Recent Thesis Topics

2018

  • Hookworm infection across age groups in Kintampo North Municipality, Ghana: the picture after seven years of school-based mass drug administration
  • Prevalence and risk factors for colonization and infection due to vancomycin-resistant Enterococci in ICU patients
  • Mixed-Methods Study of Fingerprint Scanning in TB Household Contact Investigation
  • The Impact of Typhoid Conjugate Vaccines on Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Sepsis and Septic Shock Epidemiology Among Adult and Pediatric Patients in Connecticut
  • Assessment and Optimization of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Prophylaxis Regimens in Connecticut, 1995-2013
  • Structural Equation Modeling to Assess Whether Knowing Your Partner Has an STI Influences Your Intentions to Have Safe Sex and Condom Attitudes
  • Socioeconomic Status and Salmonella Serotypes in FoodNet Surveillance Areas 2010-2016
  • Serological Evidence of Asymptomatic Powassan Virus Cases: A Review
  • Evaluating the Utility of Facility-Based Surveillance for Zika Virus Disease in Puerto Rico: Comparison of Passive and Sentinel Enhanced Surveillance Data
  • Development of Genetic Risk Score for Bloodstream Infections
  • Pneumococcal Growth Phenotypes with Serotype Invasiveness
  • Screening Youth for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea through HIV/Syphilis Outreach Vans: An Evaluation of a Community Approach Program
  • Host Iron Nutrition Status and Infectious Disease: A Realist Review
  • The Impact of Typhoid Conjugate Vaccines on Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Determining the Association between Area Based Socioeconomic Measures and Community-Associated Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) versus Healthcare-Associated CDI in New Haven County, 2011-2016
  • Violence Against Women Post-Natural Disaster
  • Comparison of simultaneous capillary and venous parasitemia and genotyping results from children and adults with uncomplicated malaria: A prospective study in Uganda
  • Assessment of current needs and barriers to care for people living with HIV in New London County
  • The Opioid Crisis in Connecticut: A Cross Sectional Comparison of Opioid-Involved Fatalities Across Locale and Time (2009-2010 and 2016-2016
  • Increasing PCV Impact Estimate Credibility Via Pooled Analysis
  • Epidemiology of human infections with highly pathogenic avian influenza a (h7n9) virus, China
  • Surgical Site Infection Surveillance: An Analysis of Trends and Implications for Public Surveillance Reporting and Hospital Reimbursement
  • Antimicrobial Use for Urinary Tract infection among Older End-stage Cancer Patients Transitioning to Comfort Measures Only in a Large Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital
  • Examining The Overall Effectiveness Of Vaccination By Combining Herd Immunity, Vaccine And Pathogen Characteristics, And Population Coverage Level Using A Mathematical Model

2017

  • The Effect of Environment on Rat Population Metrics in Association with Urban Health”
  • Clinical Risk Factors of Active Tuberculosis and Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Rural South Africa"
  • Prospective Assessment of Risk Factors of Incident TB in High Burden South African communities”
  • Use of a National Database to Examine the Associations Between Sex Education and Sexual Behaviors”
  • Analysis of the Association Between Pediatric Respiratory Tract Microbiome and Asthma Exacerbation or Severity”
  • Comparing the Performance of School-Closure Decisions Informed by Deterministic and Stochastic Models of Influenza Epidemics”
  • Tuberculosis Treatment Non-Response among Diabetics and Pre-diabetics in Bangladesh”
  • Estimating the Effect of Climatic Factors on the Incidence of Typhoid Fever with Time Series Regression: A Meta-Analysis"
  • Soil-Transmitted Helminthiases and Growth of Guatemalan Children”
  • Acculturation and Adherence to Mammography Screening Guidelines among Hispanic/Latino Women Living in the Northeast, United States”
  • Effectiveness of Lyme Disease Vaccine in Clinical Practice in Connecticut”
  • Descriptive Epidemiology and Trends of Human Infections with Avian Influenza A(H7N9) in Mainland China during the First Four Seasons”
  • Animal & Human Leptospirosis in a High Transmission Setting in Fiji”
  • An Epidemiological Study of HIV, HBV, and HCV Infections among Drug Users in Cyprus, 2016”
  • Analysis of Household Food Group Expenditure Patterns, and Their Association with Child Height for Age Z-Score (HAZ), and Factors Influencing These Expenditure Patterns”
  • Supporting and Uplifting People of Color (SUPOC): A Psychosocial Support and Resilience Building Intervention for Hispanic and Black Communities in Harlem, NY"
  • Analysis of State-Level Opioid Death Trends and Policy Interventions, 1999-2015”

