PhD Dissertations

References to publications, sorted by year and author.

All SBMI PhD dissertations can be requested from the Texas Medical Center Library. Hard copies are also collected in the school library located in the Office of Academic Affairs. Full text of dissertations are available online for open access in the Digital Commons of the TMC Library (http://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/uthshis_dissertations/). Recent dissertations may take a while to show in that online collection as they are being added and indexed.


Ashish Joshi, M.D., M.P.H. (2012).
The SanaViz: Human Centered Geovisualization to Facilitate Visual Exploration of Public Health Data
PhD thesis, The Univeristy of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics at Houston.

Phatak, S. S., M.S. (2012).
Advanced Protein Modeling Method: Benchmarking and Applications in Computer-Aided Drug Discovery
PhD thesis, The Univeristy of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics at Houston.

Srinivasan, A., MS (2012).
A Method for representing contextualized Information (MeRCI) To Improve Situational Awareness Among Electronic Message Brokering System Dashboard Users
PhD thesis, The Univeristy of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics at Houston.

Rusu, M., MEng, MS (2011).
Modeling Techniques for the High-Resolution Interpretation of Cryo-Electron Microscopy Reconstructions
PhD thesis, The Univeristy of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics at Houston.

McGuire, M., BS, MS (2011).
Pathway Semantics: An Algebraic Data Driven Algorithm to Generate Hypotheses about Molecular Patterns Underlying Disease Progression
PhD thesis, The Univeristy of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics at Houston.

Maffei, R., BS, MS(2011).
Understanding and Characterizing Shared Decision-Making and Behavioral Intent in Medical Uncertainty 
PhD thesis, The Univeristy of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics at Houston. 

Kennedy, C., MD, MS (2010).
Time Series Analysis as Input for Predictive Modeling: Predicting Cardiac Arrest in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
PhD thesis, The Univeristy of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics at Houston. 

Zhu, M., MD, MS(2010).
Formalizing a Conceptual Framework of Work Domain Knowledge
PhD thesis, The Univeristy of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics at Houston. 

Nahm, Meredith, MS (2010).
Data Accuracy in Medical Record Abstraction
PhD thesis, The Univeristy of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics at Houston. 

Smith, Kimberly, PhD (2010).
The Effect of Proximity, Explicitness, and Representation of Basic Science Information on Student Clinical Program-Solving
PhD thesis, The Univeristy of Texas School of Health Information Sciences at Houston. 

Mirhaji, Parsa, MD (2009).
Biomedical Language Understanding and Extraction: A Minimal Syntactic, Semantic Method
PhD thesis, The Univeristy of Texas School of Health Information Sciences at Houston.

Florez-Arango, J., MD, MS (2009).
Workload and Performance Factors Associated with Multimedia Jobs Aids for Community Health Workers
PhD thesis, The Univeristy of Texas School of Health Information Sciences at Houston.

McLane, S., MS, MBA, RN-BC (2009).
Understanding Nurse Created Cognitive Artifacts:Personally-Created-Cognitive-Artifacts as External Representations of Distributed Cognition
PhD thesis, The University of Texas School of Health Information Sciences at Houston.

Esquivel, A., MD, MS (2008).
Characterizing, Assessing, and Improving Healthcare Referral Communication
PhD thesis, The University of Texas School of Health Information Sciences.

Herskovic, J.R., MD, MS (2008).
Unsupervised Indexing Of Medline Articles Through Graph-Based Ranking
PhD thesis, The University of Texas School of Health Information Sciences.

Rankin, J., BA, MHA, MS, MPH, PHD (2008).
The Multiple Location Time Weighted Index: Using Patient Activity Spaces to Calculate Primary Care Service Areas
PhD thesis, The University of Texas School of Health Information Sciences at Houston.

Chen, J., DDS, MS, PhD, (2007).
Developing a Method for Identifying and Reducing Functional Discrepancies of Information Systems
PhD thesis, The University of Texas School of Health Information Sciences at Houston.

Bhavanne, R., MS (2006).
Nanoparticle Agglomerates for Pulmonary Drug Delivery
PhD thesis, The University of Texas School of Health Information Sciences at Houston.

Brixey, J.J., RN, PhD (2006).
Understanding Interruptions in Healthcare: Developing a Model
PhD thesis, The University of Texas School of Health Information Sciences at Houston.

Gong, Y., MD, MS (2006).
The Interaction Between Internal and External Information on Relational Data Search
PhD thesis, The University of Texas School of Health Information Sciences at Houston.

Walji, M.F., MS (2006).
Does the Message Matter? Enhancing Patient Adherence through Persuasive Messages
PhD thesis, The University of Texas School of Health Information Sciences at Houston.

Michea, Y.F., MD, MS, PhD, (2004).
Cognitive Impact of Interactive Multimedia
PhD thesis, The University of Texas School of Health Information Sciences at Houston.

Johnson, C.M., RN, PhD (2003).
Effects of Information Display on the Construction of Clinical Mental Models
PhD thesis, The University of Texas School of Health Information Sciences at Houston.

Richesson, R.L., MPH, PhD (2003).
A Process for Achieving Comparable Data from Heterogeneous Databases
PhD thesis, The University of Texas School of Health Information Sciences at Houston.