Below are theses and dissertations by graduates of the School of Community Health Sciences, including degrees in Public Health, Health Care Administration, and Environmental and Occupational Health.

For the entire collection of UNLV theses and dissertations, visit UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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A Survey of Antimicrobial Stewardship Practices in the Western United States: Successes and Challenges, Gayle Louise Allenback

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Listening to the Ranks: Perceptions of the U.S. Air Force Occupational Health and Safety Training, Melissa Jo Breunig

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Characteristics of Unintentional Prescription Drug Poisoning Admissions Clark County, Nevada 2009-2013, Tamara Bruno

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Evaluating the Impact of a Home-~Based Childhood Asthma Intervention Program in Clark County, Nevada, Mackenzie Suzanne Burns

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Factors Which Predict the Use of Active Transportation to School Among Children in Clark County, NV, Sheila G. J. Clark

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New Beginnings: A Discussion Guide Adaptation for Living with Diabetes among an Urban American Indian Community, Eudora Lynette Claw

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An Assessment of a 13-week Teaching Gardens Intervention on Healthy Behavior Outcomes in 4th and 5th grade students at Crestwood Elementary School in Las Vegas, Nevada, Miranda Corgiat

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Social Network Analysis (SNA) of Clark County, Nevada Tuberculosis (TB) Case and Contact Investigation Data to Determine Pediatric Risk Factors for Disease Transmission, Darin Michael Cozatt

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Determining the Presence of Carbapenem Antibiotic Resistance in Clinical Isolates, Fidelis Uzoma Enyinnaya

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Prymnesium Parvum and Fish Kills in a Southern Nevada Man-~made Reservoir, Tara Gregg

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Socio-economic and Cultural Determinants of Health Care Services Utilization in Ghana, Vickita Akosua Antwiwaa Harvey

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Determinants of Head and Neck Cancer Survival in Nevada for 1995-2008, Xiao Q. Li

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Development of a Molecular Method for Detecting the Causative Agent of Swimmer's Itch (Trichobilharzia) in Freshwater Ecosystems, Heidi Mcmaster

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Factors Associated with Rapid Readmission Among Nevada State Pyschiatric Hospital Patients, Christopher Owen Moore

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Lung Cancer Survival Disparities in Nevada, Chima Osuoha

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Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Newly Implemented, Proactive Approach to Legionellosis Investigations Conducted by the Southern Nevada Health District, Devin Charlotte Raman

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Sentiments of Community Stakeholders Living in Southern Nevada Neighborhoods, Erin Sheehy

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Health Hazards in Rental Housing: An Overview of Clark County, Nevada, Amanda Nicole Sokolowsky

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Decontamination protocols for watercraft and wildland firefighting equipment in preventing the spread of invasive quagga (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) and zebra (Dreissena polymorpha) mussels, Ashlie Watters

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Physical Therapy Non-Treatment of the Acute Hospital Inpatient, Daniel Lee Young

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A qualitative study of the perceived health care needs of undocumented Latino day laborers living in Las Vegas, Nevada, Siboney Zelaya

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Unintentional Home Injury Risks Among the Elderly in Southern Nevada, Michelle Echauz Ching

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Evaluation of the Tagelus® TA 100D Sand Filter for Removing Quagga Mussel Veligers (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) From Lake Water and the Effectiveness of the Safeguard Ultraviolet Radiation System as a Biocide Against Veligers, Patricia Kathleen Delrose

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Variables Associated with Critical Illness Among Clark County Residence Hospitalized with H1N1 Influenza A Virus during the 2009 Influenza Season., Jonathan P. Hyatt

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Utilization of a Metabolic Syndrome Index in Evaluating the Life in Balance Lifestyle Intervention for Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes among Urban American Indians and Alaska Natives, Hongbin Jin

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Dreissena rostiformis bugensis: desiccation of adult quagga mussels found in Lake Mead as a preventive measure against overland dispersal in the western United States, Matthew Kappel

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Identifying and Correcting Health Hazards in the Home: A Pilot Test Among Homes in Clark County, Nevada, Sabrina La Monica

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Timeliness of Electronic and Traditional Laboratory Reporting in Southern Nevada, 1999-2012, Jennifer Anne Lucas

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Modeling The Effects Of Substance Dependence On General Self-Reported Health Using Nominal Regression, Taylor Moseley

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Why Access Barriers to Primary Care Exist for People with Mobility Disabilities: A Mixed Methods Study of Health Care Administrators, Jennifer Renee Pharr

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The abundance and distribution pattern of quagga mussels in the Las Vegas Bay of Lake Mead, Nevada and potential correlation with environmental parameters, Scott Rainville

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Retrospective Evaluation of Oral Health Services for Underserved Children in Clark County, Nevada, Earl Taylor Spader

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The Effectiveness of Health Education Materials in Influencing HIV Testing Behavior: The UNLV-SIPHI Study, Rebecca Tsegay

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Lead concentrations in extracted primary teeth among Clark County pediatric patients, Jennifer A. Berger

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Playing with fire or arson? Identifying predictors of juvenile firesetting behavior, Mary Ellen Britt

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The Effect of Low-cost Incentives on Active Transportation to School Rates among Elementary School Students, Sheila G.J. Clark

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Colonization and decontamination of quagga mussels in the western United States: Monitoring veligers in Lake Mead and field testing in the effects of hot-water spray as a means of watercraft decontamination, Sean Robin Comeau

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Retrospective investigation of course content evaluation by students: A survey of domestic violence education and experience among current UNLV-SDM dental students, Rhonda J. Everett

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A comparative study of indicator bacteria present in ice and soda from Las Vegas food establishments, Kimberly Jo Hertin

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Exploring geographic proximity to fast-food restaurants and convenience stores with dental caries in patients at the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine, Charles K. Hill

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Evaluation of the pilot program, Pediatric Early Warning Sentinel Surveillance Program (PEWSS), and its efficacy in monitoring pediatric illness in Clark County, Nevada, Michelle Lee Lutman

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A polymerase chain reaction method for the detection of Selenomonas noxia, Arthuro Mehretu

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Calcium supplemental usage and potential health issues sssociated with the rate of usage in Las Vegas, NV, Tanesha Nicole Moss

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Analysis of ghrelin concentrations in serum samples processed at one, two, and three hours after collection, Christine E. Prato

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Analysis of the morbidity and mortality of severe influenza infection in Clark County, Nevada for the 2010--2011 influenza season, Kindra Maureen St. Jacques

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High-risk human papillomavirus (HPV): An emerging health issue for women and minorities, Dierdre O. Turner

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Effectiveness of EarthTec ® on killing invasive quagga mussels (Dreissena rostriformis bugenis) and preventing their colonization in the Western U.S., Ashlie Watters

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Association between childhood demographics and blood lead screening---Nevada Kindergarten Health Survey 2010, Lina Zhang