University of Nebraska Medical Center

Summer 2015 Graduates

COPH Notable Mentions – In the summer 2015 semester, the following students fulfilled the requirements for the College of Public Health Certificate in Public Health, College of Public Health Master of Public Health and the College of Public Health Doctor of Philosophy. Congratulations and best wishes to all the graduating students!

Certificate in Public Health

Jane Ehlers

Master of Public Health Graduates & Capstone Projects

Bianca ChristensenPhysical and Mental Independence among HIV-positive Patients: a Retrospective Multicenter Cohort Study

Kasey EdwardsonFactors Associated with EMS Response Times in Omaha, NE

Courtney Frost- Identifying Safe Transportation for Special Needs Children in Nebraska: A Comprehensive Resource Guide for Parents and Caregivers

Renae Furl- Determinants of Facilitated Insurance Enrollment for Patients with HIV Disease, and Impact of Insurance Enrollment on Targeted Health Outcomes

Rachel GordonEvaluating the impact of the Really? Really: Breastfeeding Promotion Campaign on Healthcare Providers’ Patient Communication

Alejandro Hughes Implications for Nutrition Information Usage and Implementation of Healthy Practices in Dining Establishments: A Local and National Examination

Regan Johnson- Identifying the Self-Reported Health Concerns of Postpartum Women Participating in the WIC Program in Douglas County

Jill (Hughes) Kurzenberger Analysis of Salmonella Testing Data and Dissemination of Results to Educationally Diverse Audiences Via Web-based Publications

Jessica Njoku Impact of Utilizing a Universal Surveillance Culture Approach for Identifying Resistant Gram-Negative Organisms

Beau SanchezRobotics Retail Store: Addressing Food Insecurity in Des Moines, Iowa. A Needs Assessment Study

Hoang Tran- Association Between Recipients’ Preexisting Antibodies and Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy and Mortality in Heart Transplant Patients

Cole VanicekOutdoor Air Pollution and Emergency Department Visits for Asthma in Douglas County, Nebraska


PhD Graduates & Dissertation Titles

 Jerril Brittin- School Design to Promote Physical Activity

Rohan JadhavRisk Factors for Agricultural Injury: An Evaluation Using Systematic Review and Injury Surveillance

Megan Kelley – Understanding Access to Health Information: The Role and Measurement of Social Location

Andrea MulvenonOccupational Exposure to Isoflurane Anesthetic Gas in the Research Environment

He ZhuThe Impact of Gasoline Prices on Medical Care and Costs



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