Theses, dissertations, articles, portfolios, presentations, and other scholarly work produced by OHSU students and faculty.

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Scholarship from 2012

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Towards a structural understanding of adeno-associated virus serotype 2 and its recognition by antibodies, Dustin McCraw

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Effects of elevated testosterone levels on reproductive neuroendocrine function and behavior in female rheus macaques (macaca mulatta), Whitney Kyla McGee

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Perceptual cost function for cross-fading based concatenation, Qi Miao

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An evaluation of hydrocodone/actaminophen for pain control in first trimester surgical abortion, Elizabeth A. Micks

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Provider characteristics that promote interpersonal continuity in clinical practice : an OHSU Family Medicine analysis of the effects of various provider practice parameters on the Usual Provider Continuity Index (UPC), Tyler S. Mittelstaedt

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A descriptive study of nurses' fatigue and executive function, Emily Mize

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Neighborhood built environment and trajectory of lower extremity function among older women, Corey L. Nagel

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Smoke-filled rooms : smoking in children's homes and state smokefree air legislation, Kathleen A. Newton

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Comparisons of plasma vitamin E concentrations in maternal smokers and non-smokers and matching umbilical cord pairs, Ariela B. Nielson

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In vivo evaluation of genetic and pharmacological targeting of the Leshmania donovani polyamine biosynthetic pathway, Tamara D. Olenyik

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Leptin resistance and left ventricular hypertrophy in obese children and adolescents, Dallen K. Ormond

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Assessing Community Readiness for Telepsychiatry in Rural Oregon: A Focused Descriptive Study, Anthony Pabst

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Health Level Seven Child Health Neonatology Functional Profile for electronic health record systems, Michael A. Padula

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On the need for a multi-faceted taxonomy for health information exchange, Alexey V. Panchenko

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Novel strategies to improve viral gene targeting and therapeutic liver repopulation in vivo, Nicole Kristen Paulk

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Lesion of the perforant path triggers a biphasic neurogenic response in the adult dentate gyrus, Julia V. Perederiy

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Group education for children with phenylketonuria, Jessica R. Peretti

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HIV vaccine design based on in vivo evolution of quasispecies envelope proteins, Franco Pissani

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Alignment of narrative retellings for automated neuropsychological assessment, Emily Tucker Prud'hommeaux

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Provider Decision Making Criteria for the Use of Chemotherapy in Older Patients with Colon Cancer, Lisa Radcliff

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Investigating the Implementation of a Rural Wellness Center, Cynthia Reed

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Differential expression of modules by Mycobacterium tuberculosis infecting human dendritic cells and macrophages, Joe A. Reistetter

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A demonstration of secure health transport using direct messaging to enable provider to patient health information exchange, William B. Rice

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Health care feasibility assessment in Columbia County: Vernonia focus, Tera L. Roberts

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Psychological trauma of nurse-midwives following shoulder dystocia complicated by neonatal morbidity or mortality, Katherine Robins

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An antibiogram data model and implementation schema, David B. Ross

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Caregiver preparedness over a 10-year period : a study of Parkinson's disease spouses, Sadee Saithong

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Determination of optical scattering properties of tissues using reflectance-mode confocal microscopy, Ravikant Samatham Venkata

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Public health surveillance of transmitted antiretrovial drug resistance, Oregon 2007-2011, Sean Schafer

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Improving mammogram result data quality in an electronic health record with a breast imaging-results and data system-electronic health record interface, Jorge J. Scheirer

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Sensory neuroplasticity in asthma, Gregory D. Scott

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Minimally invasive resin infiltration of white spot lesions : a clinical trial, Seth Vernon Senestraro

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gp130 cytokines stimulate tyrosine hydroxylase proteasomal degradation and activity in sympathetic neurons, Xiao Shi

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GPCR signal attenuation : biochemical and spectroscopic analysis of interaction with affiliate proteins, Abhinav Sinha

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Evaluation of DICOM compliance in ophthalmic imaging devices, Nathan Skidmore

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Slick spectra : a spectral fluorescence study of the water-accommodated fraction of crude oil, Leslie Slasor

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A single-session nutrition intervention in the context of a health fair might positively influence the factors that determine and mediate the dietary behaviors of 4th-6th grade students, Anne Elizabeth Southworth

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Molecular characterization of hair cell metabolism and tip link damage, Kateri J. Spinelli

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Behavioral, molecular and neurobiological processes underlying memory retrieval, James M. Stafford

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Factors associated with physicians' clinical research productivity [:] can informatics resources improve the capacity for research?, Vanina L. Taliercio

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Developing a measure of CAM orientation among allopathic primary care providers, Kimberly M. Tippens

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Identification of a novel human CD4[superscript +] T cell population and overcoming the immunosuppressive environment in large established tumors, Todd Ashley Triplett

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Regulation of arcuate nucleus kisspeptin/neurokinin B and gonadotropin-releasing hormone during negative energy balance, Cadence true

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Accelerometry coherence analysis to assess balance strategies in patients with multiple sclerosis, Christopher G. Veys

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Dynamic lateral feedback inhibition in the retina, Evan Dean Vickers

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The experiences of family caregivers of assisted living residents enrolled in hospice, Miriam A. E. Volpin

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Self repair in a zebrafish model for slow-channel myasthenic syndrome, Michael D. Walogorsky

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A newly designed AAV-rDNA vector for persistent therapy in genetic liver diseases, Zhongya Wang

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Association between thyroid cancer incidence and the distance from nuclear power plants in the U.S., Hiroko Watase

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Safety in health care systems : a synthesis of the literature, Julia Weatherby

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Use of analgesic/antipyretic medications and observation for acute otitis media, Melissa A. Welker

