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Spring 2017 Certificate, MPH, MS and PhD Graduates

COPH 2017 Convocation Ceremony

COPH Notable Mentions – In the Spring 2017 semester, the following students fulfilled the requirements for the   Certificate in Public Health, Certificate in Community Oriented Primary Care, Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Emergency Preparedness and Doctor of Philosophy.

Congratulations to all these graduating students, and best wishes to them in their chosen public health professions!

Certificate in Public Health

Augustin Bakouan Michelle Beacom Claborn Min Chen Michael Crowe Abigail Hughes Abolore Idris Claire Kankouan Wanying Pei Mikayla Pelnar Anna-Marie Valenziano

Master of Public Health Graduates & Capstone Project Title

Nicole Coover (PHA) – Sociodemographic Predictors of Patient Satisfaction at Nebraska Medicine

Brittany Fain (EOH) – A Study Characterizing the Use of Granulated Activated Carbon (GAC) for Per- And Poly-Flouroalkyl Substances (PFAS) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio

Daina Keehn (HPRO) – Using Key Informants to Evaluate Barriers and Acceptability of the HPV Vaccine in Tanzania

Shariq Khan (EPI) – From Big Data To Small Surveys: Two Studies Dealing With Extremes In Sample Size

Batool Khattab (EPI) – Hematopoietic Cancer Incidence In Jordan 1996-2012

Saabira Kwatra (MCH) – Identifying a vision screening method with the highest potential for reaching students across Omaha Public School District

Leah Latenser (MCH) – Establishing Baseline Data On Breastfeeding Knowledge And Practices In Rural Dominican Republic

Anne Lavelle (HPRO) – Unmet Needs in Cervical Cancer Screening: A Case Study in Tanzania

Bethany Lowndes (PHP) – Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Disparities in Opioid Prescribing Practices for Post-Operative Pain Management

Naudia Joaquin McCracken (BIOS) – A Comprehensive Assessment Of Genital And Extra-Genital Testing And Treatment For Gonorrhea At Douglas County Health Department

John Mitchell (PHP) – Identifying Disparities In Access To Care And Outcomes For Colorectal Cancer Patients

Chee Nou Moua (EOH) – Overview Of Leafy Greens Related Incidents With A California Link From 1997-2016

Jackie Reisinger (PHA) – Defining Organizational Culture and Commitment in Nebraska Local Health Departments: A Descriptive Study

Brisa Rocha (PHP) – Needs and Strengths of Four Nebraska Panhandle Counties

Halie Smith (MCH) – Needs Assessment to Address Sexual Health Training Priorities in Omaha

Matt Smith (EPI) – Can the Outcome Rating Scale Predict Readmission to an Inpatient Psychiatric Facility?

Adenike Sulaiman (EOH) – Improving Latino Health Through a Grassroots Environmental Education Model

Michelle Wiese (PHP) – Attitudes, Behaviors, And Barriers To Physical Activity And Healthy Eating In Persons With Psychotic Illness

Yun Ye (EPI) – Geospatial, Clinical and Social Determinants of Hospital Readmissions
Master of Science (MS) in Emergency Preparedness Graduates & Capstone Project

Kyra Crepin – Tuberculosis Contact Investigation at Benson High School 2016

Retha Prescod – Bridging the Gap Between National and Local Safety Through a Comprehensive Review of Emergency Preparedness Plans in a Large Urban High School Located in the Palm Beach County School District.
PhD Graduates & Dissertation Titles

Saad Alshahrani (EPI) – Epidemiologic and Clinical Profiles of Uterine Cancer in the Gharbiah Province of Egypt

Wael ElRayes (HSRA) – Community Benefits Spending by Private Tax-Exempt Hospitals in the U.S.

Niodita Gupta (HSRA) – Correlates of Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records for Population Health Management in U.S. Acute Care Hospitals

Aja Pelster (HPRO) – Sex and Sexuality of Breast Cancer Survivors

Drissa Toure (HPRO) – Epigenetic Modifications of Human Placenta Associated with Preterm Birth

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