Capstone Presentations – Day 2

Date: March 15, 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.Isabelle ThaparExploring the relationship between health-seeking behaviors (HSBs) and care received by HIV-positive women and their HIV-exposed uninfected (HEU) childrenDr. Pam Murnane
9:15 to 9:30 a.m.Christopher CampbellUtilization patterns and outcomes of the Cancer and Associated Risks Early Screening (CARES) program for individuals living in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)Dr. Lily Muldoon
9:30 to 9:45 a.m.Cristina Soto AlvarezA Qualitative Analysis of HIV Medical Case Management Programs in the PhilippinesDr. Bruce Agins
9:45 to 10 a.m.Mayar DahmaniA Comprehensive Study Of Predictive Clinical Factors For Intensive Care Needs In Malaria Negative, Febrile Children In Rural MalawiDr. Anneka Hooft
10 to 10:15 a.m.Henna ShaghasiPredictors of Disease Severity in Children with Non-Malarial, Acute Febrile Illness in a Rural Hospital in Thyolo, MalawiDr. Anneka Hooft
10:15 a.m. to noonLUNCH
noon to 12:15 p.m.Michael BalitonTreatment Outcomes of Colorectal Cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic ReviewDr. Jeff Buckle
12:15 to 12:30 p.m.Shakiba Ghasemi AsslA Content Analysis of Vaginal Tobacco Product Use on Social Media: Unveiling Portrayals, Discourse, and Marketing Strategies on Facebook and Instagram.Dr. Stella Bialous
12:30 to 12:45 p.m.Janesca SeifDescription of pediatric emergency triage tools among resource-limited hospitalsDr. Teresa Kortz
12:45 to 1 p.m.Qianya (Thea) ZhangThe Effects of Depression on Sustained Attention Across the Lifespan: A Systematic ReviewDr. Courtney Gallen
1 to 1:15 p.m.Shradha RanganathCHILD Sub-study: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis for Detection and Treatment of Low-Density Malaria Infection among Children in Bagamoyo, TanzaniaDr. Ingrid Chen
1:15 to 1:30 p.m.BREAK
1:30 to 1:45 p.m.Paige LaverImplementation and evaluation of a structured morbidity and mortality program in pediatric surgery at Bugando medical center; provider and family experienceDr. Sarah Cairo
1:45 to 2 p.m.Irene KungaWhat are the perceptions of receiving “food as medicine and its impact on the mental health, emotional health and well-being of patients recovering from heart failure in the San Francisco Bay Area.Dr. Kartika Palar
2 to 2:15 p.m.Ujala ShafiqExploring the Interplay Between Acculturation, Diet Quality, and Childhood Body Mass Index (BMI): A Quantitative Secondary AnalysisDr. Patel & Dr. Schmidt
2:15 to 2:30 p.m.Janan AlkhajaTobacco’s Palatable Ploys: How Tobacco-Owned Food Companies Targeted Children by Influencing the Formulation, Prevalence, and Regulation of Their Hyper-Palatable Foods in the USDA’s Child Nutrition DatabaseDr. Laura Schmidt
2:30 to 2:45 p.m.BREAK
2:45 to 3 p.m.Kristina JiangCost-Effectiveness of CAR T-Cell Therapy for Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Patients in VietnamDr. Michelle Hermiston
3:15 to 3:30 p.m.Sarah SolomonGlobal Nursing and MIdwife Perspectives of What Were Effective and Ineffective Interventions During the COVID-19 PandemicDr. Allison Squires
3:30 to 3:45 p.m.Dongxue WangThe lifetime cost-of-illness of trichomoniasis and its implications for cervical cancer screening implementations in AustraliaDr. David Boettiger
3:45 to 4 p.m.Isabella JacquesExamining the acceptability/feasibility of an AI chatbot in delivering family planning education among Latina and indigenous immigrant women in Oakland and the San Francisco Bay AreaDr. Nadia Diamond-Smith