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A thesis is a substantive and original body of work that allows the student to synthesize and integrate knowledge from their public health course work and practicum experiences, apply it to a particular topic area, and communicate their ideas and findings through a scholarly written product. The thesis represents the culmination of the student’s educational experience in the Vanderbilt MPH Program.

The thesis may take on different formats, depending on the student’s track focus and interests. Regardless of the format chosen, the student must apply critical thought, systematic analysis, and clear presentation.

Each student is responsible for identifying a topic and appropriate format for their thesis with the assistance and guidance of faculty advisers and faculty thesis readers.

The practicum product must be distinct from the thesis. Although the practicum and thesis can be related, the student must be able to articulate how the two projects are independent from one another. The practicum is a practice experience that allows students to apply and develop skills in public health concepts. The thesis is the synthesis and integration of knowledge acquired in coursework and through the practicum and results in an original scholarly work.

View selection of published theses

Additionally, students have the option to pursue publishing their thesis products in scholarly journals.


Student Topic and Primary Mentor(s)
Anjola Ajayi, M.B.B.S. Use of Hydroxyprogesterone in Pregnancy and the Risk of Recurrent Preterm Birth: A Nested Case-Control Study
Sarah Osmundson, M.D., M.S.
Bashir Al Hussein Al Awamlh, M.D. Health Literacy and All-Cause Mortality among Cancer Patients
Kelvin Moses, M.D., Ph.D.
Nicole Andersen Weight Loss in Prenatally Opioid Exposed Neonates with Additional Withdrawal Exacerbating Exposures
Stephen Patrick, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.
Nick Baker Variability in Hospital Organ Donation Performance in the United States
John Graves, Ph.D.
Camden Castagna-McLeod The Effect of Infector’s Age and Gender on Influenza Transmission Risk
Carlos Grijalva, M.D., M.P.H. and Keipp Talbot, M.D., M.P.H.
Cara Charnogursky, M.D. Pandemic Social Distancing and Declines in Nasopharyngeal Carriage of Pneumococcus and Related-Antimicrobial Resistance Genes: Evidence from Household-Based Cohort Studies in Lima, Peru
Leigh Howard, M.D., M.P.H., and Carlos Grijalva, M.D., M.P.H.
Genevieve Delano COVID-19 Vaccination Among People Living with Diagnosed HIV in Tennessee
Peter Rebeiro, Ph.D., M.H.S.
Gianna Ferrara Associations between household secondhand smoke exposure in the first year of life and subsequent recurrent wheezing and asthma diagnosis in childhood
Brittney Snyder, Ph.D.
Katherine Griffin Evaluating the Association of SGLT2i on Amputation, Stent Placement, or Vascular Surgery Compared to DPP4 as an Add-On Therapy: A Cohort Study in Veterans with Diabetes
Christianne Roumie, M.D., M.P.H.
Olla Hamdan Influenza-Specific Antiviral Use in Hospitalized Children Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic, New Vaccine Surveillance Network (2016–2023)
Natasha Halasa, M.D., M.P.H.
Corianne Johnson The Influence of Residential Segregation, Urbanicity, and Population Density on Hepatocellular Carcinoma Incidence among a Low Socioeconomic Population
Staci Sudenga, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Erica Koch, M.D. Effect of Rurality on NSAID-related Adverse Events within Veteran Emergency Departments and Urgent Cares
Michael Ward, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, and Jin Han, M.D., M.Sc.
Brittany Lehrer, M.D. A Statewide Assessment of the Appropriateness of Pediatric Outpatient Antibiotics
Sophie Katz, M.D., M.P.H.
Alexandra “Lexie” Lipham The Impact of State Abortion Restrictions Implemented between 2010 and 2020 on State-Level Food Insecurity
Carrie Fry, Ph.D.
Mariam Saad, M.D. Surgical Revision Rates Following Breast Reconstruction for Breast Cancer Across Payor Type
David Stevenson, Ph.D.
Megan Shroder, M.D. Making a Difficult Decision Easy: Patient Reported Outcome Measures in Recurrent Diverticulitis
Alexander Hawkins, M.D., M.P.H.
Jacen Wilder Criminal Justice Involvement Risk and Protective Factors for LGB Young Adults
Gilbert Gonzales, Ph.D., M.H.A.
Kaleb Wolfe, M.D. Assessing Antimicrobial Susceptibility Test Breakpoint Use in Tennessee
Romney M. Humphries, Ph.D.
Joshua Woods Information needs of rural and Black Tennesseans eligible for inherited cancer genetic testing: Qualitatively informed policy
Mya Roberson, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.
David Xiao, M.D. Assessing the Transportability of Radiomic Features for Pulmonary Nodule Diagnostic Models
Eric Grogan, M.D., M.P.H.
Lauren Zaylskie Differences in Healthcare Usage, Access, and Quality Between English and Spanish-speaking Children
Kevin Griffith, Ph.D.
Student Topic and Mentor(s)
Taylor Carty Medical mistrust and HIV testing among South Africans who consulted a traditional healer
Carolyn Audet, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Rohini Chakravarthy, M.D. Leveraging the Pediatric Health Information System Database to Characterize Hospital Readmissions Following Pediatric Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation
Deb Friedman, M.D., M.S.  
Ryan Dalforno The Jackson Water Crisis: A Complex Systems Approach
Yolanda McDonald, Ph.D., M.A.
Robert Dambrino, M.D. The 21st Century Cures Act Information Blocking Rule Affect on Unsolicited Patient Complaints
William O. Cooper, M.D., M.P.H.
Meredith Denney Mobile Flu Fighter!: Development and implementation of a mobile vaccination initiative to reduce pediatric influenza vaccination disparities in Nashville, Tennessee
Elizabeth Williams, M.D. M.P.H.
Laura Ernst Unwinding without Unraveling: State Approaches to Medicaid Redetermination When Continuous Enrollment Ends
Carrie Fry, Ph.D.
Kelsey Gastineau, M.D. One Step Closer to Safer: Counseling Outcomes from AAP Firearm Safe Storage Education Training
Shari Barkin, M.D., M.S.H.S.
