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Schizophrenia And Its Effects On An American Family: A Call To Action For The 21st Century, Cynthia Newton Captain 2017 Dominican University of California

Schizophrenia And Its Effects On An American Family: A Call To Action For The 21st Century, Cynthia Newton Captain

Senior Theses and Capstone Projects

Our country’s healthcare system is at a moral crossroads. The way we treat those whom we call “the homeless” is deplorable. The majority of the homeless are mentally ill and need treatment. Our country needs to treat those with the severe brain diseases of schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, and bi-polar disorder just as we would Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Those with severe mental illness, who have no insight into their illness, should not be allowed to dictate their own treatment. If a homeless person is brought to San Francisco General Hospital and is found to be a ...


Using A Tailored Health Information Technology Driven Intervention To Improve Health Literacy And Medication Adherence (Talkingrx), Brenda Fay 2016 Aurora Health Care

Using A Tailored Health Information Technology Driven Intervention To Improve Health Literacy And Medication Adherence (Talkingrx), Brenda Fay

Brenda Fay

Although most patients admitted with acute coronary syndrome or acute ischemic stroke in South Asian countries receive these evidence-based treatments, their overall continuation in the outpatient phase of care remains low. Patient from Pakistan are uniquely challenged in this respect because the overall literacy rates remain one of the lowest in Pakistan among South Asian Countries. In addition, a great majority of Pakistani patients often do not understand or follow health prescriptions (which are still written in English). Additionally, due to an unregulated health industry, they frequently take multiple opinions and prescriptions from different physicians. The investigators propose to develop ...


Inside The Juvenile Justice System, Megan Phalon 2016 University of San Francisco

Inside The Juvenile Justice System, Megan Phalon

Master's Projects

The United States of America is known for freedom and integrity and being a nation that stands for justice and equality for all. Within the United States there are systems in place to better the people and communities in order to provide safety and order. However, just as any nation, there is a struggle with violent behavior and tendencies among adults and adolescents. Within the last three decades, the United States has created a correctional system that specifically targets adolescents, and that acknowledges the differences between adult and juvenile development and deviant behavior. Within this literature review, academic databases were ...


Mental Health Workout: Lifting Stigma, Jeremy Bambery 2016 University of San Francisco

Mental Health Workout: Lifting Stigma, Jeremy Bambery

Master's Projects

Mental illness affects one out of every five Americans between the ages 13-18, and it is estimated that two-thirds of these individuals will not seek treatment due to the stigma associated with having a mental illness or mental health issue (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Access to information and the ability to talk openly without fear will aid in creating a stigma free future. The goal of this project is to supply high school students in the San Francisco Bay Area with information regarding the stigma associated with mental health and mental illness via videos that will be used as ...


Kinder Ready: Exploring The Role Of Technology In Promoting School Readiness Among Low-Income Parents In A Clinic-Based Setting, Brenda Lu 2016 University of San Francisco

Kinder Ready: Exploring The Role Of Technology In Promoting School Readiness Among Low-Income Parents In A Clinic-Based Setting, Brenda Lu

Master's Projects

The Stanford Pediatric Advocacy Program advocates to improve the health status of children in Silicon Valley and the surrounding community. This summer, I worked on a project called Kinder Ready, with the goal of evaluating the feasibility of technology use in promoting school readiness in children ages zero to five. We used a variety of qualitative research methods, including focus groups, one-on-one interviews, and surveys to collect feedback from the community on what their children need to transition into schools. Our local participatory research approach has paved the way for many new partnerships with local organizations, while strengthening existing ones ...


Quality Management: A Global Case Study In Organ Transplantation, Cassie L. Rodriguez 2016 University of San Francisco

Quality Management: A Global Case Study In Organ Transplantation, Cassie L. Rodriguez

Master's Projects

Every year the US and European countries face an epidemic of organ failure from a multitude of reasons: cancer, genetic predisposition, exposure to harmful chemicals in home or surrounding areas or through drinking, drugs and smoking. Another problem faced, is the ratio of organ donors to organ recipients. Over 121,000 patients are on the waiting for an organ transplant, and a fraction of those waiting will die because of time. The Hanover Medical school and department of quality management, have created an integrated approach to organ transplant avenues. Quality management is a systematic guide for organ transplantation that allows ...


Mathematical Modeling Of Vaccine Noncompliance, Jordan A. Bauer 2016 Valparaiso University

Mathematical Modeling Of Vaccine Noncompliance, Jordan A. Bauer

Annual Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research

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Influence Of Awareness That Results From Direct Experience On The Spread Of Epidemics, Ying Xin 2016 Ohio University - Main Campus

Influence Of Awareness That Results From Direct Experience On The Spread Of Epidemics, Ying Xin

Annual Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research

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Pubh 4611h - Honors Thesis Seminar Iii, Ashley D. Walker 2016 Georgia Southern University

Pubh 4611h - Honors Thesis Seminar Iii, Ashley D. Walker

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

Provides the student with the opportunity to develop a research topic, research committee formation, and first draft of research proposal.


Bios 7534 – Data Management For Biostatistics, Haresh Rochani 2016 Georgia Southern University

Bios 7534 – Data Management For Biostatistics, Haresh Rochani

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course emphasizes data management and software applications using the SAS (Statistical Analysis System) software package. It will introduce the student to SAS codes for: inputting and outputting data, creating temporary and permanent data sets, creating formatted and labeled SAS data sets, merging and connecting SAS data sets, creating output using the TABULATE and REPORT procedures, debugging a SAS program that includes the TABULATE, REPORT and SQL procedures, using characteristic functions in SAS, using a random number generator, probability distributions, arrays, and date and time functions. Students will also write a simple and complex query using the SQL procedure; create ...


