2017 Capstone Project Proposals


8:00am - 5:15pm

Mission Hall, Room 1400

Please join the Global Health Sciences master’s students for presentations of their capstone project proposals. The capstone projects begin in the spring quarter and are the centerpiece of the Master of Science program, allowing students to apply rigorous scholarship to active global health projects.

Capstone project proposals are presented to the Master of Science Examination Review Committee. Outside feedback and participation are welcome.

Presentation Schedule

Time Student Presenter Capstone Title
8:00-8:15 AM Ashley Yang Primary Care Needs of Central American Women Asylee Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence in Alameda County, California
8:15-8:30 AM Helen Yuan The Exploration of Early Childhood Caries Prevalence, Malnutrition and the Associated Risk Factors in Rural and Urban Nepal
8:30-8:45 AM Michael Ladd Farmworker Hydration and Water Access: A Mixed-Methods Approach to Evaluate the Acceptability and Efficacy of a Camelbak™ Intervention
8:45-9:00 AM Lulua Bahrainwala Economic Evaluation of Drone Observed Therapy compared to Directly Observed Treatment Short Course for treatment of Drug sensitive tuberculosis in remote Madagascar.
9:00-9:15 AM Joan Chang Evaluating Perceptions of Cardiovascular Disease Risk and Prevention: A Qualitative Study in an Under-Resourced Setting in Rural South India
9:15-9:30 AM Sagar Dommaraju Preferences of HIV-infected Patients for Differentiated Care Models in Kenya: A Discrete Choice Experiment
9:30-9:45 AM Sophia Jimsheleishvili Pathways to Early Parkinson’s Disease Diagnosis and Clinical Trials Entry from the Emergency Department
9:45-10:00 AM BREAK
10:00-10:15 AM Tommaso Bulfone Barriers and Facilitators of Conducting a Clinical Trial of Novel Pre-Referral Treatment for Snake Envenomation in South-East Nepal: A Mixed Methods Study
10:15-10:30 AM Marine Khachatrayan A Randomized Control Trial of Nutritional Provision on Health Outcomes of HIV-Positive Individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area: A Qualitative Approach
10:30-10:45 AM Tammy Nicastro Assessing the Perceived Impacts of an Integrated HIV Care and Agricultural Livelihood Intervention Program (IHLP) on Agriculture, Food Security, and Nutrition in western Kenya
10:45-11:00 AM Yagana Parwak Access and Utilization of Healthcare among IDPs in Kabul
11:00-11:15 AM Sisi Zhu A Pilot Study of a Comprehensive Elder Abuse Screening Tool to Improve Detection of Abuse among Nursing Home Residents at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco
11:15-11:30 AM Carolyn Smith Hughes SAFER: The impact, feasibility, acceptability, and cost-effectiveness of safer reproduction strategies for HIV-discordant couples in Zimbabwe
11:30-11:45 AM Emma Gunderson The Efficacy of Drug Candidates at Targeting Wolbachia for the Treatment of Lymphatic Filariasis
11:45 AM-12:00 PM Ola Alani Barriers and Facilitators to Accessing Healthcare among Syrian Refugees at Burj el-Barajneh Refugee Camp in Beirut, Lebanon: A Qualitative Study
12:00 PM-1:00 PM LUNCH BREAK
1:00-1:15 PM Anjal Albuquerque A White Paper Policy Analysis of the Barriers to and Facilitators for Creating an Effective Community-Led Alcohol Policy Change
1:15-1:30 PM Kajal Kajal A Qualitative Analysis of the Role of Intermediaries in Strengthening the Relationship with the Public Sector through Effective Payment Platforms for Primary Health Care in Low and Middle Income Countries
1:30-1:45 PM Xochilt Borja Online Contraceptive Services in the UK [And the US]: A Qualitative Policy Analysis
1:45-2:00 PM Pal Shah Understanding the Perceptions of Key Stakeholders around the Tax on Sugar Sweetened Beverages to Combat Obesity in South Africa
2:00-2:15 PM Steven Dominguez Assessing the perceived impacts of right to health litigation following the Alyne v Brazil maternal mortality case in Brazil
2:15-2:30 PM Paul Park Evaluation of Point-of-Care C-reactive Protein Assay as a Serial Screening Tool for Active Tuberculosis among People Living with HIV in Uganda
2:30-2:45 PM Emma Zorensky Mobile Technology for Malaria Elimination: Evaluation of a Mobile Application Version of a Disease Surveillance and Risk Monitoring (DiSARM) Platform
2:45-3:00 PM Brienne McNally Provider Knowledge Acquisition and Perceptions of Kind and Respectful Simulation-Based Obstetrical Training in Ghana: A Mixed Methods Study
3:00-3:15 PM BREAK
3:15-3:30 PM Claire Kidiiga Provider attitudes and perception of utilizing mSCC in routine clinical settings
3:30-3:45 PM Casey Palmer Phenotyping preterm births at Iganga Hospital, Uganda
3:45-4:00 PM Caroline Sagrera Analysis of a cultural understanding of respectful maternal care based on feedback from a nurse-midwife mentoring intervention in Bihar, India
4:00-4:15 PM Jamen Garcia Evaluating the Effectiveness of Aravind's New Model: A Secondary Analysis and Evaluation of the Vision Center and Community Health Worker Program
4:15-4:30 PM Steggie Hufstedler A Qualitative Study Examining Acceptability, Language & Cultural Appropriateness Of A Spanish-language Tablet-based Application of the OSU-TBI-ID
4:30-4:45 PM Nancy Wu Developing Trauma Audit Filters using Delphi Technique and Assessing the Barriers and Facilitators to Implementing Audit Filters in District Hospitals in Cameroon: a mixed methods study
4:45-5:00 PM Rhea Mathew Effect of stigma and discrimination on the daily lives of HIV-positive adolescents in Bangkok, Thailand: A qualitative study.
5:00-5:15 PM Ria Saha Non-malarial fevers in Malawi