Thesis Projects




  • Fall 2018
    • Nick Atkinson

    An Evaluation of the Dental Health Branch of Fort Peck Tribal Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program

    • Bo Kim

    Hepatitis C Epidemiological Profile, Henrico County, Virginia

  • Summer 2018
    • Morgan Erisman

    A Six-Month and Baseline Assessment of Housing First on the Service Use and Individual Well-being in Juneau, Alaska.

    • Brian Lefferts

    Systematic Literature and Dataset Development for Evaluating the Impact of Water and Wastewater Service Types on Health in the Yukon-Kuskokwin Delta of Alaska

    • Lori Price

    Drug and Alcohol Use Among Southern Kenai Peninsula High School Students and the Relationship Between Development Assets Associated with Family and Social Support.

    • Sara Conyers

    Inventory and Assessment of Food Policy Actions with Potential for Adaptation to Alaska Food Productions, Processing and Distribution Systems

  • Spring 2018
    • Cate Burton

      Creating a Social Media Strategy for the Alaska Food Policy Council

    • Niki Knowlton

    Evaluation of a Group Planning Process within the Collective Impact Framework: Development of a Piolet Project to Support At-Risk Families and Children

    • Dean Gustafson

    Evaluation of a Group Planning Process within the Collective Impact Framework: Development of a Piolet Project to Support At-Risk Families and Children

    • Jessie Doherty

    Analysis of Southcentral Therapeutic Riding Program Evaluation 

  • Fall 2017
    • Charlotte Bender
      A Comparative Cohort Analysis of Infants in Anchorage: An Examination of the Differences between Premature and Full-Term Infants through a Single-Clinic Case Study
    • Cate Burton
      Creating a Social Media Strategy for the Alaska Food Policy Council

    • Tammy Choromanski
      Speech-Language Pathologists Perspectives of Tele-Medicine: Readiness for Implementation

    • Ijedima Ngene-Igwe
      Assessing the Factors That Influence Breastfeeding Initiation and Continuation for Black Mothers in Central Ohio

    • Sarah Stevens
      Using the Social Ecological Model to Understand Infant Feeding Practices in Alaska’s North Slope Borough

  • Summer 2017
    • Megan Donnelly
      Cost and Utilization of the Baker Act Law in Hernando County, Florida
    • Kami Moore
      Community Readiness Assessment: Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Juneau, Alaska
    • Sara Mosalam
      Barriers Affecting Mammography Among Egyptian Women
    • Christina Poupard
      Child Outcome Summary Process in Alaska
  • Spring 2017
    • Brittany Smith
      Food Security in Alaska- Agricultural Land Development and Access Utilizing Geographic Information Systems
  • Fall 2016
  • Summer 2016
    • Olivia Barrow
      An Evaluation of Oral Health Training for Long-Term Care Facility Staff and Its Relation to Residentis’ Dental Plaque Levels

    • Jessika Beam
      Teaching Food Systems in Alaska

    • Ryan McWilliams

      Supporting Community Gardening in Alaska Through Development of a Community Garden Practice Guide

    • Andrew Tooyak
      United Caribou Association of the Nunamiut
  • Spring 2016
    • David Fitzgerald
      Program Evaluation of the Living Well with Diabetes Program of Prince William County, Virginia

    • Elizabeth King
      An Analysis of Rainwater from Rural Alaska Catchments: Findings and Recommendations for Healthy Utilization

    • Tracey Martinson
      Development of A Crystalline Silica Management Plan for a Coal-Fired Power Plant

    • Laila Allen
      Healthy Alaskans 2020 Implementation Pilot

    • Jason Hahn
      Community-Scale Biosand Filter Pilot Project in Cambodia
  • Fall 2015
    • Arlene Patuc
      Case Management Assessment and Course Development

    • Shannon Savage
      Alaska Young Driver Safety: Distracted Driving, Seat Belt Use and Drinking and Driving

    • Melissa Viator
      The Influence of Water Volume and Temperature on Hand Washing Time and Thoroughness: A Study on Factors Relevant to the Design of Rainwater Catchment Systems for Rural Alaska