Kevin Gibas, M.D. Association of delayed HIV diagnosis with demographic disparities based on geographic residence: A target for innovative screening interventions
April C. Pettit, M.D., M.P.H.
Caroline Godfrey, M.D. Creation of a Clinically Useful High-Risk Lung Nodule Calculator
Eric Grogan, M.D., M.P.H.
Kyle Hart Prescriptions for Non-Opioid Medications in Combination with Opioids on the Development of Persistent Opioid Use among Patients Hospitalized for Long Bone Fracture
Andrew Wiese, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Layan Ibrahim Childhood Epilepsy in Northern Nigeria: Comparing Epilepsy Knowledge and Trust in Providers Among Children Enrolled in the BRIDGE Trial
Carolyn Audet, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Sofia Ludwig Improving Relationship Empathy Among HIV+ Seroconcordant Couples in Rural Mozambique: A cluster-randomized study on the Homens Para a Saúde+ (HoPS+) program
Carolyn Audet, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Ellen McMahon, M.D. The Relationship Between Resilience and Positive Child Health Behaviors in a Large, Nationally Representative Dataset
Bill Heerman, M.D., M.P.H.
Maria Padilla Azain, M.D. A nested case-control study of opioid analgesics and antidepressant prescriptions during pregnancy and the risk for preterm birth
Margaret Adgent, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.
Chelsea Rick, D.O. Frailty as a Predictor of Catatonia in the Critically Ill Patient
Jo Ellen Wilson, M.D., M.P.H.
Elsa Rodriguez, M.D. Antibiotic treatment compliance among Fracture related infections in Orthopaedic trauma
William Obremskey, M.D., M.P.H., M.M.H.C.
Barrett Smith Assessing Bedside Nurse Pain Management Recommendations and Their Associations with Inpatient Opioid Use in Women who Have Undergone a Cesarean Birth
Ashley Leech, Ph.D., M.S.; Sarah Osmundson, M.D., M.S.
Allison Stranick Lung Cancer Screening Eligibility Among United States Veterans: Results from a National Smoking History Survey
Jennifer Lewis, M.D., M.P.H.
Claire Umstead Comparing ICU Admission between Influenza- and SARS-CoV-2-Positive Pregnant Women in Middle Tennessee
Tiffanie Markus, Ph.D.
Student Topic and Mentor(s)
Noor Ali The Effect of Biased Language in Emergency Transfers
Velma McBride Murry, Ph.D.
James Antoon, M.D., Ph.D. Factors Associated with Guideline Concordant Antiviral Use in Children at High Risk for Poor Influenza Outcomes
Derek Williams, M.D., M.P.H.
Katherine Black Pediatric CYP2D6 Metabolizer Status and Post-Tonsillectomy Nausea and Vomiting After Ondansetron Administration
Sara Van Driest, M.D., Ph.D.
Christina Boncyk The Impact of Increased Prescribing on ICU Survivors
Christopher Hughes, M.D.
Miaya Blasingame The Combined Effects of Social Determinants of Health on Childhood Overweight and Obesity
Bill Heerman, M.D., M.P.H.
Alison Carroll Decreasing Pre-Procedural Fasting Times in Hospitalized Children
Derek Williams, M.D., M.P.H.
Augustine Chung The effect of movement-based disorders on long term care informal caregiver burden
Laura Keohane, Ph.D.
Tavia Gonzalez Pena, M.D. Legal Outcomes among Postpartum Women with Opioid Use Disorder
Jessica Young, M.D., M.P.H.
Sarah Grossarth Infant Mortality Associated with Prenatal Opioid Exposure in Tennessee
Margaret Adgent, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.
Rachael Jameson Equity Implications of the Tennessee Fetal Assault Law
Eric Grogan, M.D., M.P.H.
Shani Jones, M.D. Access Equity: Trust and Telemedicine Use in Diverse Pediatric Primary Care Populations
Shari Barkin, M.D., M.S.H.S.
Emily Kack Incidence of Invasive Group B Strep by Census Tract Level Socioeconomic Status Among the Adult Population in TN
Keipp Talbot, M.D., M.P.H., FIDSA
Rebecca Lee The Impact of Timely Access to Care on Breast Cancer Survival Among Young Black Women
Sonya Reid, M.D., M.P.H.
Kevin Liu, M.D. A Retrospective Analysis on the Impact of an Integrated Palliative Care Approach during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Mohana Karlekar, M.D.
Kristyne Mansilla HIV Knowledge among Postpartum Women in South Africa
Kate Clouse, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Cooper March Lung Cancer Screening Eligibility Among United States Veterans: Results from a National Smoking History Survey
Michael Ward, M.D.,Ph.D, MBA
Hannah Marmor, M.D. Comparing ICU Admission between Influenza- and SARS-CoV-2-Positive Pregnant Women in Middle Tennessee
Eric Grogan, M.D., M.P.H.
Marshae Nickelberry Prenatal Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Child Asthma
Kecia Carroll, M.D., M.P.H.
Alexandra Odenthal Post Discharge Opioid Prescribing and Use after Vaginal Birth
Sarah Osmundson, M.D., M.S.
Laura Rausch, M.D. Surgical Resident Involvement in Renal Transplantation, Evaluating Anastomosis Time and Outcomes
Kyla Terhune, M.D., MBA
Isaac Schlotterbeck Disparities in Loss to Follow-Up/Mortality Before vs. After Registry Linkage in Brazil, Mexico, and Peru
Peter Rebeiro, Ph.D.
Daniel Tilden, M.D. Prolonged Lapses in Care Associated with Pediatric to Adult Care Transfer are Associated with Rise in HbA1c Among Patients with Type 1 Diabetes
Sarah Jaser, Ph.D.
Avirath Vaidya Effects of Mixed-Income Redevelopment on Low-Income Families: Evidence from Envision Cayce
Kevin Griffith, Ph.D.
Sarah Welch, D.O. The Age-Friendly Initiative: Outcomes from Vanderbilt Acute Care for Elders Unit
Christianne Roumie, M.D., M.P.H.
Anna Wisotzkey Obstetric Provider Opioid Prescribing Perspectives after Childbirth in Tennessee, June-July 2019
Ashley Leech, Ph.D., M.S.
Jacy Weems Federal Nursing Home Civil Monetary Penalties, 2009-2019
David Stevenson, Ph.D.
