Capstone Presentations – Day 1

Date: March 14, 2024
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Byers Auditorium, Genentech Hall

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.

If joining by Zoom:


Time SlotStudentCapstone TitleMentor
9 to 9:15 a.m.Maddie WongInvestigating the Association Between Sociodemographic and Clinical Characteristics and Female Empowerment Following Participation in the Beyond Fistula Reintegration Program Western KenyaDr. Alison El Ayadi
9:15 to 9:30 a.m.Jemzi OrtizBridging the Distance: Enhancing Systems of Care for Native American Children with Medical Complexity through Telehealth in MontanaDr. Wayne Steward
9:30 to 9:45 a.m.Nicole SkehanPerformance of Bluetooth-Based Exposure Notification Systems Deployed During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Systematic ReviewDr. Mohsen Malekinejad
9:45 to 10 a.m.Tanmayi JadhavIdentifying barriers and facilitators of evidence-based mental health interventions during natural disasters in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs): A Systematic reviewDr. Mohsen Malekinejad
10 to 10:15 a.m.Emily HamertonAsparaginase Treatment and Therapeutic Drug Testing Implementation for Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Vietnam.Dr. Michelle Hermiston
10:15 to 10:30 a.m.BREAK
10:30 to 10:45 a.m.Samuel O’BrienAnalyzing Efficacy Of Focal Mass Drug Administration On plasmodium Vivax In Low-Endemic Settings Of The Peruvian AmazonDr. Michelle Hsiang
10:45 to 11 a.m.Sierra OlsenAssessing the Impact of the Bachelor of Science in Anesthesia Program on Mitigating Human Resource Shortages in Uganda: Perspectives of Program Founders, Graduates, and Healthcare ProvidersDr. Tyler Law
11:15 to 11:30 a.m.Jose JohnsonCommunication Challenges and Opportunities: Gender and Sexual Identity Discussions in Latin American Families in Fresno CountyDr. Mara Decker
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.LUNCH
1 to 1:15 p.m.Faatihat Adebayo-TijaniInvestigating the Relationship Between Sex at Birth and Ischemic Stroke Subtypes in People with HIVDr. Felicia Chow
1:15 to 1:30 p.m.Ethan ChenSocial Support in Educational Settings and Cardiometabolic Health Among Undergraduate Emerging Adult Students at Two Public California UniversitiesDr. Alison Cohen
1:30 to 1:45 p.m.Sara MalakzayUCSF Community Outreach and Needs Assessment: A Qualitative Assessment of Community Emergency Department needs in Northern and Central CaliforniaDr. Rajesh Daftry
1:45 to 2 p.m.Atousa BonyaniAssessing the characteristics of Essential Medicine Lists (EML) for priority disease(s) in two resource limited countries: strategies for optimizing health outcomeDr. Jim Kahn & Dr. Tracy Lin
2 to 2:15 p.m.Nadia HemmatSupporting Community Health Workers as Vaccine Educators: Assessing the Impact of a Digital Training and Patient-facing Chatbot Intervention on Vaccination Rates in KenyaDr. Victoria Ward
2:15 to 2:30 p.m.BREAK
2:30 to 2:45 p.m.Kristen FuValidation of the Relationship Quality with Mother-in-Law/Daughter-in-Law Scale in IndiaDr. Nadia Diamond-Smith
2:45 to 3 p.m.Charlotte CelikyolDepression, Anxiety, and HIV – Provider Perceptions of the Facilitators and Barriers to Integrating Routine Mental Health Screening into HIV Primary Care Clinics in the PhilippinesDr. Bruce Agins
3 to 3:15 p.m.Juliette SierraExamining Risk and Protective Factors of Mental and Psychosocial Effects in Parents and Minors: A Qualitative Study with Refugee Families in Málaga, SpainDr. Carolina Zanolla Balbuena
3:15 to 3:30 p.m.Kaitlin LinneFrom Bench to Bedside: One-Health Integrative Strategies for Assessing Snake Envenomation and Optimizing Treatment ModalitiesDr. Matt Lewin
3:30 to 3:45 p.m.Nandita SachdevBarriers and Facilitators of Telemental health for Behavioral health during the COVID-19 pandemic and endemic in the United States: A systematic reviewDr. Andrea Nickerson
3:45 to 4 p.m.Olivia MendozaThe Role of Protracted Violence on Healthcare Utilization in the Occupied Palestinian TerritoryDr. Tracy Lin