Scholarship Topic Archive

Title of Research/Thesis GSP Student Year of Graduation
Responsible Citizenship, Masculinity, & HIV/AIDS Activism in Cape Town, South Africa Gauri Raval 2012
The Prevalence of Eating Disorders in Urban Chinese Women Anjie Li 2012
Patient Perceptions of Emergency Department Usage and Formation of a Health Information Exchange Stephanie Gold 2012
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Children: Maternal Determinants of Childhood Diarrheal Incidence Grace Milad 2012
Surrogate Decision Making in Advanced Dementia: Causes of Stress & Anxiety Diane Leigh 2012
Parental Knowledge & Practices About Influenza Vaccine Kathleen Pridgen 2012
Postpartum Weight Retention among Refugee patients at the International Family Medicine Clinic: A Pilot Study Jennifer Carnahan (Thesis) 2009
The Patient perspective on How Physicians can Improve the Discussion of Religious and Spiritual Beliefs Andrew South (Thesis) 2009
Longitudinal Analysis of Growth and Health in Cerebral Palsy Elisa Padilla (Thesis) 2009
Satisfaction and continuity of Care in Military Patients Steven Lewis 2011
Assessment of Medically-Based Experiences of Technology Dependent Children and Their Families Bann Al-Shammaa 2011
An Analysis of Reported Domestic Screening Rates During Annual Exams in Primary Care Environments Dana Mueller 2011
The Effect of Driving Distance on Hypertension Control in Diabetics Nicholas Buckwalter 2011
Contraceptive Practices and the Prevalence of Condom Use with Hormonal Contraception in rural Tanzania Elizabeth Vance 2011
Prenatal Care in Haridwar, India: Attitudes and Accessibility Laura Ekka 2010
Collaborative Efforts for Better Health in Four Villages served by Heart to Honduras Mark Troyer 2011
Understanding the Primary Care Physician’s Role in Health Care Transition for Adolescents and Young Adults with Down Syndrome Megan Lohr 2010
Physicians’ Attitudes Towards Overweight and Obese Patients Katie Grouse 2010
Social and Behavioral Factors Affecting Sexual Decision Making in UVA Undergraduate Students Harmony Caton 2010
Adolescent and Parent Perceptions of Provider Communication Concerning Adolescent Sexual Health Anne Colgrove 2010
The Patient Perspective on How Physicians can Facilitate Discussion of Faith, Religion, and

Spirituality with their Patients

Andrew South 2009
Hypertension and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Obese Girls Megan Dunay 2010
Motivations of Aged Population to Exercise in Retirement Communities and Senior Centers Rebecca Previs 2009
Longitudinal Analysis of Growth and Health in Cerebral Palsy Elisa Padilla 2009
Using Appreciative Inquiry to Discover How Exemplary Teaching Occurs in OneMedical Center Melissa Fullerton 2008
Elevated Blood Pressure in Obese Adolescents: Prevalence & Assoc. with Serum Magnesium MacKenzie Hillard 2008
Physician Empathy & Personal Experience with Chronic Illness Gabriel Spring 2008
International Family Medicine Clinic Improvement Project: Survey of Refugee Patients with Reduced Post-Medicaid Heatlh Care Jennifer Carnahan 2009
Clinical Presentation of Children with Diabetic Ketoacidosis Presenting to an Emergency Room in Costa Rica Allyson Morman 2008
Physician Self-Disclosure and The Doctor-Patient Relationship Adam Carlson 2007
Physician Knowledge of General Exercise Principles and Exercise Counseling Practices Jonathan Newman 2007
The Impact of Cardiovascular Risk Factor Case-Mgmt. on the Metabolic Syndrome in a Low-Risk Primary Prevention Population: A Randomized Controlled Trial Courtney Kowalczyk 2007
Somatization: Issues in Refugee Mental Health Jennifer Edwards 2006
Adolescent and Parent Perceptions of Provider Communication