    • Jeremy Rosiecki
      Needs Assessment for a Patient Centered Medical Home Model of Care at the Providence Alaska Cancer Center

    • Colleen McNulty
      Evaluation of a Public Health Nursing Expedited Partner Therapy Program

    • Tara Martich
      Impacts of Fish Waste Piles in Alaska

    • Cari Miller
      Alaska State Trooper Critical Incident Response Team and Peer Support Program Development
  • Summer 2015
    • Amy Livengood
      Exposome Diversity Perspectives of Environmental Enteropathy: A Systematic Review of the Literature

    • Cynthia Schauer
      Social Determinates of Pneumococcal and Influenza Immunization Rates of Nursing Homes and Homes for the Aged Residents in Kalamazoo and Calhoun Counties, Michigan. Role of Race and Segregation

    • Melissa Wilson
      Food Security in Alaska: Assisting the Alaska Food Policy Council to Meet Their Strategic Plan
  • Spring 2015
    • Gandy Becker
      Health Care Utilization Analysis for Housing First Program in Anchorage, AK

    • Fabrice Evengue
      A Descriptive Analyst of Gastric Cancer in Alaska

    • Audra Henderson
      Pilot Project: A Script about Health and the People of Juneau, AK

    • Marisa Johnson
      Emergency Preparedness Among Older Adults, in the City of Issaquah, Washington

