among subjects with uncontrolled hypertension   (thesis)
Chair:  Meischke
Members:  Painter

2015
Suni Elgar     (eMPH)
A high risk pathogen team training: Personal protective equipment for health care workers in the age of Ebola Vvrus and beyond   (capstone)
Chair:  Painter


2015
Khalid Jaboori     (eMPH)
Assessing barriers in surveillance colonoscopy in individuals with pathological findings   (thesis)
Chair:  Spigner
Members:  Painter

2015
Jennifer Lee     (eMPH)
Revitalization of the University of Washington School of Public Health's emergency response plans   (capstone)
Chair:  Stergachis
Members:  Cave

2015
Crystal Snare     (eMPH)
Body mass index and neighborhood socioeconomic status in Washington State   (thesis)
Chair:  Spigner
Members:  Dannenberg, Cunningham

2015
Linnea Rooke     (MPH)
An analysis of comprehensive wellness vendors in Washington State   (thesis)
Chair:  Harris
Members:  Hannon

2015
Anne Althauser     (COPHP)
Community Trans-formation: A grounded theory of stigma-reduction   (capstone)
Chair:  Vander Stoep


2015
Paula Blasi     (COPHP)
Towards Healthier Birth Outcomes: Setting Direction for YWCA's Healthy Birth Outcomes Program   (capstone)
Chair:  Hartfield


2015
Tara Bostock     (COPHP)
Meet them where they text: Implementing a Texting-for-Health program at Ballard High School in Seattle, Washington   (capstone)
Chair:  Meischke


2015
Jennifer Hagedorn     (COPHP)
The role of labor unions in creating working conditions that promote public health   (capstone)
Chair:  Hagopian


2015
Ross Howell     (COPHP)
Evaluation: A two-way street? Pursuing a seamless program evaluation experience in Yakima   (capstone)
Chair:  House