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Past Projects

Year 11 (2013-2014)

State of Maryland: Determining the Health Impact of Reducing Ozone Rates                   Yvonne Qifang
in the Atmosphere in Maryland

Proposed Recommendations for the Treatment of Culture-Negative 
Pulmonary Tuberculosis
                                                                                       Yohhei Hamada

Identification of Animal Rabies Virus Variants at the State of Maryland                            Micheal King
Public Health Laboratory

Developing Clinical Quality Management Plan for Ryan White D Program                   Aleksandra Mihailovic

General Assembly Session Legislative Research and Analysis                                  Palona Monteros Newcombe

Incidence of Dog Bite-Associated Emergency Department Visits in 
Maryland, 2008-2012; Financial and Policy Implications
                                             Emily Pieracci                

Descriptive Analysis of Maryland Breast and Cervical Cancer Program Enrollees
to Inform Program Management Services
                                                                 Christine Prosperi

Effectiveness of Federal Workforce Programs in Improving Healthcare
Access in Maryland 
                                                                                              Jamilah Shakir

Development of Health Communication Brochure and Toolkit Aimed to 
Increase Tobacco Cessation Among the Mental Health and Substance
Abuse Population
                                                                                                 Vini Singh

Building Partnerships to Foster Community Preparedness in Vulnerable
Populations: An Outreach Initiative to the Administrations within DHMH and
their Constituents
                                                                                                 Shini Tsai

The Intersection of Public Health and Policy                                                            Kevin Wright

Year 10 (2012-2013)

Cancer Screening Compliance among Maryland Breast and Cervical Cancer (PCCP)
Clients with Program Discharge History 
                                                                   Ayoka Adams 

The Affordable Care Act and Cancer Screening: Implications for Maryland's Breast,
Cervical and Colorectal Cancer Screening Programs 
                                                Mavis Asiedu-Frimpong

Determining the Location and Seasonality of Clinically Important
Tick Species in Maryland
                                                                                       Sean Bialosikunia

Promoting Effective Tobacco-dependence Treatments in Health Systems                   Amanda Lee Johnson and Alison Vadnais 

Home Health Agency Utilization and Trends in Maryland, 2004-2011                          Viva Yan Ma

Care Coordination and Case Management: A Systematic Analysis                            Manasvini Singh

Maryland MOLST Training Task Force                                                                     Chen Yu

Year 9 (2011 - 2012)

Public Health Laboratory Surveillance of Tick-borne Diseases Causing
                                                                                                           Marieme Dembele
Geographic and Seasonal Characterization of Tick Populations in Maryland               Lauren DiMiceli
City Schools Emergency Preparedness:  Lessons in Multi-Agency Stakeholder
                                                                                                             Rehana Gubin
Determining Risks to the Health of Maryland’s Local Jurisdictions Using a
Public Health Risk Assessment Tool
                                                                      Amanda E. Mason
The Prevalence of Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaecea in Maryland Acute
Care Hospitals 
                                                                                                     Michael McAllaster
Improving risk assessment among contacts exposed to a person with infectious
tuberculosis in Maryland  
                                                                                      Cristina Stoyanov