    • Natasha Pineda
      Alaska Local Option Law and Its Impact on Underage Drinking
  • Fall 2014
  • Summer 2014
    • Joy Britt
      To be or Not to Be Smoke-Free: An Analysis of the University of Alaska Anchorage Peer Institutions’ Smoking and Tabaco Policies
    • Christie Flanagan
      Effect of Early Age Tabacco use on Current Tobacco Use Among Alaska Native People in Southwest Alaska
    • Carole Knuth
      Needs Assessment for an Adult Day Service Center in Sitka, Alaska
    • Eric Lespin
      Better Understanding the Modifiers of Domestic Water Consumption
    • Shaina Seidner
      Prospective Development of a Mobile Farmers Market in Mountain View, Anchorage, Alaska
    • Marina Vinnikova
      Dog Bite Health Burden in Alaskan Communities 2002-2012
  • Spring 2014
    • Karla Ebert
      Using the Community Readiness Model for Diabetes Focused Health Promotion Strategies in a Rural Alaska Community
    • Kendalin Farthing
      Utilizing Social Media to Identify Breastfeeding Supportive Entities and Resources in Anchorage, Alaska
    • Sarah Grosshuesch
      Pain and Breastfeeding Duration: A Wisconsin WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Training Quality Improvement Project
    • Marylynne Kostick
      Persistent Organic Pollutants, Heavy Metals and Micronutrients in Mothers and Infants in Rural Alaska; Distributions and Relationships
    • Michelle Rizzo-Pelley
      Climate Change and the Health Implications of Residential Insecticide Exposure
    • Elizabeth Root
      Identifying the Barriers to Local Food Resources in Anchorage, Alaska Through a Small-Scale Community Local Food Needs Assessment and Geographical Information Systems Analysis
    • Sheila Soule
      Policy Analysis and Feasibility Assessment for a Municipality for Anchorage Area Agency on Aging
    • Rebecca Sprague
      Adaptation, Implementation and Evaluation of a Health Literacy Curriculum at Learning Labe in Boise, Idaho
    • Jami Warrick
      State of Alaska Division of Public Health, Section of Public Health Nursing, An Assessment of the Interior Region's Readiness for A Voluntary Accreditation Effort
  • Fall 2013
    • Callie Ashcraft
      Development of an Educational Module for the Siemens Rapidpoint 500 Analyzers
    • Adrienne Taalak Chambers
      Examining the Child Care Needs for Children with Disabilities: A Need for Therapeutic Child Care?
    • Brian McKay
      Measures of the Effect: Near Miss Reporting on Construction Site Injuries
  • Summer 2013
    • Amy Hockenberry
      Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Adolescent 30-Day Alcohol Use
    • Jennifer Jones
      Stakeholders Perceptions of the Wishbone Hill Health Impact Assessment
    • Olga Levy
      Building Cooperation Between Medical Providers and Medicaid Program in Alaska
    • Carol McCarty
      Alaskan Adolescent Nutrition Project
    • Linda Mellman
      Understanding Parental Beliefs, Knowledge, and Influences that Inform Childhood Immunization Decisions (Project)
    • Megan Tompkins
      An Assessment of Water USE Practices and Attitudes in Old Fandak, South Sudan
    • Meghan Vaughan
      Process Evaluation of the CATCH Program in Beach Park School District #3
  • Spring 2013
    • Deana Glick
      Youth Alcohol Use in Yakutat  (Project)
    • Aaron Huff
      Evaluation of the Cuidese Program
    • Christia Phelps
      Process Evaluation of a Lactation Support Program in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Fall 2012
    • Marcus Deede
      Peer Support and Mutual Support in the Community of Ionia: A Mental Health Disability Management Case Study
    • Pamela Hoffman
      The Status of School Wellness Policies in Minnesota Public Schools
    • Rebecca Puckett
      Factors that Influence the Decision to Breastfeed for Adolescent Mothers in the State of Alaska
    • Marcy Rein
      Promoting Community Inclusivity in Family-Focused Recreation Activities for Individuals Experiencing Developmental Disabilities in Anchorage Alaska
    • Virginia Walker
      Medication Education for Alaska Native People Age 65 and Older: Development of a Medication Self-Management Tool
  • Summer 2012
    • Amanda Cooper
      The Quality and Utility of Alaska's Unintentional Poisoning Data: A Descriptive Analysis
    • Virginia Mongeau
      Follow-Up Procedures to Achieve High Retention Rates in HIV/AIDS Prevention Research with Incarcerated People
    • Wendy G. Parsons
      Anchorage School District School Wellness Policy Evaluation
  • Spring 2012
    • Patricia A. Peshel
      Community and Health Assessment:  Water Utilization and Hygiene Practices--A study of the Rhema Grace Orphanage and Ombe Village, Cameroon
  • Fall 2011
    • Margaret Nye
      Program Evaluation of Clark Middle School School-Based Health Center
    • Jacqueline Shirley
      The Management of Open Dumps in Rural Alaska - The Continuing Need for Public Health Action: A Policy Analysis
  • Summer 2011
    • Ambrosia Bowlus
      VACTRAK- Alaska’s Immunization Registry Program Evaluation
  • Spring 2011
    • Cheryl Case
      Examining DNA Fingerprinting as an Epidemiology Tool in the Northwest Territories, Canada
    • Margaret Cobey
      Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Therapeutic Injection use in Mongolia
    • Kelby Murphy
      Alaska Health Care Workforce Shortages: Impact of State Legislation
    • Bruce Myers
      Managed Care Perspectives on Biosimilars
    • Lillian Ruedrich
