Recent Thesis Topics

2019

  • Assessment of lead exposure to children in a historically contaminated area, Copsa Mica, Romania
  • Association of HPV and Oral Cancer
  • Coarse Particulate Matter Exposure and Inflammation
  • Evaluation of sociodemographic factors and presence of oil and gas waste disposal wells in Kansas
  • Evaluation of the Endocrine Disrupting Potential of Chemicals Used in Crumb Rubber: A Multi-Factorial Approach
  • Examining the Association Between Cigarette Smoking and Hypertension in Rural China
  • Exploring Pharmaceutical Waste Prevention and Disposal Practices in Nurse Populations
  • Exposure to 1,4-dioxane Dysregulates Stool Metabolomic Network
  • Exposure to Atmospheric Metals Using Moss Bio-Indicators and Neonatal Health Outcomes in Portland, Oregon
  • Function of PIWI-Interacting RNAs in Prostate Cancer
  • Impacts of Ambient Temperature on Foodborne Salmonella Infection
  • Insecticides and Obesity Risk in the Agricultural Health Study
  • Interaction between Green Chemistry, United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Public Health
  • Multi-State Analysis of Unconventional Oil and Gas Development and Rates of Sexually Transmitted Infections in the United States
  • Project on Assessing the Temperature-Mortality Relationship for Older Adults in China
  • Proximity to Nearest Major Road and Time to Pregnancy in the Early Pregnancy Study
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Assessment of Inhalable Particles and Volatile Organic Compounds for an Aerospace Product Manufacturer
  • Using Volatile Organic Compounds in Exhaled Breath as a Biomarker for Early Lung Cancer Detection: A Systematic Review

2018

  • Phthalate Exposure from Drinking Water in Romanian Adolescents 
  • Assessment of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Residential Proximity to Unconventional Natural Gas (UNG) Development in Ohio
  • The Association Between Food Environments and Preschool-Aged Children Obesity Rate: A County-Level Cross- Sectional Study in the United States
  • Medical, nursing, and physician assistant student knowledge and attitudes toward climate change, pollution, and resource utilization in the health care sector
  • Exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCBs) and Risk of Papillary Thyroid Cancer (PTC): A Nested Case-Control Study
  • Enrichment Analysis to Identify Biochemical Pathways, Commonly Altered in Right-sided Colon Cancer
  • Alcohol Consumption and the Risk of Stomach Cancer: A Meta-analysis 
  • Association between electronic health records meaningful use attestation and Medicare spending per beneficiary among US hospitals
  • National NCDs research capacity assessment in 7 LMICs

2017

  • Examining the Association Between Temperature and Mental Health-related Outcomes in California
  • Cell Phone Use and Risk of Thyroid Cancer: a Population-based Case Control Study in Connecticut
  • Understanding the Role of Effect Modification of Maternal Risk Factors on Infant Respiratory Distress Outcomes
  • Genetic Variations in the AGEs/AGER Pathway and Risk of Pancreatic Cancer
  • Assessment of Volative Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Residential Proximity to Unconventional Natural Gas (UNG) Development in Ohio
  • Chemicals in Crumb Rubber Synthetic Turf Infill Predicted to be the Most Toxic
  • Toxicology and Pharmacokinetics of Perfluoroorctanoic Acid (PFOA)

2016

  • Residential lifetime drinking water source and thyroid cancer risk: A Connecticut based case-control study 
  • Aldehyde Dehydrogenase in Tumor Clinical Outcomes: Prediction of Cancer Prognosis and Metastasis 
  • Smoking, Genetic Polymorphisms in DNA Repair Genes and Risk of Thyroid Cancer 
  • Exposure to fracking-released air pollutants and reported health symptoms: a two-year environmental health survey in Southwestern Pennsylvania 
  • Cost-effectiveness of multidisciplinary management and exercise training in heart failure treatment 
  • The role of folate in the association between perinatal air pollution exposure and birth outcomes in Lanzhou, China 
  • Residential proximity to industrial manufacturing facilities and risk of thyroid cancer 
  • piRNAs variants and lung cancer risk: a post-GWAS study 
  • Dietary Patterns and Thyroid Cancer Risk: a Population-Based Case-Control Study 
  • All-source exposures to arsenic for residents living near historic gold mine in northwest Romania

2015

  • Association Between Time Since Food Safety Training and Inspection Score
  • Environmental Risk Assessment of Community Acquired Legionellosis from Recycled Water Use in Los Angeles County California
  • Water Quality Near Shale Gas Development Sites in Rural Southwestern Pennsylvania
  • Health Surveillance of Households Near Shale Gas Extraction Sites
  • Assessment of Utility & Educational Value of a Virtual Medical Ops Center
  • Effect of Maternal Arsenic Metabolism on Low Birth Weight in Romania
  • Air Pollution & The Health Impact Associated with Cookstove Replacement
  • Impact of Inorganic Arsenic Exp on Blood Pressure Reactivity
  • Occupational Hazards of Actors in Atlanta Georgia
  • Modeling Co-occurence of Aedes aegypti & Aedes Mediovittatus