MPH Thesis/Project Practicums, 2005-2013

Fall 2013
Summer 2013
Spring 2013
Fall 2012
Summer 2012
Spring 2012
Fall 2011
Summer 2011
Spring 2011
Fall 2010
Summer 2010
Spring 2010

Fall 2009
Spring 2009
Fall 2008
Spring 2008
Fall 2007
Summer 2007
Spring 2007
Fall 2006
Summer 2006
Spring 2006
Spring 2005

Fall 2013............................................................................................................................

  • Callie Ashcraft
    Development of an Educational Module for the Siemens Rapidpoint 500 Analyzers
    Abstract [pdf] 
     
  • Adrienne Taalak Chambers
    Examining the Child Care Needs for Children with Disabilities: A Need for Therapeutic Child Care?
    Abstract [pdf]
      
  • Brian McKay
    Measures of the Effect: Near Miss Reporting on Construction Site Injuries
    Abstract [pdf] 

Summer 2013......................................................................................................................

  • Amy Hockenberry
    Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Adolescent 30-Day Alcohol Use
    Abstract [pdf]
     
  • Jennifer Jones
    Stakeholders Perceptions of the Wishbone Hill Health Impact Assessment
    Abstract [pdf]
     
  • Olga Levy
    Building Cooperation Between Medical Providers and Medicaid Program in Alaska
    Abstract [pdf]
     
  • Carol McCarty
    Alaskan Adolescent Nutrition Project
    Abstract [pdf]
     
  • Linda Mellman
    Understanding Parental Beliefs, Knowledge, and Influences that Inform Childhood Immunization Decisions (Project)
    Abstract [pdf]
     
  • Megan Tompkins
    An Assessment of Water USE Practices and Attitudes in Old Fandak, South Sudan
    Abstract [pdf]
     
  • Meghan Vaughan
    Process Evaluation of the CATCH Program in Beach Park School District #3
    Abstract [pdf]

Spring 2013........................................................................................................................

  • Deana Glick
    Youth Alcohol Use in Yakutat  (Project)
    Abstract [pdf]
     
  • Aaron Huff
    Evaluation of the Cuidese Program
    Abstract [pdf]
     
  • Christia Phelps
    Process Evaluation of a Lactation Support Program in Anchorage, Alaska
    Abstract [pdf]

Fall 2012............................................................................................................................

  • Marcus Deede
    Peer Support and Mutual Support in the Community of Ionia: A Mental Health Disability Management Case Study
    Abstract [pdf]
  • Pamela Hoffman
    The Status of School Wellness Policies in Minnesota Public Schools
    Abstract [pdf]
  • Rebecca Puckett
    Factors that Influence the Decision to Breastfeed for Adolescent Mothers in the State of Alaska
    Abstract [pdf]
  • Marcy Rein
    Promoting Community Inclusivity in Family-Focused Recreation Activities for Individuals Experiencing Developmental Disabilities in Anchorage Alaska
    Abstract [pdf]
  • Virginia Walker
    Medication Education for Alaska Native People Age 65 and Older: Development of a Medication Self-Management Tool
    Abstract [pdf]

Summer 2012....................................................................................................................

  • Amanda Cooper
    The Quality and Utility of Alaska's Unintentional Poisoning Data: A Descriptive Analysis
    Abstract [pdf]
     
  • Virginia Mongeau
    Follow-Up Procedures to Achieve High Retention Rates in HIV/AIDS Prevention Research with Incarcerated People
    Abstract [pdf]
     
  • Wendy G. Parsons
    Anchorage School District School Wellness Policy Evaluation
    Abstract [pdf]

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
    Abstract [pdf]

Fall 2011............................................................................................................................

  • Margaret Nye
    Program Evaluation of Clark Middle School School-Based Health Center
    Abstract [pdf] 
     
  • Jacqueline Shirley
    The Management of Open Dumps in Rural Alaska - The Continuing Need for Public Health Action: A Policy Analysis
    Abstract [pdf]

Summer 2011...................................................................................................................

  • Ambrosia Bowlus
    VACTRAK- Alaska’s Immunization Registry Program Evaluation
    Abstract [pdf]

Spring 2011.......................................................................................................................

  • Cheryl Case
    Examining DNA Fingerprinting as an Epidemiology Tool in the Northwest Territories, Canada
    Abstract [pdf] 
     
  • Margaret Cobey
    Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Therapeutic Injection use in Mongolia
    Abstract [pdf]
     
  • Kelby Murphy
    Alaska Health Care Workforce Shortages: Impact of State Legislation
    Abstract [pdf]
     
  • Bruce Myers
    Managed Care Perspectives on Biosimilars
    Abstract [pdf]
     
  • Lillian Ruedrich
    Who will keep Alaska Healthy? Needs Assessment and Recommendations for Undergraduate Public Health Education at the University of Alaska
    Abstract [pdf]

Fall 2010 ..........................................................................................................................

  • Lisa Davis
    Developing the Framework for an Impaired Driving Tracking System for the State of Alaska
    Abstract [pdf]
     
  • Desire Shepler
    Re-Victimization Among Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Child Advocacy Center 
    Abstract [pdf]

Summer 2010 ..................................................................................................................