Pubh 6533 – Epidemiology, Claire Robb 2016 Georgia Southern University

Pubh 6533 – Epidemiology, Claire Robb

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course provides an introduction to many important topics in epidemiology for public health practice, including but not limited to the evolution of the discipline, causal concepts in the natural history of disease, critical features of infectious and chronic diseases, elements of public health screening, basic measures used in epidemiology, design of epidemiologic investigations, consideration of random error and systematic bias, calculation and interpretation of confidence intervals and p values, discussion of confounding and interaction, criteria for evaluation of cause and effect relationships and the implications for ethical public health practice. Students are expected to gain a foundation in epidemiologic ...


Hspm 7335 - Healthcare Operations Management, Linda Kimsey 2016 Georgia Southern University

Hspm 7335 - Healthcare Operations Management, Linda Kimsey

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course examines operational issues in health care management. Topics include systems analysis, continuous quality improvement and re-engineering, demand forecasting, facility location and design models, decision analysis techniques, linear programming, queuing and waiting models, inventory control models, and statistical quality control. The goal is to instill an understanding of the language, applications, and limitations of quantitative models with regard to decision-making and problem solving in health care organizations.


Hspm 7135a - Public Health Policy Development & Evaluation, Jeffery A. Jones 2016 Georgia Southern University

Hspm 7135a - Public Health Policy Development & Evaluation, Jeffery A. Jones

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course introduces students to health policy development, analysis and management by examining issues in the health sector. It fosters an appreciation of the complexity of policy problems and provides the basic tools used in public health policy design, implementation and evaluation.


Pubh 6535 - Theoretical Perspectives Of The Social And Behavioral Sciences In Public Health (Online), Stacy W. Smallwood 2016 Georgia Southern University

Pubh 6535 - Theoretical Perspectives Of The Social And Behavioral Sciences In Public Health (Online), Stacy W. Smallwood

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course is designed to familiarize students with the history and current applications of social and behavioral sciences as they are applied to public health practice and research. It explores social and behavioral science models, theories, and approaches that inform public health, and their philosophical roots. The course also examines social and behavioral determinants of health equity across the ecological spectrum. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking skills to help students synthesize and utilize information in research and practice. An important contribution of this course is the emphasis on recognizing the contributions of social and behavioral science research and practice ...


Hspm 7137 - Healthcare Finance And Payment Systems, James H. Stephens 2016 Georgia Southern University

Hspm 7137 - Healthcare Finance And Payment Systems, James H. Stephens

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course examines the structure and functioning of the finance reimbursement components of the health care delivery system. Healthcare organizations including hospitals, long-term care, ambulatory care, managed care, private and public insurance, public health, integrated delivery systems, and other health care providers will be discussed within the context of the financial environment that includes financial management, managerial accounting and revenue and reimbursement cycle management. The course also examines key financial tools and analyses for financially related decision making within the principles of strategic management applied to healthcare organizations amid a dynamic/changing environment.


Pubh 4132 - Health Promotion Program Planning I, Raymona H. Lawrence 2016 Georgia Southern University

Pubh 4132 - Health Promotion Program Planning I, Raymona H. Lawrence

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

Provides the student with the theory and practical applications of planning, developing, implementing and evaluating health promotion programs in a variety of settings. The focus will be on a global approach to planning with emphasis on the 5 settings for health promotion programming which include school, community, clinical, college, and worksite settings. Prerequisite: HLTH 2130 or permission from the instructor. Co-requisite: HLTH 4134 Research Methods and Evaluation


Bios 9131 – Advanced Statistical Theory For Biostatistics I, Hani Samawi 2016 Georgia Southern University

Bios 9131 – Advanced Statistical Theory For Biostatistics I, Hani Samawi

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course provides an advanced study of theoretical statistics. Topics include: an introduction probability and sample space, conditional probability and Bayes Theorem, probability distribution of a random variable, discrete and continuous random variables, functions of random variables, moments and moment generating functions, order statistics and their distributions, discrete distributions, continuous distributions, bivariate and multivariate normal distribution, modes of convergence, limiting moment generating functions, and the central limit theorems. 3 hours


Hspm 7232 - Public Health Finance, Charles Owens 2016 Georgia Southern University

Hspm 7232 - Public Health Finance, Charles Owens

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course examines the structure and functioning of the finance components of the public health system. Public health organizations will be discussed within the context of the financial environment that includes financial management, managerial accounting, revenue cycle management, and funding and financial management of grants/contracts. The course also examines key financial tools and analyses for financially related decision making within the principles of strategic management applied to public health organizations amid a dynamic changing environment.


Pubh 3136a - Principles Of Environmental Health, R. Christopher Rustin 2016 Georgia Southern University

Pubh 3136a - Principles Of Environmental Health, R. Christopher Rustin

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to and overview of the key areas of environmental health. Using the perspectives of the population and community, the course will cover factors associated with the occurrence of environmental health problems. Students will gain an understanding of the interaction of individuals and communities with the environment, the potential impact on health of environmental agents, and specific applications of concepts of environmental health. The course will consist of a series of lectures case studies, and activities designed to cover principles of the environmental health discipline core. The major topics cover background ...


Pubh 6533 – Epidemiology, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung 2016 Georgia Southern University

Pubh 6533 – Epidemiology, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course provides an introduction to many important topics in epidemiology for public health practice, including but not limited to the evolution of the discipline, causal concepts in the natural history of disease, critical features of infectious and chronic diseases, elements of public health screening, basic measures used in epidemiology, design of epidemiologic investigations, consideration of random error and systematic bias, calculation and interpretation of confidence intervals and p values, discussion of confounding and interaction, criteria for evaluation of cause and effect relationships and the implications for ethical public health practice. Students are expected to gain a foundation in epidemiologic ...


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