Graduate Research Topics

Essay, Thesis, and Dissertation Titles from 2021-22 Graduates

Abror, Grace (IDM), "The Association of Sexual Behavior and Inflammatory Response with Increased Susceptibility to HIV-1 Infection in MSM"

Adambekov, Shalkar (EPIDEM), "Novel Approches to Diagnostics for Women at High Risk for Endometrial Cancer: A Holistic Approach"

Adams, Brian (BCHS), "Exploring Intimate Partner Violence and Its Associations with Minority Stress and Depression among YMSM Dyads"

Adams, Peter (HPM), "Identification and Vetting of Ground Ambulance Providers to Support Air Medical Operations at STAT MedEvac"

Alam, Faryaal (HPM), "The Utilization of Digital Technology and Electronic Health Platforms to Alleviate Postpartum Depression in Medically Underserved Areas"

Alameida, Alana (EPIDEM), "Effects of Marijuana Legalization Policies on Fatal Car Accidents Throughout the Fifty States"

Allawos, Kestrel (HUGEN), "Impact of Social Deprivation Index on Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Outcomes"

Alobireed, Abdulrahman (EOH), "Global Water Desalination: A Comparison Between Saudi Arabia and The United States of America"

Alsahlani, Hazem (HPM), "Lowering Medicare Age to 60: A Comparative Analysis"

Amadeo, Arturo (HPM), "Driving Sleep and Respiratory Growth Through Inclusivity"

Amah Mbah, Chino (BCHS), "The Effects of Growing Up in a Nigerian Household Among Nigerian-born Adults living in the United States"

Amendola, Alyssa (BCHS), "Violence in Times of Peace: How Trauma Perpetuates Family Violence in Post-Conflict Environments"

Anderko, Renee (IDM), "NK Cell Memory in Chronic HIV-1 Infection"

Anderson, Kevin (HUGEN), "Inclusion of 48 Pacific Islanders within a Cosmopolitan Reference Panel is Sufficient for High Accuracy Genotype Imputation of Samoans"

Anguiano, Teresa (EOH), "The Role of Extracellular Matrix Communication in Arsenic-Impaired Skeletal Muscle Stem Cell Determination"

Anneling, Mariele (HUGEN), "Comparison of Video Education and Traditional Genetic Counseling for Pancreatic Cancer: Assessment of Patient Satisfaction and Knowledge"

Antypas, Raymond (MULTI), "Abstract Pandemic Preparedness: A Literature Review Assessing Mass Vaccination Efforts and COVID-19’s impact on them"

Appell, Katherine (HPM), "The Role of Medicaid Managed Care in Increasing Permanent Supportive Housing Programs to Address Homelessness"

Arden, Megan (IDM), “Strategies for Engaging Community Health Workers to Reduce Malaria Mortality in Children Under Five in Rural Togo”

Arthur, Emily (EPIDEM), "The Impact of Stigmatization on those with Sickle Cell Disease in the United States and West Africa: A Literature Review"

Austin, Mychaela (HUGEN), "Exploring Cascade Screening for Familial Hypercholesterolemia"

Awan, Nabil (BIOST), "Association of early chronic systemic inflammation with depression at 12 months post­traumatic brain injury and a comparison of prediction models"

Babu, Varshini (EPIDEM), "Blood Biomarkers of Pulmonary Hypertension in Sickle Cell Disease: A Cross-Sectional Proof-of-Concept Study"

Bai, Heng (EOH), "Associations of Arsenic Exposure, Arsenic Metabolism, and Cadmium Exposure with Body Composition: Evidence from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis"

Balascio, Phoebe (EPIDEM), "Racial differences in college students’ knowledge, self-efficacy, and use of sexual violence services: a cross-sectional analysis"

Balchak, Deidra (EPIDEM), "Implementation of Risk Based Monitoring in SCD-CARRE and a Review of Current Practices"

Bartel, William (MULTI), "Emergency Department Usage in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy"

Bayer, Samantha (EPIDEM), “The Effects of Hydraulic Fracturing on Childhood Cancer”

Beall, Darien (EPIDEM), "Overdose Surveillance: Death Narratives during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Allegheny County"

Beard, Imani (HUGEN), "Can interpersonal relationships and social support systems modulate our stress response? Implications for Child Maltreatment Interventions"

Belz, Carly (EPIDEM), "First Responder Harm Reduction and Overdose Prevention Training: A Review of the Literature"

Benford Miller, Miranda (EPIDEM), "Addressing Viral Hepatitis and HIV Outbreaks Among Persons Who Inject Drugs in Allegheny County: A Community Response Plan Proposal"

Benítez Moreno, Mariana (IDM), "CG Dinuelotide Codon Optimization Improves Reporter Gene Expression of HIV-I Reporter Viruses in Humanized Mice"

Betts, Stephanie (HUGEN), “Physician Knowledge and Confidence Regarding Newborn Screening for Spinal Muscular

Bigelow, Sarah (BCHS), "Understanding the Association Between Child Development Screening Results and Race and Nativity Among Early Head Start Enrollees in Allegheny County"

Binion, Savannah (HUGEN), "Impact of a pre-counseling educational video on the duration of cancer genetic counseling sessions"

Biradar, Shivkumar (IDM), "Elucidating the Roles of αβ and γδ T Cells in HIV Infection"

Bitzer, Hannah (BCHS), "An Examination of Providers' Awareness, Knowledge of Screening and Treatment, and Perceived Barriers Associated with Intimate Partner Violence-related Traumatic Brain Injury"

Black, Danielle (HUGEN), "Assessment of referral patterns and genetic testing after implementation of Pediatric Cancer Predisposition Clinic"

Bloom, Alec (HPM), “Using Time-Driven Activity Based Costing (TDABC) to Examine Virtual Dialysis Rounding at Mayo Clinic”

Boggs, Emerson (IDM), "Cellular Localization of HIV-1 Capsid-Binding Proteins"

Boley, Georgia (HUGEN), "Evaluating The Current Diagnostic Criteria for Phelan-McDermid Syndrome: Psychiatric Comorbidities"

Borrelli, Lauren (HPM), "An Investigation of Sane Programs For Care of Sexual Violence Survivors"

Bowling, Jennifer (IDM), "Uncovering correlates of protection of attenuated Francisella tularensis vaccines"

Brady, Kailey (EOH), "The Mismanagement of Harmful Algal Blooms: Freshwater and Public Water Systems"

Brady, Mya (EPIDEM), "Transmission Visualizations of Healthcare Infection Clusters: A Pilot Scoping Review"

Brahmamdam, Vaishnavi (HUGEN), "Lung Cancer in Never-Smoking Women"

Brassil, Bridget (EPIDEM), "Demographics and mitigation efforts associated with the county-level impact of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania"

Briskin, Justin (HPM), "The Future of the Healthcare Industry: How Information, Technology, and Consumerism will Pave the Way"

Britton, Rachel (EPIDEM), "The Respiratory Mycobiome in Critical Illness"

Bronson, Rhianna (IDM), "The Impact of HIV-1 Infection on NK Cell Phenotypes and Non-classical ‘Helper’ Functions"

