Graduates (listed by specialty)

* denotes three-paper option   

Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Author

Year

Dissertation Title

Barbara Kraj

2015

Incorporation of Molecular Diagnostics into Clinical Laboratory Science Curriculum:  Clinical Facilities Expectations.  An Asychronous, Iterative, Online Delphi Study

 

Tara C. Moon

2014

An Examination of the Relationship of ABO Blood Group and Lifespan in a Hospitalized Population in the Southeastern United States

 

Denise Juroske Short

2014

Enhancing Critical Thinking Skills in Clinical Laboratory Students:  A Multimodal Model

 

Roberta M. Madej

2013

The Impact of  Imprecision in HCV Viral Load Test Results on Clinicians’ Therapeutic Management Decisions and on the Economic Value of the Test

Jody A. Balko

2012

Use of Procalcitonin as a Biomarker of Bacterial Infection in Acute Liver Failure or Acute Liver Injury

 

Capt. Andrew Schnaubelt

2010

Factors Influencing a Military Blood Donor’s Intention to Donate:  An Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior

 

Pamela Wirth

2010

The Prognostic Potential of the EGFR and NFkB Pathways and Associated Therapeutic Strategies in Patients with Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck

Ruth Ann Luna

2009

The Clinical Utility of Molecular Typing of Multi-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Children with Cystic Fibrosis

 

Maria D. DeLost

2005

Proficiency Test Performance:  Is it Related to Personnel Credentials?

 

Gary K. Maluf

2005

A Qualitative Study of the Reporting of Hepatitis C Infection in a Rural Arizona County

 

Heidi A. Mannion

2005

Three Alternative Structural Configurations for Phlebotomy:  A Comparison of Effectiveness and Efficiency

 

 

Gerontology

Author

Year

Dissertation Title

Candace S. Brown

2016

Motives for Participation in Triathlons among Midlife to Older Black Women:  A Mixed Method Study

 

Christine Harrop-Stein

2014

Transitioning from a Traditional Nursing Home Environment to Green House Homes:  What are Stakeholders Attitudes Toward and Satisfaction With the Small House Care Environment?

Suzanne F. Taylor

2014

Community-dwelling Older Adults’ Adherence to Fall Prevention Recommendations

 

Patricia B. Bonwell

 

2012

Cohort Membership, Dental Insurance and Utilization of Dental Services in Adults Age 47 and Over Receiving Dental Care at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Dentistry

 

Leland H. Waters, III

2012

Factors Associated with Access to Palliative Care in a Large Public Urban Teaching Hospital with a Formal Hospital-based Palliative Care Program

 

Elizabeth Fugate-Whitlock

2011

Natural Disasters and Older Adults:  The Social Construction of Disaster Planning

 

Olivia Owusu-Boakyewaah

2011

The Cultural Context of Alzheimer’s Disease:  The Impact of Perception and Knowledge on Willingness to Seek Medical Help Among Ghanaian Immigrants in the United States

 

Jason Rachel

2011

Evaluation of a Training Intervention for Personal Care Assistants and the Effect of Age and Extrinsic Job Satisfaction:  Changes in Career Commitment and Job Satisfaction

 

Tami S. Pohnert

2010

The Effect of Pet Ownership on Physical Well-Being in Older Adults

 

Gabriele Moriello

2008

The Effect of Implicit Stereotypes on Physical Performance in the Older Adult Population

 

Mary C. Ehlman (Valadares)

2008

Medicaid Reimbursement in Indiana Nursing Homes:  The Impact on Quality

 

Brenda L. Hage

2007

An Examination of the Relationship Among Health Literacy, Social Support, and Patient Activation in Community Residing Older Adults

 

Mary B. Ligon

2007

Improving Life Satisfaction of Elders Through Oral History:  The Narrator’s Perspective

 

Gerald A. Reed

2007

Variation Among States in Older Adult White Male Suicide

 

Myra G. Owens

2006

Factorial Validity of the Team Skills Scale as used for Geriatric Interdisciplinary Team Training (GITT)

 

Priscilla B. Munro

2005

The Effect of Treatment with Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy on Age-Related Disease Progression and Survival with HIV/AIDS

 

Mary C. Corrigan

2002

Distance Education and Dementia Caregivers:  A Comparison of Three Methods

 

 

Health Administration

Author

Year

Dissertation Title

Rick A. Moore

 

2015

Measuring the Impact of Recognized Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH)

David  W. Jordan

2013

Factors for Directing a Consumer Directed Health Care Plan

 

C. Scott Kruse

2013

An Analysis of the External Environmental and Internal Organizational Factors Associated with Adoption of the Electronic Health Record (EHR)

 

Kevin S. Lett

2012

Pharmacist Supply in the United States:  A Population Perspective

 

Jeremy S. Zoch

2011

Hospitals with Physician CEOs:  An Institutional Theory Perspective

 

Mary Ellen Gervais

2010

Chronic Care Management to Improve Adherence:  A Comparison of Approaches in the Care of Diabetes

 

Nancy J. Muller

2010

Do General Community Hospitals Compete by Specializing in High Volume, High Revenue-Generating Service Lines?