2016

  • Characterizing Domestic Mosquito Infestations in Montserrat, West Indies During Chikungunya Emergence in the Caribbean (2013-2015)
  • Cost and Burden of Chikungunya in the Americas
  • Seroprevalence and Risk Factors for Leptospirosis in an Urban Community of Puerto Rico
  • Zika and Ebola Outbreaks Reveal Deficiencies in Biotechnology R&D Practices for Emerging Diseases
  • Care-seeking patterns among rural communities in the Republic of Congo
  • Predictors of Breast Density in Hispanic and Latino Women in the Northeast Region of the United States
  • Livestock Prevalence of Brucellosis and Q-fever in Thailand
  • Assessment of Floral-derived Aromatic Compounds and Sugar Lures to Capture Male and Female Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae)
  • Azithromycin Pharmacodynamics against Non-typeable H. influenza
  • Trends in HPV 16/18-Associated Cervical Lesions in New Haven County, Connecticut, 2008-2014
  • Neighborhood Level Socioeconomic Status and County Fairs and the risk to Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli Incidence in Connecticut, 2012 to 2014
  • HCV and Drug Transition in CT Nonurban Injection Drug Users
  • Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Glossina pallidipes in Nguruman National Park (Kenya)
  • Sociodemographic Differences in Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Impact: A Systematic Review
  • Tying Community Engagement with Appropriate Technology at the Last Mile: A Cluster Randomized Trial to Determine the Effectiveness of a Novel, Digital Necklace and Voice Reminder Platform on Increasing Infant Immunization Adherence among Mothers in Rural Udaipur, India
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus in Connecticut: Predictors of Seasonal Epidemic Timing
  • A Systematic Review of Sexual Violence and HIV in the Post-Disaster Context: Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Evaluating substance use in a network of emerging adult males via analysis of text messages sent and received
  • Time in Ghana and Dietary Patterns in Liberian Refugees
  • Intermediate Assessment of the Khushi Baby cRCT: Implementation of a novel mHealth solution for vaccination record keeping in rural Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • The effect of spatiotemporally-dependent PM10¬ exposure on birthweight in the Lanzhou Birth Cohort
  • Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor Polymorphisms and Tuberculosis Disease Susceptibility in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Neurocognitive Impairment Negatively Influences Antiretroviral Medication Adherence Among HIV-infected Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transgender Women in Peru
  • Whole-genome sequencing and phylogenetic analysis of novel paramyxoviruses discovered in bats from Brazil

2015

  • Epidemiology of Malaria in Kintampo North District, Ghana: An Evaluation of Behavior, Nutritional Status, Hookworm Co-infection, and Antibody Responses
  • Determinants of Early Infant Feeding Practices of HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative Mothers in Pretoria, South Africa
  • Resilience and its Mediating Effect on the Relationship Between Life Stress and Health-related Quality of Life in Older Adult People Living with HIV/AIDS
  • Human Behavioral and Ecological Risk Factors for Development of Lyme Disease on Block Island, Rhode Island
  • The Epidemiology of Tuberculosis in Nunavut
  • Characterization of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolates from Swine Workers in Romania
  • Examination of Influenza Incidence by Area-Based Socioeconomic Indicators in Connecticut, 2006-2012
  • The Role of Antibiotics in Microbial Interactions of COPD
  • Incidence of Salmonella and Neighborhood Poverty Level in Connecticut, 2000-2011
  • Use of the State Immunization System to Assess Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Among Children 6-35 Months of Age in New Haven County, CT, 2003-2012
  • A Descriptive Cross-sectional Pilot Study, Employing the Community CAREWare Database, to Identify Predictors of Engagement in Care at the Yale New Haven Hospital Nathan Smith Clinic
  • Hypersensitivity Reactions to Ixodes Scapularis Bites and Protection Against Tick-Borne Infection
  • Economic Coping Mechanisms in Response to Household Health Shocks in Kagera, Tanzania: 1991-2004
  • A Predictive Model of Avian Influenza Outbreaks among Poultry in Egypt
  • Factors Associated to Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Parental Perspective from Calca, Peru
  • Addressing the Silicosis, TB and HIV Epidemic Among Gold Mineworkers in South Africa: The Way Forward
  • Differences Among Patients with Recurrent vs. Incident-only Clostridum difficile Infection: A Case-Control Study of Treatment Effectiveness at Yale New Haven Hospital, 2010-2011
  • Evaluation of the National Malaria Surveillance System of Bhutan, 2006-2012