Concerning Adolescent Sexual Health

Kate Schrecengost 2006
Perspectives on Obese Women in Health Care Amy Oyler 2006
Health Promotion and Lay Health Leaders in San Pablo de Heredia, Costa Rica Maria LaPlante 2006
Inpatient Experience in a Teaching Hospital Kristin T. Lane 2006
A Retrospective Program Evaluation of the Fruit and Vegetable Challenge at Yancey Elementary School Jacob Towery 2006
Inadequacy in Adolescent Health Training Amongst Pediatric Residency Programs Paul McIntosh 2005
Defining Depression Charlotte Atiemo 2005
Multiple Perspectives on Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy Mike Coladonato 2005
Assessment of Undergrad. Medical Students’ Knowledge on Sexual Health Jonathan Lee 2005
Nutrition and Medical Education David C. Hall 2005
Project Access: Program Description & Evaluation of the Quality of the Provision of Primary Care Christine Hurley 2004
Parental Knowledge About Head Lice and Their Treatment in Children Jocelyn Grazela 2004
The Effect of Individual Spirituality on Medical Students’ Decision to Enter Medical School & Their Perceived Roles as Physicians Scott Iwashyna 2004
Qualitative Investigation of Patients’ Experience in Source Isolation at UVA Medical Center William Callahan 2004
The Effect of Counseling From a Medical Student on Smoking Cessation Rates in a Population of Healthy Primary Care Patients at UVA Jeffrey Andolina 2004
Patient Preferences for Spiritual Care Integration by Physicians Hannah Cho 2004
Affects of Continuity of Care on Perceived Quality of Life in Nursing Homes Cari Dahl
Obstacles to Care Perceived by Women with Type II Diabetes Marsha Taylor and Courtney Judd 2003
Stereotypes of Aging: Implications for the Health Care Seeking Behavior of Older Patients Nina Ross 2003
Patient Attitudes Towards a Web-based Tool for Collecting & Evaluating Family History Katherine Geer 2003
Dominican Republic Health Care Project Kerry Robinson 2003
Nutrition Screening in the Primary Care Setting Mark Lepsch 2002
The Effectiveness of Screening for Type II Diabetes in a High Risk Population Stephanie Johnson 2002
A Qualitative Assessment of Biomedical Ethics in Primary Care Medicine Cheryl Lundeberg 2003
Breast Cancer Knowledge & Self Care Practices of Random Women in the University of Virginia Primary Care Center Sandy Robertson 2002
Depression and Anxiety in a General Medicine Outpatient Population: A Three Year Follow-up John Duryee 2002
Child Abuse Prevention Lisa York

(Summer Research Paper and Thesis)

2001
Socioeconomic Trends in Gonsalves Dias – A Household Survey Shelly Carlson 2002
Physicians’ Attitudes Toward Nursing Home Practice Brad Manning 2002
An Investigation Into the Use of Rating Scales for Diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Rob Trundle

(Summer Research Paper and Thesis)

2001
Regular Physical Activity – Identify most common motivations in people already physically active and most common barriers in those who are not. John Youk

(Thesis)

2001
Depression & Anxiety Among Residents’ Patients: Difficult Diagnoses David Didden

(Thesis)

1999
The Evaluation & Treatment of Acute Diarrhea in Infants and Children Patricia Hughes

(Thesis)

1999
Redefining Health Care for the Deaf Community Rachel St. John

(Thesis)

1999
Palliative Care Education at the University School of Med.: A Survey of Knowledge and Attitudes Christopher Smalley

(Thesis)

1998
Breastfeeding Initiation & Cessation in a Low-Income Latina Population Susan Hayden

(Thesis)

2000
An Assessment of Uninsured Patients Seeking Care at a Local Free Clinic Robert Kennedy

(Thesis)

2000
Alternative Medicine: What Does it Mean for Primary Care Physicians? Lynn Darby Fogarty

(Thesis)

2000
Follow-Up Care by Primary Care and Specialist Physicians After a Diagnosis of Breast Cancer – Patient’s Perspectives Michele Birch 1998

* All of these documents are on file in the GSP Office.