Brown, Hannah (BCHS), "The Effects of Historical Trauma on Mental Health Among Indigenous Communities"

Bullock, Jordan (HPM), "An Evaluation of School-based Suicide Prevention Services for Adolescents"

Burgut, Ozge (BCHS), "Correctional Facilities in State of Indiana and Prevention of Drug Overdoses/Deaths: Policy and Advocacy"

Butler, Sharlay (IDM), "Integration of Oral HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis into Ambulatory Reproductive Care for Cisgender Women: A Scoping Review and Development of an Evidence-Based Implementation Strategy"

Camber, Elizabeth (BCHS), "An Evaluation of Age-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh"

Campbell, Julie (IDM), "Associations Between Vascular Access Device Complications and Bloodstream Infections: An 18-Month Review at a Large Academic Hospital"

Cao, Shuo (EOH), "Dysregulation of Pulmonary Surfactant Protein Induced by Arsenic in Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia Chemotherapy"

Cao, Simon (EPIDEM), "Effects of Smoking and Drinking on Oropharyngeal Cancer Outcome by HPV Serostatus: A Prospective Cohort Study"

Capps, Chandler (BIOST), “A Functional Data Analysis of Accelerometer-Based Activity”

Carcana Barbosa, Coralys (HUGEN), "Status of Genetic Services in Puerto Rico: A Qualitative Analysis"

Cargill, Christina (IDM), "Overcoming Self-Reactivity in Type 1 Diabetes via Modulation of Immune Cell Metabolism"

Cartus, Abigail (EPIDEM), "Severe Maternal Morbidity: Screening and Long-Term Consequences"

Castronova, Isabella (IDM), "Preventing CLABSI: Experimental Interventions and Diagnostic/Antimicrobial Stewardship in Solid Organ Transplant Patients”

Chamberlin, Brittany (BCHS), "Community Ally Composition as an Indicator of Anti-Bias Policing Reform Readiness: A Stakeholder Analysis"

Charfauros, Andrew-Jerome (HUGEN), "Evaluation of Lupus Risk Variants for Their Potential Cis-Regulatory Effects on Long Non-coding RNA (LncRNA) Expression"

Chen, Chenyi (BIOST), "Association between Serum Biomarkers and Patient-Reported Outcome of Disability in Multiple Sclerosis"

Chen, Jingheng (HUGEN), "Evaluation of Population-Based Genomic Screening Programs in an Integrated Health System Utilizing the RE-AIM Framework"

Chen, Nemin (EPIDEM), "The Role of Central Nervous System in Complex Walking Among Older Adults"

Chenqi, Aoxue (HUGEN), "Analysis of the Genetic Variants Associated with Fabry Disease"

Chiyka, Elizabeth (HUGEN), "Phasing population isolate participants with a cosmopolitan haplotype reference panel might bias genotype imputation"

Christman, Anna (EPIDEM), "The Impact of COVID-19 on Harm Reduction Services in the United States: A Scoping Review"

Chtourou, Amina (EPIDEM), "Invasive Bacterial Infection Hospitalizations Associated with Injection Drug Use in Allegheny County, PA, 2016-2020"

Cianci, Nolan (HPM), "Operational Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic at Allegheny General Hospital (Pittsburgh, PA)"

Clauss, Elisabeth (HPM), "Food Insecurity in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: A Case Study of the Lawrenceville Farmers Market"

Clemons, Arvon (BIOST), "Analysis of VRE Transmission In A Major Hospital Setting Using Hierarchical Clustering and Bayesian Phylodynamic Methods"

Commodore, Benjamin (HPM), "Medication Reconciliation: An Process to Curb Adverse Drug Events"

Conzuelo-Rodriguez, Gabriel (EPIDEM), "Informing Low-Dose Aspirin in Gestation and Reproduction Through Novel Methods in Causal Inference"

Cordova-Hoyos, Okxana (IDM), “Correlations in COVID-19 Vaccination Rates and Political Leaning in Pennsylvania"

Crisan, Emily (BCHS), "Expansion of Mobile Health Services for the Allegheny County Latino Population"

Croke, Elizabeth (BCHS), "Examination of the Effectiveness of Web-based Interventions that have been Developed for Informal Caregivers of People with Dementia: an Umbrella Review"

Cuff, Deirdre (IDM), "Elucidating SARS-CoV-2 Humoral and Cell-mediated Immune Dynamics: a Framework for Covid-19 Vaccine Recommendations"

Curry, Annette (IDM), "Allegheny County Health Department: Vector Control Program Summary and Community Outreach & Education Plan"

Czajkowski, Kristen (HPM), "An Analysis of the Physician Faculty Compensation Model in a Large U.S. Academic Health”

Czekalski, Megan (HUGEN), “Mainstreaming Genetic Testing for Epithelial Ovarian Cancer by Oncology Providers: A Survey of Current Practice”

Damazo, Isabel (EPIDEM), "Animal Bite and Rabies Surveillance in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania from 2013 to 2020: Trends and lessons learned"

D'Annibale, Olivia (HUGEN), “Molecular Characterization and Therapy of Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiencies”

D'Aquila, Kristen (HUGEN), "Assessment of Factors Associated with the Evaluation of Children for Leukemia Predisposition Syndromes"

De Ferrari, Rosa (BCHS), "Menstrual Practices of Nepali-Bhutanese Female Refugees in Pittsburgh"

Deans, Samantha (MULTI), “Reproductive Decision Support Tool for Women with Substance Use Disorders: Development of a Pilot Study”

DeGenova, Emily (HPM), "LEANForward: Using Culture Change as a Strategy"

DeHaven, Wesley (EPIDEM), "Association of Air Pollution and Neurodegeneration Biomarkers"

Derba, Chloe (HPM), "The Effects and Implications of Release Policies in Allegheny County Jail During the COVID-19”

Devaraj, Susan (EPIDEM), "The impact of modifiable lifestyle factors among individuals at high risk for cardiovascular disease due to prediabetes, the metabolic syndrome, or type 1 diabetes"

Diaz, Mabeth (HPM), "Platform Integration and Quantitative Analysis in Healthcare"

Dib, Basma (EPIDEM), "Probabilistic data linkage: generating a reproductive histories dataset from states’ vital records data"

Dignan, Allison (HUGEN), "Analysis of Factors Influencing Facebook Engagement for New York Mid Atlantic Caribbean Regional Genetics Network"

Dikec, Devin (HUGEN), "Impact of Inclusion of Custom Markers on Genotype Imputation Accuracy in a Population Isolate"

Ding, Tianyu (BIOST), "Advances in Statistical and Machine Learning Methods for Image Data, with Application to Alzheimer's Disease"

Dioguardi, Jasmine (HUGEN), "Detecting Remission in Ulcerative Colitis Patients: Finding A Universal Definition"

DiSanto, James (BIOST), "Treelet Dimension Reduction of Diagnoses Among Intensive Care Unit Admissions"

Director, Haley (HUGEN), "Race- and ethnicity-based coverage gaps for genetic testing for cancer in the Greater Pittsburgh region"

