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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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An exploration of threatened harm as a type of maltreatment and its relation to recurrence of maltreatment, Roxann Mcneish

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Investigation of Mercury Use, Release, Deposition, and Exposures in the Tampa Bay Area, Ryan Algernon Michael

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Evaluation of Occupational Risk Factors for Nurses and CNAs: Analysis of Florida Workers' Compensation Claims Database, Sheila Mohammed

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Quantifying the Ergonomic Impact on Healthcare Workers Using a Needle-free Injector Device, Humberto Jose Olivero Lara

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The Determinants of Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence and the Relationship of Healthcare Expenditures to Adherence among Florida Medicaid-insured Patients Diagnosed with HIV or AIDS, Zachary Pruitt

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Social Determinants of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Perinatal Morbidity: Social Origins of Perinatal Health Study, Abraham A. Salinas-Miranda

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Spatial Distribution of Nitrogen Oxides, Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, and Xylenes in Hillsborough County, Florida: An Investigation of Impacts of Urban Forests on Ambient Concentrations of Air Pollutants Associated with Traffic, Jill Sears

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Fate of polybrominated diphenyl ethers during wastewater treatment process producing reclaimed water, Kristy Siegel

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Knowledge, Attitudes and Traditions Regarding Water Consumption and Sanitary Practices of the Ngäbe-Buglé Indigenous Women in the Chiriquí Province in Panama, Natalia Vega

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Phenotypic and Genotypic Analysis of in vitro Selected Miltefosine Resistant Leishmania donovani, Brian A. Vesely

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Agricultural and Domestic Waste Contamination in Chilibre Panama and Potential Low-Cost Best Managament Practices, Christopher Etienne Weekes

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Development of a Novel Method for Deriving Thresholds of Toxicological Concern (TTCs) for Vaccine Constituents, Jennifer Jessica White

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The Dynamics of Alcohol Consumption in the Russian Federation: Implications of Using Price Related Policies to Control Alcohol Use, Arseniy Pavlovich Yashkin

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A Modeling Investigation of Human Exposure to Select Traffic-Related Air Pollutants in the Tampa Area: Spatiotemporal Distributions of Concentrations, Social Distributions of Exposures, and Impacts of Urban Design on Both, Haofei Yu

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Validation of the USF Safe Exposure Time Equation for Heat Stress, Arden Bruce Andersen

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Impact of a Wellness Clinic Visit on Cardiovascular Risk Biomarkers in Employees of a VA Medical Center, Margaret Asomaning

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An Examination of the Impact of Preconception Health on Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes through the Theoretical Lens of Reciprocal Determinism, Mary Elizabeth Buie

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A Mixed Method Study on the Peripartum Experience and Postpartum Effects of Emergency Hysterectomy Due To Postpartum Hemorrhage, Cara De La Cruz

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Apparent Total Evaporative Resistance Values From Human Trials Over a Range of Metabolic and Heat Stress Levels, Matthew David Dooris

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A Pilot Study of Small-Scale Variations in Outdoor Benzene Concentrations, Samantha Catherine Fridh

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The Impact of Managed Care on the Utilization and Distribution of Inpatient Surgical Procedures with Demonstrated Volume and Outcome Endogeneity, Linda Stephens Gipson

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Apparent Total Evaporative Resistance Values from Human Trials Over a Range of Heat Stress Levels, Brian Grace

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Performance Assessment of Predicted Heat Strain in High Heat Stress, Ronald Eugene Long

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Numeracy, Cancer Risk Perceptions, and Self-Protective Behaviors among U.S. Adults, Teri Malo

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Apparent Total Evaporative Resistance for Clothing Ensembles at High Heat Stress Levels, Patrick Rodriguez

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A Multi-Methodological Study of a Possible Syndemic among Female Adult Flim Actresses, Candace Danielle Sibley

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A Comparison of Latina Women in CenteringPregnancy and Individual Prenatal Care, Tara E. Trudnak

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Detection of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Ambient Air at a Wastewater Treatment Facility in Tampa, Florida, Brenda L. White

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Sharps Injuries in Medical Training: Higher Risk for Residents Than for Medical Students, Rachel Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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The Association Between Risk Taking And Personality, Gabriella Anic

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The Rise of Clostridium difficile in Florida, Owen Bendixsen

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Evaluation of TaqMan Real-Time PCR for the Detection of Viable Cryptosporidium parvum Oocysts in Environmental Water Samples, Melissa A. Cameron

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Utilization of Community-Based Transitional Housing by Homeless Veteran Populations Diagnosed with a Mental Illness: The Association Between Predisposing, Enabling, and Need Factors with Program Outcomes, Roger Casey

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Impact of Area Social Predictors of Health on Black-White Disparities in Stroke Mortality, Tyra Dark

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The role of poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 inhibitors: Prevention of non glutathione-dependent carbon tetrachloride-induced hepatotoxicity, Paul Christopher Grivas

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The association between Internet use and characteristics of social networking for middle aged and older adults, David L. Hogeboom

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Ethyl methacrylate and methyl methacrylate exposure among fingernail sculptors, Adam Marty

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Comparison of two treatments for fingertip amputation: A retrospective cohort study, Karen Olson

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Hospitalizations associated with pneumococcal infection within the Medicare population among vaccinated and non-vaccinated patients, Silky Fanyelle Webb

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Effect of personal and practice contexts on occupational therapists' assessment practices in geriatric rehabilitation, Mirtha Montejo Whaley

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The influence of masculinity ideology on high-risk sexual behavior among men who have sex with men, Christopher Wheldon

