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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Analysis of Food Exposures in Foodborne Disease Outbreaks, Alecia T. Alianell

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Socially Assigned Race, Reactions to Perceived Racial Discrimination and Type II Diabetes Mellitus, Jourdyn A. Lawrence

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Early Life Factors And Health Outcomes In Children And Mothers, Olubunmi Olufunke Orekoya

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The Association between Sexual Risk Behaviors of Latinos and HIV Knowledge in South Carolina, Danielle Nicole Sill

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Association of Gestational Weight Gain during Twin Gestations and Adverse Maternal Outcomes, Kerry Spillane

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Association between Diabetes and Cancer in Indian and US Populations using Longitudinal Study Design, Shraddha S. Vyas

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Sleep Disorder Trends, Epigenetic Markers, And Genetic Variation Of Circadian Genes In Adenomatous Polyp Formation, Melannie Alexander

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The Association Between Physical Activity And Serum Immunoglobulin G (IGG) Antibodies Against Periodontal Bacteria, A. Paige Anderson

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Score Test Derivations and Implementations for Bivariate Probability Mass and Density Functions with an Application to Copula Functions, Roy Bower

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Depression Among Pregnant Latinas In South Carolina, Andrew Fogner

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The Influence Of Prenatal And Early Life Factors On BMI Z Scores And The Risk Of Being Obese In Early Childhood, Junxiu Liu

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Relationships Of Chronotype, Social Jetlag, Sleep, Physical Activity And Diet With Mood, Perceived Stress, Obesity, Blood Pressure And Prostate Cancer, Daria M. McMahon

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Progesterone-Only Oral Contraceptive Pill, Breast Cancer, Heart Disease, and Stroke, Marsha Ema Samson

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The Influence of Fine Particulate Matter on Inflammatory Bowel Disease In South Carolina: An Ecological Analysis, Joshua Eric Sellner

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Influence of Thyroid Disorders On Pregnancy Outcomes, Brittany Sullivan

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Influence Of Built Environment On Physical Activity Outcomes Among African Americans In Community-Based Obesity Intervention Studies, Amanda Sue Thomas

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The Reflected-Shifted-Truncated-Gamma Distribution for Negatively Skewed Survival Data with Application to Pediatric Nephrotic Syndrome, Sophia D. Waymyers

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Spatio-Temporal Analysis Of The Occupational Fatal Victimization Of Law Enforcement Officers In The US, Xueyi Xing

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Sample Size Calculation For PH Mixture Cure Model, Yihong Zhan

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Environmental Exposures And Childhood Pulmonary Function, Pallavi Prakash Balte

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Individual- and Neighborhood-Level Determinants of Emergency Department Utilization Among Patients with Diabetes in South Carolina, Charity B. Breneman

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Soil Arsenic and Lead Concentrations and Preterm Birth: Investigating Racial Disparities, Sources, Neighborhood Effects, and Spatial Patterns, Pamela Harley Thornton Davis

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Diagnostics and Model Selection for Generalized Linear Models and Generalized Estimating Equations, Chelsea Boquet Deroche

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Food Security Status And Life Events Among Households With Children In The Midlands Of South Carolina, Erin Rebekah Drucker

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Genetic and Epigenetic Variations in Asthma and Wheeze Illnesses, Todd M. Everson

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Geographic Accessibility to Health Services and Neonatal Mortality Among Very Low Birthweight Infants in South Carolina, Portavia Featherstone

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Longitudinal Association between Television Watching, Computer Use and Meal Frequency and Risk Markers in Diabetes among Youth with Diabetes, Chao Li

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Low-Intensity Physical Activity and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors Among Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions, Yueyao Li

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Interpregnancy Weight Change and Adverse Maternal Outcomes, Chelsea Lynes

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Physical Activity and Breast Cancer in South Carolina, Chisom Onyeuku

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The Relationship of The Mediterranean Diet and the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Style Diet With Cardiometabolic Health, Yong-Moon Park

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Maternal Obesity, Gestational Weight Gain And Offspring’s Asthma, Kristen Polinski

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Dietary Patterns and Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness in African-American and European-American Men, Lara Ryan Schneider

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Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Growth Curves: A Method to Improve Prostate Cancer Screening, Azza Shoaibi

