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COPH Notable Mentions

COPH Notable Mentions – In the Spring 2018 semester, the following students fulfilled the requirements for 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

Mariam Taiwo

Certificate in Community Oriented Primary Care

Margaret Rubin

Master of Public Health Graduates & Capstone Project

Carling Adams (EPI) – Development of a Provider Referral Network for the National Diabetes Prevention Program in Northeast Nebraska

Caleb Adejoh (EPI) – Nebraska WIC Client Survey & Study Of Preterm Birth

Maher Alsaadi (EPI) – The Incidence Rate, Types, And External Causes Of Traumatic Brain Injuries In Parkinson’s Disease Patients In Nebraska 2008-2014

Anthony Blake (EOH) – Occupational Health Challenges in Research

Greg Brittnacher (PHPr) – Winnebago County Veterans Dryhootch Outreach Program

Grant Brueggemann (COPC) – Mental Health Provider Perceptions on the Implementation of Behavioral Health Interventions to Increase Access to Mental Healthcare Services in Rural Nebraska

Ashley Carroll (MCH) – Student Moves: A Mixed Methods Cross- Sectional Study Of Elementary School- Based Physical Education In Omaha Public Schools

Tony Gargano (HPRO) – Piloting An Observation Tool For The Garden To Table Program To Assess Education Of Underserved Youth In Omaha, Nebraska

Molly Hoffman (EPI) – An Assessment of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in the State of Nebraska

Ashley Janssen (MCH) – Transvaginal Cervical Length Surveillance Frequency And The Management Of Spontaneous Preterm Delivery In Twin Gestations

Katie Joseph-Johnson (PHPr) – MACRA Legislation – Quality Provider Payment Program: Policy Analysis and Educational Program Evaluation

Shilpa Karanjit (EPI) – Assessment Of Caffeine And Sugar Sweetened Beverage Consumption Among Adult Pregnant Women In An Urban Medical Center In Nebraska

Nora Kovar (COPC) – Needs Assessment and Management in Geriatric Patients of a Federally Qualified Health Center

Tika Nepal (EOH) – Hearing Conservation Program on a Campus: Worker Noise Exposure Assessment & Training

Alex Neuhaus (PHA) – School-Based Dental Interventions For Children From Low Socioeconomic Backgrounds: A Cost-Utility Analysis

Carlie Rhinehart (PHPr) – Examining the Benefits and Client Satisfaction of the Open Arms of Minnesota Meal Service Program

Michael Sauter (PHA) – Quality Improvement: Assessing the Gaps in Education and Training among Staff at Health, Education, and Law Hospital Sites in Nebraska

Rachel Walters (PHA) – A Strategic Approach to Employee Retention at Nebraska Families Collaborative   

Chelsey Weaver (EOH) – Municipal Drinking Water Quality: Environmental Health and Safety Perceptions in Phoenix, Arizona

Taelyr Weekly (MCH) – Massage Therapy Intervention for Pediatric Palliative Care Patients and Their Families

Rachel Wenzl (HPRO) – HIPAA Compliant Patient-Provider Communication: Student Clinician Perceptions

Sam Woodruff (PHA) – Identifying the Newly Insurable Medicaid Coverage Gap Population Under the Affordable Care Act: Who They Are and Where They Live

Master of Science (MS) in Emergency Preparedness Graduates & Capstone Project

Angelia Wimberly – Pandemic Planning: Estimating Disease Burden Of Pandemic Influenza To Guide Preparedness Planning Decisions For Nebraska Medicine

PhD Graduates & Dissertation Titles

Trisari Anggondowati (EPI) – Survival of Lung Cancer Patients: the Effect of Treatment Delay, Non-adherence to Treatment Guidelines, and Never-smoking Status

Poppy Deviany (EPI) – The Survival and Treatment Refusal of Lung Cancer Patients: Analyses of National Cancer Registries

Rajvi Wani (HSRA) – Healthcare Utilization for Behavioral Health Disorders: Policy Implications On Nationwide Readmissions, And Outcomes In The States Of Nebraska And New York


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