Graduate Student Research, Projects and Practica

The following lists detail the research project conducted by students who graduated with a degree in Master of Science (MS), Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH, last offered 1987), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

To access a searchable database of all UW DEOHS student theses and dissertations, visit the ResearchWorks Archive.

Multiple programs can be selected if you are interested in seeing projects from multiple programs.

Year Graduate Degree Program Project Title Faculty Advisor Project Type
2018 Miriam Calkins PhD Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (EOHY) Occupational heat exposure and injury risk in Washington State construction workers June T. Spector Thesis/Dissertation
2018 Kristen E. Cosselman PhD Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (EOHY) Mechanisms and Markers of the Cardiovascular Response to Traffic-Related Air Pollution in Humans Joel D. Kaufman Thesis/Dissertation
2018 Graeme Nowell Carvlin PhD Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (EOHY) Community Air Monitoring of Particulate Matter in Imperial County, CA Edmund Y. W. Seto Thesis/Dissertation
2017 Heather N. Fowler PhD Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (EOHY) Assessing Safety Practices in Small Animal Veterinary Clinics Thesis/Dissertation
2017 Sheldwin Yazzie PhD Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (EOHY) Assessing Indoor Radon Exposure on the Navajo Nation Thesis/Dissertation
2017 Marissa Baker PhD Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (EOHY) Investigation of biomarkers related to manganese exposure in metalworkers Thesis/Dissertation
2016 Jane Pouzou PhD Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (EOHY) The Use of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis in Performing Alternatives Assessment and Comparative Risk Analysis: The Case Study of Codling Moth Pesticides Thesis/Dissertation
2016 Boris Reiss PhD Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (EOHY) Hair as a Biomarker for Manganese Exposure Among Welders Noah S. Seixas Thesis/Dissertation
2016 Karen E. Michael PhD Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (EOHY) Assessment of Environmental Contamination with Three Pathogens in a Hospital Laundry Facility Thesis/Dissertation
2014 Tania Busch Isaksen PhD Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (EOHY) Extreme-Heat Exposure and Associated Health Outcomes in King County, WA: A Study of Historical Outcomes, Model Validation, and Heat-Risk Mapping Thesis/Dissertation
2014 Cynthia Curl PhD Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (EOHY) Characterizing Dietary Exposure to Organophosphate Pesticides, Incorporating Organic Food Consumption, for Use in Epidemiological Research Joel D. Kaufman Thesis/Dissertation
2014 Nicole Van Abel PhD Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (EOHY) QMRA: Exposure Model Sensitivity to Input Parameters, Critical Review of Dose-Response Models, and Application in Assessing Risk of Aging Drinking Water Distribution Systems Thesis/Dissertation
2014 Travis Cook PhD Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (EOHY) Pathogenesis of Mortalin in Manganese-induced Parkinsonism Thesis/Dissertation
2013 Ryan Blood PhD Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (EOHY) Whole-Body Vibration (WBV) Exposures among Professional Drivers: Evaluation of Engineering Interventions to Reduce Low Back Injuries Thesis/Dissertation
2013 Eyob Mazengia PhD Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (EOHY) Public Health Impacts of Salmonella from Raw Poultry: Prevalence, Exposure and Epidemiological Links to Cases Thesis/Dissertation
2013 Vanessa Galaviz PhD Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (EOHY) Evaluation of Exposures to Diesel Particulate Matter Utilizing Ambient Air Monitoring and Urinary Biomarkers Among Pedestrian Commuters who Cross the U.S.-Mexico Border at San Ysidro, CA. Thesis/Dissertation
2013 Ling Cui PhD Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (EOHY) A Health Study of Occupational Calcium Carbonate Nanoparticle Exposure Thesis/Dissertation
2012 Jenna Armstrong PhD Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (EOHY) Passive and Active Air Sampling for Residential Exposures to Airborne Organophosphorus Pesticides and Oxygen Analogs ("Oxons") in Central Washington State Thesis/Dissertation
2009 Richard Neitzel PhD Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (EOHY) Improving Estimates of Occupational Noise Exposure Thesis/Dissertation
2009 Diana Ceballos PhD Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (EOHY) Evaluation of Protective Gloves Used In Collision Repair Industry Michael G. Yost Thesis/Dissertation
2008 Stephanie Carter PhD Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (EOHY) Characterization of Peak Exposures in Aluminum Smelter Potrooms Thesis/Dissertation
2007 Robert Crampton PhD Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (EOHY) Transmission Quantification for Open Path Fourier Transform Spectroscopy with Temperature Compensation Thesis/Dissertation
2007 Ming-Yi Tsai PhD Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (EOHY) The Washington Spray Drift Study: Understanding the Broader Mechanisms of Pesticide Spray Drift Thesis/Dissertation
2006 Wayne Turnberg PhD Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (EOHY) Respiratory Infection Control Practices among Healthcare Workers in Primary Care and Emergecy Department Settings Thesis/Dissertation
2006 Parveen Bhatti PhD Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (EOHY) DNA Double Strand Break Repair Polymorphisms, Ionizing Radiation Exposure and Breast Cancer Risk Thesis/Dissertation
2005 George Astrakianakis PhD Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (EOHY) Cotton Dust, Endotoxin Exposure and the Risk of Lung Cancer among Female Textile Workers in Shanghai Thesis/Dissertation
2004 Ryan Wells Allen PhD Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (EOHY) The Estimated Contributions of Ambient and Nonambient Particulate Matter to Indoor Concentrations and Personal Exposures