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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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An Assessment of Potential Causal Pathways Between Two Autoimmune Diseases: Mendelian Randomization Studies of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Crohn’s Disease; and A Phenome-Wide Association Study to Assess Potential New Targets for Tocilizumab, an Interleukin-6 Inhibitor, Staci Abramsky Risman

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PROXIMITY TO COMPREHENSIVE EMERGENCY OBSTETRIC CARE AND THE UTILIZATION OF FACILITY-BASED DELIVERY SERVICES ACROSS SIX LOW-AND-MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES, Chioma T. Amadi

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THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF DESERVEDNESS IN MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY DESIGN: A QUALITATIVE CONTENT ANALYSIS OF STATE POLICY RESPONSES TO THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, Carmina Bernardo

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Investigating the Impact of the Nursing Practice Environment (NPE) on Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) among Older Adults in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Kristen A. Cribbs

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The Impact of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 on the Length of Hospital Stay, Honamattie Dabydeen

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IMPACT OF 2012 SPANISH HEALTH CARE REFORM ON HIV-POSITIVE IMMIGRANTS: A MIXED METHODS APPROACH, Megi Gogishvili

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LEVERAGING EELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS TO DEVELOP CARDIOVASCULAR RISK PROFILES FOR PRIMARY PREVENTION WITH YOUTH LIVING WITH HIV IN MULTIDISCIPLINARY ADOLESCENT HIV CARE SETTINGS, Sitaji Gurung

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Novel Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Community Viral Load Measures, HCV Incidence and Prevalence, and HCV Prevention by Methadone Maintenance, Ashly E. Jordan

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An Evaluation of Respiratory Exacerbation in New York City Given Current Trends in Climate Variability and Predictive Sociodemographic Factors, Sarah L.R. Kuril

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The House We Built in Challenging the Status Quo: House and Ballroom Community Leadership and Health Justice, Jennifer Lee

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USING SHORT CHAIN FATTY ACIDS TO INACTIVATE PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA BIOFILMS, Stephen Lee

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Agnostic Search for Metabolites Causally Implicated in Alzheimer's Disease, Sal P. Leggio

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AN EXAMINATION OF HIV RISK, TESTING AND PREVENTION INTERVENTION PARTICIPATION AMONG VULNERABLE YOUTH, Bianca V. Lopez

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Impacts of Rift Valley Fever virus: a One Health approach to assess burden and inform prevention and control options, Catherine Machalaba

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An Evaluation Of A Web-Based Tool To Improve Feeding Practices And The Home Environment Among Parents Of Low-Income Minority Preadolescents At-Risk For Childhood Obesity, Katrina F. Mateo

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The role of agency in early and unwanted adolescent pregnancy: A multi country analysis, Katharine McCarthy

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Psychosocial impacts and employment preparedness of participating in an HIV peer program: Implications for tailoring a vocational counseling model for PLWH, Erin R. McKinney-Prupis

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HIV VIRAL SUPPRESSION AMONG HIV POSITIVE WOMEN OF COLOR IN THE UNITED STATES, Amanda J. Nace

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SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH OUTCOMES IN WOMEN BY DIMENSIONS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION: AN EXAMINATION OF 2011-2017 NATIONAL SURVEY OF FAMILY GROWTH DATA, Lauren Porsch

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Exploration of the Complex Relationship among Multilevel Predictors of PrEP Use among Men Who Have Sex with Men in the United States, Kristina M. Rodriguez

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The Reproductive Health and Academic Impact of the New York City School-Based Health Center Reproductive Health Project for Adolescents, Michelle Silverio

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Development of a hospital readmission reduction program for patients discharged to skilled nursing facilities: An application of artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques, Anna Stachel

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What’s for Lunch? Examining the Factors Associated with Food Choices and Food Insecurity Among CUNY College Students- A Mixed Methods Study, Rachel G. Taniey

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Medical Cannabis in New York State, David Steven Younger

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Patient and Provider Perspectives on Sexual History Taking During Gynecological Care: A Pilot Study in an Academic Family Medical Setting in New York City, Ashley M. Chastain

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Use of and Access to Abortion Services Among Asian and Immigrant Populations in the United States, Sheila Desai

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EXPLORING THE MAIN EFFECTS OF PATIENT ACTIVATION AND PROVIDER SUPPORT FOR PATIENT SELF-MANAGEMENT ON PATIENT PORTAL USE, Linda Anne Greenspan

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Comorbidities and Medication Adherence among Older Individuals Living with HIV in the United States, Amanda M. Kong

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USING MARGINAL STRUCTURAL MODELS TO CONTROL FOR TIME-DEPENDENT CONFOUNDING AND DETECT EFFECT MODIFICATION IN A RANDOMIZED CONTROL TRIAL WITH A TIME-VARYING EXPOSURE, NON-ADHERENCE AND MISSING DATA, Elizabeth A. Lancet

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THE ASSOCIATION OF HIGHER CARBON DIOXIDE LEVELS AND TEACHERS’ PERCEIVED AIR QUALITY AND WELL BEING IN NEW YORK CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, Leon Levine

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Extreme Obesity Among Adults in the United States: Spatial Variation and the Association with Mortality, Carrie Mills

