A comprehensive program, it develops competencies in five key public health areas – behavioral and social sciences, biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology and health policy, advocacy and management.

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Submissions from 2017

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Outcomes of Teen Pregnancies Delivered at University of Texas Medical Branch in 2013, Tamar Achjian

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Climate Change and Resulting Floods: Using Social Capital to Strengthen Community Resilience in Eastwick, A Known Floodplan, Natasha Bagwe, MD, MPH

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Transition to and from the Nursing Home: A Qualitative Study of People Severely Disabled by Multiple Sclerosis and Measurement of Self-Efficacy, Justine Brink, DO

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Healthcare utilization patterns among refugees resettled in the United States: A Systematic Review, Nour Cheikhali

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Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) Initiative on Nutrition in Wilmington, DE: An Assessment of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption, Connie Choi

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Emergency Department Patients' Knowledge of Hepatitis C and Hepatitis C Screening and Provider Barriers to Providing Hepatitis C Screening to Patients, Joshua Clark

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A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis on the Effects of Culturally Tailored Group Diabetic Self-Management Education Programs Versus Usual Care on Hemoglobin A1c(HbA1c) and Health-related Quality of Life (HrQol) for African-American Adults with Type 2 Diabetes, Denine Crittendon

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Retrospective Cohort Study of Refugee HealthCare Utilization in Philadelphia, 2007-2016, Kaushal Desai

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The Impact of Case Management Interventions on Hospital Readmission Rates and Emergency Department Visits, Lebogang Edge

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Human Rights of Refugees, Immigrants and the Internally Displaced, Michael Francis

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Indego Helmet Assessment, Vatsal M. Gandhi

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Policy and Public Health Implications for Exchange of Super Protected Data in Pennsylvania, Melanie Bork Graham, JD, CIPP/US

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Evaluation of the "Hit Count" as a Concussion Prevention Strategy in a Youth (4-14 years old) Football League: A Grant Proposal, Kelly Huhn

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Veterans Status and Its Impact on Mental Health, Access, Use, Alcohol Use and Suicide, Bryan Kozusko

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Screening for Adolescent Alcohol and Other Drug Use by Jefferson Providers: Methods, Barriers and Facilitators, Emily Lambert

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Assessing STD Knowledge and Attitudes of Campus Hookup Culture at Philadelphia University, Liz Lewallen

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Weight Gain in Obese Pregnant Women and Risk for Cesarean Delivery by Class of Obesity, Rebekah Jo McCurdy

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How Does an Understanding of the Lower Extremity Amputation Patient Population That a Large Urban Podiatric Practice Serves Improve the Care of that Population?, Kimberly Ochman

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Developing and designing a sustainable evaluative program protocol that aims to deliver affordable quality eye-care to underserved children within the Philadelphia School District, Esha Pawar

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Self-Reported Prostate Cancer Screening Among Men Aged 45+ in Southeastern Pennsylvania: Trends from 2008-2015 and Correlates from 2015, Tashika M. Robinson

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Addressing Obesity in the Early Head Start Community Through Environmental and Educational Means (Pilot Program), Sarah Roscher

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Shedding Light on Communication Disorders in Syrian Refugee Children, Alia Salam

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Borders and Blood Pressure: Identifying the Association of Acculturation with Hypertension Diagnoses Among Hispanic-American Immigrants, Lia Scalzo

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Perceptions of Living with Chronic Illness as Type 2 Diabetic Transgender Adults, Sydney G. Shuster

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A Mixed-Methods Approach to Developing a Short-Form Opioid Abuse Screening Tool, Junaid Yasin

Submissions from 2016

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The Impact of Health Literacy and Diabetes Knowledge Level on Health Outcomes Among Admitted Diabetic Pilgrims-HAJJ 2016, Alaa T. AlHazmi, MD

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Ecological and GIS Analysis of Climate Indicator with Leading Causes of Death, Randy Aviado

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Increasing Awareness about Human Trafficking: Education for Frontline Healthcare Providers, Charlotte Cosgrove

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Increasing Awareness of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias in the African American Community in the Delaware Valley Region, Jameice DeCoster

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Attitudes Towards Interprofessional Collaboration: How Team Dynamic Affects Patient Care in Outpatient Palliative Care-A Provider ViewPoint, Nicole Fernandez

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Knowledge and Attitudes of the Emergency Medical Services System in Portsmouth, Dominica: A Study of Adults not Affiliated with the Health Care System, Laurena N. Fotsing

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A Qualitative Investigation of the Relationship of Social Capital and Health Amongst Older Adults in the Kensington Neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Brittany L. Haltzman, MS, CCRC

