Graduate Student Research, Projects and Practica

This page provides a searchable database of culminating projects (theses, dissertations, practicums and projects) completed by students receiving graduate degrees from our department.

To access complete UW DEOHS student theses and dissertations, visit the ResearchWorks Archive.

Year Graduate Degree Degree Option Title Faculty Advisor Project Type
2018 Rachel Shaffer MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Safer Alternatives in Dry Cleaning in King County, Washington Martin A. Cohen Practicum
2018 Orly Stampfer MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Safe Siting for Early Care and Education Facilities Catherine Karr Practicum
2018 Orly Stampfer MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Use of Low-Cost Sensors in Community-Engaged Research on Wood Smoke in the Lower Yakima Valley Catherine Karr Thesis/Dissertation
2018 Rachel M. Shaffer MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Maternal Urinary Phthalates in Relation to Gestational Diabetes and Glucose Intolerance During Pregnancy Elizabeth Sheppard Thesis/Dissertation
2017 Allyson O'Connor MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Fitting the Work to the Worker: The Impact of Participatory Ergonomics for Custodial Workers William E. Daniell Practicum
2017 Katherine Ly MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Exploring Food Deserts and Food Sovereignty in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities William E. Daniell Practicum
2017 Kim Doughty MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Fotonovelas Developed as Health and Safety Training Materials to Increase Worker Safety Awareness with Hispanic Forestry Workers in Medford, OR Arnold de Castro Practicum
2017 Allyson O'Connor MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Meeting the Challenges of Reaching Low-Wage Workers Using Community Health and Safety Trainings Noah S. Seixas Thesis/Dissertation
2017 Staci Kvak MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Generalized Workplace Harassment and Physical Health Outcomes in Nurses in the Philippines Noah S. Seixas Thesis/Dissertation
2016 Victoria Balta MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Assessing Infectious Disease Risk and Response Capabilities in the Asia Pacific Region Charles D. (Chuck) Treser Practicum
2016 Staci Kvak MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Stick with Safety: A Safety Culture and Engagement Program Arnold de Castro Practicum
2016 Mikkie Nakamura, MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Workplace Medical Unit Staffing: Appropriate Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders Arnold de Castro Practicum
2016 Jane Ann Vaccaro MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Building Emergency Response Capacity with Northwest Tribes Arnold de Castro Practicum
2016 Jane Ann Vaccaro MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Building Emergency Response Capacity with Northwest Tribes Arnold de Castro Thesis/Dissertation
2016 Victoria Balta MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Method Validation for Bacterial and Viral Analysis of Geoducks John Meschke Thesis/Dissertation
2016 Divya Ravi MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Association Between In-Utero Exposure to Diesel Exhaust and N-acetyl-cysteine Supplementation in Hyperlipidemic Pregnant Mice and Development of Atherosclerosis at Multiple Vascular Sites in the Offspring Michael E. Rosenfeld Thesis/Dissertation
2015 Katherine J. Gregersen MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Cost-Effectiveness of Driver Seat Alternatives for King County Metro Buses Peter W. Johnson Thesis/Dissertation
2015 Divya Ravi MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Addressing Household Air Pollution In Urban Shantytowns Charles D. (Chuck) Treser Practicum
2015 Margaret Willis MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Developing tools for evaluating and enhancing clinician outreach training on pesticides and child health Arnold de Castro Practicum
2015 Stella Daniels MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Noise Reduction in an Intensive Care Unit: Assessing the Effects of a Behavior Modification Noise Reduction Program Noah S. Seixas Thesis/Dissertation
2015 Meenakshi Kushwaha MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Childhood Lead Exposure in a Vietnamese Battery Recycling Village William E. Daniell Thesis/Dissertation
2015 Margaret Willis MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Exploring Clinician Training on Pesticides and Child Health and Developing Curriculum Aimed at Enhancing Self-Efficacy Catherine Karr Thesis/Dissertation
2014 Meenakshi Kushwaha MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Accuracy of Pneumonia Diagnosis for the Cooking and Pneumonia Study Assessment and Training Plan William E. Daniell Practicum
2014 Kristina Blank MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Relationship between Payment Schemes and Heat-Related Illness in Washington Agricultural Workers June T. Spector Thesis/Dissertation
2014 Herakles Li MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Molecular Viability Testing for Improved Diagnosis of Healthcare Associated Infections Gerard A. Cangelosi Thesis/Dissertation
2014 Jonathan Childers MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Engaging Environmental Democracy - Tracing the Impact of the Duwamish HIA: Evaluation via Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis William E. Daniell Thesis/Dissertation
2013 Amber Lenhart MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) A Community-Based Assessment of Urban Subsistence Fishing in Seattle, Washington Thesis/Dissertation
2013 Jill Schulte MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Spatial Modeling of Diesel Exhaust Markers in South Seattle Joel D. Kaufman Thesis/Dissertation
2013 Toluwalose Okitika MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) The University of Washington Superfund Research Program (UW-SRP) Community Organization Capacity Needs Assessment Thomas M. Burbacher Thesis/Dissertation
2012 Rachael DeSouza MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Novel Approaches to Development, Delivery, and Evaluation of a Peer-Led Occupational Safety Training for Latino Day Laborers Noah S. Seixas Thesis/Dissertation
2012 Shonnessy Gilmore MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Characterization and Isolation of Fecal Indicator Bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus, and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from Pacific Northwest Marine Beach Samples Marilyn C. Roberts Thesis/Dissertation
2012 Carley Truyens MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Menstrual Hygiene Management in South African Communal Sanitation Facilities: Recommendations to the eThekwini Department of Water and Sanitation Thesis/Dissertation