Student Topic and Mentor(s)
Bentley Akoko, M.D. HIV-related stigma and psychological distress in a cohort of patients receiving anti retroviral therapy in Nigeria
Aima Ahonkhai, M.D., M.P.H.
Lin Ammar Third trimester electronic cigarette use and the risk of pre-term birth, low birthweight and small-for-gestational age
Pingsheng Wu, Ph.D., M.S.
Laura Baum, M.D. Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms, Financial Toxicity, and Health-Related Quality-of-Life in Caregivers and Young Adult Patients with New Cancer Diagnoses
Debra Friedman, M.D., M.S.
Wubishet Belay, M.D. Secondary Prophylaxis for Rheumatic Heart Disease in Ethiopia
Muktar Aliyu, M.D., Dr.P.H., M.P.H.
Ryan Belcher, M.D. The Demographics and Trends of Patients with Cleft Lip and Palate Born in the State of Tennessee from 2000-2017
Marie Martin Ph.D., M.Ed.
Mary-Margaret Fill, M.D. The Impact of Electronic Laboratory Reporting on Public Health Communicable Disease Surveillance in Tennessee
April Pettit, M.D., M.P.H.
Chloe Hurley Advanced Practice Providers Improve Quality: Accountable Care Organizations Enrolled in the Medicare Shared Savings Program
Jordan Everson, Ph.D.
Wali Johnson, M.D. The Impact of Social Determinants on Abdominal Solid Organ Transplant Wait-Lists
Seth Karp, M.D.
Ali Manouchehri, M.D. Cardiovascular toxicities associated with Ponatinib:
a pharmacovigilance study
Javid Moslehi, M.D.
Mina Nordness, M.D. The Impact of Surgery and Anesthesia on the Development of Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Dementia (ADRD) after Injury
Mayur B. Patel, M.D., M.P.H.
Allan Peetz, M.D. Resuscitating the Dying Donation: A Qualitative Analysis of Trauma Surgeons’ Resuscitation Practices
Laura Beskow, Ph.D, M.P.H.
India Pungarcher A Descriptive Analysis of Caseworker Status Among People Experiencing Homelessness in Nashville, Tennessee
Carrie Fry, Ph.D
Milner Staub, M.D. Veteran satisfaction and expectations for antibiotics in outpatient upper respiratory tract infections
Todd Hulgan, M.D, M.P.H.
Lindsay Sternad, M.D. Parental Primary Language, Access to Care, and Developmental Delays in Neonates
Stephen Patrick, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.
Bo Stubblefield, M.D. COVID-19 Surveillance Among Frontline Healthcare Personnel
Wesley H. Self, M.D., M.P.H.
Teris Taylor Prenatal Care Use Among Women in the 2017-2019 National Survey of Family Growth
Ashley Leech, Ph.D., M.S.
Victoria Umutoni The association between smoking and anal human papillomavirus in the HPV in Men Study
Staci Sudenga, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Jasmine Walker, M.D., M.A.T. Early Impact of MISSION Act on Utilization of Veterans Affairs Transplant Centers
Rachel Forbes, M.D., M.B.A.
Ni Ketut Wilmayani, M.D., M.B.B.S. Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescriptions in United States Hospital Emergency Departments, 2011-2018
Carlos Grijalva, M.D., M.P.H; Leigh Howard, M.D., M.P.H.
Student Topic and Mentor(s)
Amanda Abraham Impact of Food Insecurity on Engagement in HIV Care for Female vs. Male Head of Household
Aima Ahonkhai, M.D., M.P.H.
Justin Banerdt Delirium Prevalence and Outcomes at a Resourced-Limited Referral Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia
Doug Heimburger, M.D., M.S.
Edson Bernardo, M.D. Estimation of Levels and Patterns of Migration among People Living with HIV in the District of Manhiça, Southern Rural Mozambique
Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H.
Sean Bloos Retrospective Multi-Center Cohort Study Comparing Timeliness of Emergency Department Care in Younger Versus Older Patients with ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction
Maya Yiadom, M.D., M.P.H.
Evan Butler The Impact of Rural Hospital Closures on Local Economies
Jordan Everson, Ph.D.
Keerti Dantuluri, M.D. Prevalence and Factors Associated with Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescription among Children Enrolled in Tennessee Medicaid
Leigh Howard, M.D., M.P.H.
Gretchen Edwards, M.D. Assessing Quality of Colorectal Cancer Care in a National VA Cohort
Christianne Roumie, M.D., M.P.H.
Lei Fan, Ph.D., M.D. Magnesium Intake and Opioid Use in the National Health and Nutrition Examination (NHANES) 2005-2016
Qi Dai, Ph.D., M.D.
Mary-Margaret Fill, M.D. The Impact of Electronic Laboratory Reporting on Public Health Communicable Disease Surveillance in Tennessee
April Pettit, M.D., M.P.H.
Carleigh Frazier Measuring Trust in Biomedical Research: Trust Survey Pilot Study and Validation
Sarah Stallings, Ph.D.
Hannah Griffith Changes in Time to First Occurrence of Otitis Media in Young Children in Tennessee and Associated Antibiotic Prescriptions Following the Introduction of the 13-valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine
Carlos Grijalva, M.D., M.P.H.
Heather Grome, M.D. Association of STI Diagnosis with Incident HIV Diagnosis: A Target for PrEP Intervention
April Pettit, M.D., M.P.H.
Diane Haddad, M.D. Vertical Integration and Post Acute Care Use after Major Surgery
Sayeh Nikpay, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Sarah Homann, M.D. Select Medication Exposure and Risk of Hip Fracture in Veterans with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Carlos Grijalva, M.D., M.P.H.
Arlyn Horn, Pharm.D. Initial Postpartum Opioid Exposure and Risk of Death Among TN Medicaid Opioid Naive Women: A Retrospective Cohort Study
Carlos Grijalva, M.D., M.P.H.
Peter Hsu, M.D. Provider Network Breadth under the Affordable Care Act Between Marketplace Insurance Plans Versus Medicaid Managed Care Plans
John Graves, Ph.D.
Tamee Livermont The Effect of Substance Use on Postpartum Contraception
Ashley Leech, Ph.D., M.S.