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Integrating Resources for Managing Childhood Obesity in the Primary Care Setting: A Needs Assessment, Samareh Hill, MD

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Development of an Interprofessional Education (IPE) Program on Disaster Preparedness, Edward H. Jasper, MD

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Barriers and Facilitators to Cervical Cancer Screening Among Iraqi Refugees Resettled in Philadelphia: A Qualitative Analysis of Patient and Provider Perceptions, Philip Manasseh

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Population Health Assessment and Risk Analysis: Buzzards Point, Washington DC, Daniel McClean

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Barrier to Utilization of Mindfulness Classes in Underserved Populations, M. Miyori Panis

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A Needs and Assets Assessment of Physical Activity and Nutrition in the Norris Square Community Alliance’s (NSCA) Head Start Programs, Komal Patel

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Good Eating/Good Reading: A Pilot Program by The Penn Literacy Network to Evaluate the Health Literacy of Homeless Mothers Living in Shelters, Huma Qamar

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Association Between Oral Health Literacy and the Oral Health Status Among Diabetic Patients, Deepika Ramachandran

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Evaluating The Decision Making Process of Pediatricians' Recommendations for First Complementary Foods in Infants, Gretchen Schmoyer

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Health Promotion Intervention in an Urban Population Regarding Stair Utilization, Alexis Silverio

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Geriatric Readiness Assessment of Pennsylvania Emergency Departments, Alyssa Sipes

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What Barriers to Treatment and Recovery Do LGBT Individuals with Alcohol Use Disorder Face in Inpatient Treatment?, April Smith

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Revisiting Rwanda: Evaluation of a Pig Breeding Program in Muyogoro Village, Huye District, Southern Province, Rwanda, Audrey R. Tiberio

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Journey Through the Preparatory Phases to Baby-Friendly Designation in an Urban Community Hospital, Brittany Wright, CHES, CLC

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Predictors of Human Papilloma Virus Vaccination Series Completion in Philadelphia Adolescents, Karie Youngdahl

Submissions from 2015

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Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs Among Diabetes Alert Dog Consumers, Jonathan W. Ball

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Primary Care Leaders' Attitudes and Experiences of Transforming and Sustaining the Patient-Centered Medical Home Model in Small to Medium Sized Primary Care Practices, Evan Bilheimer

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Ser Mamá Inmigrante: Mexican Mothers Perceptions of Parenting in a New Culture, Caitlin Billingham

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The Association of Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Cars and Homes and Depressive Symptoms Among California Youth, Amber Bowie MPH student

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Assessment of Food Insecurity in an Academic Family Medicine Practice, Nancy Brisbon

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Reunited the Inseparable: A Case Study of the Practices Employed by Patient Centered Medical Homes to Address the Mental Health of Adult Patients, Jillian E. Brown

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Healthcare Personnel (HCP) Influenza Vaccination Organizational Program Policy Review, Aimee H. Dashkiwsky

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#Lookwho'stalking: A Visual Analysis of Tweets about HPV Vaccination, Elizabeth deArmas

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An Oral Health Policy Analysis: Improving Dental Care for Pennsylvania's Adult Medicaid Recipients, Renee Dixon

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Oral HPV Cancer Risk Assessment by Oral Health Care Providers, Mannat Dogra

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Whole Person Orientation in Primary Care: Understanding Priorities and Assessing Performance, Shannon Doyle

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Online Behavioral Health Screening: Feasibility and Implications, Kate Fox

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Evaluating the U.S. EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Act: An Assessment on Di (2-ethylhexyl)phthalate in Drinking Water, Aquiera Halsey

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Pharmacy-Based Vaccinations for Adolescents: A Review of Barriers, Laws and Policies in Pennsylvania, Punit M. Hinsu, PharmD, MBA

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Proposal to Implement Smoking Cessation Program at Thomas Jefferson Narcotic Addict Rehabilitation Program, Kevin M. Hoover

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Preventing Serious Injury of Commercial Bicyclists in Philadelphia: A Policy Analysis for a Helmet Provision Program for Commercial Bicyclists in Philadelphia, Evan E. Husted

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Informed Decision Making in Lung Cancer Screening: Patient Views on Accomplishing Decision Counseling in a Primary Care Setting, Kristen Isaac

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An Analysis of Individual Level and Neighborhood Level Factors on Childhood Obesity, Laurel M. Jones

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Factors Associated with Immunization Completion Among Infants of the Vaccines for Children Program, Amar Joshi

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Policy Review and Analysis of Chaperoning Intimate Medical Examinations Legal Mandates, Amanda Kay

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Factors Related to Sustaining Health Enhancing Physical Activity in Urban African American Women, Tara Ketterer