Year 7 (2009 - 2010)
Strategy to Improve Birth Outcomes in Baltimore City: Addressing Family Planning Services Krista Beckwith
Combining and Examining the 2005, 2007 and 2008 Medical Monitoring Project HIV/AIDS Data Yanfeng Chai
B'more for Healthy Babies: Every Baby Counts on You Saira Malik
Maryland’s Funding Formula and its Impact on Local Health Services Christine O’Malley
Qualitative Assessment of HIV Prevention Needs among Recent African Immigrants in Maryland Sharon Onguti
Integrating Location-based Investigative Tools into Routine TB Contact Investigations in Maryland Malinda Reynolds
Baltimore City Health Department H1N1 Vaccination Campaign in Schools:  A Look into Vaccine Coverage Estimates and Program Efficiency Priyanka Vakkalanka
Spatial Analysis of Lyme Disease in Howard County, Maryland Stacy Woods
Public Health Policy in Action: Legislative Internship with Delegate Dan Morhaim Fang Fang Yin
Year 6 (2008 - 2009)
Assessing Lead Exposure in Refugee Children:  Maryland Cohort Andria Apostolou, PhD
Integration of a Communicable Disease Screening Program into Local Health Department Services: Seizing Opportunities
to Expand Disease Prevention
Helen C. Azzam, M.D.
Implementation of the Expanded and Integrated HIV Testing Program in Baltimore City Lena Bloom,
Relationship Between Use of TNF-Alpha Blockers and Tuberculosis in Maryland Jennifer Lam
Identifying Needs and Availability of Care for Medical Monitoring Project 2007 HIV Infected Population in Maryland Chiaki Nakata
Hepatitis C Infection in Baltimore City: A Need for Funding Nichole Nolan,
Blatimore City Health Dept: Unintentional Injury Mortality Needs Assessment Katherine Ostbye, MPH
Implementation of  a New Federal Pool and Spa Safety Law: A View from the Field Mohit Pramanik
Emergency Preparedness and Response in Maryland Nicholas Risko,
Feasibility of Introducing Rapid HIV Testing in Baltimore City Oral Health Clinics and School-Based Health Centers Adrienne Shapiro, MPH PhD Candidate
The Impact of the Outbreak Investigation Fundamentals Training Program NiiAmah Stephens,
Gap Analysis for the Ryan White Funded Linkage-To-Care Program Yvonne Tam, MPH
Year 5 (2007-2008)
Maryland AIDS Administration: Ensuring standards of care and quality monitoring Allison B. Belemvire, MPH
Assessing the Relationship Between Lead Exposure and Violence and School Dropout in Baltimore City Dani Saba, MHS
Analysis of Maryland Youth Camp Injury and Illness Reports and Evaluation of the Current Data Collection Parameters Eileen Hederman, MPH
Temporal Trends in HIV Incidence in Baltimore City Jana Jordan, MPH
Recreational Water Illness Outbreaks Involving Interactive Water Features Jaspal "JP" Ahluwalia, MD, MPH
Investigating Lead Levels in Refugee Children in Maryland Joan Coleman, RN, MPH
How Modeled PM 2.5 Values Correlate with Asthma Inpatient Hospitalization in the Baltimore Area Katherine Lin, MHS
Spatial Analysis of Lyme Disease in Howard County, Maryland Margaret K. Doll, MPH
A Qualitative Evaluation of the Maryland Works Worksite Wellness Program Natasha A. Brown, MPH
Tuberculosis Incidence Among High Risk Populations in Maryland Sarah Kerns, PhD, MPH
Year 4 (2006-2007)  
Developing an Event-Based Surveillance System Hannah Gehman, MPH
Prevention of and Response to Communicable Disease Outbreaks in Maryland Youth Camps Adena Greenbaum, MPH
An assessment of Hepatitis C Virus Screening and Treatment Pracctice of Providers Serving Individuals with
 Limited Resources
Andrea Jones, MHS
Methods for Improving the Management and Control of Rabies in Maryland Chris Kilby, DVM, MPH
Deveolpmeent of a Survey to Access Disparities in Breast Cancer Care on the Eastern Shore of Maryland Haeseong Park, MPH
The Epidemiology of Salmonella Infections in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area Joanne Caruth, MPH
Impact of Diabetes on Treatment Outcomes Among Maryland Tuberculosis Cases, 2004 - 2005 Tania Tang, MPH
Informing the Public: Risk Communication Recommendations for the Maryland Health Tracking Program J. Scott Weier, MPH, MBA
Assessing Preparedness Competency and Training Needs at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Meghan McGinty, MPH, MBA
The Marylandd HIV/AIDS Reporting Act of 2007: A Process Description and Evaluation Candace Feldman, MPH
State of Maryland Syndromic System: Economic Evaluation Model Emmanuel Njeuhmeli, MD, MPH, MBA
Assessment of Immunization Levels in Children in Maryland's Licensed Family Childcare Centers Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH
Giving the Primary Healthcare Providers of Baltimore City ot Provide or Acess Treatment Services for HCV Positive Individuals Christine Williams, MHS
Camp Based Lyme Disease Education and Prevention in Maryland Andrea Sutherland, MD, MPH
Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating a Diabetes Awareness Activity Rachel Millstein, MHS
Year 3 (2005-2006)  
Hepatitis C Screening in Maryland Amina Chaudry, MD,MPH
TB Outbreak Investigation in Fishery Workers, Maryland Casandra Althauser, MPH
Elevated Blood Levels in Children at Age 3 Charles Aloe, MPH
Medical Waste in Maryland Claire Nguyen,JD,MPH
Spatial Analysis of West Nile Virus in Maryland, 2000 - 2005 Emily Henkle, MPH
Accessing the Ability of Hospitals to Report Details of Blood and Body Fluid Exposures Gillian Tarr, MHS
Evaluation of Maryland Youth Suicide (Age 12 - 24) 2003 - 2004 Kimberly Rosendorf,
A view of Public Health Response to Two Pertussis Outbreaks in Maryland: Lessons Learned Kristen George, MPH
Comprehensive Transitional Case Management for Ex-offenders Living with HIV/AIDS in Maryland Melissa Dawalt, MD, MPH
Evaluating the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Response to Hurricane Katrina Ronald Huang, MPH
The Impact of Change in Diagnostic Test Method for STEC Infection Seung-eun Lee, MPH
An Analysis of Injuries in Maryland Summer Youth Camps, Year 2003 Cohort Stacie Waldman, MPH
Perinatal HIV Prevention Stella Lii, MD,MPH
Exploring Partnerships to Enhance Tuberculosis Services for Latinos in Baltimore City Suzy Sacher, MPH


Year 2 (2004-2005)

Incidence of Illness Associated with Recreational Water Contact: Evaluating a Potential Public Health Problem Sharri Hollist, MPH
Survey Development in a State Agency: Satisfaction, Preference & Balancing Interests Melissa Federman, MPH
Epidemiology of Campylobacter Infections in Maryland Stephanie Mickelson, MHS
Is Maryland Prepared? Measuring Domestic Preparedness in the Maryland Public Health System Brian Pinkston, MD, MPH
Syphilis Seroconversion among Incarcerated Individuals Entering the Baltimore City Booking and Intake Center (1998-2003) Rosemary Nabaweesi, MPH and Amy Winkler, MPH
Examination of Key Factors Among Hospital Norovirus Gastroenteritis Outbreaks in Maryland During 2004 Riyadh Muhammad, MD, MPH
The 2004-2005 Influenza Season: Influenza Vaccination Practices by Healthcare Facilities in Maryland Roy Hoffman, MD, MPH


Year 1 (2003-2004):

A Review of Literature Concerning Multiply-Drug Resistant Acinetobacter sp. Outbreaks in Intensive Care Unit Settings

April Naegeli, MPH
Tracking Animal Bites in Maryland, 2001-2002 Benjamin Tsoi, MD, MPH
Shigella Infections in Maryland, 1998-2002 Emily Hsiao-Fang Lu, MPH
The Tuberculosis Experience Jessie Torgersen, MHS
SARS: Implications of the Changing Case Definition Gabriel Lai, MHS