  • Kathryn Bhagtram-Jackson
    An evaluation of the Jefferson/Gilpin Counties’ Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteer Program for Years 2007-2008
    Abstract [pdf]
     
  • Jennifer DeVanna
    Impact of Alerts within the Medical Record on Childhood Immunization Rates in Portage County
    Abstract [pdf]
     
  • 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
    Abstract [pdf]
     
  • Shawne Johnson
    Factors Influencing Low-Income, African American, Breastfeeding Mothers’ Decisions to Administer Infant Vitamin D Supplements
    Abstract [pdf]

Spring 2010 ......................................................................................................................

  • Jennifer Adams
    Risk Factors Contributing to the 30 day Readmission Rate at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute for Fiscal Year 2008
    Abstract [pdf]
     
  • 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
    Abstract [pdf]
     
  • Stacy Kelley
    A Men’s Cancer Survivorship Retreat in Alaska: A Process and Outcome Evaluation
    Abstract [pdf]
     
  • 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 
    Abstract [pdf]

Fall 2009 ..........................................................................................................................

  • Kerry Pride 
    Developing Effective Multi-Jurisdictional Public Health Systems: Lessons Learned from the 2006 Shigella Sonnei Outbreak on Three American Indian Reservation
    Abstract [pdf]

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
    Abstract [pdf]
     
  • Jody Carman 
    Association of Body Mass Index (BMI) and Sleep Duration in U.S. Coast Guard Active Duty Members
    Abstract [pdf, 20 KB]
     
  • Ann Potempa 
    Needs Assessment to Help the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Understand the Communication Needs for Alaska Health-Care Providers
    Abstract [pdf]

Fall 2008 ..........................................................................................................................

  • Sara Buchanan
    Improving Child Survival Through Behavioral Changes and Community Engagement: The Farta Child Survey Project
    Abstract [pdf]
     
  • Lisa McGuire
    Formative Evaluation of an HIV/AIDS Prevention and Education Program in Anchorage, Alaska
    Abstract [pdf]
     
  • Amanda Walch
    Evaluating the Impact of Weight Loss Surgery and High Blood Pressure in the Obese Population at One Alaska Clinic
    Abstract [pdf]

Spring 2008 ......................................................................................................................

  • Kathy Allely
    Early Intensive Intervention for Alaskan Children with Autism: A Policy Analysis
    Abstract [pdf]
     
  • Lisa Balivet
    The Status of Early Intervention Service for Young Children with Hearing Loss in Alaska: Part C of IDEA
    Abstract [pdf]
     
  • Jessica Leston
    Alaska Native Eye Health and Disease: A Community Profile
    Abstract [pdf]
     
  • Wendy Rainey
    Analysis of Issues Surrounding the Administration of Medication in Out-of-Home Child Care in the Municipality of Anchorage
    Abstract [pdf]

Fall 2007 ..........................................................................................................................

  • Vanessa Hiratsuka
    Assessing Changes in Attitudes, Beliefs and Behavior in Physical Activity Due to the Traditions of the Heart WISEWOMAN Intervention
    Abstract [pdf]

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
    Abstract [pdf]
     
  • Jenny Salcido-Austin
    Nutrition Counseling and Hemoglobin Levels in Young Children Participating in the WIC Program
    Abstract [pdf]
     
  • Tammy Zulz
    International Circumpolar Surveillance Tuberculosis Working Group Formative Evaluation
    Abstract [pdf, 27 KB]

Spring 2007 ......................................................................................................................

  • Erica Marley
    Fish and Human Mercury Biomonitoring
    Abstract [pdf]
     
  • Mark Peterson
    The Treatment of HIV in Rural East Africa
    Abstract [pdf, 33 KB]
     
  • Mariko Selle
    Traditional Foods Access for Alaska Native Elders in Urban Term Long Care Settings
    Abstract [pdf]
     
  • Joni Stumpe
    A Nutritional Education Curriculum with a Weight Management Emphasis for Low Income Alaskan Families-Implementation of a Pilot Project
    Abstract [pdf]

Fall 2006 ..........................................................................................................................

  • Lindsay Sanders 
    Evaluation of a Public Health Surveillance System
    Abstract [pdf]

Summer 2006 ..................................................................................................................

  • Dr. Dan Kiley
    Development of a Simulation Model To Analyze Clinical Outcomes of the Dental Health Aide Program in Alaska
    Abstract [pdf]

Spring 2006 ......................................................................................................................

  • Tricia Franklin 
    Factors Contributing to Specimen Quality for Tuberculosis Testing: The Laboratory’s Role in Tuberculosis Control in Alaska
    Abstract [pdf]
     
  • 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
    Abstract [pdf]
     
  • Stephanie Massay 
    A Molecular Diagnostic Technique for Bordetella Pertussis Using Real Time PCR-Implications for Diagnosis and Public Health Intervention in Alaska 
    Abstract [pdf]
     
  • 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 
    Abstract [pdf]