Research Thesis Topic Archive

Research Thesis Topic Archive

Title of Research/Thesis

GSP Student

Year of Graduation

Responsible Citizenship, Masculinity, & HIV/AIDS Activism in Cape Town, South Africa

Gauri Raval

2012

The Prevalence of Eating Disorders in Urban Chinese Women

Anjie Li

2012

Patient Perceptions of Emergency Department Usage and Formation of a Health Information Exchange

Stephanie Gold

2012

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Children: Maternal Determinants of Childhood Diarrheal Incidence

Grace Milad

2012

Surrogate Decision Making in Advanced Dementia: Causes of Stress & Anxiety

Diane Leigh

2012

Parental Knowledge & Practices About Influenza Vaccine

Kathleen Pridgen

2012

Postpartum Weight Retention among Refugee patients at the International Family Medicine Clinic: A Pilot Study

Jennifer Carnahan (Thesis)

2009

The Patient perspective on How Physicians can Improve the  Discussion of Religious and Spiritual Beliefs

Andrew South (Thesis)

2009

Longitudinal Analysis of Growth and Health in Cerebral Palsy

Elisa Padilla (Thesis)

2009

Satisfaction and continuity of Care in Military Patients

Steven Lewis

2011

Assessment of Medically-Based Experiences of Technology Dependent Children and Their Families

Bann Al-Shammaa

2011

An Analysis of Reported Domestic Screening Rates During Annual Exams in Primary Care Environments

Dana Mueller

2011

The Effect of Driving Distance on Hypertension Control in Diabetics

Nicholas Buckwalter

2011

Contraceptive Practices and the Prevalence of Condom Use with Hormonal Contraception in rural Tanzania

Elizabeth Vance

2011

Prenatal Care in Haridwar, India: Attitudes and Accessibility

Laura Ekka

2010

Collaborative Efforts for Better Health in Four Villages served by Heart to Honduras

Mark Troyer

2011

Understanding the Primary Care Physician’s Role in Health Care Transition for Adolescents and Young  Adults with Down Syndrome

Megan Lohr

2010

Physicians’ Attitudes Towards Overweight and Obese Patients

Katie Grouse

2010

Social and Behavioral Factors Affecting Sexual Decision Making in UVA Undergraduate Students

Harmony Caton

2010

Adolescent and Parent Perceptions of Provider Communication Concerning Adolescent Sexual Health

Anne Colgrove

2010

The Patient Perspective on How Physicians can Facilitate Discussion of Faith, Religion, and

Spirituality with their Patients

Andrew South

2009

Hypertension and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Obese Girls

Megan Dunay

2010

Motivations of Aged Population to Exercise in Retirement Communities and Senior Centers

Rebecca Previs

2009

Longitudinal Analysis of Growth and Health in Cerebral Palsy

Elisa Padilla

2009

Using Appreciative Inquiry to Discover How Exemplary Teaching Occurs in One Medical Center

Melissa Fullerton

2008

Elevated Blood Pressure in Obese Adolescents: Prevalence & Assoc. with Serum Magnesium

MacKenzie Hillard

2008

Physician Empathy & Personal Experience with Chronic Illness

Gabriel Spring

2008

International Family Medicine Clinic Improvement Project: Survey of Refugee Patients with Reduced Post-Medicaid Heatlh Care

Jennifer Carnahan

2009

Clinical Presentation of Children with Diabetic Ketoacidosis Presenting to an Emergency Room in Costa Rica

Allyson Morman

2008

Physician Self-Disclosure and The Doctor-Patient Relationship

Adam Carlson

2007

Physician Knowledge of General Exercise Principles and Exercise Counseling Practices

Jonathan Newman

2007

The Impact of Cardiovascular Risk Factor Case-Mgmt. on the Metabolic Syndrome in a Low-Risk Primary Prevention Population:  A Randomized Controlled Trial