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Epigenic changes induced by adenosine agumentation therapy prevent epileptogenesis, Rebecca Lynn Williams-Karnesky

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The effect of facial attractiveness on orthodontic treatment outcome, Desy P. Wilson

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Hyaluronan and its degradation products have opposing effects on experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis pathogenesis that are dependent and independent of CD44, Clayton Wade Winkler

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Nanog-regulated historne demethylation in embryonic stem cell identity, Liangqi Xie

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Molecular targeting of translesion synthesis DNA polymerases for novel combination chemotherapy, Kinrin Yamanaka

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Elucidation of the roles of agouti related proteins in zebrafish, Chao Zhang

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Molecular and biochemical studies of the hair bundle, Hongyu Zhao

Scholarship from 2011

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Risks and patterns of serious injury in motor vehicle crashes with pole and car side impacts, Apostolos A. Alexandridis

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Multiple sclerosis : how cognitive performance relates to quality of life, depression, and perception of deficits, Rebecca Allen

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Increasing access to medical knowledge using multilingual search interfaces, Steven Bedrick

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The effects of weight loss induced by a melanocortin 4 receptor agonist on plasma fatty acid concentrations in non-human primates, Hebah Bensalamah

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Insights into the shipworm (bivalvia: Teredinidae)-bacterial symbiosis : novel isolates and micrographic localization studies, Meghan Anne Betcher

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Modeling medication management practices : the coherence theory of medication activities, Ravi Teja Bhupatiraju

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ROR1 expression and function in B-cell malignancies, Vincent T. Bicocca

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The relationship between birthrates of American minors and parental involvement laws for abortion services using CDC birth data 2000-2006 , Rosanne L. Botha

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Pattern analysis of nutrient biomarkers in neuroepidemiology, Gene L. Bowman

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Application of molecular biological tools to the study of bioremediation in contaminated sediments, Christina N. Brow

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Tiotropium inhibits increases in nerve-associated eosinophils following antigen challenge and prevents airway hyperreactivity in a guinea pig model of asthma, Kalmia S. Buels

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New insights in Mn(II) oxidation in Pseudomonas putida GB-1, John Reino Buzzo

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Neisseria infection activates cytoprotective pathways in human epithelial cells, Christine M. Calton

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Investigating manganese oxidation by Aurantimonas manganoxydans S185-9A1, Nicholas Caputo

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A controlled study of the contribution of external resources on Chinese word segmentation, Yongshun Chen

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The use of lean quality improvement methods in healthcare : improving performance on a quality metric, Andrew J. Collins

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Accuracy of alveolar bone measurements from cone beam computed tomography at multiple parameters, Lane C. Cook

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Comparison of the effects of different mouthrinses on intraoral bacteria in orthodontic patients : a randomized clinical trial, Michael Courtright

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Biochemical functions of C-terminal binding proteins : their role in short-range repression and dimerization, Damian Emil Curtis

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An evaluation of the association between vertical crush and head, neck and spine injury in rollover motor vehicle crashes : NASS-CDS 1997 through 2007, Konrad M. Dobbertin

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Adverse event reports : their role in detecting and preventing drug-drug interactions, Harry Enchin

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Integrating genetics and protemics to study alcohol-drinking behavior, Suzanne S. Fei

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Differences in adolescent non-suicidal self-injury and suicide attempts, Steven C. Fiala

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A novel biometric orthodontic bonding agent for prevention of white spot lesions : an in vitro study of surface microhardness changes adjacent to orthodontic brackets, Lauren N. Fleischner

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Characterization of in vitro and in vivo responses to double-stranded RNA in a mouse model of prenatal infection, Frederick H. Franken

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Barriers to up-to-date pertussis immunization in Oregon children, Stephanie J. Fry

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Over-prescribing of antobiotics for veterans with acute respiratory illness in an outpatient setting, Ken Gleitsmann

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Applications of fluorescence spectroscopy for monitoring water quality in an urban watershed, Jami Goldman

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The effects of a maternal high fat diet on hepatic innervation in the nonhuman primate, Wilmon Francis Grant

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Upgrading to Epic '10 at Oregon Health and Science University : monitoring and assessing the electronic health record update process, Timothy P. Gray

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An evaluation of the process of chemotheraphy ordering and delivery from the perspective of practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists at a children's hospital, Gregory C. Griffin

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Extinction of ethanol-seeking behavior : the role of extracellular signal-regulated kinase signaling and medial prefrontal cortex circuitry in extinction of ethanol-induced conditioned place preference in mice, Peter A. Groblewski

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Inflammatory regulation of hypothalamic neurons in sickness behavior, Aaron J. Grossberg

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The chemical biology of siderophores from the bacterial endosymbiots of shipworms, Andrew W. Han

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Characterization of MbaS, an iron responsive sigma factor of Burkholderia pseudomallei, Melissa J. Hauglund

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Mechanistic studies of NO reduction in dinuclear metalloproteins, Takahiro Hayashi

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Doctor of Nursing Practice portfolio of Victoria J. Hays, Victoria J. Hays

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Cellular mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neuroprotection in the mammalian cortex, Dustin Johnsen

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Prevalence and factors associated with the presence of depression among older adults who report pain : findings from the Medical Health Outcomes Survery, Nathan A. Johnson

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The deleterious effect of hyperglycemia on stroke, Sari Abdelrahim Jouihan

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Differential regulation of N-Myc and c-Myc synthesis degradation and transcriptional activity by the Ras/MAPK pathway, Katannya Kapeli

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Acute bronchodilator effects of toll-like receptor 7 agonists, Elad H. Kaufman