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    • Anticipating Outbreaks: Predictive Modeling to Improve Infectious Disease Surveillance 

      McGough, Sarah (2019-05-14)
      Rapid and effective responses to disease outbreaks require the ability to accurately detect and anticipate changing dynamics of an outbreak over time. However, disease surveillance is frequently undermined by extended ...
    • Aspirin and Alcohol in Relation to Lethal Prostate Cancer 

      Downer, Mary K. (2018-04-26)
      Problem: Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and second-leading cancer cause of death among U.S. men. However, most prostate cancers are indolent. Thus, it is necessary to identify risk factors for lethal ...
    • Body Mass Index and Physical Activity in Relation to Mortality Among Adults With Coronary Heart Disease 

      Al-Shaar, Laila (2019-05-15)
      Obesity is a growing epidemic affecting around 40% of the US population and is a major contributor for premature mortality and morbidity. An apparent survival benefit, termed as obesity paradox, has been described among ...
    • Bringing Nature Indoors With Virtual Reality: Human Reponses to Biophilic Design in Buildings 

      Yin, Jie (2019-09-10)
      Biophilia hypothesis suggests humans have innate connections to nature which may affect their health and productivity. Yet we currently live in a world that is rapidly urbanizing with people spending most of their time ...
    • Diet, Metabolomics, and Parkinson's Disease 

      Molsberry, Samantha (2019-05-06)
      Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects motor control and is characterized by several hallmark symptoms, including resting tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and postural instability. ...
    • Energy Balance and Prostate Cancer 

      Dickerman, Barbra (2018-09-25)
      Obesity is associated with a higher risk of advanced prostate cancer and poorer prognosis after diagnosis. Those with the same body mass index (BMI) may differ in their underlying fat distribution and metabolic health, but ...
    • Etiology of Glioma and Glioblastoma 

      Cote, David J. (2019-09-10)
      Background: Although the incidence of glioma is low relative to other cancers, it ranks ninth overall in the United States for cancer-related death due to its high mortality. Accordingly, much research has focused on the ...
    • Finding the Missing Heritability of Lung Cancer 

      Wang, Zhihui (2019-05-13)
      Globally, lung cancer has been the most common type of cancer diagnosed and the leading cause of death from cancer for several decades. There were an estimated 2.1 million new cases of lung cancer diagnosed (11.6% of all ...
    • Sex, Drugs, and Viral Load: Novel Epidemiologic Methods in HIV Research 

      Cantos, Krystal (2019-09-10)
      Substance use is highly prevalent among people living with HIV. Although substance use and its association with condom use and HIV viral load have been well-documented in people living with HIV, these associations may be ...