March 1, 2019

Students in the spring semester of their second year of the Vanderbilt MPH program present their thesis to mentors, colleagues, fellow students, and guests. This year, the following students in the Global Health track will present their thesis findings. Presentations will take place in MPH Classroom #2600, Village at Vanderbilt (1500 21st Avenue South). See below for a list of Global Health students and their thesis topics. RSVP one week before the presentation(s) you wish to attend.

 

Monday, February 18

1:20 – 2:00 p.m.

  • Presenter: Taylor Matherly, M.Ed./M.P.H. Candidate, Global Health Track
  • Topic: Development and Assessment of a Mentoring Curriculum for Junior Faculty in Health Sciences at the University of Zambia
  • Primary Mentor: Marie Martin, Ph.D., M.Ed.

Monday, March 11

12:00 – 12:40 p.m.

  • Presenter: Mariah Pettapiece-Phillips, M.P.H. Candidate, Global Health Track
  • Topic: Multidimensional Poverty in Migori County, Kenya: Analysis from a Population-based Household Survey
  • Primary Mentor: Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H.

Friday, March 15

12:00 – 12:40 p.m.

  • Presenter: Ben Acheampong, M.B.Ch.B., M.P.H. Candidate, Global Health Track
  • Topic: Evaluation of a Miniaturized Handheld Device for Ventricular Structure and Function in Children: A Pilot Study
  • Primary Mentor: Jonathan Soslow, M.D., M.S.C.I.

12:40 – 1:20 p.m.

  • Presenter: Kelsey Minix, M.P.H. Candidate, Global Health Track
  • Topic: What are the Determinants of Breastfeeding Initiation and Duration in a Group of Pregnant Hispanic Women Participating in a Research Study from 10/1/14 – 9/30/16?
  • Primary Mentor: Tonya Elkins, M.S.S.W.

Monday, March 18

12:00 – 12:40 p.m.

  • Presenter: Celso Give, M.P.H. Candidate, Global Health Track
  • Topic: If Ebola Were to Happen Tomorrow in Mozambique, Would we be Ready for the Various Ethical Issues Raised in the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa in 2014-2015?
  • Primary Mentor: Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H.

12:40 – 1:20 p.m.

  • Presenter: Delaney Lackey, M.P.H. Candidate, Global Health Track
  • Topic: What Impact do Different Predictors have on Late Presentation of HIV Positive Pregnant Women in Johannesburg, South Africa?
  • Primary Mentor: Kate Clouse, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Friday, March 22

11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Presenter: Kayla Somerville, M.P.H. Candidate, Global Health Track
  • Topic: Long-term Effects of Antiretroviral Therapy on Pediatric Cohort in Latin America
  • Primary Mentor: Peter Rebeiro, Ph.D., M.H.S.

12:00 – 12:40 p.m.

  • Presenter: Didier Mugabe, M.D., M.P.H. Candidate, Global Health Track
  • Topic: Determinants of Self-Report not Receiving HIV Test Results after HIV Testing in Mozambique – Results from a Nationally Representative Survey
  • Primary Mentor: Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H.

12:40 – 1:20 p.m.

  • Presenter: Jim Barclay, M.Ed./M.P.H. Candidate, Global Health Track
  • Topic: Predictors of Increased Post-Training Knowledge among Current and Prospective Members of the HIV Clinical Workforce in the Southeast United States
  • Primary Mentor: Hasina Mohyuddin, MBA, M.S.

1:20 – 2:00 p.m.

  • Presenter: Sylvie Muhimpundu, M.P.H. Candidate, Global Health Track
  • Topic: Racial Differences in Liver Cancer Risk
  • Primary Mentor: Staci Sudenga, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Monday, March 25

12:00 – 12:40 p.m.

  • Presenter: Selorm Dei-Tutu, M.D., M.P.H. Candidate, Global Health Track
  • Topic: Correlating Maternal Iodine Status with Infant Thyroid Function in Two Hospital Settings in Ghana
  • Primary Mentor: Muktar Aliyu, M.D., Dr.P.H., M.P.H.

12:40 – 1:20 p.m.

  • Presenter: Thomas Klink, M.D./M.P.H. Candidate, Global Health Track
  • Topic: Predicting Severe Illness using WHO SARI Criteria in a Jordanian Cohort
  • Primary Mentor: Natasha Halasa, M.D., M.P.H.

1:20 – 2:00 p.m.

  • Presenter: Miller Morris, M.A., M.P.H. Candidate, Global Health Track
  • Topic: Prevalence and Predictors of Interpersonal Violence Against Women in Migori County, Kenya
  • Primary Mentor: Carolyn Audet, Ph.D., M.Sc.