Alexandria Luu Traditional Healers as a Treatment Partner for PLHIV in Rural Mozambique
Carolyn Audet, Ph.D.
Muna Muday Engaging with the Community: Exploring Community Development and Program Evaluation in the Context of Health Promotion
Marie Martin, Ph.D., M.Ed.
Harriett Myers Improving Child Diet Quality through a Family-Based Behavioral Intervention for Childhood Obesity
Bill Heerman, M.D., M.P.H.
Madelynne Myers Antipsychotic Usage and Prescribing Patterns amongst the Med-SHEDS Population Diagnosed with Dementia
Sandra Simmons, Ph.D., M.A.
Katelyn Neely, M.D. CYP2C19 Genotype and Adverse Events During Citalopram, Escitalopram and Sertraline Treatment in Children and Adolescents
Sara Van Driest, Ph.D., M.D.
Allan Peetz, M.D. Resuscitating the Dead: A Qualitative Analysis of Trauma Surgeons’ Resuscitation Decisions for Organ Preservation
Laura Beskow, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Varvara Probst, M.D. AdV Detection Alone vs. AdV Co-detected with Other Respiratory Viruses in Children with Acute Respiratory Illnesses
Natasha Halasa, M.D., M.P.H.
Sarah Rachal A Longitudinal Analysis of Relationships between Neighborhood Context and Underserved Children’s Sedentary Behavior in a Rapidly Growing City
Shari Barkin, M.D., M.S.H.S.
Sonya Reid, M.B.B.S. The Role of Tumor Biology in Bridging the Survival Disparity Gap in Young Black Women with Breast Cancer
Tuya Pal, M.D.
Emmanuel Sackey, M.B.Ch.B. Cervical Cancer Screening History of Davidson County Women, 2008 – 2018
Marie Griffin, M.D., M.P.H.
Emily Sedillo Contraception and Unplanned Pregnancies in Migori County, Kenya
Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H.
Sadie Sommer Comparative Review of Maternal Mortality
Ashley Leech, Ph.D., M.S.
Fatima Yadudu Prevalence of Febrile Seizures in children between 6 and 60 months from Northern Nigeria
Edwin Trevathan, M.D., M.P.H.
Student Topic and Mentor(s)
Ben Acheampong, M.B.Ch.B Evaluation of a Miniaturized Handheld Device for Ventricular Structure and Function in Children: A Pilot Study
Jonathan Soslow, M.D., M.S.C.I.
Jim Barclay Predictors of Increased Post-Training Knowledge among Current and Prospective Members of the HIV Clinical Workforce in the Southeast United States
Hasina Mohyuddin, MBA, M.S.
Morgan Batey A Systematic Review of NCAA Concussion Management Plans
Alex Diamond, D.O., M.P.H.
Celso Give If Ebola Were to Happen Tomorrow in Mozambique, Would We be Ready for the Various Ethical Issues Raised in the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa in 2014-2015?
Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H.
Dei-Tutu, M.D.
Correlating Maternal Iodine Status with Infant Thyroid Function in Two Hospital Settings in Ghana
Muktar Aliyu, M.D., Dr.P.H., M.P.H.
Jennifer Erves Ph.D. Factors Influencing Parental HPV Vaccine Hesitancy from the Provider and Clinic Level: A Cross-Sectional Study
Pamela Hull, Ph.D.
Djamila Ghafuri, M.D. Severe Acute Malnutrition in Children with Sickle Cell Anemia in Northern Nigeria
Michael DeBaun, M.D., M.P.H.
David Isaacs, M.D. Longitudinal Outcomes for Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease
Thomas Davis, M.D.
Sophie Katz, M.D. An Assessment of Pediatric Outpatient Antibiotic Prescriptions Across Tennessee
Ritu Banerjee, M.D., Ph.D.
Tom Klink Predicting Severe Illness using WHO Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI) Criteria in a Jordanian Cohort
Natasha Halasa, M.D., M.P.H.
Delaney Lackey Predictors of late presentation to antenatal care among pregnant women living with HIV in Johannesburg, South Africa
Kate Clouse, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Jennifer Lewis, M.D. A Difference-In-Difference Study of Low-Dose CT Utilization in the VA
Sayeh Nikpay, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Taylor Matherly Development and Assessment of a Mentoring Curriculum for Junior Faculty in Health Sciences at the University of Zambia
Marie Martin, Ph.D., M.Ed.
Lindsey McKernan, Ph.D. Patient-Centered Treatment for Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome
Leslie Crofford, M.D.
Andrew Medvecz, M.D. Long Term Outcomes Following Obstruction from Small Bowel Adhesive Disease: Longitudinal Analysis of a Statewide Database
Oscar Guillamondegui, M.D., M.P.H.
Kelsey Minix What are the Determinants of Breastfeeding Initiation and Duration in a Group of Pregnant Hispanic Women Participating in a Research Study from 10/1/14 – 9/30/16?
Tonya Elkins, M.S.S.W.
Sarah Moroz The Effectiveness of a Brief ACEs Educational Intervention on Low-Income Parents at Risk for Exposing their Children to Harmful Stress
Seth Scholer, M.D., M.P.H.
Miller Morris, M.A. Prevalence and Predictors of Interpersonal Violence Against Women in Migori County, Kenya
Carolyn Audet, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Didier Mugabe, M.D. Determinants of Self-Report not Receiving HIV Test Results after HIV Testing in Mozambique: Results from a Nationally Representative Survey
Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H.
Sylvie Muhimpundu Racial Differences in Liver Cancer Risk
Staci Sudenga, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Meghana Parikh, V.M.D. Temporal and Genotypic Associations of Sporadic Acute Norovirus Gastroenteritis in an Active Surveillance System Compared to Reported Norovirus Outbreaks in Middle Tennessee
John Dunn, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Mariah Pettapiece-Phillips Multidimensional Poverty in Migori County, Kenya: Analysis from a Population-based Household Survey
Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H.
Nicole Quinones Contraception Choice of Postpartum Women in the 2011-2015 National Survey of Family Growth
Sayeh Nikpay, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Jennifer Robles, M.D. Variation in Urology Post-Operative Opioid Prescription Patterns using a National Veterans Health Administration Cohort
Matthew Resnick, M.D., M.P.H.
