Recent Thesis Topics

2nd year students

2018

  • Community Health Worker Perceptions of and Experiences with Mobile Health Technology in Kampala, Uganda
  • Easy EC: A Special Thesis Project
  • Determinants of Breastfeeding Initiation & Exclusive Breastfeeding in Colombia
  • The World Health Organization Code and Exclusive Breastfeeding in China, India, and Vietnam
  • Food Intake During Pregnancy in a Periurban Community in Nicaragua: Sources of Influence and Maternal Beliefs
  • Life or Death: A Qualitative Study of Insulin Access Barriers and Related Coping Strategies Among Adults with Type 1 Diabetes in the U.S.
  • Marketing of Violence: A Thematic Analysis of Violence in Music Videos
  • Measuring Collective Impact and Child Mental Health in Project LAUNCH
  • Coffee Drinking & Relative Telomere Length: A Meta-Analysis
  • Contraceptive Choice & The Affordable Care Act (ACA): A Systematic Review with Political Context
  • Emotional Intelligence Skill-Building: An App-Based Intervention for Graduate Student Wellbeing
  • Spousal Associations in Active and Relinquished Control to Cope with Chronic Conditions
  • The Role of State-Level Protective Policies in Mitigating Health and Intimate Partner Violence Disparities Among Sexual Minorities
  • Expanded HIV Testing Initiative in Connecticut: 10-Year Anniversary Report 2007-2017
  • Food Insecurity and Academic Achievement: Assessing Mediators and Moderators in a US Urban Setting
  • Gender Inequality and HIV Vulnerability in Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Food Insecurity Among Adults with Substance Use Disorders
  • Father Engagement in Early Childhood and Children’s Later Risk of Overweight and Obesity
  • Project EQuIP: Developing a Psychosocial Intervention for Sexual Minority Women’s Depression, Suidcidality, Alcohol Use
  • Impact of Environmental Provisions for Menstrual Hygiene Management on Girls’ Math and Reading Text Scores in Ethiopia
  • Distributive Justice: Cumulative Carbon Dioxide Emissions and C3-Crop-Related Protein and Zinc Deficiency by Country

2017

  • CARE New Haven health study: Follow-up food access and health study
  • Residential Stability and Perceptions of Safety in New Haven
  • It’s not about giving them everything”: Newly-pregnant women prospectively asses their ability to be good mothers
  • A Qualitative Analysis of Seniors' Attitudes Towards Primary Medical Care Following a Fall Prevention Program
  • Connect the dots: Urban migration, stigma management and health among gay Asian men in New York City
  • Forced child marriage & food insecurity in Sub-Saharan Africa: A synergistic relationship?
  • Reproductive Decision Making and Sex Education on Rosebud Reservation
  • The effects on health of gentrification of queer and trans enclaves
  • Effectiveness of a farm-based nutrition program: a four-year study of New Haven Farms’ Farm-Based Wellness Program
  • Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program Associated with Produce Purchasing on Navajo Nation
  • Doctor-Patient Communication and HPV Knowledge: Data from the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS)
  • Understanding engagement as a barrier to psychiatric treatment for high-risk families: a qualitative study of IICAPS
  • Assessing the effects of psychosocial determinants of health on HIV treatment adherence and viral suppression among a population of men who have sex with men in Lima, Peru
  • ACA Medicaid Expansion and Mental Illness Among Young Adults in the United States
  • Group prenatal care as a case study in transformational change in health care systems: Successes, challenges, and frameworks for scaling up
  • Predictors of sexual and reproductive health outcomes among pregnant adolescents
  • Abortion in Brazil: The effect of race on frequency and risk of abortion
  • Meal bundles and Samples: Increasing preference for and convenience of healthy food in a food pantry
  • A Balancing Act - Food Imports and Noncommunicable Disease in Samoa

2016

  • Preventing Excess Weight Gain in Samoa: What Can We Learn from Healthy Positive Weight Deviants?
  • Exposure to Pesticides and Food Packaging Materials and BMI in Samoan Mothers and Children.
  • What Keeps Adolescents Coming Back? Perspectives from the Yale Bright Bodies Pediatric Weight Management Program.
  • Barriers, Motivators, Facilitators Related to Engagement in HIV Care among Ghanaian Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) Living with HIV: A Qualitative Study.
  • The Role of Family History in Predicting Dissection Outcomes.
  • A Process Evaluation of a Relationship Strengthening HIV Prevention Intervention: The Partners in LIFE Curriculum Amongst Adolescent Parents in New Haven, Connecticut.
  • Saying No to Another Beer: Association of Positive Age Stereotypes with Lower Prevalence of Alcohol Use Disorders.
  • Impact of Alcohol on Families in Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Hands Up: Structural Stigma and Policing Sex Workers.
  • Conflict-Affected Youth Livelihoods Programming: Bridging the Gap Between Research & Practice.
  • Associations of Pre- and Post-Cancer Depression with End-of-Life Cancer Care Intensity.
  • Evaluating Resilience in Syrian and Jordanian Youth.
  • Patterns of Drug Use and Correlates of Active Amphetamine-type Substance Use Among Sex Workers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Women are Not Perceived as Sexual Beings”: A Qualitative Analysis of Multi-Level Barriers to HIV Testing among Women in Lebanon.
  • Forced Displacement & Health.
  • Their happiness is my happiness"---Chinese Visiting Grandparents Grandparenting in the US.

2015

  • Resiliency among High-Risk Adolescents: Examining the Moderating Role of Positive Future Expectations
  • Assessing the Programmatic and Financial Sustainability Among SeriousFun Global Partnership Program Camp Directors
  • Gender Differences in Linguistic Indicators of Communion and Agency: Associations with Caregiver Stress
  • Age Differences in Social Support and Mental Health in Male Veterans
  • Gender differences in adult child caregiving patterns: Associations with care-recipients’ physical and mental health and cognitive status
  • Marital satisfaction and Health of older caregiving spouses: The role of attachment insecurity
  • Housing Instability and Birth Weight Among Young Urban Mothers
  • Breastfeeding and Obesity among Mothers and Children: A Double-Edged Sword
  • Assessment of Reproductive Health and Gender-Based Violence among Displaced Syrian Women in Lebanon
  • The Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Breastfeeding: A Demographic and Health Surveys Analysis of India, Nepal and Timor-Leste
  • Attitudes and Beliefs Towards Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Substance Dependence and Abuse Among Fishermen in Eastern Malaysia
  • Exploring the Prevalence and Effects of Sexual Stigma, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation on Mental Health in Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and Transgender Women (TG) in Chennai, India