Recent Thesis Topics

2019

2nd year students
Class of 2018 students
  • “Throwing drops of water at a wildfire”: Patient and provider strategies for navigating housing instability and type 2 diabetes
  • “We would’ve had so many options” Network Capital, Social Exchanges, and the Aging Experience
  • Addressing Racial Health Inequities in San Francisco A qualitative research project with the Maternal Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) section of the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH)
  • An Opportunity for Research in the Age of Mass Incarceration: The Association Between Prison Release Rate and HIV Incidence Rates by Sex, 2008-2016
  • Assessing Managerial Accountability in Ethiopia's Primary Healthcare System
  • Association of Alcohol Use Disorder on HIV Correlates, Testing, and HIV Status among MSM in Ukraine
  • Attachment Security and Psychological Health in Adult Child Caregivers and Their Parents with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
  • Barriers to Healthy Eating among Working Women in Malaysia
  • Carrying Pebbles: Toward Trauma Informed Theater with Emergency Medical Responders
  • Changing body size perceptions among Samoan adults: the view across two decades
  • Connecticut Thrives: Reimagining Community Health Workers - A Gap Analysis for Pediatric Behavioral Health in Connecticut and Proposed Workforce Recommendations
  • Coping with a White Campus: Understanding the Impact of Campus Demographics on the Mental Health of Racial and Ethnic Minority Students
  • Development and Evaluation of a Clinical Quality Scorecard for Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center
  • Differential Effects of Medicaid Expansion on Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Primary Care Access
  • Entrapment and the Emergency Department
  • Estimating Mortality after natural disasters in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review
  • Evaluation of a Patient Navigation Program for Vulnerable Families
  • Feasibility of Augmenting Brief Interventions with Text Messaging to Reduce Adolescent Alcohol and Marijuana Use: A Pilot Study
  • Food Insecurity and Youth Homelessness: A Qualitative Approach to Understanding Barriers and Strategies of Food Obtainment
  • How Relationships Shape Financial Decisions for Low-Income Adults with Serious Mental Illness
  • Impacts of Hepatitis C Virus Infection Treatment for Patients in Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
  • Influence of Caregiver Sociodemographic Characteristics and Child Sleep Location on Toddlers’ Bedtimes
  • Intergenerational Effect of Adverse Birth Outcomes of Parents and Offspring Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) risk in Denmark: A Population-based Cohort Study
  • Is my neighborhood a good place to live? Associations between neighborhood reputation and health
  • Maternal Health & Rights in Uganda
  • Mobile Technology and Cancer in Rural Populations - A Systematic Review
  • Old & Sexy: Investigating and Reducing Stigmatization of Sexually-Active Older Persons
  • Older Adult Spouses’ Emotional Responses to Reminiscing about Their First Encounter: Associations with Mental Health, Marital Satisfaction, and Cardiovascular Reactivity
  • Perspectives of Community Based Organizations on Research Capacity and Engagement: A Qualitative Analysis
  • Perspectives of Type 2 Diabetes Patients on Their Interactions with Providers
  • Predictors of participation in Group Well Child Care: Where do we go from here?
  • PrEP uptake, adherence, and persistence: Qualitative interviews with Women Experiencing IPV, IPV Service Providers, and Healthcare Providers
  • Putting the T in MLP: The Role of Trust in Medical Legal Partnerships
  • SAFER Well Water: Exploring Environmental Screening Efforts for Family Child Care Homes
  • Strategizing to Navigate Food Access Barriers: Diabetes Management Among Low-income Adults
  • Strengthening Maternal, Infant and Young Child Feeding Training and Education Delivery in Ghana
  • Substance Use in Lebanon: Perceptions of Key Stakeholders
  • The Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Women with Developmental Disabilities: A Critical Analysis of the Public Health Research Globally
  • Violence and Postpartum Drug Abstinence among Substance-Using Mothers
  • What Does it Meme? A Qualitative Analysis of Adolescents’ Perceptions of Tobacco and Marijuana Messaging
  • Wholesome Wave Communities Market Approach

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 Peri-urban 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, Suicidality, 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 Serious Fun 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