Laura Sartori, M.D. Pneumonia Severity in Children: Reducing Variation in Management Through Analysis of Procalcitonin
Derek Williams, M.D., M.P.H.
Shailja Shah, M.D. The Association of Calcium, Magnesium, and Calcium Magnesium Intakes with Incident Gastric Cancer, a Prospective Cohort Study of the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study
Martha Shrubsole, Ph.D.
Emily Smith, R.N. The Prevalence of Opioid Use and Factors Contributing to Opioid Therapy Among a Hospitalized Elderly Population
Heather Limper Himelhoch, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Maggie Smith Gender Differences in Research Participation and the Association with Perceived Health Competence
Justin Bachmann, M.D., M.P.H.
Kayla Somerville Long-term Effects of Antiretroviral Therapy on Pediatric Cohort in Latin America
Peter Rebeiro, Ph.D., M.H.S.
Lucy Spalluto, M.D. Assessing the Impact of a Community Health Worker on Hispanic/Latina Women’s Reported Measures of Processes of Care in the Screening Mammography Setting
Martha Shrubsole, Ph.D.
Jeremy Stelmack Identifying Risk Factors for Opioid Misuse in Employed Populations
Michael Burcham, D.H.A., M.B.A.
Student Topic and Mentor(s)
Rachel Apple, M.D. Relationship Between Weight Trajectory and Health-Related Quality of Life Among a General Adult Population
William Heerman, M.D., M.P.H.
Sade Arinze, M.D. Immunodeficiency at the Start of Combination Antiretroviral Therapy: Data from Zambézia Province, Mozambique
Bill Wester, M.D., M.P.H.
Beto Arriola Vigo, M.D. Qualitative Analysis: Community Involvement in the new model of care during Mental Health Reform in Peru
Carolyn Audet, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Shawna Bellew, M.D. Prospective Evaluation of Indications for Obtaining Pneumococcal and Legionella Urinary Antigen Tests in Adults with Community-acquired Pneumonia
Wesley Self, M.D., M.P.H.
Sydney Broadhead High Competition and Low Premiums—Key Components of the ACA’s Narrow Physician Networks
John Graves, Ph.D.
Emily Castellanos, M.D. Health Literacy and Healthcare Use in the Southern Community Cohort Study
John Graves, Ph.D.
Heather Ewing Knowledge of Tuberculosis is Associated with Greater Expression of Stigma in Brazil
Mollie Cohen, Ph.D.
Erin Gillaspie, M.D. Tumor Response in Patients with Advanced Stage Lung Cancer Treated with Immunotherapy
Eric Grogan, M.D., M.P.H.
Birdie Hutton Evaluation of behavioral, environmental and genetic risk factors for gastric cancer: a population-based study in Central America
Douglas Morgan, M.D., M.P.H.
Chelsea Isom, M.D. Does Increased Arachidonic Acid Levels Lead to an Increased Risk for Colorectal Adenoma?
Harvey Murff, M.D., M.P.H.
Justin Liberman, M.D. Post-Discharge Opioid Prescriptions and Their Association with Healthcare Utilization in the VICS Cohort
Matthew Weinger, M.D.
Salesio Macuacua, M.D. Assessment of the Determinants of Non-adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy during Pregnancy in the District of Manhiça, Mozambique
Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H.
Adoma Manful Latent TB Among Refugees in Middle Tennessee
Yuri van der Heijden, M.D., M.P.H.
Cassie Oliver Substance Use and Post-Partum Retention in Care among Women with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection in Prenatal Care at the Vanderbilt Comprehensive Care Clinic, 1999-2016
April Pettit, M.D., M.P.H.
Mindy Pike Effects of Social Support on Physical and Mental Quality of Life in Heart Failure Patients: The Vanderbilt Inpatient Cohort Study (VICS)
Susan Bell, M.B.B.S., M.S.C.I.
Juanita Prieto Garcia, M.D. Determinants of Full Immunization in Children under Five Years Old in the Rongo Sub-County of Migori County, Kenya
Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H.
J.W. Randolph Addressing Parenting Related Adverse Childhood Experiences (‘PRACES’) in the Pediatric Primary Care Setting
Sayeh Nikpay, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Lauren Sanlorenzo, M.D. Identifying Severe Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Among Polysubstance Exposed Infants
Stephen Patrick, M.D., M.P.H.
Joey Starnes Reduction in Under-Five Mortality in the Rongo Sub-County of Migori County, Kenya: Experience of the Lwala Community Alliance 2007-2017 with Evidence from a Cross-Sectional Survey
Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H.
Rui Wang, M.Ed. Risk Factors for Depression among Women in Rural Western Kenya and
Implications for Designing Future Surveys
Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H.
Hannah Weber Food Insecurity Among Older Adults
Sandra Simmons, Ph.D.
Student Topic and Mentor(s)
Julia Allen Diabetes Services Utilization under the Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion: Evidence from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Gilbert Gonzales, Ph.D., M.H.A.
Frances Anderson Evaluation of the Minnesota TB Screening Program: Immigrants and Refugees with TB Class conditions Arriving in the State of Minnesota, 2012-2014
Alicia Earnest, M.P.H.
Jimmy Carlucci, M.D. Prevalence and Risk Factors for Malaria among Children in Zambezia Province, Mozambique
Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H.
Alaina Davis, M.D. Depression and Medication Non-Adherence in Childhood-onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Melissa McPheeters, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Cherie Fathy Ophthalmologist Age and Patient Complaints
William Cooper, M.D., M.P.H.
Grace Fletcher Maternal Conception of Gestational Weight Gain Among Latinas: A Qualitative Study
William Heerman, M.D., M.P.H.
Sarah Greenberg Evaluation of the Home Health Market: Impact of Chain Status on Quality Care
David Stevenson, Ph.D.
Aamer Imdad, M.B.B.S. Pathogenic Escherichia coli (E. coli) As Cause Of Acute, Moderate To Severe Gastroenteritis In A Geographically Defined Pediatric Population In Colombia, South America. A Case Control Study
Oscar Gomez, M.D., Ph.D.