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Burdern of Chronic Health Conditions and Healthcare Utilization among Mobile Populations in Sub-Saharan Africa, Elizabeth M. Ortiz

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TRENDS IN THE TIMELINESS OF HIV DIAGNOSIS AND ANTIRETROVIRAL TREATMENT INITIATION BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE “TREAT ALL” RECOMMENDATION – NEW YORK CITY, 2006 - 2015, McKaylee Robertson

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Mold, Allergic Diseases and Asthma: Assessing the Validity and Usefulness of Indoor Air Sampling as a Tool in Providing Health Protective Advice to Occupants, William M. Sothern

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What happened to this child? Identifying factors that influence the identification and categorization of child maltreatment in the United States, Erika Tullberg

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Hypertension and HIV in an Urban Slum Setting, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Olga Tymejczyk

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A MENDELIAN RANDOMIZATION STUDY OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE AND THREE AMINO ACIDS: ALANINE, GLYCINE, AND GLUTAMINE, Allan Uribe

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: Examining How Factors Associated with Patients, Physicians, Hospitals, and Surrounding Communities Affect Primary and Repeat Cesarean Delivery Through a Social-Ecological Lens, Christina Ventura-DiPersia

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ACCEPTABILITY OF A VAGINAL RING TO PREVENT HIV AND PREGNANCY: INTEGRATING MULTIPLE QUALITATIVE METHODS, Dana Watnick

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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A NEW BENCHMARKING METHODOLOGY TO MONITOR INDUSTRY'S INVESTMENT IN COMMUNITY-BASED OBESITY PREVENTION AND FOOD ACCESS INITIATIVES: GAPS AND OPPORTUNITIES, Olivia Barata Cavalcanti

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Rates of Developmental and Behavioral Screening of Young Children: Implications for Health Care Policy and Practice, Shirley Berger

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Sexual Expression and Social Connectedness Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults, in the United States, Neal J. Blangiardo

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BURDEN OF LIPOHYPERTROPHY AMONG INSULIN DEPENDENT DIABETES MELLITUS PATIENTS IN CHINA: AN ANALYSIS OF OUTCOMES AND IMPACT OF PEN NEEDLE REIMBURSEMENT POLICY, Arthi Chandran

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Mobile Alcohol Primary Prevention: Feasibility with Urban Communter College Students, Janice Chisholm

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Reducing Arsenic Exposure from Private Well Water in the United States: The Use, Effect, and Potential of Testing Requirements, Sara Flanagan

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THE URBAN FOOD DESERT AS A MODEL FOR THE URBAN HEALTH CARE DESERT: FUNDAMENTAL CAUSES AND ECONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS, Estevan A. Garcia

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Acceptability Study and Pilot RCT of a Guide to Understanding Reproductive Health for Ladeez (GURHL) Code: An HIV Risk Reduction App Intervention for Black and Latina Young Women in New York City, Sonia K. Gonzalez Gladstein

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Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, and Dietary Acculturation among Foreign-Born Blacks in New York City, Margrethe F. Horlyck-Romanovsky

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INCIDENCE, RISK FACTORS, AND PREDICTION OF GASTROINTESTINAL AND INTRACRANIAL BLEEDING IN A COHORT OF OLDER VETERANS PRESCRIBED ORAL ANTICOAGULANTS, Angela Laurio

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Whether, When, and How: Fertility Intentions and Age in the U.S., Andrea Melnikas

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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The Role of Socioeconomic Context in the Association Between Educational Attainment and Morbidity and Mortality, Jennifer Brite

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Exploring the Health Effects of Precarious Employment by Sex/Gender Using Mixed Methods, Kathleen Flandrick

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An Investigation of Public Injection Drug Use in New York City: A Mixed-Methods Study, Taeko M. Frost

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From Food to Food Justice: Pathways and Narratives of Young Food Activists in New York City, Amy Kwan

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The New York City Childcare Influenza Vaccine Mandate: A Case Study, Amy E. Metroka

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Nonprofit Hospital Community Benefit Requirements: An Exploration of National Health Policy Models, Justin P. Swearingen

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A Multilevel Analysis to Understand the Role of the Federal Vaccine Financing Program in Socioeconomic Disparities in Vaccination Coverage Among Children and Adolescents in New York City, Alexandra Ternier

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Incorporating Place and Space: a Hierarchical Spatial Approach to Exploring Preventable Congestive Heart Failure Hospitalizations in New York City, Rachael Weiss Riley

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Transitional Healthcare Coordination in New York City Jails among People with Chronic Health Conditions: Contributions to Reduced Reincarceration and Improved Health, Janet J. Wiersema

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Patient and Family Engagement in Addressing Hospital Patient Safety Concerns: Experiences, Attitudes and Patient Safety Engagement Comfort Levels of Recently Hospitalized Patients, Catherine M. Besthoff

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Community Schools: A Public Health Opportunity, Catherine Diamond

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An Evaluation of the Effect of Abortion Laws on the Timing of Abortion, Elizabeth Fuentes

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Sexual Behavior and Substance Use among Women across the Spectrum of Sexual Orientation, Margaret M. Wolff