Donnelly, Julia (BCHS), "Rethinking Reentry: a look at how risk-based approaches limit reentry success, and a case for why strengths-based approaches may better reduce recidivism"

Doreswamy, Kruthika (EPIDEM), “Relationship Between Paternal Characteristics and Spontaneous Abortion"

Dos Reis, Roberta (IDM), "Understanding HIV-1-Nerro Pathogenesis Using 3D Brain Organoids: Role of Host and Viral Factors in Neuronal Dysregulation"

Duespohl, Matthew (IDM), "Investigating Complement Activation in a Cohort of Severely Ill COVID-19 Patients"

Duncan, Carly (BCHS), "Burnout in Graduate Students"

Duquette, Jennie (HPM), "Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Early Stage Cervical Cancer Diagnoses in Pennsylvania: An Interrupted Time Series Analysis"

Dzimira, Paula (EPIDEM), "Viral Hepatitis Services and Providers in Pennsylvania: A Preliminary Survey"

Eggles, Kristen (IDM), "Understanding the Impact of Alcohol Use Disorder in Russian Federation's Tuberculosis Patients"

Elliott, Kimberley (BCHS), "Mandatory Mental Health Education in Four States: What Should Pennsylvania Do?"

Eom, Kirsten (HPM), "Reducing Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening among Low-Income Non-Elderly Adults in the United States”

Evans, Daniel (IDM), "Genomic Epidemiology of Horizontal Plasmid Transfer Among Healthcare-Associated Bacterial Pathogens in a Tertiary Hospital"

Fan, Erica (EPIDEM), "Cumulative stress burden and cognitive function in African American adults living in low­income neighborhoods"

Farah, Nicole (MULTI), "Medication inventory optimization and oral solution workflow implementation and integration        into pharmacy inventory management system"

Farooq, Fouzia (EPIDEM), "Impact of Preconception Cardiometabolic and Thyroid Dysfunction on Preterm Birth"

Farsijani, Samaneh (EPIDEM), "Transition to a more even distribution of daily protein intake is associated with enhanced fat loss during a hypocaloric & physical activity intervention in obese older adults"

Feng, Vivian (EPIDEM), "Associations Between Operational Characteristics and COVID-19 Outbreaks in Skilled Nursing Facilities —Allegheny County, PA, 2020"

Ferguson, Kortni (BCHS), "Maternal Perspectives Toward Parent-Child Communication on Healthy Relationships, Sex, and Dating Violence"

Fogelman, Lauren (IDM), "Assessing the Impact of Seasonal Factors on HIV Care in the Homeless Population of Pittsburgh"

Frederic, Wendeline (BCHS), “The Implications of Housing Instability for Renters during the Pandemic and the Legislative Responses"

Friday, Kelly (HPM), "Hydraulic Fracturing in Pennsylvania: A Policy Analysis"

Fu, Zhuxuan (BIOST), "A prognostic model of immunohistochemistry biomarkers for high-grade serous ovarian cancer"

Fu, Zhuxuan (EPIDEM), "Identifying opportunities for improving epithelial ovarian cancer survival using novel approaches for exploring the role of ovulation and hormone-related conditions"

Gagnon, Kelly (BCHS), "An Implementation Science Study About Sexual History Screening and Dissemination of PrEP within a Multi-site Federally Qualified Health Center"

Gaietto, Kristina (MULTI), "Child maltreatment and asthma"

Galley, Fiona (EPIDEM), "Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Occupational Training Abilities: An Exploratory Studies"

Ganjoo, Umeka (HPM), “A Case Study: Diabetes Interventions and Self-Care Opportunities (DISCO) for Supporting Diabetes Management Needs in Predominantly Black Communities”

Gao, Shiyao (EPIDEM), "Effects of Inpatient Rehabilitation on Long-Term Motor, Neuropsychological, and Functional Outcomes in Children with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury"

Gao, Xiaotian (BIOST), "Joint Modeling of Longitudinal and Survival Data, and Robust Nonparametric Regression"

Gerow, Julia (HUGEN), "Designing a Web-Based, Participatory Education Program on Clinical Applications of Whole Genome Sequencing Utilizing Lessons Learned from Previous Participatory Genomics Courses"

Ge, Tengziyi (EOH), “Inorganic Arsenic and Respiratory Health: An Update of a Systematic Review”

George, Lisa (BCHS), "Neighborhood Deprivation as a Measure of Social Need and Healthcare Utilization: A Review of the Literature"

Gerow, Julia (HUGEN), "Designing a Web-Based, Participatory Education Program on Clinical Applications of Whole Genome Sequencing Utilizing Lessons Learned from Previous Participatory Genomics Courses"

Gibbs, Lauren (EPIDEM), "Understanding the Association between Ideal Cardiovascular Health Metrics (American Heart Association’s Life Simple 7) and Subclinical Carotid Atherosclerosis in Midlife Women"

Godiwala, Ayesha (EPIDEM), "Hysterectomy Pathways: Systemic long-term impact on the reduction of open hysterectomy rates"

Gold, Nathan (HPM), "Improving Ambulatory Patient Experience at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh: More Than “Just the Right Thing""

Gooden, Rhajni (HPM), "The Impact of Telemedicine on the Future of Patient Experience"

Gosky, Michael (HUGEN), "Assessment of Online Educational Materials Regarding ADLD"

Gould, Victoria (IDM), "Glycolytic Metabolism of Macrophages Differs by Spatial Location and Subset in Tuberculous Granulomas"

Govil, Praneeta (HPM), "Fake It Till You Make It: How the FDA Can Address the Proliferation of Counterfeit Cosmetics"

Grant, Nicole (IDM), "Defining the temporal and immunological dynamics of adaptive T cell responses in tuberculosis granulomas"

Graves, Jessica (EPIDEM), "Identifying Patterns of Free-Living Physical Activity that are Related to Perceived Physical Fatigability"

Green, Cameron (IDM), "A Review of Literature Measuring Years of Life Lost Due to COVID-19: The Search for Comorbidity Inclusion"

Guhl, Emily (EPIDEM), "Impact of Social Factors on Racial Differences in Cardiac Rehabilitation Participation"

Guo, Anni (BIOST), "Predicting Outcomes in Lost-to-follow-up Subjects from a 15-year Observational Study of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease"

Gutterman, Lauren (HPM), "An Exploration of the Baby Boomer Crisis"

Haddad, Grace (BCHS), "The Impact of Social Media on Body Dysmorphia in Adolescents"

Haldeman, Shannon (HPM), "Stop the Bleed Education Implementation in Allegheny County High Schools"

Haley, Marsha (HPM), "Patient Satisfaction/Patient Experience, Patient-Reported Outcomes, and Healthcare Quality: Are We Focusing on the Wrong Metrics?"