Kailey Lewis Variation in Tennessee Outpatient Antibiotic Prescribing by County of Practice and Provider Specialty in 2013
Marion Kainer, M.B.B.S., M.P.H.
Katie McGinnis An Exploratory Investigation Into Parent/Caregiver and Hospital Staff Perceptions About Children and Families’ Psychosocial Needs and Hospital Experiences in Two Kenyan Children’s Hospitals
Doug Heimburger, M.D., M.S.
Rany Octaria, M.D. Using Administrative and Surveillance Data to Target Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Response and Prevention Strategies in Tennessee
Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H.
Ezequiel Ossemane Assessment of Guardians’ One-Day Recall of Elements of Informed Consent to a Mozambican Study of Pediatric Bacteremia
Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H.
Caroline Presley, M.D. Validation of an Algorithm to Identify Heart Failure Hospitalization and Retrospective Assessment of Frailty Status
Robert Greevy, Jr., Ph.D.
Jason Pryor, M.D. Pregnancy Intention and Maternal Alcohol Consumption
Katherine Hartmann, M.D., Ph.D.
Markus Renno, M.D. Toward High-Value Utilization of Pediatric Echocardiography: Foundations for a Robust Quality Improvement Initiative
Prince Kannankeril, M.D.
Kidane Amare Sarko Influence of HIV Status Disclosure on Facility-based Delivery and Postpartum Retention of Mothers in a Prevention Clinical Trial in Rural Nigeria
Muktar Aliyu, M.D., M.P.H., Dr.P.H.
Cassie Smith Evaluating the Frequency and Dispersion of ACOs with Multiple Payer Contracts
Michael Richards, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Shanel Tage Determinants of Breastfeeding Self Efficacy Among Mexican Immigrant Women
Melanie Lutenbacher, R.N., Ph.D.
Grace Umutesi Evaluation of the Impact of the 2014 Ebola Outbreak on the Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) Surveillance Programs of Guinea and Liberia
Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H.
Christopher Wahlfeld, Ph.D. HIV Rapid Diagnostic Test Inventories in Zambézia Province, Mozambique: A Tale of Two Test Kits
Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H.
Katherine Watson, M.D. Measuring Health Literacy in Parents of Young Children
Russell Rothman, M.D., M.P.P.
Student Topic and Mentor(s)
Lealani Acosta, M.D. Error Frequency in Category Fluency in Mild Cognitive Impairment
Angela Jefferson, Ph.D.
Jillian Balser Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Long-term Outcomes in Vulnerable Populations: Retrospective Analysis
Carolyn Audet, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Mary Bayham Predictors of Healthcare Utilization Among Children 6-59 months in Zambezia Province, Mozambique
Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H.
Angela Boehmer, R.N. Patient and Clinician Satisfaction with Task Shifting of Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission (PMTCT) Services in rural North-Central Nigeria
Muktar Aliyu, M.D., M.P.H., Dr.P.H.
Mariu Carlo, M.D. Executive Function, Depression, and Mental Health-Related Quality of Life in Survivors of Critical Illness
E. Wesley Ely, M.D., M.P.H.
Erin Graves, R.N. Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) outcomes in Zambézia, Mozambique
Carolyn Audet, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Erin Hamilton Evaluation of a School Nutrition Education and Fruit Delivery Intervention in Santiago, Chile
Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H.
Bryan Harris, M.D. Preventing Infection-Related Ventilator-Associated Complications
Tom Talbot, M.D., M.P.H.
Jessica Hinshaw Food Security and Dietary Diversity of a Peri-urban Community in Nicaragua
Avery Dickins de Giron, Ph.D.
Savannah Hurt Pediatric Perioperative Mortality Rates in a Sample of Urban Kenyan Hospitals
Bantayehu Sileshi, M.D.
Mary Allyson Lowry, M.D. An Innovative Mucosal Impedance Device Differentiates Active Eosinophilic Esophagitis From Inactive Disease, Nerd, and Controls
Sari Acra, M.D., M.P.H.
Joseph Maloney Microenterprise in Croix-des-bouquets, Haiti: Program Evaluation to Evaluate Affects on Poverty and Health
Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H.
Brett Norman, M.D. 30-day Readmission Rates Associated with Survivors of Severe Sepsis
John Graves, Ph.D.
Bhinnata Piya An Early Impact Assessment of Health Systems Strengthening Initiatives on Tuberculosis Outcomes: A 6 Month Prospective Cohort Study in Southeast Liberia
Kate Clouse, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Nicholas Richardson, D.O. Adverse Health Outcomes of Contemporary Survivors of Childhood & Adolescent Hodgkin Lymphoma
Debra Friedman, M.D.
Caitlin Ridgewell Prematurity as a mitigating factor in the relationship of adverse family events and adolescent depression: Analysis of the 2011/2012 National Survey of Children’s Health
Melissa McPheeters, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Althea Robinson-Shelton, M.D. Problem Behaviors in Pediatric Narcolepsy
Beth Malow, M.D.
Emily Sheldon Strategic Planning with the Turner Family Center for Social Ventures at Vanderbilt University
Bart Victor, Ph.D.
Shellese Shemwell Vaccine and Vitamin A Compliance in Children Ages 12-13 months in Zambezia Province
Natasha Halasa, M.D., M.P.H.
Thomas Spain, Jr, M.D. History of Physician Complaints and Risk of Hospital Readmission
William Cooper, M.D., M.P.H.
Krystal Tsosie, M.A. Epidemiology of Essential Hypertension and Uterine Fibroids
Todd L. Edwards, Ph.D.
Zachary Willis, M.D. Risk Factors for Persistent and Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection among Pediatric Oncology Patients
Cecilia Di Pentima, M.D., M.P.H.
Jo Ellen Wilson, M.D. Catatonic Signs in Patients with Delirium in the ICU: A nested prospective cohort study
E. Wesley Ely, M.D., M.P.H.
Kathleene Wooldridge, M.D. Social Isolation and Hospital Length of Stay in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
Sunil Kripalani, M.D., M.Sc.
Student Topic and Mentor(s)
Amma Bosompem, M.S. Evaluation of Treatment Completion Rates for Latent Tuberculosis Infection in Refugees in Davidson County
Connie Haley, M.D., M.P.H.
