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 Priya Motz MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Occupational exposure to metals and impact on dementia incidence Elizabeth Sheppard Thesis/Dissertation
2017 Esi Wusuwa Nkyekyer MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Opioid and Benzodiazepine Use and Risk of Occupational Injury Gary M. Franklin Thesis/Dissertation
2017 Eric V. Barton MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) An Analysis of the Association Between Obesity and Work Productivity Impairment Among King County Workers Sverre Vedal Thesis/Dissertation
2016 Thomas Louwers MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Analysis of an Intervention to Reduce Truck Drivers' Exposure to Whole Body Vibration Peter W. Johnson Thesis/Dissertation
2016 Shilpa Gowda MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Ambient Air Pollution and Lung Cancer Risk in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study Joel D. Kaufman Thesis/Dissertation
2015 Hee Yon Sohng MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Evaluation of Employment-Related Health Impact Assessments Andrew Dannenberg Thesis/Dissertation
2015 Stephen Cho MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Correlation Analysis of Sleep Study Variables in Obese v. Non-obese Military Personnel Diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Debra Cherry Thesis/Dissertation
2014 Scott Robinson MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Is There a Golden Hour in Combat Casualty Evacuation? Joint Theater Trauma Registry 2003 through 2011 Joel D. Kaufman Thesis/Dissertation
2014 Reema Sikka MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Vanadium in Fine Particulate Matter and its Association with Blood Pressure in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Cohort Sverre Vedal Thesis/Dissertation
2014 Stanley Kimball MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Occupation and Computed Tomography Measurements of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Sverre Vedal Thesis/Dissertation
2013 John Linnett MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Occupational Exposures to Vapors and Gases, Liver Attenuation and Insulin Resistance: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Joel D. Kaufman Thesis/Dissertation
2013 Wendy Miklos MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Occupation and Hypertension Awareness, Washington State Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2009 June T. Spector Thesis/Dissertation
2012 Deborah Havens MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Childhood Blood Lead Levels and Associated Risk Factors in Vietnam Thesis/Dissertation
2012 Elena Kwon MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Outdoor Occupational History and Risk of Parkinson Disease: a Case-Control Study Harvey Checkoway Thesis/Dissertation
2012 Mark Sullivan MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) The Association between Transition Metal Components of PM2.5 and Lung Function and Density: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Sverre Vedal Thesis/Dissertation
2012 Paul Kwon MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Night Shift Work and Lung Cancer Among Female Textile Workers in Shanghai, China Thesis/Dissertation
2012 Nicholas Reul MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Occupational Risk Factors for Pancreatic Cancer Among Female Shanghai, China Textile Workers: An Updated Nested Case-cohort Study Harvey Checkoway Thesis/Dissertation
2012 Craig Meggitt MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Gene-Environment Interaction and Coronary Artery Disease: Do OLR1 Gene Polymorphisms Modify the Cardiovascular Effects of Traffic Exposure? Victor Van Hee Thesis/Dissertation
2012 Ryan Wallace MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Childhood Lead Exposures in a Vietnamese Battery Recycling Village Thesis/Dissertation
2011 Louis Lim MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Clinical Outcomes After a Back Injury - Looking Beyound Injury Severity Gary M. Franklin Thesis/Dissertation
2011 Eric Smith MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Combat Exposure and Hypertension in the Post-Deployment Period: A Cohort Study Thesis/Dissertation
2010 Stephen Hyland MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Clinical Validation of Mental Health Screening Instruments Following Combat Deployment Jordan Firestone Thesis/Dissertation
2010 Rachel Fischer MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Shift Work and it's Association with Endometrial and Ovarian Cancer Among Women Textile Workers in Shanghai, China Harvey Checkoway Thesis/Dissertation
2010 Sukriti Singhal MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Effect of Air Pollution on Exercise-Induced Bronchospasm in Children Sverre Vedal Thesis/Dissertation
2009 Ingeborg Cox MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Testing Validity of Audio Computer Assisted Self Interview (ACASI) Among Low Literate Pesticide Handlers Keifer Thesis/Dissertation