Hames, Erik (HPM), "Long-Term Modernization of Medicaid Redeterminations of Eligibility: An Analysis of State and Federal Public Policy Solutions"

Harmony, Tara (HUGEN), "Assessing the relationship between social deprivation and DNA methylation in a traumatic brain injury cohort"

Harper, Jordan (HUGEN), "Genome-Wide Association Study of Dementia in a Community-Based Sample of Older Adults"

Harris, Rebekah (EPIDEM), "Examining the Association of Chronic Health Conditions and Adverse Health Outcomes: Knee OA and Recurrent Falls Knee OA and Mobility Limitations Sarcopenia and Fractures"

Hartos, Stephanie (BCHS), "Early Screening for Perinatal Depression in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania"

Harvey, Tucker (BIOST), "Modeling Patient Outcome After Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy Using Covariates Measured with Error"

Hassett, Elizabeth (HPM), "An Assessment of Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Community Partnerships to Address Mental Health and Racial Disparities in Police Violence Across the United States"

Heller, Julia (BCHS), "Sí Se Puede Con Diabetes Aplicación Móvil Program Proposal"

Henderson, Emmett (BCHS), "Enacted Sexual Minority Stigma, Social Support, and Cognitive Function Among Midlife and Older Men Who Have Sex with Men from the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study"

Henderson, Monica (BCHS), "U.S. Black Hair Politics: A Public Health Concern for Black Women and Girls"

Hershberger, Gretchen (BCHS), "Assessment of Patient Navigation Efforts for Breast Cancer in the United States: A Scoping Review of the Literature"

Hill, Brandy (EOH), "Air Pollution and Asthma Outcomes: Using an asthma registry and electronic medical records to compose environmental health studies"

Hinerman, Amanda (EPIDEM), "The Impact of Roux-en-Y gastric Bypass on Inflammation and Cardiovascular Disease"

Hirsch, Malena (HPM), "Technology in Healthcare: How the Integration of New Technologies will Advance Healthcare Delivery and Treatment Options for Musculoskeletal Health"

Hiryur, Kavya (EPIDEM), "An Agent-Based Computational Model of COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy"

Hixson, Emily (IDM), “Exploration of HIV-specific Immune Responses Following Dipyridamole Treatment”

Hoang, Karen (MULTI), "Patient Preferences for Engagement in a Community Pharmacy-Based Diabetes Self-Management Education Program"

Hollander, Mara (HPM), "Expanding Coverage and Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Pennsylvania Medicaid"

Hollnagel, Kaylee (EPIDEM), "The Relationship Between Inflammatory Biomarkers and Diabetes Status in The Long Life Family Study"

Hosack, Emma (BCHS), "Interventions to Address the Social Determinants of Health in Primary Care Settings"

HouckHope, Michaela (BCHS), "Assessing Experiences of Transgender, Nonbinary, and Gender Expansive Individuals Seeking Family Planning Services"

Houston, Katherine (BCHS)

Hubbard, Zachary (EPIDEM), "High Mental Fatigability Moderates the Relationship Between Gait Speed and PFC Activation in Dual-Task Walking"

Huber, James (HPM), "Are Mobile Gate Sensors a Better Tool at Predicting Elder Falls in the ED Setting than the Current Screening Questionaire?"

Huckestein, Alyssa (HPM), "The COVID-19 Pandemic and its Effect on the Healthcare System: UPMC’s Response to a Shortage of Healthcare Workers"

Hudson, Shekinah (IDM), "The Epidemiology of COVID-19 Disease Progression at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA: Effect of Risk Factors, Comorbidities, and Personal Characteristics on Severity and Prognosis"

Hull, Rachel (BCHS), "Locked In: Impact of Social Isolation and Loneliness on Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities"

Hunter, India (BCHS), "Creating an Equity Assessment Tool to Analyze Funding Resources for Black Women's Health"

Hurley, Kelly (IDM), "Maintaining the Genomic Integrity of Staphylococcus aureus in the Presence of Exogenously Induced DNA Damage"

Hutko, Savannah (EPIDEM), "Animal Bite and Rabies Surveillance in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 2019"

Isiguzo, Chinwoke (BCHS), "Psychosocial factors associated with racial disparities in breastfeeding"

Iyanna, Nidhi (EPIDEM), "Air Pollution Exposure and Autistic-like Behaviors in Childhood: The Cincinnati Combined Childhood Cohorts"

Jacko, Anastasia (HUGEN), "Public Health Genetics: How are We Preparing the Next Generation of Public Health Professionals?"

Jadhav, Shrutika (HUGEN), “Exploration of Trends in γH2AX from Various Demographics”

Jeffries, Leesa (MULTI), "Recall Interval and Caries in Patients Sedated for Preventative Care"

Jespersen, Alyssa (IDM), "Engineered Cationic Antimicrobial Peptides Differ in Their Ability to Limit in vitro Growth and Viability of Mycobacterium bovis BCG and Mycobacterium tuberculosis"

Ji, Lawrence (IDM), "The seroprevalence of HCoV-229E, HCoV-OC43, HCoV-NL63, and HCoV-HKU1 coronaviruses in children in Southwestern Pennsylvania and the associations between race, sex and age on seropositivity"

Jia, Yichen (BIOST), "New Model-based and Deep Learning Methods for Survival Data with or without Competing Risks"

Kai, Kia (HPM), “Supporting Changes in Ambulatory Nursing Through the Use of Exit and Stay Interviews”

Kalix, Elora (EPIDEM), "Factors Contributing to the Insufficient Understanding of how COVID-19 is Intertwined with Race and Ethnicity in the United States"

Kalu, Nnenna (HPM), "The Use of Health Technology in Emerging Markets: China Telemedicine Market Analysis"

Kanyuch, Jodi (HUGEN), "Relationship Between Pulmonary Airflow (FEV1) and Use of Menthol vs Non-Menthol Cigarettes in the COPDGene® Population"

Kasturiarachi, Courtney (HUGEN), "Investigating the effect of PCSK9 Variants on Plasma Lipid Profile in African Blacks and U.S. Whites"

Katz, Ryan (EPIDEM), "Association of Leukocyte Telomere Length and Genetic Biomarkers of Leukocyte Telomere Length with Perceived Physical and Mental Fatigability"

Keck, Taylor (IDM), "A SARS-CoV-2 Outbreak Investigation: Two Rehabilitation Units in a Pennsylvania Tertiary Care Facility"

Kennedy, Jason (BIOST), "Towards a Learning Health System: Using Reinforcement Learning to Optimize Treatment Decisions in Sepsis Patients"

Kettenburg, Gwenddolen (IDM), "Developing a Model of H5N1 Influenza Pathogenesis in Precision-Cut Human Lung Slices"

Khouja, Tumader (HPM), “Oral Health Epidemiology and Policy in Disadvantaged Populations"

Kinzler, Amy (IDM), "Human Adenovirus in Children with Acute Gastroenteritis in the New Vaccine Surveillance Network (NVSN)"

Kirby, Carolyn (HPM), "Who’s Supporting the Support?; An Analysis of Cancer Family Caregiver Burden and Potential Intervention Strategies"

Kiriza, Nelly (HUGEN), "A Comprehensive Review of Sickle Cell Disease Treatment and Research Centers in the United States and Their Implication on Healthcare Access"