Mary DeAgostino-Kelly Analysis of Sex Differences within the Nutritional Support for Africans Starting Antiretroviral Therapy Study Results
Douglas Heimburger, M.D., M.S.
Annabelle de St. Maurice, M.D. Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Tennessee: Regional Differences in Rates, Racial Distribution and Antibiotic Susceptibility
Natasha Halasa, M.D., M.P.H.
Jay Doss, M.D. A Study of Rheumatoid Arthritis by Serotype in a Clinical Electronic Health Record
Joshua Denny, M.D., M.S.
Najibah Galadanci, M.B.B.S. Acceptability and Safety of Hydroxyurea for Primary Prevention of Stroke in Children with Sickle Cell Disease in Nigeria
Michael DeBaun, M.D., M.P.H.
Dupree Hatch, M.D. Endotracheal Intubation Safety and Outcomes in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
E. Wesley Ely, M.D., M.P.H.
Caleb Hayes A Focus Group Study on the Barriers to Type 2 Diabetes Self-management among Latinos in Middle Tennessee
Chandra Osborn, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Colleen Kiernan, M.D. Utilization of Radioiodine After Thyroid Lobectomy In Patients with Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: Does it Change Outcomes?
David Penson, M.D., M.P.H.
Sahar Kohanim, M.D. Risk Factors and Patterns of Unsolicited Patient Complaints in Ophthalmology: an Analysis of a Large National Patient Complaint Registry
Paul Sternberg, M.D.
Kristy Kummerow, M.D. Inter-hospital Transfer for Acute Surgical Care: Does Delay Matter?
Ben Poulose, M.D., M.P.H.
Paula McIntyre, M.S. Multidimensional Poverty in Dominican Bateyes: A Metric for Targeting Public Health Interventions
Aaron Kipp, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.
Alicia Morgans, M.D. Patient-Centered Treatment Decision-Making in Advanced Prostate Cancer
David Penson, M.D., M.P.H.
Thomas O’Lynnger, M.D. Standardizing the Initial and ICU Management of Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Improves Outcomes at Discharge: A Pre- and Post-Implementation Comparison Study
John Wellons, M.D,. M.S.P.H.
Cristin Quinn Changes in the Comprehensiveness of Care Provided at HIV Care and Treatment Programs in the IeDEA Collaboration from 2009 to 2014
Bill Wester, M.D., M.P.H.
Scott Revey, M.A. Women’s Agency in Rural Mozambique: Multidimensional Poverty and The Decision to Bear Children
Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H.
Katie Rizzone, M.D. Development of a Survey to Study Sports Specialization and Injury Risk in College Athletes
Christianne Roumie, M.D., M.P.H.
Elizabeth Rose, M.Ed. Determinants of undernutrition among children aged 6 to 59 months in rural Zambézia Province, Mozambique: Results of a population-based cross-sectional survey
Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H.
Jay Shah, D.O. Association Between Disease Activity and Fatigue in Adolescents with Crohn’s Disease
Maciej Buchowski, Ph.D.
Ebele Umeukeje, M.B.B.S. Increasing Autonomous Motivation in End Stage Renal Disease to Enhance Phosphate Binder Adherence
Kerri Cavanaugh, M.D., M.H.S.
Andrew Wu Incidence and Risk Factors for Respiratory Syncytial Virus and Human Metapneumovirus Infections Among Children in the Remote Highlands of Peru
Carlos Grijalva, M.D., M.P.H.
Student Topic and Mentor(s)
Jay Bala Diagnostic trends in rural health clinics in Southern, Zambia, 2003-2009: Informatics for clinic data management
Doug Heimburger, M.D., M.S.
Imani Brown Positive prevention in Zambézia province, Mozambique: How effective/useful is the messaging?
Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H.
Charlotte Buehler, M.S. Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to examine spatial patterns and clustering of HIV knowledge withing three districts of Zambézia Province, Mozambique
Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H.
Lanla Conteh, M.D. Radiologic-Histologic concordance for hepatocellular carcinoma: comparing lesions treated with locoregional therapy versus untreated lesions
Seth Karp, M.D.
Liz Dancel, M.D. Acculturation and Infant Feeding Styles in a Latino Population: Results from an Ongoing Randomized Controlled Trial of Obesity Prevention
Russell Rothman, M.D., M.P.P.
Eileen Duggan, M.D. Patterns of Care, Outcomes and Healthcare Utilization for Patients with Perforated Appendicitis at Children’s Hospitals
Martin Blakely, M.D., M.S.
Laura Edwards Evaluation of a health management mentoring program in rural Mozambique: successes and challenges of year one of implementation
Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H.
Ditah Fausta, M.D. Pharmacogenomics of Anti-Retroviral Drug-Induced Hepatoxicity
David Haas, M.D.
Monique Foster, M.D. Prevalence of Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli and Analysis of Classical and Non-Classical Virulence Factors
Oscar Gomez, M.D., Ph.D.
Oliver Gunter, M.D. Teaching Status is Associated with Early Postoperative Complications in Emergency Abdominal Operations
Dan Barocas, M.D., M.P.H.
Bill Heerman, M.D. Parent Health Literacy and Injury Prevention Behaviors for Infants
Shari Barkin, M.D., M.S.H.S.
Angela Horton-Henderson, M.D. Predictors of Acute Care Transfers from Inpatient Rehabilitation
Sunil Kripalani, M.D., M.Sc.
Jessica Islam Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceptions of Cervical Cancer and the HPV Vaccine in a Cohort of Bangladeshi Women
Muktar Aliyu, M.D., M.P.H., Dr.P.H.
Yaa Kumah-Crystal, M.D., M.A. Technology Use for Self-Management Problem Solving in Adolescent Diabetes and its Relationship to Hba1C
Shelagh Mulvaney, Ph.D., and Russell Rothman, M.D., M.P.P.
Chrispine Moyo, M.B.Ch.B. WHO 2007 Policy Recommendation to Initiate Anti-Retroviral Therapy with Tenofovir instead of Stavudine: Implementation Status in Zambia and 12-months Outcome Evaluation
Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., and Doug Heimburger, M.D., M.S.
Elizabeth Murphy Youth Violence Prevention in the Sierra Region of Chiapas, Mexico; Identifying Relevant Positive Youth Development Approaches to Promote Healthy Relationships
Carol Etheringon, R.N., M.S.N.