2011 Stephanie Chan MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Residential Exposure to Air Pollution and Blood Pressure: A Cross-sectional Assessment of the NIEHS Sister Study Joel D. Kaufman Thesis/Dissertation
2011 Hilary Zetlen MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Pesticide Exposure Assessment and Control in Orchards: Spectrofluorometric Analysis of Fluorescent Tracers in Air, Deposition and Wipe Samples Richard A. Fenske Thesis/Dissertation
2010 Rad Cunningham MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Occupational Risk Factors for Serum Cholinesterase Inhibition Among Pesticide Applicators Exposed to Organophosphate and N-methyl-carbamate Pesticides in Washington State, 2006-2010 Keifer Thesis/Dissertation
2010 Christine Loftus MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Development and Attempted Validation of an Asthma Vulnerability Index for Use in Targeting Schools of Region 10 EPA Catherine Karr Thesis/Dissertation
2010 Jessica Kocian MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Present in Swine Confined Animal Feeding Operations John Meschke Thesis/Dissertation
2010 Jennifer Krenz MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Minimizing Pesticide Handler Pesticide Exposure: Practical Solutions Fresh from the Orchard Richard A. Fenske Thesis/Dissertation
2010 Jonathan Lesesne MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Multi-scale Spatial Determinants of Fine Particulate Matter (PM) Chemical Composition in US Cities Sverre Vedal Thesis/Dissertation
2009 Randy James Treadwell MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Introduction of a Portable Cholinesterase Monitoring Kit into Clinical Practice: A Normalization Process Model Approach Thesis/Dissertation
2009 Kenneth A. Scott MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Preparing for an Aging Workforce: A Formative Evaluation of an Action Plan Development Workshop Michael A. Silverstein Thesis/Dissertation
2009 Erin E. Stamper MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Characterizing Community Responses to Environmental Injustice in South Park: Resources and Recommendations for the South Seattle Interagency Environmental Justice Workgroup Thesis/Dissertation
2008 Devasmita Chakraverty MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) An Evaluation of Potential Risk Factors for Cancer and Non-Cancer Health Effects Associated with Heavy Metal Exposure James S. Woods Thesis/Dissertation
2008 Sarah Lowry MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Possibilities and Challenges in Injury Surveillance of Day Laborers Noah S. Seixas Thesis/Dissertation
2008 Erica Frost Finsness MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Association Between Neighborhood Walkability and Physical Performance Function in Older Adults Thesis/Dissertation
2008 Janessa M. Stream Graves MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Employing a Simple Research Protocol to Investigate a Children's Environmental Health Concern: Fluoride and Fluorosis among San Juan Island Children Thesis/Dissertation
2008 David R. Shoaf MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Usability: An Important Consideration for Public Health Education on the Web Thesis/Dissertation
2007 Erin O'Brien MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) The Renin-Angiotensin System, Traffic-related Air Pollution, and Cartoid Distensibility: Gene-Environment Interactions in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and Air Pollution Joel D. Kaufman Thesis/Dissertation
2007 Brian D. Smith MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) The Effect of Surface Charge, Negative and Bipolar Ionization on the Deposition of Airborne Bacteria John Meschke Thesis/Dissertation
2007 Michelle Sommargren MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Reducing Childhood Pesticide Exposure by Targeting the Clinician Pesticide Training Gap: The Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of an Online Curriculum Richard A. Fenske Thesis/Dissertation
2007 Joyce Tseng MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) An Impact Evaluation of a Farm Worker Environmental and Occupational Health Community-Based Participatory Research Course in the Yakima Valley, Washington Thesis/Dissertation
2006 Heidi Curtiss MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Response to Diesel Exhaust Inhalation among Healthy Subjects: Symptom, Perception and Physiologic Measures Joel D. Kaufman Thesis/Dissertation
2006 Alfredo Fernandez, Jr. MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) An Evaluation of a Tabletop Exercise Designed to Test Existing Organizational Bioterrorism Response Plans of First Responder and Supporting Agencies in the Tukwila and Seattle-King County areas of Washington State Thesis/Dissertation
2006 Elizabeth K. Hom MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Analysis of Environmental and Occupational Health Concerns in Key Informant Interviews with Community Advisory Board (CAB) Members of El Proyecto Bienestar Thesis/Dissertation
2006 Sinang Lee MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Translation of the Fluorescent Tracer Technique from a Research Dermal Exposure Assessment Method to a Pesticide Safety Educational Tool Richard A. Fenske Thesis/Dissertation
2006 McKinley Rainey MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Evaluating Training Improvement and Assessment Tools in Hands-on Pesticide Handler Training Richard A. Fenske Thesis/Dissertation
2006 Phayong Thepaksorn MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) The Mortality of Occupational Accidents and Injuries in Thailand Thesis/Dissertation
2005 Jennifer Crowe MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Key Informant Perceptions of Environmental and Occupational Risks for Agricultural Workers in Yakima Valley, Washington as a part of El Proyecto Bienestar Thesis/Dissertation
2005 Emily Duffield MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) A Modified Method for Viral and Bacterial Detection in Oysters John Meschke Thesis/Dissertation
2005 Fiona Sands MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) The Effects of Exposure to Diesel Exhaust on Endothelial Function as Measured by Brachial Artery Reactivity Joel D. Kaufman Thesis/Dissertation
2004 Lisa R. Younglove MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Evaluation of Exposure to Chlorpyrifos and Diazinon in Pesticide Applicators and Their Children in Rural Nicaragua Richard A. Fenske Thesis/Dissertation
2004 Ann Bradley MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Impact and Policy Implications of Genetic Information in Regulation: A Case Study of Organophosphate Pesticides Elaine M. Faustman Thesis/Dissertation
2004 Jonathan Hofmann MPH Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Mortality Among a Cohort of DBCP-Exposed Banana Plantation Workers in Costa Rica Keifer Thesis/Dissertation