Kirkpatrick Heimke, Kaitlin (HUGEN), "BDNF Methylation and Depression and Anxiety in Breast Cancer Patients"

Klousnitzer, Jessie (EPIDEM), "A Retrospective Review of COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation Strategies at Western Psychiatric Hospital and Subsequent COVID-19 Acquisition"

Kovacik Eicher, Mary Elizabeth (IDM), "A worldwide pandemic's implications for community hospitals and the effect on the patient experience: an ever-evolving challenge to the infrastructure partially addressed by telemedicine"

Kowalewski, Katelyn (EOH), "The Prevalence of Silicosis Among Industry Workers : A Rising Public Health Crisis"

Krajcsik, Joseph (HPM), "The Use and Abuse of Health Data"

Kravitz, Matthew (HPM), "Leading Methods for Optimizing Operating Room Efficiency and Cost Effectiveness"

Kronz, Margaret (MULTI), "Standardization of intravenous medication beyond use dating at a large health-system"

Krupa, Ashlea (MULTI), "A Review of the Impact of Comprehensive Oral Care on Treatment Outcomes in Patients with Substance Use Disorders and Outline for Future Research in Pittsburgh"

Kulas, Haley (HUGEN), "Examining Parental Utilization of End Barriers to Psychological Intervention in the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Community"

Kumar, Praveen (HPM), "Screening for kidney cancer - A decision analysis"

Kuzemchak, Margaret (BIOST), "Causal Analysis of Horsehead Zinc Smelter on Asthma Exacerbations in Beaver County"

Kyle-Lion, Gabrielle (IDM), "Prep and Women: Increasing Uptake and Continued Use"

La Count, Stephanie (MULTI), "Community Needs Assessment of Communication in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit"

Lai, Yu-Hsuan (EPIDEM), "The Family Social Environment and Its Relation to ADHD Symptoms and Cognitive Performance in Children Born to Black Teenage Mothers"

Lampenfeld, Nathan (HPM), "Preparing for the Old Age Wave: Promising Healthy Aging Plans, Policies, and Programs"

Lang II, Christopher (HPM), "Culture Transformation at the VHA: Enhancing Patient Experience Through Organizational Behavior"

Laskowski, Calli (EPIDEM), “Hepatitis C Among Women of Reproductive Age in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: A Vulnerability-Focused Report”

Layden, Alexander (EPIDEM), "Investigating placental inflammation as a mediator of obesity and risk of preterm birth"

Lee, Joshua (HPM), "The Global Health Crisis and Telemedicine’s Role in Maintaining Access to Outpatient Care"

Levine, Andrea (EPIDEM), "The Impact Of Corticosteroids On Secondary Infection And Mortality In Critically Ill Covid-19 Patients"

Levochkina, Marina (IDM), "Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio Associations with Nosocomial Infections and Non-neurologic Organ Dysfunction in Moderate-to-Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries"

Li, Jenna (BIOST), "Time Series Analysis of Unconventional Natural Gas Production in Southwestern PA"

Li, Yujia (BIOST), "Clustering and Association Analysis for High-Dimensional Omics Studies"        

Lin, Huang (BIOST), "Statistical Theory and Methodology for the Analysis of Microbial Compositions, with Applications"

Lin, Qiao (EOH), "Acidic Microenvironment Determines Antibiotic Susceptibility and Biofilm Formation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa"

Lipscomb, Rheana (EPIDEM), "The Classification of COVID-19 Mortality and Evaluation of Deceased Characteristics by Identification Method in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania"

Liu, Peng (BIOST), "Outcome-Guided Disease Subtyping and Power Calculation for High-Dimensional Omics Studies" 

Long, Kevin (MULTI), "A Qualitative Study Exploring Perceptions of Supports, Coping Mechanisms, and Resilience for Unmatched Medical Students"

Lookabill, Sierra (EPIDEM), "Changes in Sleep as a result of Participation in a Community-Based Translation of the Diabetes Prevention Program"

Lu, Liling (BIOST), "Safe Reinforcement Learning for Sepsis Treatment"

Lu, Yi (EOH), "The Role of TREM2 in Microglial Function and Alzheimer's Disease"

Lucente-Prokop, Angela (BCHS), "Insights for Partnerships between Community-based Organizations and Healthcare Delivery Systems: Perspective from an Evaluation of the Western Pennsylvania Community-based Care Transitions

Lyons, Cara (EPIDEM), "An Evaluation of COVID-19 Virtual Treatment Delivery for Eating Disorders: Assessing Eating Disorder Symptoms among Patients across Levels of Care"

Ma, Henry (IDM), "Radiofrequency Telemetry and Immunologic Correlates as Predictors of Acute Inhalational Alphavirus Infection in a Nonhuman Primate Model"

Mains-Mason, Janke (BCHS), "Medical School Learning Environment and Well-being among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Second-year Medical Students of Color"

Maloney III, John (EPIDEM), "The Contribution of Modifiable and Non-Modifiable Risk Factors for Pancreatic Cancer: A Geospatial Analysis and Literature Review"

Mance, Shannon (EPIDEM), "The Catechol-O-Methyltransferase Genotype, Frailty, and Gait Speed: The Cardiovascular Health Study"

Mangum, Laurenia (BCHS), "PrEP and Black Women: Characteristics, Facilitators, and Barriers to Oral PrEP Uptake among Cisgender Black Women, A Systematic Review of Qualitative and Quantitative Studies"

Mani, Ashika (BIOST), "Analyzing Deep Learning Techniques in Accelerated Clinical Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Multiple Sclerosis"

Marrocco, Antonella (EOH), "Alternations of CCSP Expression and Macrophages in the Development of Silica-Induced Pulmonary Inflammation and Fibrosis"

Marzano, Stephen (HPM), "Improving Inpatient Belongings Process to Eliminate Reimbursement Costs and Improve Patient Satisfaction"

Matlack, Meghan (EOH), "Municipality Level Dengue Risk Prediction Modeling in Brazil and its Impacts for Future Public Health Interventions"

Matusik, Abigail (HPM), "Avoidable Blood Waste Toolkit: A Quality Improvement Initiative Amid a Public Health Crisis"

Mbwana, Mwanatumu (EPIDEM), "Repeat revascularization and death following percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with Type 2 Diabetes: risk factors, biological mechanisms and prognostic models"

McBride, Jordan (HPM), "The COVID-19 Impact on Telehealth Utilization"

McKenna, Savannah (IDM), "Development of an in vitro 3D model of HIV latency in the CNS"

McCreavy, Claire (IDM), "Readability, Sustainability, and Quality Evaluation of Masking Guidance from U.S. States with Face Mask Orders"

McDonald, Claire (HUGEN), “Understanding of Management Guidelines in Patients with Lynch Syndrome”

Mckinzie, Sierra (HUGEN), "Regulation of Lipid-Droplet Alterations Upon Infection (Molecular Mechanisms at Play)"

McKune, Molly (BIOST), "Impact of Sleep Quality on BMI and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors"

McPherson, Erin (BCHS), "Mobile Health Interventions for Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder: A Review of Randomized Controlled Trials"