      Who will keep Alaska Healthy? Needs Assessment and Recommendations for Undergraduate Public Health Education at the University of Alaska
  • Fall 2010
    • Lisa Davis
      Developing the Framework for an Impaired Driving Tracking System for the State of Alaska
    • Desire Shepler
      Re-Victimization Among Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Child Advocacy Center 
  • Summer 2010
    • Kathryn Bhagtram-Jackson
      An evaluation of the Jefferson/Gilpin Counties’ Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteer Program for Years 2007-2008
    • Jennifer DeVanna
      Impact of Alerts within the Medical Record on Childhood Immunization Rates in Portage County
    • Yvonne Goldsmith
      Rates of All-Cause Pneumonia Among Medicaid-Enrolled Children Less Than Two Years of Age Between and After Introduction of the Pneumococcal Conjugate 7 Vaccine in Alaska
    • Shawne Johnson
      Factors Influencing Low-Income, African American, Breastfeeding Mothers’ Decisions to Administer Infant Vitamin D Supplements
  • Spring 2010
    • Jennifer Adams
      Risk Factors Contributing to the 30 day Readmission Rate at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute for Fiscal Year 2008
    • Ranjodh Gill
      Occupational Risk Factors and Correlation with Post-Deployment Mental Health Status Among U.S. Military Personal Returning From the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
    • Stacy Kelley
      A Men’s Cancer Survivorship Retreat in Alaska: A Process and Outcome Evaluation
    • Genevieve Maurits
      A Program Evaluation of Project Public Health Ready and Its Application and Implication for the Municipality of Anchorage Department of Health and Human Services 
  • Fall 2009
    • Kerry Pride 
      Developing Effective Multi-Jurisdictional Public Health Systems: Lessons Learned from the 2006 Shigella Sonnei Outbreak on Three American Indian Reservation
  • Spring 2009
    • Kathy Anderson 
      Breast and Cervical Health Check Program: Cervical Cancer Screening Fidelity to American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) 2006 Consensus Guidelines
    • Jody Carman 
      Association of Body Mass Index (BMI) and Sleep Duration in U.S. Coast Guard Active Duty Members
    • Ann Potempa 
      Needs Assessment to Help the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Understand the Communication Needs for Alaska Health-Care Providers
  • Fall 2008
    • Sara Buchanan
      Improving Child Survival Through Behavioral Changes and Community Engagement: The Farta Child Survey Project
    • Lisa McGuire
      Formative Evaluation of an HIV/AIDS Prevention and Education Program in Anchorage, Alaska
    • Amanda Walch
      Evaluating the Impact of Weight Loss Surgery and High Blood Pressure in the Obese Population at One Alaska Clinic
  • Spring 2008
    • Kathy Allely
      Early Intensive Intervention for Alaskan Children with Autism: A Policy Analysis
    • Lisa Balivet
      The Status of Early Intervention Service for Young Children with Hearing Loss in Alaska: Part C of IDEA
    • Jessica Leston
      Alaska Native Eye Health and Disease: A Community Profile
    • Wendy Rainey
      Analysis of Issues Surrounding the Administration of Medication in Out-of-Home Child Care in the Municipality of Anchorage
  • Fall 2007
    • Vanessa Hiratsuka
      Assessing Changes in Attitudes, Beliefs and Behavior in Physical Activity Due to the Traditions of the Heart WISEWOMAN Intervention
  • Summer 2007
    • Dan Lien
      Improving Patient Care for Persons with Chronic Disease: Examining the Use of MTM (Medication Therapy Management) and Medicare Billing for Patients Counseling By Community Pharmacists in Alaska
    • Jenny Salcido-Austin
      Nutrition Counseling and Hemoglobin Levels in Young Children Participating in the WIC Program
    • Tammy Zulz
      International Circumpolar Surveillance Tuberculosis Working Group Formative Evaluation
  • Spring 2007
    • Erica Marley
      Fish and Human Mercury Biomonitoring
    • Mark Peterson
      The Treatment of HIV in Rural East Africa
    • Mariko Selle
      Traditional Foods Access for Alaska Native Elders in Urban Term Long Care Settings
    • Joni Stumpe
      A Nutritional Education Curriculum with a Weight Management Emphasis for Low Income Alaskan Families-Implementation of a Pilot Project
  • Fall 2006
    • Lindsay Sanders 
      Evaluation of a Public Health Surveillance System
  • Summer 2006
    • Dr. Dan Kiley
      Development of a Simulation Model To Analyze Clinical Outcomes of the Dental Health Aide Program in Alaska
  • Spring 2006
    • Tricia Franklin 
      Factors Contributing to Specimen Quality for Tuberculosis Testing: The Laboratory’s Role in Tuberculosis Control in Alaska
    • Hannah Hawkins 
      Health Promotion Paraprofessionals’ Role Definition: Perspectives of Graduates of Alaska’s Community Wellness Advocate Program
    • Allyson Kelly
      Evaluation of Radon Levels in Wyoming Relation to Lung Cancer Prevalence
    • Stephanie Massay 
      A Molecular Diagnostic Technique for Bordetella Pertussis Using Real Time PCR-Implications for Diagnosis and Public Health Intervention in Alaska 
    • Chris Tofteberg 
      The Public Process of Adoption of the FDA Food Code by a Local Jurisdiction
  • Spring 2005
    • Dr. Adrienne Ari
      Eye Injuries on the Battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan: Public Health Implications
    • Gail Schiemann
      Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention in Rural Alaska: Community Perspectives and Prevention Tools Reviewed