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 2015

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

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

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

Submissions from 2014

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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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A Policy Analysis of Legislation Regulating Indoor Tanning Salons, Yelena Spector

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Accrual Barriers in Cancer Clinical Trials: A Strategy Assessment, Ariane Varlotta

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

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Informing the Content Development of a Relationship Curriculum for teenagers with Trisomy 21: A survey of parents and healthcare professionals, Kristy Palmer

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The Impact of Adverse Childhood Events on Super-Utilization in Camden, New Jersey, Brent Troy

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

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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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A Comparative Policy Analysis: Medicaid as a Payer for Maternity Care Services, Alison Spanier

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Identifying Risk Factors of Hospital Admission during the Postpartum Period: A Cross Sectional Study of the 2010 Nationwide Inpatient Sample, Manasi Vinod

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

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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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The Factors that Affect Fruit and Vegetable Consumption among Residents in Urban Food Deserts, Katherine Puskarz

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Super Utilizers have more Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Aileen Zimmerman

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

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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 Assessment on Hand Hygiene Adherence Among Patients Admitted to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Leonarda Parente

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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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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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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

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Knowledge and Attitudes of Emergency Department (ED) Healthcare providers and patients regarding Hepatitis C & Hepatitis C screening in the ED., Róisín A. O'Donnell, MD

Submissions from 2013

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Partner Support During Pregnancy and Its influence on Maternal Health Behaviors, Mazvita Nyamukapa

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An Analysis of Intermediate DISH Outcomes using EMR Data Abstraction and HLM Trajectory Analysis, Viraj Patel

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Organic Food Consumption Intent Among Thomas Jefferson University Students, Ushta Aryan, MD, PhD, CPH, CHES

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Perceptions of Neighborhood Factors and Their Influence on Rates of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), Frances Abigail (Abby) Cabrera

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Endgame for Polio Eradication? A Policy Analysis, Pavan Ganapathiraju

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Health Lessons Through Children's Photographs: Photovoice with School-Children in Rural Rwanda, An Evaluation of Jeff Health's Soil-Transmitted Helminths Education Program, Yasmine Koukaz

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Development of a Physician Resource Packet to Assist with Advance Care Planning in an Ambulatory Primary Care Setting, Leslie Peterson

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Does Accurate Provider Perception of Patient Health Literacy Level Impact Patient Satisfaction with Provider Communication at an Urban Family Planning Clinic?, Jodi L. Rueter

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Defining and Measuring Empowerment at the Maternity Care Coalition, Rachel Thomas

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Patient Characteristics in an Ophthalmology-only Emergency Room: Opportunities for Prevention in Eye Trauma, Steven Wang

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How Providers Treat HIV: An Analysis of Provider Opinion and Adoption of the 2012 DHHS Guidelines for the use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1 Infected Adults and Adolescents, Catelyn Coyle

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Program Evaluation of a Youth-Led Workforce Development Community Garden Program: Teens4Good, Katelyn Hurley

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Weight Loss Apps: To What Extent Are They Grounded in Behavior Change Theory?, Michelle Porter

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Rates of Cancer Screening Among Individuals with Chronic Diseases, Usha Prasad

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Utilizing Hair Stylists as Lay Health Educators for Cardiovascular Disease, Neesee Brown

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Choose Healthier Initiative: Design, Implementation and Effects of a Color-Coded Labeling Intervention on Vending Machines at an Urban Academic Medical Center., Ranita Chakrabarti

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Knowledge and Attitudes Assessment of Out-of-Hospital Emergency Physicians in Yerevan, Armenia, Aline Baghdassarian, MD

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Smoking Mediates the Relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in the BRFSS Data, Andrew Messersmith

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The Effect of the Sphere Standards on the Incidence of Communicable and Infectious diseases in a Complex Humanitarian Emergency, Masashi Rotte

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Emergency Department Utilization: An Analysis of the Thomas Jefferson Community Benefit Areas in North Philadelphia, Bettina Berman

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Emergency Department Utilization Among South Philadelphia Residents and Frequent Users in the Jefferson Community Benefit Area, Melissa McCarey

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An Examination of Populations who Access STD-Related Services at Two City Health Clinics and a Strategy for Maintaining these Clinics in the Era of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, Matthew P. Prior

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Patient-Centered Cardiac Risk Communication in Primary Care: A Pilot Study, Neethu Tharu

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Philadelphia Toxic Community Risk Assessment, Jeffrey Turner