Mead, Charles (EPIDEM), "Enhanced Macrophage Cholesterol Efflux Capacity in Middle-Aged Adults with Childhood-Onset Type 1 Diabetes: A Cross-Sectional Analysis"

Means, Katelyn (MULTI), "Panther Smiles Clinic: Reducing Barriers to Acute and Comprehensive Dental Care at a Free Community Health Clinic"

Meehan, Daniel (HPM), "Cancer Survivorship Clinics and the Financial Burden of Cancer on Patients"

Mehta, Patrick (IDM), "HHV8 and B Cells: Comparing B Cell Activation Strategies for In Vitro HHV8 Infection"

Meng, Brandon (BIOST), "Enteric disease outbreaks in the US: Analysis of a dataset from the National Outbreak Reporting System"

Menk, Mara (HPM), "Considerations for Implementing a Hospital-Based Staff Model for Doula Support Services"

Merante, Monica (BCHS), "Disaster Evaluation: Why Use A Comprehensive “Eight-Step Approach”"

Merritt, Rachel (IDM), "Effects of Climate Change on Lyme Disease Incidence: A Literature Review"

Michaels, Walker (MULTI), "Advocating for Renewal of the 'Every Student Succeeds Act' and Expansion of Title I's Budget to $45 Billion"

Michaels, Zachary (BCHS), “An Exploration of a Criteria Based Online Facilitation Tool: A Preliminary Examination of an Innovative Concept"

Miller, Jennifer (HPM), "Assessing Palliative Care Utilization by Ventricular Assist Device Patients, Caregivers, and   Providers: A Systematic Review"

Miller, Trisha (MULTI), "Pharmacist PrEP Management in Pennsylvania: Describing the Need for Expanded Scope of Practice"

Minardi, Benjamin (BIOST), "Predicting Alcohol Use Behaviors in the United States: A Complex Survey Analysis"

Minnie, Scarlett (HPM), "UPMC Department of Medicine Outpatient Patient Experience: Understanding Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Patient Experience"

Mitchell, Shannon (BCHS), "Identifying Interventions to Reduce Teen Dating Violence for Sexual and Gender Minority Youth through Human-centered Design"

Mitchell-Miland, Chantele (EPIDEM), "The Effect of Weight Reduction Interventions on Health-Related Quality of Life Among Overweight/Obese Individuals"

Moffit, Reagan (EPIDEM), "Baseline Predictors of Program Engagement in an Online Physical Activity Intervention"

Moored, Kyle (EPIDEM), “The Dual Roles of Fitness and Fatigability in the Life-Space Mobility of Older Adults”

Morano, Benjamin (HPM), “Impact of Work from Home Status on Hospital Administrative Staff Engagement”

Munir, Anushe (HUGEN), "Characterization of Adult Onset Lamin B1 Depletion in an Inducible Knockout Mouse Model"

Muralidaran, Vaishali (HUGEN), "Characterization of a Repurposed Antiviral for HSV1 in 2D and 3D Models"

Murphy, Kelli (BCHS), "Evaluating How the Use of Telehealth Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Outpatient Client and Program Outcomes in at Outpatient Setting"

Naidu, Maharsi (HPM), "A Case Study of Telemedicine Use in Long-Term Care"

Napoleone, Jenna (EPIDEM), "Cardiometabolic-Health Related Risk Factors and Physical Function with Aging: Targets for Lifestyle Intervention"

Nasr, Alexis (EPIDEM), "HDL Metrics in Midlife Women: Associations with Adiposity, Subclinical Atherosclerosis and Cardiovascular Health beyond HDL-C"

Nelson, Monica (IDM), "Public Health Recommendations for Control of Arboviral Diseases in the Caribbean"

Netsch Lopez, Trisha (BCHS), "Intercultural Health in Ecuador: "Intercultural Health in Ecuador: "A Critical Evaluation of the Case for Affirmative Biopolitics"

Newman, Terri (HPM), "Evaluating the Effect of Carve-in or Carve-out Insurance Designs on Adherence to Oral Anticoagulation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: A Comparison of Medicare Advantage versus Medicare Fee-for-Service”

Nguyen, Michelle (HPM), "CHIP Health Service Initiatives: How States Have Leveraged Federal Dollars to Fund Pediatric Social Determinant Initiatives"

Nielsen, Matthew (HPM), "Out-Of-Network Costs: Impacts on Patient Experience and Health Outcomes"

Nordstrom, Hayley (IDM), "Harnessing the diversity of Burkholderia spp. prophages for therapeutic potential"

O'Connell, Brian (BIOST), "Machine Learning Analysis of Preterm Birth in Southwestern Pennsylvania"

Olander, Amber (HUGEN), "Assessing Genetic Associations Between Depressive Features and Body Mass Index in Samoans"

Olaniyan, Abisola (BCHS), "Implicit Racial Bias in Prenatal Visit Patient-Clinician Communication, Prenatal Screening and Interventions"

Omowale, Serwaa (BCHS), "Black Infant Mortality Disparities in the United States"

Orr, Alexandra (HUGEN), "Creation of a Novel Framework Resource for the New Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Patient Journey"

Oryshkewych, Nina (BIOST), "Prediction of Apgar Score using Statistical Learning"

Osirus, Inngide (IDM), "HIV Care Provider Perceptions of the Needs of Haitian Migrants Living with HIV in the Dominican Republic"

O'Toole, Patrick (HPM), "The Negative Effects of Agricultural Methane on Public Health: A Policy Solution"

Pack, Sydney (HPM), "Healthcare Debt in the United States: An Analysis of Consumer Healthcare Debt and Its Impact on Healthcare Systems"

Panchal, Yachana (EPIDEM), "COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Among Schizophrenia Patients"

Pantoni, Brittany (HUGEN), “The Effects of Risk Alleles for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Samoan Women”

Patel, Akaash (IDM), "Microbial contamination of water sources for high-risk patients of a Pennsylvanian tertiary care”

Patterson, Anna (HPM), “Changes in Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Preventive Cancer Screenings Among Low-Income Women Associated with Medicaid Expansion”

Pelcher, Lindsay (BCHS), "A Critical Literature Synthesis of Safety Protocols for Qualitative Researchers Working with Oppressed Populations"

Pena, Andressa (IDM), "The Pathogenicity of Ebola virus, the Treatments/Vaccines, and social effects through recent outbreaks"

Perrotta, Cristina (IDM), "Evaluation of HIV Status as a Risk Factor for COVID-19 Infection: A Combined Cohort Study"

Pettersen, Samantha (HUGEN), "Medicine Adherence in the Samoan People: Investigation and Intervention”

Piccoli, Elizabeth (IDM), "Natural Disasters and Medication Interruption: A Systematic Literature Review"

Poad, Rachel (IDM), "Estrogen Modulation of Human Herpesvirus 8"

Pombar, Christopher (HUGEN), "Novel missense TEX15 variant Case Study"

Pomerantz, Tatiana (EPIDEM), “The Role of Relationship Status in Intimate Partner Homicide”

Pongibove, Marlaina (BCHS), “Risk Factors Associated with Poor Sleep Quality Among Older Adults”