 

Kay A. Ball

2009

Surgical Smoke Evacuation Guidelines:  Assessing Compliance Among Perioperative Nurses

 

Donna P. Dugan

2009

The Influence of Organizational Culture on the Existence of Systems Employed to Improve Quality of Care in Medical Office Practices

 

Debora G. Goldberg

2008

The Influence of Environmental Factors and Organizational Characteristics on Innovations in Family Medicine Practices in Virginia

 

Timothy L. Hudson

2008

Re-evaluating Retention:  Shocks and Intended Separations in Registered Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists in the U. S. Army Nurse Corps

 

Carl F. Goff

2007

Transition from Health Maintenance Organizations to Consumer Driven Health Plans:  Measurement of Initial Impacts for Members with Chronic Conditions

 

Judith S. Salzer

2005

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren:  A Program Evaluation of Family Well-Being

 

Kristie G. Stover

2005

Adoption of Hospital-Based Palliative Care Programs: Market and Organizational Correlates

 

Frank J. Kenny

2004

A Structural Equation Model Examining the Effects of Gulf War Stress Exposure on Subsequent Mental and Physical Health Problems among Gulf War Veterans

 

Patricia M. Selig

2003

Factors Affecting Metabolic Syndrome 

 

Diana G. Venskus

2003

Nursing Home Staffing Adequacy, Rehabilitation Orientation and Quality

 

 

Nurse Anesthesia

Author

Year

Dissertation Title

James S. Furstein

2016

Sciatic Peripheral Nerve Blockade for Pain Control Following Hamstring Autograft Harvest in Adolescents:  A Comparison of Two Techniques

 

 

Jill M. Stulce

 

2016

Low Flow Domiciliary Oxygen Therapy as a Mechanism of Ongoing Oxidative Stress in COPD Patients

Jason S. Lowe

2015

 Deconstructing Anesthesia Handoffs During Simulated Intraoperative Anesthesia Care

 

Nicole K. Damico

2014

Factors that Predict Incident Reporting Behavior in Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

 

Amanda C. Faircloth

2014

 Perceptions of Acupuncture and Acupressure by Anesthesia Providers

 

Jennifer E. Greenwood

2014

The Impact of Geography, Training and Experience on Scope of Practice Among Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

 

Torrey M. Hawley

2012

Pediatric Obesity and Peri-operative Adverse Events 

 

Corey Davis

2011

Anesthesia Recordkeeping:  Accuracy of Recall with Computerized and Manual Entry Recordkeeping

 

Robert Matthews

2011

The Reliability and Validity of a Simulated Airway Model that Quantified Physical Forces Exerted During Endotracheal Intubation in a Clinically Demanding Scenari.

 

Marjorie A. Geisz-Everson

2010

The Impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Nurse Anesthesia Community in New Orleans *

 

Suzanne M. Wright

2009

Predictors of Situation Awareness in Graduate Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists

 

Nina E. McLain

2007

Anesthesia Clinical Performance Outcomes:  Does Teaching Methodology Make a Difference?

 

Julie A. Pearson

2006

Perceived Deprivation in Active Duty Military Nurse Anesthetists

 

Vicki C. Coopmans

2005

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Performance and Perceptions:  Use of a Handheld, Computerized, Decision Making Aid During Critical Events in a High-fidelity Human Simulation Environment

 

 

Occupational Therapy

Author

Year

Dissertation Title

Kelle K. DeBoth*

2016

Sensory-based Subtyping in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

 

 

Jane C. McNeil 

 

2016

Workplace Discrimination and Visual Impairment:  An Analysis of EEOC Charges and Resolution

Mary K. Culshaw

 

2015

Individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disordder (FASD):  Predictive Factors for Successful Occupational Performance

Catherine E. Emery

2015

Relieving Post-stroke Fatigue Using a Group-based Educational Training Approach

 

Joanne Fallon

2015

Growing up in Ireland:  Factors Impacting Sleep Patterns of Preterm Infants

 

Jennie D. Feinstein

2015

Examining the Effects of Human-Animal Interaction on Individuals with Developmental Disabilities *