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Youth Building Roots Photovoice Project: A Youth Perspective on Where Food Comes From, Samantha Davis

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A Policy Analysis to Improve Healthcare Access For Restaurant Workers in Philadelphia, Jonathan Musyt, MD

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Hepatitis C Knowledge, Barriers To Care, And Program Preferences Among Individuals in a Syringe Exchange Program: A Qualitative Assessment, Molly O'Rourke

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Assessment & Plan for Patient-Centered Medical Home Implementation at Project H.O.M.E. Wellness Center, Jennifer Robertshaw

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Exploring the Barriers to Exclusive Breastfeeding in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties: Promoting Mother-to-Mother Support, Martina Westcott

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Health Behaviors Associated with Chronic Disease Development and Management among Iraqi Refugees, Ikram Youssef

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Impact of Personalized Mail and Telephone Interventions to Improve Follow-up to Vision Care in Patients with Diabetes: Results from Two Randomized Prospective Trials, Camila Zangalli, MD

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HELP-HF (How elderly live with pain in heart failure): Public Health Significance, Apurva Dineshbhai Patel

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Barriers to the use of PPE to Prevent Pertussis Exposures in the Pediatric Primary Care Network, Julie Fierro

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Assessing the Effects of Female Adolescent Risky Sexual Behavior on HPV Vaccine Uptake, TK Rodgers

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Type II Diabetes and Dietary Preferences in a Rapidly Urbanizing Region of West Africa, Megan Doherty

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Development and Evaluation of the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Geriatric Education Center’s (EPaD GEC) Geriatric Oncology Online Toolkit, Mariana R. Kuperman

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Do Smoking Cessation Programs Tailored to Specific Audiences Improve Cessation Outcomes?, Neh Molyneaux

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The Effects of a Standardized Patient Education Program on Self-Management Outcomes in Patients with HIV, Jason J. Schafer

Submissions from 2012

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Root Cause Analysis Heart Failure Readmissions at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Moazzum N. Bajwa

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An Urban Gardening Evaluation in Philadelphia: How a Garden Affects Social Capital, Health and Community, Julian Barkan

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The Low Enrollment into the Affordable Care Act's Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, Preet K. Bassi, JD

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Assessing the Impact of Patient Navigation in a Formerly Homeless Population with Substance Abuse and Psychiatric Disabilities, Kasia Kania

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Error-Choice Tests of Stigma Surrounding Mental Health at Thomas Jefferson University, Esther D. Moberg

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Improving Medical Student Education about Preventive Services, David Skhirtladze, MD

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Putting Something of Value at Risk - Assessing Problem Gambling in the Five-County Philadelphia Area, Katie Cranston

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The Green Pursuit: Seeking Grant Dollars to Fund the Urban Farming and Environmental Education Program (UFEED), Janet Milliman

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Cigarette Smoking and Ovarian Cancer Risk, Disease Severity, and Survival, Oluwatosin Odunsi

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Assessing the Barriers and Knowledge of Patients Regarding Non-Emergent Emergency Department Utilization, Colleen Payton

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Blood Pressure Screenings at a Farmers' Market: A Pilot Study, Amy Potts

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A Qualitative Assessment of African Americans' Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs about Hospice Care, Stephanie Reed

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Assessing the Health Literacy Environment: Three Domains of Literacy Evaluated in a Pediatric Diabetes Clinic, Erin Winterhalter

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Functional Health Literacy and Diabetes Self-Care Adherence, Sabrina Chen

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Diabetes Mellitus in Camden: The Healthcare Worker's Perspective, Dhvani Doshi

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Views of Women on Health and Pregnancy: A Community-Based Assessment in Philadelphia, Shale Maulana

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Breastfeeding Profile of Mothers in the Maternity Care Coalition Program, Lori Singerman

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The Role of African-American Churches in Addressing HIV/AIDS and Other Health Issues in Philadelphia, Donielle Sturgis

Submissions from 2011

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A Nutrition Inquiry Focused on the Prevalence of Vitamin B12 Deficiency Among Bhutanese Refugees in Philadelphia, Brandon C. Cherry

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Evaluation of Sustainability of Prosthetic Services in a Post-Disaster Setting Case Study: Crudem Prosthetic Lab, Anita Mohandas, MSc

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GOT WORMS?: Planning and Evaluation of a Culturally Appropriate Health Education Pilot Program for the Control of Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections in Rwandan Village Children, Pier Hart