Pope, Leah (EPIDEM), "Performance Management in Local Public Health Departments A Tool to Address Sexually Transmitted Infections"

Post, Jordon (MULTI), "The Cost Beyond the Violence: A Literature Review of the Economic Burden for Female Victims of Intimate Partner Violence"

Potter, Catherine (HPM), "Creating an Efficient Operating Room"

Price, Meaghan (IDM), "Effect of Risky Sexual Behavior and Associated Gut Microbiome Changes on HIV Susceptibility in

Procario, Gregory (BIOST), "Predicting Body Composition Measurements in Samoan Adults with Multivariate Adaptive Regression Splines and Assessing the Effect of a Missense Variant in CREBRF on Body Composition"

Pudasainy, Sabnum (BIOST), "Prediction of Preterm Birth in Southwestern PA using Classification Models: A Comparative     Analysis"

Pulavarthi, Teja (EPIDEM), "Measures of School Connectedness and Social Support Serve as Protective Factors Against Violence and Firearm Carrying"

Qian, Chen'Ao (BIOST), "Genome-wide association studies in Samoans give insight into obesity by investigating skinfold thickness"

Quinlan, Michaela (HPM), “Intersecting Race, Health, and Law: Consequences of the Public Charge Rule for the U.S. Hispanic Population”

Raabe, Nathan (EPIDEM), "Using Echinocandin (ECH) MICs and FKS Sequencing to Study the Emergence of ECH Resistance Among Candida glabrata Clinical Isolates Over a Ten-Year Period"

Raker, Ravella (HUGEN), "Genetic Literacy and the Acquisition of Clinical Genetics Knowledge in Medical Students"

Ramesh, Nandini (HUGEN), "Investigating the Role of Matrin-3 in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Distal Myopathy"

Rao, Neel (EPIDEM), “Scoping Review of Exercise with Complementary and Alternative Medicine Interventions for Chronic Low Back Pain”

Reding, Madeline (HUGEN), "Regional Challenges and Advances in Telegenetics During the COVID-19 Pandemic"

Rhine, Maria (HUGEN), "Exploring the Reproductive Choices and Family Planning Experiences of Women with MELAS: A Qualitative Study"

Roberts, Jimmie (EPIDEM), "Investigation of Bone-Mineral Density while using Thyroid Medication: a SWAN Cohort Study"

Robinson, Taylor (EPIDEM), "Longitudinal Analysis of Food Insecurity by Race, Ethnicity, and Housing Status during the COVID-19 Pandemic"

Rodriguez, McClaren (EPIDEM), "The Impact of Food-Based Composite Dietary Antioxidant Intake and Lung Cancer Risk: Findings from the Singapore Chinese Health Study"

Rogers, Devin (MULTI), “A System-Level Approach to Reducing Physician Propagation of the Opioid Crisis: A Brief History of Increased Opioid Prescribing in the U.S. and a Review of Expedited Recovery After Surgery Protocol Effects on Opioid Prescribing"

Rosato, Teresa (HUGEN), "ALK1 ligand requirements for prevention of arteriovenous malformations"

Rosentel, Ethan (HPM), "The Future of Telehealth Reimbursement: A Policy Analysis of Remote Patient Monitoring in Intensive Care Units"

Roth, Allison (HPM), "Food Insecurity in Butler County, Pennsylvania: A Program Evaluation on the BHS Food Institute"

Rowley, Andrew (EOH), "A city of steel, and a heart of lead: an analysis of lead exposure and its effect on cardiovascular disease"

Royer, Madison (HPM), "Law and Policy as Social Determinants of Health: How the US Government Created Health Disparities Between Black and White Citizens"

Royse, Sarah (EPIDEM), "Discrepancy in Prevalence of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias among African American and Hispanic Women: A Qualitative Literature Review”

Ruiz Sánchez, Héctor (BCHS), "Facing the Plagues Alone. Men Reshaping the HIV and Heroin Epidemics in Colombia"

Samargandy, Saad (EPIDEM), "Alterations in Cardiometabolic and Vascular Function Measures during the Menopause Transition"

San Juan Rodríguez, Alvaro (HPM), "Impact of Generic Competition on Prices of Branded Self-administered Disease-Modifying Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis"

Sanders, Sarah (BCHS), “Spatial analysis of birth center locations and service catchment areas in the contiguous US: An application of Public Health Critical Race Praxis”

Sanford, Samantha (IDM), "Mechanisms of telomerase inhibition by oxidized and therapeutic dNTPs"

Saravanan, Ramya (HUGEN), "Genetic Epidemiology of Smoking Behaviors in Samoans"

Sasseville, Bailey (HUGEN), "Genetic Counselors Perspectives on Limited-English Proficient Patients Access to Telemedicine Services Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic"

Schneider, Jalyn (HPM), "Improving Healthcare Worker Retention through Decreasing Burnout and Increasing Employee Engagement"

Schneider, Sarah (IDM), "Development of a Pharmacy Point of Dispensing Toolkit for an Anthrax Exposure in Allegheny County Postal Workers"

Schwenker-Punnett, Madeline (HPM), "Interventions Reducing Feelings of Loneliness and Isolation and Improving Well-being for Long-Term Care Residents: An Umbrella Review"

Seitz, Staci (EPIDEM), "Mortality by Reaction Type Among Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients: An Analysis of US Electronic Medical Records"

Shah, Vrusha (EPIDEM), "Comparing Survey Data to Qualitative Themes in Patient Stories to Help Researchers Better Identify Pressing Community Healthcare Needs"

Sherlala, Rehab (HUGEN), "Disentangling the Effects of Body Size and Genetics on Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 and its Relationship to Mortality"

Shi, Dengxiaoyu (BIOST), "DNA methylation across left ventricle and right arterial at single-cell resolution"

Shi, Xiaojun (BIOST), "Assessing the potential effects of unmeasured confounders in a single and a meta-analysis of opioid use disorder studies"

Shyamalan, Shevaitha (IDM), "Three-Year Retrospective Analysis of Pediatric Burn Infections at UPMC Mercy Burn Center"

Solanki, Pooja (HUGEN), "Living with Cutis Laxa: An Exploratory Study"

Soller, Haley (HUGEN), "The Acquisition of Clinical Genetics Knowledge in Medical Students"

Spenceley, Alexander (EPIDEM), "Changes in Composite Sleep Health and Domain-Specific Cognitive Performance in a Community-Based Sample from Two Predominantly African American Neighborhoods in Pittsburgh, PA"

Spiker, Lindsey (HUGEN), "Mapping the Interactome of Human Inflammasome Mutations"

Sprague, Trinity (HUGEN), "Psychosocial impact and residual resource needs following institution of enzyme substitution therapy for PKU"

Stackhouse, Laura (HUGEN), "CREBRF Missense Variant rs373863828 and Relative Grip Strength"

Stafford, Amber (HUGEN), "Implementing Universal Lynch Syndrome Screening: A Qualitative Analysis of Organizational Stakeholder Interviews"

Stanton, Ann-Catherine (EPIDEM), "Hospitalizations of Persons with Hepatitis B and C in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 2016-2019"