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Changing Cigarette Consumption Patterns and their Relationship to Tobacco Control Policies in a Population of Low-Intensity Smokers, Santosha Kamala Swayampakala

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Cluster Analysis with Batch Effect, Yifan Tang

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Smoking Cessation in Pregnancy and Gestational Weight Gain in South Carolinian Mothers, 2009-2011, LaQuenta Latreese Weldon

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Exploring the Association between Network, Cognitive, Structural Social Capital and the Risk of Clinical Depression in Taiwan, Yun-Hsuan Wu

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Hepatitis B, C Virus and HIV Co-infection Among Reported Female Cases in South Carolina, 2004 - 2011: An Epidemiological Analysis of Pregnancy Outcomes, Afiba Manza-Azele Agovi

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Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in DNA Repair and Oxidative Stress Genes, and Their Interaction with Antioxidants on Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness, Samuel Antwi

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Examining the Influence of Healthy Eating Identity on Shopping Behaviors, Jordan Brittingham

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Exploring the Association Between Depression and Obesity Among Alzheimer's Patients, Stephanie Clugstone

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Simulation Based Evaluation of Multiscale Small Area Health Models, Purbasha Dasgupta

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Investigating Differences in Risk Behaviors Among Rural, Suburban, and Urban Adolescents, Heather Dubendris

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PREDICTION OF CORONARY HEART DISEASE WITHIN THE AEROBICS CENTER LONGITUDINAL STUDY POPULATION, Jennifer Carol Gander

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Effect of Primary Care Physician Density on Late Stage Cervical Cancer Diagnosis, Emily Haanschoten

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LONGITUDINAL CHANGES IN THE INFLAMMATORY POTENTIAL OF DIET AND RISK OF CANCER IN WOMEN, Fred KinyuyTabung

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Effect of Brassica Vegetable Intake on the 2:16α Estrogen Metabolite Ratio in Postmenopausal European American and African American Women, Kendrea Knight

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GESTATIONAL WEIGHT GAIN AND THE RISK OF OBESITY AMONG PRESCHOOL CHILDREN: IS THIS MEDIATED THROUGH BIRTH WEIGHT?, Nomathamsanqa Louise Mgutshini

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Periodontal Microorganisms, Obesity, Chronic Inflammation, and Type 1 Diabetes, Georges Joseph Nahhas

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Methods for Identifying Regions of Brain Activation Using FMRI Meta-Data, Meredith A. Ray

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Mixture Cure Models: Simulation Comparisons of Methods in R and SAS, Myra Robinson

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Comparison of Confidence Intervals of Intracluster Correlation Coefficient Estimates for Binary Variables, Ashok Varma Samantapudi

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DIETARY INFLAMMATORY INDEX AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH INFLAMMATION, METABOLIC BIOMARKERS AND MORTALITY, Nitin Shivappa

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Association of Serum Immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies against Periodontal Bacteria in Type 2 Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes and Cardiovascular risk factors, Deepika Shrestha

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Antibiotic Usage in Relation to Resistant Bacterial Infections and Liver and Kidney Cancer Outcomes in South Carolina, Prea Thathiah

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Discovery and Characterization of Multi-Target Directed Ligands as Inhibitors of Amyloid-β Aggregation and Regulators of Alzheimer's Disease, Jui-Heng Tseng

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Gestational Weight Gain, Pregnancy Outcomes, and Use of Perinatal Health Services, Lujing Zhan

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A Multiple Imputation Approach For Semiparametric Cure Model With Interval Censored Data, Jie Zhou

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ROLE OF ALLERGIC SENSITIZATION, FILAGGRIN VARIANTS, AND DNA, Ali H. Ziyab

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Associations Between the Perceived and Built Food Environment, Timothy L. Barnes

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Advanced Methodology Developments in Mixture Cure Models, Chao Cai

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Heaped Data In Count Models, Tammy Harris

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BMI at Diagnosis and its Association With Markers of HIV Disease Progression and Cardiovascular Disease Risk., Kelly Deshon Johnson

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Geographical Proximity to Health Facilities and Breast Cancer Morbidity and Mortality Among Women in South Carolina's Best Chance Network, Leepao Khang

