Epi Scholars: Projects

Summer 2015 Projects

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Projects

  • Program Collaboration and Service Integration (PCSI) Syndemic Project
  • Population-based Measures of Expedited Partner Therapy to Assure Sex Partner Treatment for Chlamydia trachomatis Infection in New York City; The Impact of Prescriptions
  • Investigating Prescription Patterns of Scheduled Narcotic Prescriptions in New York City
  • HIV Biomedical Prevention: Provider Uptake of Pre- and Post-Exposure Best Practices
  • Examining Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Prematurity and Infant Mortality
  • Pneumonia and Influenza Deaths ― NYC, 2003–2013
  • Depression and Co-Morbidity, New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey {NYC HANES) 2013-14
  • Testing for Equivalence: Establishing benchmarks to validate Primary Care Electronic Health Records as a chronic disease surveillance tool

Public Health – Seattle & King County Projects


Summer 2014 Projects

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Projects

  • Accessing Preventive Oral Health Care among Children and Pregnant Women in New York City
  • Pharmacist Engagement in HIV/STI Prevention and Care: An Exploration of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice
  • Analysis of Hard-hitting Anti-smoking Ad Campaigns
  • Self-Reported Well-Being among Supportive Housing Tenants
  • Non-suicidal Self-injury and Suicidal behavior among Youth in New York City
  • Program Collaboration and Service Integration (PCSI) Syndemic Project
  • Mortality Disparities New York City: a 2010 Update

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and Public Health – Seattle & King County Projects

  • Public Health – Seattle & King County projects
  • How Race Impacts Pregnancy and Birth Outcomes in King County, Washington (PHSKC)
  • Monitoring syndromic surveillance data quality (PHSKC)
  • Community mental health treatment efficacy on re-incarceration (PHSKC)
  • Provision of Naloxone to Jail Inmates: Impacts for Individuals

Summer 2013 Projects

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Projects

  • Analgesic Prescriptions: A Comparison of Utilization Patterns of Medicaid and Non-Medicaid Populations
  • Evaluation of the Yield of Contact Investigations around TB Patients without Positive Respiratory Cultures
  • Trends and Characteristics of Mental and Behavioral Health Hospitalizations among Children in New York City
  • Post Hurricane Sandy Mental Health Study
  • Evaluating the Agreement between Death Certificate and Hospital Discharge Data
  • Cardiovascular Diseases in the Nation and New York City: A Trend Analysis of Cardiovascular Disease and Associated Risk Factors, 1993-2010

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and Public Health – Seattle & King County Projects

  • Analysis of Dietary Practices and Nutrition Policy (LACDPH)
  • Metric Development and Outcome Evaluation of the Los Angeles County Community Disaster Resilience Project (LACDPH)
  • Social Determinants and Disparities in Breast Feeding Duration: Analysis of the 2010 Los Angeles Mommy and Baby Project (LACDPH)
  • Social Determinants and Disparities in Adverse Birth Outcomes (Low Birth Weight and Preterm Births) (LACDPH)
  • A comparison of Clinical Indicators and Health Care Utilization for HIV+ Patients in Public vs. Non-Publicly Funded Providers in Los Angeles County (LACDPH)
  • Can Untreated Hypertensive Patients "sense" when their Blood Pressure is above Normal Range? (LACDPH)
  • Investigating Los Angeles County Trends, Patterns and Disparities in Controlled Substance Prescriptions using Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)/Controlled Substance Utilization Review & Evaluation System (CURES) Data (LACDPH)
  • Public Health – Seattle & King County projects
  • Trends in Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, PID, and Ectopic Pregnancy Washington State, 1988-2010 (PHSKC)
  • Using GIS-Based Analysis for Surveillance of Notifiable Conditions in King County (PHSKC)
  • Survey of Seattle-King County Syringe Exchange Clients (PHSKC)
  • HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Summary Report Creation (PHSKC)
  • School District Health Profile (PHSKC)
  • The Relationship between Incarceration History, Mental Illness, and Substance Abuse (PHSKC)