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Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control

MSPH Capstone

The culminating experience of the MSPH program is the production of an MSPH capstone that provides a meaningful contribution to knowledge of the health of underserved populations. The capstone is not a thesis in that it need not contain original research findings for review by an academic committee. However, it should provide tangible evidence of expertise on a specific applied topic of international health relevance. The capstone must be reviewed and approved by two faculty readers.

Recent Capstone Titles

A Preliminary Analysis of the Continuum of Prevention, Care, and Treatment (CoPCT) of HIV/AIDS with Most- at-risk Populations (CHAMP) project in Cameroon – Characteristics associated with HIV Prevalence among men who have sex with men in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Using a health communications approach to address dietary diversity among young children in the urban slums of Bangladesh

Interactive Malaria Education Intervention and its Effect on Community Participant Knowledge: The Malaria Awareness Program (MAP) in Vhembe District, Limpopo, South Africa

Estimating the Ratio of Personal Exposure to Respirable Air Pollutants and Kitchen Ambient Concentrations in Rural Southern Nepal

Socioeconomic Status and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Among Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Evaluating the Impact of the AIM-Health programme in Guerou and Mbagne, Mauritania

Lives Saved Tool Analysis of World Vision Malawi’s Integrated Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Project

The Rise of Late Maternal Mortality in the Americas between 1999 and 2013 and the Impact on Maternal Mortality Ratio Estimates: An Ecological Study

A cross sectional parasite prevalence analysis in Huallanca, Bolognesi, Ancash, Peru and its Effect on Peace Corps Health Program Goals

Examining Associations Between Asthma and Distance from the Nearest Major Roadway in Peri-Urban Communities of Lima, Peru: A Census Study

The Implementation Science of Researching Barriers to the HIV Continuum of Care for Gay Men, Other Men who Have Sex with Men, and Transgender Women (GMT) in Yangon, Myanmar

Cotinine and Self-Reported Smoking in Peru Secondary Analysis Project Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome Analysis Project

Wet Nutrition program: integrating Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and nutrition for accelerating Early Child Development (ECD) in Ethiopia

HIV in Ukraine - A Look at Ukraine’s Programs and their Impacts Through the Epidemic

Preventing Rubella and Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) In Sub-Saharan Africa Through The Establishment Of CRS Sentinel Surveillance.

A cross-sectional evaluation of the effect of biomass exposure on stroke prevalence and Framingham Risk Score in Puno, Peru

Sexual Behavior of cohabitating heterosexual couples in Mongolia - Prevalence and determinants of non-monogamous sexual relationships among heterosexual couples

Cross-border malaria: the contribution of population movement to sustained malaria transmission in Mutasa District, Zimbabwe

Community Based Data for Decision Making- An Exercise in Improving Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health 

Controlling Dengue: A Systematic Review of Current Vector Control Strategies

The mLAKE Community Trial - Using mHealth to Empower CHWs to Encourage Combination HIV Prevention Uptake

Reducing Pneumococcal Pneumonia Burden in India - National introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine—process, challenges, and potential impact

Review and Assessment of Key Evidence for Revision of the WHO BCG Vaccine Position Paper

Multidisciplinary Collaboration on Medical Device Innovation in India: Field Notes and Initial Results from G.E.M.S. Practicum Experience