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Food Environment and Birth Outcomes In South Carolina, Xiaoguang Ma

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Illness-Related Diabetes Social Support and Glycemic Control Among Middle Aged and Older Adults, Favel Leah Mondesir

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Models and Software Development For Interval-Censored Data, Chun Pan

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A Preliminary Study Exploring Racial Differences in Triage, Hospitalization Status, And Discharge Medication in an Emergency Department in Graniteville, SC, Clare Pollock

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A New Method For the Comparison Of Survival Distributions, Jaymie Shanahan

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Association Between Breastfeeding and Infant Growth: A Probable Reverse Causality, Shraddha Vyas

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Selection and Clustering for Disease Associated Genetic Variants, Yubo Zou

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Joint Modeling of Tumor Size and Time-to-Event, Weichao Bao

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Maternal Serum and Whey Immune Markers and Eczema Among Infants, Keith Levi Boyd

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Suicide Seasonality In South Carolina, Murali Krishna Gangadaram

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Comparison of Intracluster Correlation Coefficient Estimates For Binary Variables, Yang Gao

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Flavonoid Intake and Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness In African Americans and European Americans, Rebecca George

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Random Effects Selection In Bayesian Accelerated Failure Time Model With Correlated Interval Censored Data, Nusrat Harun

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Semi-Parametric Testing of Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism Effects On Continuous Outcome, Hong He

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Measuring Trust In Community-Based and Congregation-Based Groups In South Carolina: A Psychometric Analysis and Exploration of Trust, Group Characteristics, and Health, Margaret Chandlee Miller

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Variable Selection for DNA Methylation Data Using Model-Based Clustering, Genevieve Ray

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Self-Concept and Perceived Parental Relations Among Children With and Without Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Lindsay Chanel Robinson

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Associations of Fish Consumption During Pregnancy with Birth Outcomes, Alysa Joy Sampson

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Exploration of Differences in Food Environment Perceptions and Shopping Behaviors among Residents of Low Food Access Versus High Food Access Areas, Inderbir Singh Sohi

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Maternal Immune Markers In Serum During Late Gestation and In Breast Milk and the Risk of Asthma-Like Symptoms At Ages 6 and 12 Months: A Longitudinal Study, Nelís Del Carmen Soto-Ramírez

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Cardiometabolic Diseases and HIV Infection: The Impact of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy, Avnish Tripathi

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Extending Sample Size Calculation for the Cox Proportional Hazards Model, Songfeng Wang

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Simulation Comparisons of Semi-Parametric Accelerated Failure Time Model With Different Bandwidths, Yinding Wang

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Evaluating Social Capital Effects On Adolescent Sexual Health Behaviors, Drew Anne Westmoreland

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Risk Factors Associated with New Sexually Transmitted Disease Acquisition in HIV- positive Males in South Carolina, Yohance Omar Whiteside

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Breast Cancer and Cortisol Secretion in Relation to the Per3 Vntr, Chronotype, and Sleep, Michael David Wirth

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Semiparametric Bayesian Joint Model With Variable Selection, Haikun Bao

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Hospital Infection Control Practice: Preventing, Identifying, and Measuring Healthcare-Associated Infections in an Ever-Changing Environment, Anna Lang Cass

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Excessive Weight, Inflammation, Diabetes, and Cancer: Relationships and Differences by Race, Philip Patrick Cavicchia

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Association Between Periodontitis and Hyperglycemia and Metabolic Syndrome Components, Youn Hee Choi

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A Retrospective Cohort Study of the Timing of Anxiety and Depression Diagnosis and the Onset of Hypertensive Syndromes In Pregnancy, Sheena Christine Cretella

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Influenza Modeling, New York City, January 2000 to March 2010, Debjani Das

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The Development and Evaluation of Toxic Syndromes and the Assessment of an Integrated Approach to Syndromic Surveillance with the Palmetto Poison Center, Himal Dhotre

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Diet and Bone Mass In British Children: An Examination of theInfluence of Breastfeeding, Fruit and Vegetable Intake, and Protein Consumption, Alexa Ellen Gallagher

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Organized Sports Participation In Children With and Without Adhd: The Roles of Self-Perceived Peer Relations and Physical Abilities, Jennifer Carol Gander