Graduate Student Research Day

Please join us in celebrating the research of our graduating MS and MPH students and trainees in Biostatistics, Epidemiologic, & Bioinformatic Training in Environmental Health (BEBTEH).

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
South Campus Center, Room 316

2:30 PM | Welcome
Mike Yost, Chair

2:30 - 3:30 PM | Student Oral Presentations
Presentations by Outstanding Student and Castner Award winners

2:30 - 5:00 PM | Student Poster Session and Reception
Graduating MS and MPH students and BEBTEH trainees will present posters on their research.


Lauren Frisbie, Environmental & Occupational Health, MPH

A comparison of antibiotic resistance trends of E. coli among bovine and human isolates in Washington State.

Alex Gipe, Environmental Health, MS


Erica Grant, Environmental & Occupational Health, MPH

A Comparative Analysis of Gut Microbiota on the Human-Macaque Interface in Northeast Thailand

Demitris Haldeos, Occupational & Environmental Medicine, MPH

Green Space Exposure and Cognition: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

Joanna Harrison, Environmental Health, MS

Risks associated with exposure to Cryptosporidium and Giardia parasites in North Seattle recreational waters

Manaola Hewett, Occupational & Environmental Exposure Sciences, MS

Piloting a Health and Safety Clinic Model to Address Precarious Worker Concerns

Meagan Jackson, Environmental Health, MS

Field Effectiveness of Ultraviolet Disinfection Units: Technical and Organizational Determinants of Reliable Onsite Wastewater Treatment

Ara Jo, Occupational & Environmental Exposure Sciences, MS

PILOT STUDY: Environmental Microbiomes of Dairy Farms – A One Health Approach

Rachel Shaffer, Environmental & Occupational Health, MPH

Maternal Urinary Phthalates, Gestational Diabetes, and Glucose Intolerance During Pregnancy

Katherine Ly, Environmental & Occupational Health, MPH

Exploring Mental Health Care During Period of Rapid Urban Environmental Change in Seattle, King Co.

Kate McConnell, Environmental & Occupational Health, MPH

Linking Human and Animal Notifiable Zoonotic Disease Data in Washington State

Priya Motz, Occupational & Environmental Medicine, MPH

Occupational exposure to metals and impact on dementia incidence

Orly Stampfer, Environmental & Occupational Health, MPH

Use of Low-Cost Air Sensors in Community-Engaged Research on Wood Smoke in the Lower Yakima Valley

Jane Wong, Environmental & Occupational Health, MPH

A Taste of Freedom: The meanings & experiences of work among formerly incarcerated Asian Pacific Islander individuals

BEBTEH Trainees

Maitreyee Bose, Biostatistics, POSTDOC

Selecting Predictable Principle Components for Multipollutant Pollution Exposures Using Penalized Regression

Mei Wang Tessum, Environmental & Occupational Health, POSTDOC

Incorporating Mobile Monitoring Date in Spatio-temporal Air Pollution Modeling

Ryan Babadi, Environmental Toxicology, PhD

Phthlate Exposure and Pediatric Asthma Exacerbation: Reviewing Evidence of an Association and Future Directions

David Clausen, Biostatistics, PhD

Addressing Spatial Misalignment in Air Pollution Health Effects Modeling through Reweighted Universal Kringing

Renee Russel


Megan Suter, Epidemiology, PhD

Exposure to traffic-related air pollution and its associations with blood pressure in pregnancy and risk of preeclampsia.

Angela Zhang, Biostatistics, PhD

Transcriptomic Profiling of PBDE-exposed HepaRG cells Unveils Critical IncRNA-PCGs Pairs Involved in Intermediary Metabolism