 

Teal Benevides

2014

Access to Therapy Services for Children with Autism:  A Population-Based Analysis

 

Audrey E. Kane

2013

Sensory Modulation Disorder:  Impact on Coping and Occupational Performance

 

Catherine V. Piersol

2013

Examining Caregiver Appraisal of Functional Capacity in Family Members with Dementi. *

 

Rosa Roman-Oyola

2012

Sensory Modulation Disorder in Puerto Rican Preschoolers:  Associated Risk Factors

 

Linda Olson

2011

Sensory Modulation Disorder and Schizophrenia:  Linking Behavioral Measures

 

Ann F. McCormick

2010

Children Adopted Internationally – Examining Developmental Status on Arrival and Six Month Follow-Up Examinations

 

Kelli W. Gary

2008

Racial Differences in Employment Outcomes after Traumatic Brain Injury at 1, 2, 5, and 10 Years Post-injury

 

Christine L. Raber

2007

Supporting Personhood in Dementia:  Examining the Impact of Volition of Function in Everyday Occupations

 

Stacey E. Reynolds

2007

Stress and Anxiety in ADHD:  Links to Sensory Over-Responsivity

 

Steven D. Wheeler

2004

The Effectiveness of a Community Based Life Skills Training Program for Traumatic Brain Injury

 

 

Patient Counseling 

Author

Year

Dissertation Title

Kevin E. Adams

2015

Patterns in Chaplain Documentation of Assessments and Interventions, a Descriptive Study

 

Angela Duncan

2011

 

An Examination of Spiritual and Religious Coping and Well-Being and Their Impact on the Health-Related Quality of Life for Patients with Mechanical Circulatory Support

 

Physical Therapy

Author

Year

Dissertation Title

Joy A. Bruce

2011

The Relationship Between Physicians’ Ownership of Physical Therapy Services and Referral Patterns to Hospital-Based Outpatient Rehabilitation Centers

 

Julia Chevan

2006

Determinants of Care Seeking for Persons with Low Back and Neck Pain Treated by Physicians, Chiropractors or Physical Therapists.

 

Hilary B. Greenberger

2006

Influences on Health Related Quality of Life in Community Dwelling Adults Aged 60 Years and Over.

 

Ralph R. Utzman

2006

Use of Quantitative Admissions Data to Predict Academic and Licensure Examination Difficulty Among Physical Therapist Students.

 

Martha L. Walker

2005

Stroke Care in Academic Medical Centers:  Does Third Party Payer Type Affect Equity of Physical Therapy Services and Discharge Disposition?

 

 

Radiation Sciences 

Author

Year

Title

R. David McNally

2011

Screening Prostate Specific Antigen Effects on Racial Disparate Mortality: A Propensity Score Analysis

Jeffrey S. Legg

 

 2002

 

Factors Influencing Mammography Utilization Among Disabled and Non-Disabled Women.

Rehabilitation Counseling

Author

Year

Title

Lauretta S. Cathers

2013

Exploring Substance Use Disorder Community Outpatient Counselors’ Experiences Treating Clients with Co-Occurring Medical Conditions:  An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

 

A. Bentley Hankins

2013

Development and Validation of a Predictive Model of Return-to-Work Outcomes of Injured Employees in Minnesota

 

Aisha Shamburger-Rousseau

2013

Rehabilitation Service Utilization Among African American Women Living with HIV/AIDS Using the Behavioral Model for Vulnerable Populations

 

William R. Draper

2012

Workplace Discrimination and the Perception of Disability *

 

Andrea H. Taylor

2012

Assessing the Effects of Stress Resilience Training on Visual Discrimination Skills:  Implications for Perceptual Resilience in U. S. Warfighters

 

Jessica Hurley

2011

An Analysis of ADA Title 1 Allegations of Workplace Discrimination as Filed with the EEOC by Persons with Mental Illness

 

Joseph P. Conway

2008

The Nature and Scope of Workplace Discrimination Among Americans with Specific Learning Disabilities

 

Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner

2007

Vocational Rehabilitation of Clients with Brain Injury:  An Investigation of Racial Disparity Within the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) 911 Database

 

Colleen H. Rachel

2007

The Benefits Planning, Assistance and Outreach Program:  Employment Supports for SSA Beneficiaries with Disabilities

 

Carolyn E. Danczyk-Hawley

2006

Examining the Progression of Disability Benefits Among Employees in the United States *

Todd A. Van Wieren

2006

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Workplace Discrimination:  An Empirical Analysis of EEOC-Resolved ADA Title 1 Charges

 

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