2021 Capstone Project Proposals - Day 1


9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Please join the Master of Science in Global Health students as they present proposals for their capstone research projects. Master’s students begin their capstone research in the spring quarter and present their project proposals to the Master of Science Examination Review Committee. Outside feedback and participation are welcome.

Presentation Schedule - Day 1

Time Student Capstone Title Mentor(s)
9:00-9:15 AM Kirstin Kielhold Words Matter: An Evaluation of a Tech-based Program Designed to Promote Communication Regarding Sexual Health and Desires Brianna Rader
9:15-9:30 AM Liana Beld A Laboratory-based Project: Discovering New Drug Therapies to Treat Lymphatic Filariasis Judy Sakanari and Christina Bulman
9:30-9:45 AM Diana Etwaru Global health and consumption of uncooked seafood in coastal countries: a systematic review Evan Bloch
9:45-10:00 AM Wes Stephens Implementing COVID-19 policy in the Navajo Nation: A qualitative exploration of barriers and facilitators. Laura Schmidt and Sriram Shamasunder
10:00-10:15 AM Cairn Wu A Clinical Trial of a Six Month Ayurvedic Whole Systems Intervention for Breast Cancer Survivorship Anand Dhruva and Wendy Hartogensis
10:15-10:30 AM Graham Hinchcliffe Facing the Triple Threat: Access to mental health care for people living with HIV (PLHIV) in California during COVID-19 Wayne Steward and Shannon Fuller
10:30-10:45 AM MORNING BREAK
10:45-11:00 AM Winta Haile Exploring the impact of COVID-19 on reported maternal and neonatal complications and access to maternal health care in seven government health facilities in Blantyre, Malawi Kim Baltzell and Anna Muller
11:00-11:15 AM Forrest Barker An informed approach to lockdown: Determining factors that influenced effectiveness of stay-at-home orders at reducing transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the United States. Neelam Feachem
11:15-11:30 AM Sarah Becker The Impact of COVID-19 on the Incidence of Identified Speech Delay at 18- and 30-Months Based on ASQ Results Among Children Seen at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSGH) Children’s Health Center in San Francisco Amy Beck
11:30-11:45 AM Masih Babagoli Association of Healthcare Access with Hypertension Awareness, Treatment, and Control in Bangladesh David Boettiger
11:45-12:00 PM Deandra Lee Gender Identity Differences in Mental Health Among Migrants Living at the Border in Tijuana, Mexico and the Contributing Factors to Mental Health: A Quantitative Secondary Analysis Jaime Sepulveda
12:00-1:00 PM LUNCH BREAK
1:00-1:15 PM Amity Eliaz Exploring Sociodemographic and Clinical Factors Contributing to Incident SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Contacts of COVID-19 Cases Living in San Francisco, California Michael Reid
1:15-1:30 PM Audrey Smith Risk Factors for Delayed Presentation and its Association with Mortality in Children with Sepsis in a Public Tertiary Care Hospital in Tanzania Teresa Kortz
1:30-1:45 PM Anjana Baradwaj Clinical safety profile of secretory phospholipase A2 (sPLA2) inhibitor drug Varespladib: A systematic review Matt Lewin and Andrea Nickerson
1:45-2:00 PM Tanvi Gurazada Impact of COVID-19 Lockdown on Contraceptive Decision Making Among Newly Married Women in Varanasi, India: A Qualitative Study Nadia Diamond-Smith
2:00-2:15 PM Maya Ganeshan Perceptions of Care in the Emergency Department during the COVID-19 Pandemic Jeanne Noble
2:15-2:30 PM Rachel Christensen Reduction of pharmaceutical waste through the development and implementation of ecologically friendly and biodegradable product packaging Matt Lewin, Andrea Nickerson, and Zuzana Karjala
2:30-2:45 PM Paola Vera Exploring Latino Youth’s Mental Health in Fresno County During Initial COVID-19 Shelter in Place Orders Mara Decker and Abigail Gutmann-Gonzalez