Recent Titles By Program

Students in social and preventive medicine class

PhD and MS programs awarded in epidemiology (past awarded PhD program was in epidemiology and community health). MPH concentrations awarded in epidemiology, environmental health, and health services administration.

Recent dissertation, thesis and integrative project titles by program are located below.

PhD Dissertations

Student's major professor listed first in Committee, unless noted otherwise.

Degree Program / Concentration Date Awarded Committee Title
PhD Epidemiology 2018-06 Heather Ochs-Balcom, Sanjay Sethi, Timothy Murphy, Jiwei Zhao, Katia Noyes Relationships between Bacteria, Exacerbations, and Hospitalizations in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases
PhD Epidemiology 2018-06 Jean Wactawski-Wende (major), Richard Ohrbach (major), Michael LaMonte, Jiwei Zhao The Associations of Injury and Stress with Temporomandibular Disorders
PhD Epidemiology 2018-02 Lina Mu, Gary Giovino, Amy Millen, Michael LaMonte Dietary Factors, Smoking Cessation, and Lung Cancer
PhD Epidemiology 2017-09 Heather Ochs-Balcom, Jean Wactawski-Wende, Lina Mu, Rachael Hageman-Blair Telomere Genetics and Length: Associations with Breast Cancer and Sleep
PhD Epidemiology 2017-09 Richard O’Connor, Amy Millen, Mary Reid, Maansi Bansal-Travers Promotion of Lung Cancer Screening Through a Smoking Cessation Quitline

MS Theses

Student's major professor listed first in Committee, unless noted otherwise.

Degree Program / Concentration Date Awarded Committee Title
MS Epidemiology 2018-06 Amy Millen, Jiwei Zhao Diet Patterns and Incident Age-Related Macular Degeneration in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study
MS Epidemiology 2018-06 Kasia Kordas, Heather Ochs-Balcom Effects of ALAD Genotype and Blood Lead Levels on Anthropometric Measures in a Cohort of Mexican Children
MS Epidemiology 2018-06 Kasia Kordas, Amy Millen Manganese Exposure and Intellectual and Executive Function Deficits in School-Aged Children from Montevideo, Uruguay
MS Epidemiology 2018-06 Amy Millen, Jean Wactawski-Wende, Robert Genco Association between Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D Concentrations and Salivary Cytokines in Postmenopausal Women
MS Epidemiology 2018-06 Lina Mu, Michael LaMonte, Jo Freudenheim, Jean Wactawski-Wende Caffeine Intake and Invasive Breast Cancer Incidence Among Post-menopausal Women in the Women's Health Initiative

MPH Epidemiology Integrative Projects

Student's major professor listed first in Committee, unless noted otherwise.

Degree Program / Concentration Date Awarded Committee Title
MPH Epidemiology 2018-06 Pavani Ram Early Initiation of Breastfeeding in Sub-Sahara Africa and South Asia
MPH Epidemiology 2018-06 Lina Mu, James Shelton, Xiaozhong Wen The Effects of Anesthesia During Labor on  Neonatal Apgar Scores, Need for Assisted Ventilation and NICU Admission
MPH Epidemiology 2018-06 Amy Millen, Heather Ochs-Balcom Relating Serum Vitamin D Biomarker with Critical Flicker Fusion Frequency, An Early Indicator for Glaucoma
MPH Epidemiology 2018-06 Michael LaMonte, Elisa Rodriquez Quality of Life Experienced Post Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Surgery
MPH Epidemiology 2018-06 Shauna Zorich, Michael LaMonte Examining Descriptive Characteristics of Black Legged Ticks and the Diseases They May Carry in Western region of New York

MPH Environmental Health Integrative Projects

Student's major professor listed first in Committee, unless noted otherwise.

Degree Program / Concentration Date Awarded Committee Title
MPH Environmental Health 2017-09 Kasia Kordas Determining High Risk Areas of Childhood Lead Poisoning in Niagara County: Evaluating SES & Exposure Risk
MPH Environmental Health 2017-06 Kasia Kordas, Katia Noyes Environmental Health Policy: Addressing Childhood Lead Exposure for Buffalo Public School District
MPH Environmental Health 2017-06 Pavani Ram, Shauna Zorich, Joseph Domachowske Respiratory Syncytial Virus and the Inflammatory Response
MPH Environmental Health 2017-06 Lina Mu, Xuefeng Ren Characterizing Air Pollution in Beijing, China

MPH

Environmental Health

2015-06

James Olson, Matthew Bonner The Massachusetts Avenue Project Growing Green: A Youth Perspective

MPH Health Services Administration Integrative Projects

Student's major professor listed first in Committee, unless noted otherwise.

Degree Program / Concentration Date Awarded Committee Title
MPH / PharmD Health Services Administration 2018-06 Katia Noyes, David Jacobs Development of a Pharmacy Faculty/Student-Led Medication Literacy Workshop for Refugees
MPH / MSW Health Services Administration 2018-06 Katia Noyes, Jerome Yates African American Women and Breast Cancer: Interventions to Minimize Breast Cancer Disparities
MPH / MBA Health Services Administration 2018-06 Katia Noyes Accountable Care Organizations and Their Impact on Cost and Quality in Health Systems
MPH Health Services Administration 2018-06 Katia Noyes, Jerome Yates Sexual Assault Prevention Targeting LGBT + College Students
MPH Health Services Administration 2018-06 Katia Noyes, Jerome Yates Evaluation, Design and Implementation of the Music and Memory program at the Greenfields Long-Term Living Facility in Lancaster, NY

Revised 8/11/18