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Opinions of Cardiac Emergency Care Providers on Coordinated Adoption and Implementation of a Standardized Process of Care for Heart Attack Patients in Philadelphia, PA, Vy Luong

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A Study of Veterinary Health Care Providers’ Perspectives for Proposed Statewide Expansion of the Project Mission Rabies in the State of Rajasthan, India, Angira Mathur

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An Assessment of Community-based Service Needs of Elderly Iraqi and Bhutanese Refugees Living in Philadelphia, Nicole Matteucci

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Addressing the Legal Needs of Refugee Health Partners’ (RHP) Patient Populations: Creating a Roadmap for Establishing a Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP), Phylicia McFaddin

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Stakeholder Perspectives on the Evolution of Hypertension Care Under the Patient Centered Medical Home, Alison O'Donnell

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An Evaluation of a Sexual Health Education Program for Adolescents in a Residential Treatment Program in the Philadelphia Area, Rachel Powell

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Analyzing Informed Consent in Diabetic Patients Undergoing Cataract Surgery at Teaching Centers, Jonathan Rajkumar

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An Analysis of Adolescents’ Nutrition Knowledge and Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables: Examining the Influences of Race/Ethnicity, Access to Healthy Foods and Exposure to a Nutrition Education Curriculum, Danielle Raucheisen

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Development and Evaluation of a Low Literacy Workplace Violence Prevention Program for Frontline Healthcare Workers, Jennifer Reibsane

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Low-Income African American Women's Perceptions of Primary Care Physician Weight Loss Counseling: A Positive Deviance Study, Elaine Seaton Banerjee, MD

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Identifying Factors Associated with Weight Loss in African-American Women, Neil Shah

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Case Study Evaluation of Cardiovascular Risk and Self-Collected Indoor Particulate Matter For Marcellus Shale Residents In Pennsylvania, Martha Stefaniak

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Understanding the Experience of Parents of Young Children with Obesity: Parental Perception of and Self-Efficacy Managing Child Obesity-Related Behaviors, Thao-Ly Tam Phan, MD

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Navigating the Spousal/Partner Breast Cancer Continuum of Care, Alexandra Ulkus

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Identifying and Addressing Predictors for Nonmedical Exemptions from Mandated Vaccines in New Jersey Elementary Schools, Melissa L. Valentine

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Assessing the Barriers to Replacement Eyeglasses for Children on Medicaid in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Lindsay Waqar

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Changes in BMI Percentiles of Refugee Children Resettled in Philadelphia, PA, Priyanka Yadav, MD

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Addressing Hispanic Adolescent Mental Health in the Texas Border Region: A Policy Analysis, Brian Zepka

Submissions from 2014

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Partnership Assessment of the St. Elizabeth's Wellness Collaborative, Alex Bryan

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Assessment of Health Policy Literacy Curricula in Physician Assistant Programs, Kristen Cellary

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A First-Degree Family History of Alcoholism: Effects on Clinical and Psychosocial Variables, Swarnalata Debbarma

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Hotspotting: Using TJUH Data to Understand Super Utilizers, Brittany Divito

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Differences in HIV Testing Patterns and Risk Factors Between the Francophone and Anglophone African Immigrants in Philadelphia, Nkeiruka Jennifer Ezenduka

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An Analysis of Energy Balance Knowledge, Behaviors, and BMI among Adolescent SNAP-Ed Participants in The School District of Philadelphia, Katherine Halkyard

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A Quantitative Evaluation of Prior Clinic Care on Prenatal Enrollment in a Medicaid-Subsidized Population, Cheung Kim

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Assessing FDA's Risk Management and Evaluation Strategies for Novel Oral Anticoagulants: A comprehensive plan for Impact Assessment of Public Health Interventions Using the RE-AIM Framework, Ashley Koczur

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Assessment of the Utilization and Satisfaction of Educational Material in the Postpartum Weight Management Study, Alexandra Lambert

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Examination of Non-Financial Barriers and Stigma for Mental Health Care, Jessica Levy

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An Assessment of Tobacco Cessation Protocol at an Urban Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, John M. McCullum

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The Impact of Psychosocial Stress on Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Gay, Bisexual and Questioning Male Adolescents, Joshua Milber

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WAVE: Water in Akarambi and Village Engagement: A Needs Assessment and Proposal for Water Infrastructure Development in Akarambi Village, Rulindo District, North Province, Rwanda, Kathryn Mitchell-Healey

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Evaluation of the Behavioral Health Screen-Emergency Department (BHS-ED): Pearls and Pitfalls of an Audio-Computer Assisted Self-Interview (ACASI) Tool, Jeffrey A. Nafash