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Pneumatic tool hand-arm vibration and posture characterization involving U.S. navy shipboard personnel, Charles R. Wilhite

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A new questionnaire to determine the frequency and severity of symptoms caused by inhaled odors, chemicals and irritants in normal subjects and their relation to health-related quality of life, Stephen E. Williamson

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Analysis of the role of residential segregation on perinatal outcomes in Florida, Georgia, and Louisiana, Tabia Henry Akintobi

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Gene expression profiles and clinical parameters for survival prediction in stage II and III colorectal cancer, Mubeena Begum

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Bacteriophage for the elimination of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization and infection, Angela Clem

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The association of head circumference with selected cognitive outcomes in older adults in Charlotte County, Florida, Cathleen Copenhaver

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Characterization of asbestos exposure among automotive mechanics servicing and handling asbestos-containing materials, Gary Scott Dotson

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Drug resistant patterns of invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae infections in the State of Florida in 2003, Michael T. Drennon

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Vibration level characterization from a needle gun used on U.S. naval vessels, Scott E. Dunn

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Nurse exposure to waste anesthetic gases in a post anesthesia care unit, Larry A. Flack

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Development of a micropshere-based immunoassay for the detection of IgM antibodies to West Nile virus and St. Louis Encephalitis virus in sentinel chicken sera, Logan C. Haller

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Improving prostate cancer detection in veterans through the developement of a clinical decision rule for prostate biopsy, Owen T. Hill

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Laboratory analysis of Staphylococcus aureus in Florida from January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2005 with an emphasis on methicillin resistance, Stephanie Kolar

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Gender differences during heat strain at ctitical WBGT, Christina L. Luecke

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The role of social structural and social contextual factors in shaping chronic disease and chronic disease risk behavior: A multilevel study of hypertension, general health status, and mental distress, Caroline Mae McKay

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The effects of American Diabetes Association (ADA) diabetes self-management education and continuous glucose monitoring on diabetes health beliefs, behaviors and metabolic control, Jodee Meisenhelder-Smith

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The contribution of the neighborhood context to social disparities in access to health care among sexually experienced adolescent females, Jodi Nearns

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Measurement of nerve growth factor in induced sputum and exhaled breath condensate, Victor Maduabuchi Nwiloh

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Perceptions of school climate and bullying in middle schools, Irene Pintado

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Characterization of Community-acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by Pulsed-field Gel Electrophoresis, Multilocus Sequence Typing, and Staphylococcal Protein A Sequencing: Establishing a Strain Typing Database, Jill Carolyne Roberts

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The social construction of school refusal: An exploratory study of school personnel's perceptions, Anna Marie Torrens Salemi

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Maternal interaction style, reported experiences of care, and pediatric health care utilization, Wendy Lauran Struchen Shellhorn

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A novel air sampling and analytical method for determination of airborne bronopol, John Charles Smyth

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8-isoprostane levels in exhaled breath condensate of pregnant women compared to non-pregnant women; is there a baseline difference?, Rosemary Szollas

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An investigation of the relationship between religiosity and subjective well-being in older adults: The mediating role of optimism, Teri A. Trede

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Associations between individual, social, and service factors, recovery expectations and recovery strategies for individuals with mental illness, Gary W. Walby

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Assessment of Occupational Heat Strain, Margaret Wan

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The Role of Organizational Culture in the Delivery of Humanitarian Assistance and Inter-Organizational Collaboration, Jamie Antoinette Wilke Corvin

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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The impact of privatization of primary care programs in large county health department in florida, Arlesia Lynn Brock

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Social construction of cervical cancer screening among women in Panama City, Panama, Arlene Calvo

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Assessment of the community healthcare providers' ability and willingness to respond to a bioterrorist attack in Florida, Jeffrey S. Crane

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Extrapulmonary tuberculosis in HIV-positive and HIV-negative children in Haiti: A hospital-based Investigation, Marie F. Denis

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Attenuation of bromobenzene-induced hepatotoxicity by poly(adp-ribose) polymerase inhibitors, Kelly Waggoner Hall

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Influence of gender on heart rate and core temperature at critical wbgt for five clothing ensembles at three levels of metabolic rate, Maeen Zakaria Islam

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Hydrogen fluoride method development for the Ogawa Passive Sampling Device, Ilsa Johansson

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Generation of Carbon Dioxide and Mobilization of Antimony Trioxide by Fungal Decomposition of Building Materials, John D. Krause

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Sputum Induction Literature Review and Proposal for a Protocol, Indrek Melder

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Cervical Cancer Screening Disparities in an Ethnically Diverse Population of Women Residing in the United States in 1999: A Secondary Analysis of Data from the 1999 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Chodaesessie Wellesley-Cole Morgan

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Exhaled Breath Nitric Oxide: Is There A Baseline Difference Due To Ethnicity?, Sunita I. Patel M.D.

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Occupational Exposure to Ultrafine Particles and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons from Candle Emissions, David J. Silver

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Association between Area Socioeconomic Status and Hospital Admissions for Childhood and Adult Asthma, Tomas Tamulis

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Dose Time Response Modeling of Neurobehavioral Screening Data: Application of Physiologically Relevant Parameters to Allow for Dose Dependent Time of Peak Effects, Michael Raymond Wessel

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Associations Between Maternal Depression and Child Social Competence and Display of Problem Behaviors: A Longitudinal Investigation of Direct, Indirect and Moderating Effects, Lauren B. Zapata