Steffes, Kristen (EPIDEM), “Examining the association between exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) risk”

Stewart, Laura (IDM), "Detection of pathogenic microbes in CSF using metagenomic NGS workflow"

Strynkowski, Devin (HPM), "Distrust or Diligence: How Communication Strategies Affected COVID-19 Response and Effectiveness in Various Countries"

Su, Xin (HPM), "A Policy Analysis: Utilization and Coverage of Fertility Services in Pennsylvania"

Su, Zizhou (BCHS), "Measuring the accessibility of home-delivered food programs to participants with cognitive

Sundermann, Alexander (EPIDEM), "Whole Genome Sequencing Surveillance & Machine Learning of the Electronic Health Record for Enhanced Healthcare Outbreak Detection"

Suresh Babu, Naveen (IDM), "Neuroprotective miRNAs as a Therapeutic Potential for HIV-associated Neurocognitive Disorders"

Swart, Elizabeth (EPIDEM), "Development of a Community-Based Survey of Healthy Environments and Associated Childhood Thriving: The Pittsburgh Study"

Tahtamooni, Omar (EOH), "The Association between Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Exposure and Health Outcomes in Older United States Adults"

Talisa, Victor (BIOST), "Novel statistical approaches for practical problems in individualized medicine"

Tetteh, Grace (BCHS), "Evaluating the Promotion of Health Equity by UPMC Hospital Systems to Improve Black Maternal Health"

Thomas, Claire (EPIDEM), "Identification of Metabolic, Immune, and Genetic Risk Factors for Hepatocellular Carcinoma"

Thompson, Jessica (BCHS), "Informing Cardivascular Disease Prevention among Rural Appalachian Women: A Community-Engaged Mixed Method Study"

Toki, Autumn (IDM), "Prognosis of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever Utilizing Human Genome Data and Machine Learning Technology"

Tomaszewski, Erin (EPIDEM), "Skin Intrinsic Fluorescence in the Epidemiology of Diabetes and Complications Study: Predictors and Association with all-cause Mortality"

Totoni, Samantha (EOH), “Under the Radar: Lead Exposure via Hunted Meat”

Toval, Christina (BCHS), "Interventions to Improve Pregnancy Related Mortality and Morbidity in Black Birthing People: A Rapid Review of the Literature”

Trent, Christian (HPM), “Enhancing Quality Primary & Specialty Care: Improving the Health Care Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) Patients at UPMC Community Medicine, Inc"

Tri, Natalie (HUGEN), "Improving physician use of NCCN HBOC Genetic counseling referral guidelines through physician education and awareness"

Troutman, Catherine (HUGEN), "Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum Epidemiological Survey Report"

Tuft, Marie (BIOST), "Statistical Learning for the Spectral Analysis of Time Series Data"

Vadenais, Brenden (EPIDEM), "Prevention and Mitigation of SARS-CoV-2 in a Behavioral Health Setting"

VanWagoner, Emily (EPIDEM), “Repeated cross-sectional analysis of mental distress among students seeking care at the University of Pittsburgh Counseling Center during the COVID-19 pandemic”

Vedachalam, Vijay (EPIDEM), “A Naturalistic Observation of Quality Improvement Interventions for a Chronic Disease Patients at a Free-Clinic”

Vyas, Praveer (IDM), "Exploring a Public Health Topic Through A Genomics Analysis of Publicly Available Data"

Wallace, Megan (IDM), "Assessment of Endoscope Reprocessing in an Urban Pittsburgh Hospital Using Borescope Examinations and Microbial Cultures"

Wallace, Stuart (EPIDEM), "Association of Fatigue and Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury in Professional Baseball Pitchers"

Walsh, Chelsey (HUGEN), "An Assessment of Genetic Counselors’ Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Gene Transfer Therapies"

Wang, Junyao (BIOST), "Adaptive Randomization in Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trials"

Wang, Xianling (BIOST), "Latent Variable Models for Analyses of Diagnostic Tests and Regression Analyses with Hierarchical Missing Covariates"

Wei, Yue (BIOST), "New Statistical Insights to Precision Medicine, from Targeted Treatment Development to Individualized Tailoring Recommendation"

Weko, Andrew (HUGEN), "An Exploratory Investigation of Genetics Health Services in Virginia"

White, Joseph (EPIDEM), "Effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines against B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant: A systematic review"

Wiersch, Jacob (HPM), "Assessing Hospital Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic"

Williams, Kaylee (HUGEN), "Genetic Counseling for Trans* Populations: Development of Educational Material for Genetic Counseling Programs"

Williams, Mihloti (EPIDEM), "The Effect of a 6 Months African Dance Physical Activity Intervention on Perceived Physical Fatigability: The Rhythm Experience and Africana Culture Trial (REACT)"

Wiltrout, Christopher (BCHS), "Depression and the COVID-19 Pandemic"

Wittman, Samuel (BIOST), "Spatial and temporal patterns of overdose in Pennsylvania, 2012-2017: analysis with spatiotemporal scan and Getis-Ord statistics"

Wolfe, Cody (EOH), "Trem2 Deficiency Differentially Affects the Phenotype and Transcriptome of Human APOE3 and APOE4 Mice: The Role of APOE and TREM2 in Alzheimer's Disease"

Wong, Matthew (MULTI), "Asthma: interactions between obesity and other risk factors”

Worthington, Janice Ke'alohi (EPIDEM), "Pacific Islanders and the Impact of COVID-19 in Hawai’i"

Wu, Liwen (BIOST), “Interim Monitoring and Sample Size Adjustment in Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trials”

Wu, Shan (BIOST), "Assessing the impact of missing outcome data on the longitudinal clinical trial during the COVID-19 pandemic: a simulation study for a sensitivity analysis using imputation methods"

Wurst, Megan (HPM), "The Potential Costs and Benefits of COPD Support Groups and Motivational Interviewing"

Yi, Yan (EPIDEM), "Age at Natural Menopause and Its Determinants in Women with Type 1 Diabetes"

Yin, Qing (BIOST), "Shape Detection and Mediation Analysis using Semi-parametric Shape-Restricted Regression Spline with Applications"

Young, Michelle (BCHS), "Mitigating Food Insecurity During a National Crisis: Describing Food Banks’ Resilience During the Covid-19 Pandemic"

Yu, Yichuan (EPIDEM), "Serum Iron Markers in Relation to Hepatocellular Carcinoma Risk Among Patients with Non‐Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease"

Zhang, Dongning (MULTI), "The Impact of Weight Loss on the Regression of Barrett’s Esophagus after Roux-en_Y Near Esophagojejunostomy as an Anti-reflux Operation"

Zhang, Jun (BIOST), “Interpretable Analysis of Multivariate Functional Data"

Zhang, Xiao (EPIDEM), "Soy Isoflavones, Equol-producing Status, and Atherosclerosis in two Cohort of Japanese Adults in Japan"

Zieber, Megan (HUGEN), "Radon Exposure Level in Pennsylvania: An Investigation of the Effects of Social Determinants on Health Disparities"