Courtney Kowalczyk

2007

Somatization:  Issues in Refugee Mental Health

Jennifer Edwards

2006

Adolescent and Parent Perceptions of Provider Communication

Concerning Adolescent Sexual Health

Kate Schrecengost

2006

Perspectives on Obese Women in Health Care

Amy Oyler

2006

Health Promotion and Lay Health Leaders in San Pablo de Heredia, Costa Rica

Maria LaPlante

2006

Inpatient Experience in a Teaching Hospital

Kristin T. Lane

2006

A Retrospective Program Evaluation of the Fruit and Vegetable Challenge at Yancey Elementary School

Jacob Towery

2006

Inadequacy in Adolescent Health Training Amongst Pediatric Residency Programs

Paul McIntosh

2005

Defining Depression

Charlotte Atiemo

2005

Multiple Perspectives on Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy

Mike Coladonato

2005

Assessment of Undergrad. Medical Students’ Knowledge on Sexual Health

Jonathan Lee

2005

Nutrition and Medical Education

David C. Hall

2005

Project Access:  Program Description & Evaluation of the Quality of the Provision of Primary Care

Christine Hurley

2004

Parental Knowledge About Head Lice and Their Treatment in Children

Jocelyn Grazela

2004

The Effect of Individual Spirituality on Medical Students’ Decision to Enter Medical School & Their Perceived Roles as Physicians

Scott Iwashyna

2004

Qualitative Investigation of Patients’ Experience in Source Isolation at UVA Medical Center

William Callahan

2004

The Effect of Counseling From a Medical Student on Smoking Cessation Rates in a Population of Healthy Primary Care Patients at UVA

Jeffrey Andolina

2004

Patient Preferences for Spiritual Care Integration by Physicians

Hannah Cho

2004

Affects of Continuity of Care on Perceived Quality of Life in Nursing Homes

Cari Dahl

 

Obstacles to Care Perceived by Women with Type II Diabetes

Marsha Taylor and Courtney Judd

2003

Stereotypes of Aging:  Implications for the Health Care Seeking Behavior of Older Patients

Nina Ross

2003

Patient Attitudes Towards a Web-based Tool for Collecting & Evaluating Family History

Katherine Geer

2003

Dominican Republic Health Care Project

Kerry Robinson

2003

Nutrition Screening in the Primary Care Setting

Mark Lepsch

2002

The Effectiveness of Screening for Type II Diabetes in a High Risk Population

Stephanie Johnson

2002

A Qualitative Assessment of Biomedical Ethics in Primary Care Medicine

Cheryl Lundeberg

2003

Breast Cancer Knowledge & Self Care Practices of Random Women in the University of Virginia Primary Care Center

Sandy Robertson

2002

Depression and Anxiety in a General Medicine Outpatient Population:  A Three Year Follow-up

John Duryee

2002

Child Abuse Prevention

Lisa York

(Summer Research Paper and Thesis)

2001

Socioeconomic Trends in Gonsalves Dias – A Household Survey

Shelly Carlson

2002

Physicians’ Attitudes Toward Nursing Home Practice

Brad Manning

2002

An Investigation Into the Use of Rating Scales for Diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Rob Trundle

(Summer Research Paper and Thesis)

2001

Regular Physical Activity – Identify most common motivations in people already physically active and most common barriers in those who are not.

John Youk

(Thesis)

2001

Depression & Anxiety Among Residents’ Patients: Difficult Diagnoses

David Didden

(Thesis)

1999

The Evaluation & Treatment of Acute Diarrhea in Infants and Children

Patricia Hughes

(Thesis)

1999

Redefining Health Care for the Deaf Community

Rachel St. John

(Thesis)

1999

Palliative Care Education at the University School of Med.: A Survey of Knowledge and Attitudes

Christopher Smalley

(Thesis)

1998

Breastfeeding Initiation & Cessation in a Low-Income Latina Population

Susan Hayden

(Thesis)

2000

An Assessment of Uninsured Patients Seeking Care at a Local Free Clinic

Robert Kennedy

(Thesis)

2000

Alternative Medicine: What Does it Mean for Primary Care Physicians?

Lynn Darby Fogarty

(Thesis)

2000

Follow-Up Care by Primary Care and Specialist Physicians After a Diagnosis of Breast Cancer – Patient’s Perspectives

Michele Birch

1998

* All of these documents are on file in the GSP Office.