2009 Edwin T. Long MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Diver Thermal Exposure as Risk Factor for Venous Gas Emboli in U.S. Navy Divers Sverre Vedal Thesis/Dissertation
2008 Enass Awad A Rahman MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) The Natural History of Opiate use Among Workers with Low Back Injuries in the Washington State Workers' Compensation System Gary M. Franklin Thesis/Dissertation
2008 Bradley Gardiner MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Survival Analysis of New Military Recruits Requiring Waivers for Scoliosis Jordan Firestone Thesis/Dissertation
2008 Aaron L. Jacob MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Recruits Requiring Waivers for Pes Planus have a Higher Level of Attrition than Fully Qualified Thesis/Dissertation
2008 Christine Lang MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Weight at Enlistment Predicted Enrollment in the Army Weight Control Program 15 months later Thesis/Dissertation
2007 Douglas Badzik MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Hearing Loss in U.S. Army Aviators, Comparing 2005 to 2001 Thesis/Dissertation
2007 Michael Sigmon MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Where There’s Smoke, Is There Disease? A Study of Environmental Airborne Exposures in Soldiers Returning from Iraq Thesis/Dissertation
2007 Victor Van Hee MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Air Pollution Exposure and Left Ventricular Mass and Function: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Joel D. Kaufman Thesis/Dissertation
2006 Christopher Carlsten MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Cytokines and Cell Markers in Cement Mason Apprentices Joel D. Kaufman Thesis/Dissertation
2006 Hieu Hoang MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Will Power: Is Personal Motivation Associated with Retention in the Army? Thesis/Dissertation
2006 Gabrielle Morris MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Juvenile Decompression Illness -- A Case Series Thesis/Dissertation
2006 Son Phan MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) A Study of Silicosis Risk on Vietnamese Refractory Brick Workers Thesis/Dissertation
2006 Dung Tri Phung MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) The Patterns of At Work Injuries in Community in Vietnam Thesis/Dissertation
2006 Troy Ross MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Hazards to Hearing and Threshold Shifts: The Results of Deployment to a Combat Environment Thesis/Dissertation
2006 Satish Subramaniam MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Baseline Characteristics and Predictors of Mesothelioma in the CARET Asbestos Cohort Thesis/Dissertation
2006 Jason Allen MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant Status in Controlled Human Diesel Exhaust Exposure: A Randomized, Blinded, Cross-Over Experiment Joel D. Kaufman Thesis/Dissertation
2006 Susan Sheldon MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Can Hand Hygiene and Sanitation Effectively be Taught to Children and Adults? Thesis/Dissertation
2006 Spencer Olsen MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Fine Particulate Air Pollution and All-Cause Mortality in a Sample of Older US Veterans Joel D. Kaufman Thesis/Dissertation
1996 Cynthia Schumacher MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Venilatory capacity in retired career painters Thesis/Dissertation
1996 Griffith Blackmon MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Microsomal Expoxide Hydrolase: Genetic Polymorphism as a Risk Factor for Lung Cancer among Cigarette Smokers Curtis J. Omiecinski Thesis/Dissertation
1996 Jefferey Burgess MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) The Hazardous Materials Exposure Information Service: Development, Analysis, and Medical Implications Scott Barnhart Thesis/Dissertation
1996 Feroza Daroowalla MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Bronchial Responsiveness and Respiratory Risk Factors in New Hires to an Aluminum Potroom Scott Barnhart Thesis/Dissertation
1996 George Pappas MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Radiographic estimation of total lung capacity in patients with respiratory disease Scott Barnhart Thesis/Dissertation
1996 Jay Brown MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Using Computer-Based Patient Records to Screen for Occupational Asthma by Targeting Asthma Patients with High Risk Occupations Thesis/Dissertation
1995 Joel McCullough MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Lobe of Origin and Tumor Histology of Lung Cancer in Asbestos-Exposed Workers Scott Barnhart Thesis/Dissertation
1986 Scott Barnhart MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Total Lung Capacity : An Insensitive Measure of Impairment in Patients with Asbestosis and COPD Linda Rosenstock Thesis/Dissertation
Eric V. Barton, MD MPH Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) An Analysis of the Association Between Obesity and Work Productivity Impairment Among King County Workers Sverre Vedal Thesis/Dissertation