Christopher Nyirenda, M.B.Ch.B. Plasma Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Zambian Adults with HIV/AIDS: Relation to Dietary Intake and Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Doug Heimburger, M.D., M.S.
Colby Passaro MSM HIV/Syphilis Testing and Sexual Risk Behaviors at a Lima CBO: A Cross-Sectional Retrospective Study
Connie Haley, M.D., M.P.H., and Aaron Kipp, Ph.D.
Heather Paulin, M.D. Antenatal Care Uptake in Zambézia Province, Mozambique
William Wester, M.D., M.P.H.
Matthew Resnick, M.D. Self-referral for Advanced Imaging in Urolithiasis: Implications for Utilization and Quality of Care
David Penson, M.D., M.P.H.
Cecelia Theobald, M.D. Improving Quality of Care for Patients Transferred to VUH: Targeting Provider Communication
Sunil Kripalani, M.D., M.Sc.
Christopher Tolleson, M.D. Motor Timing in Parkinson’s Disease Patients with Freezing of Gait
David Robertson, M.D.
Yuri van der Heijden, M.D. Missed Opportunities for Tuberculosis Screening in Pediatric Primary Care
Timothy Sterling, M.D.
Ellen Zheng, PhD, M.S. HIV infection and related risk factors among men who have sex with men (MSM) with commercial sex activities in China
Han-Zhu Qian, M.D., Ph.D.
Student Topic and Mentor(s)
Dwayne Dove, M.D., Ph.D. Neuroimaging Young School-Age Children: Brain Connectivity and Pre-Reading Skills in Kindergarten
Laurie Cutting, M.A., Ph.D.
Leigh Howard, M.D. A Phase I Study in Healthy Adults to Assess the Safety, Reactogenicity, and Immunogenicity of Influenza A/H5N1 Virus Vaccine Administered With and Without Adjuvant System 03
Kathryn Edwards, M.D.
Eiman Jahangir, M.D. The Socioeconomic and Sociodemographic Determinants to Awareness, Treatment, and Control of Hypertension in the Southern Cone
Doug Sawyer, M.D., Ph.D., and Adolfo Rubinstein, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Ashley Karpinos, M.D. Prevalence of Hypertension Among Collegiate Male Athletes
Russell Rothman, M.D., M.P.P.
Pat Keegan, M.D. Patterns of Care Regarding Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer
Dan Barocas, M.D., M.P.H., and David Penson, M.D., M.P.H.
Dzifaa Lotsu, M.D. Role of Omega Fatty Acids in Colorectal Cancer
Harvey Murff, M.D., M.P.H.
Andre Marshall, M.D. Socioeconomic Disparities of 30-day Readmissions Following Surgical Treatment of Appendicitis in Children
Martin Blakely, M.D.
Leigh Anne Dageforde, M.D. Health Literacy Assessment in Dyads of Primary Support Persons and Patients being Evaluated for Kidney Transplantation
C. Wright Pinson, M.D., Irene D. Feurer, Ph.D., and Derek E. Moore, M.D., M.P.H.
Rebecca Snyder, M.D. Patterns of Care in Perioperative Therapy for Resectable Gastric Cancer
David Penson, M.D., M.P.H.
Jose Tique, M.D. Assessing Literacy and Numeracy in Patients with HIV Infection in Mozambique: Validation of the HIV Literacy Test
Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H., and Phillip Ciampa, M.D., M.P.H.
Eduard Vasilevskis, M.D. Developing a Daily Prediction Model for Acute Brain Dysfunction in Older Patients: A New Tool for Quality Measurement and Improvement
E. Wesley Ely, M.D., M.P.H.
Joshua Warolin, D.O. Factors in Adolescent Weight Gain, a Prospective Cohort
Maciej Buchowski, M.D.
Candice Williams, M.D. Rural Residence and Access to Mental Health Care for Children and Adolescents after a Suicide Attempt
William Cooper, M.D., M.P.H.
Elizabeth Williams, M.D. Educational Intervention to Improve Acceptance of the Recommended Childhood Vaccine Schedule in Vaccine Hesitant Parents
Kathryn Edwards, M.D.
Jessica Young, M.D. Severe Dysmenorrhea in Adolescence and its Association with Somatization, Mood Symptoms, and Chronic Pain
Lynn Walker, Ph.D.
Alex Diamond, D.O. Determining the effects of participation in organized physical activity as a youth on a variety of short as well as long-term patient and societal-oriented outcome measures
Andrew Gregory, M.D.
Richard Epstein, Ph.D. Sudden cardiac death risk and psychotropic drug use in young women
William Cooper, M.D., M.P.H.
Jennifer Esbenshade, M.D. Surveillance of influenza shedding in healthcare workers in a pediatric intensive care unit
Tom Talbott, M.D., M.P.H.
Sara Horst, M.D. Evaluating a cohort of patients diagnosed with different chronic abdominal pain syndromes as children or adolescents now being evaluated as young adults
Lynn S. Walker, Ph.D.
Tera Howard, M.D. Health literacy defined as the degree to which patients can obtain, process and understand basic health information and services they need to make appropriate health decisions
Sunil Kripalani, M.D., M.Sc.
Matthew Landman, M.D. Effects of organ allocation strategies in liver transplantation
C. Wright Pinson, M.D
Christopher Lee, M.D. Development of muscle imaging as a biomarker in amyotropic lateral sclerosis
Beth Ann Malow, M.D.
Alessandro Morandi, M.D. The role of pre-hospital use of statins on delirium and long-term cognitive impairment prevention in critically ill patients
E. Wesley Ely, M.D., M.P.H.
Wesley Self, M.D. Comparing the results of a real-time polymerase chair reaction (PCR) test targeting Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and culture results from purulent material isolated from skin and soft tissue (SST) abscesses
Bob Dittus, M.D., M.P.H.
Julia Shelton, M.D. Effects of wound classification on the incidence of abdominal wall incisional hernias
Mike Holzman, M.D.
Anees Siddiqui, M.B.B.S. Preventing HIV/AIDS transmission among female sex workers (FSWs)in Nawabshah, Sindh by assessing prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)and knowledge regarding HIV/AIDS transmission
Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D.