MPH Capstone Projects

For students in the MPH program, the culminating experience is the Public Health Capstone Project (ECS 162). The Public Health Capstone Project provides students with an opportunity to apply the principles and skills learned in the classroom and in the field by completing a scholarly written paper. Major areas for capstone projects are health policy, quality improvement, program intervention, or a systematic review.

For the class graduating in 2014, MPH capstone projects included:

 

  • Ethics Resources for Critical Access Hospitals in New Hampshire and Vermont
  • Improving malaria diagnoses: Pilot implementing LAMP in a New York City Hospital
  • Is comprehensive care coordination an effective strategy to improve health outcomes and reduce expenditures for high risk, high need patients?
  • Service Line Implementation in Hospitals.
  • SSRI versus Placebo for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Relief: A Systematic Review
  • Impact of Practice Capability Expansion for Mid-Level Providers on Healthcare Access, Quality, and Cost
  • Using Mobile Phones and Social Media as a Tool to Increase HIV Testing and Treatment among Female Sex Workers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Arsenic Testing Booths: An Arsenic and Private Well Water Testing Awareness Campaign
  • Health disparities among Native Americans: A focus on hypertension
  • Collateral Damage: U.S. Women Veterans, Military Sexual Trauma and Access to Care
  • Improving the accessioning process at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Anatomic Pathology Labs: A quality improvement effort
  • Employer-Sponsored Wellness: Health Coaching for Diabetes Management
  • An Examination of U.S. Aid in Dying Policies through an Ethical Lens
  • Improving the Primary Care - Specialty Interface
  • Vaccination with Dar-901 to prevent Tuberculosis in HIV infected adolescents in Tanzania. A phase III randomized controlled trial
  • A Cluster Randomized Control Trial of Oral Water Intake and Careful Feeding for Swallowing Problems: Improving Outcomes for Nursing Home Residents
  • Evaluating the Prevalence of Mental Health Screening in Minnesota Elementary Schools
  • The prevalence of opioid use and abuse in pregnant women in New Hampshire: a multi-center cross-sectional epidemiologic study.
  • Smoking Prevention in High School
  • Benign breast disease & the risk of multifocal breast cancer
  • A Qualitative Assessment of Shared Medical Appointments in Treating Patients with Type II Diabetes
  • A team-based approach to treating overweight and obesity: A critical evaluation of those strategies employed at The Minnesota Center for Obesity, Metabolism, & Endocrinology (MNCOME)
  • Were the traffic laws implemented in Qatar in 2007 effective in reducing the morbidity and mortality associated with Road Traffic Accidents for the general Qatari Population?
  • Educational Intervention in increasing Cervical Cancer Screening in East-African Immigrant Women in the Greater Boston Area.
  • Facilitating Difficult Decisions in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU): A Proposal to Pilot Prenatal Advance Directives.
  • The Monomoy Community Collaboration: A Community Based Substance Abuse Prevention Program
  • The effectiveness of Centering Pregnancy to reduce adverse pregnancy outcomes for women who are socioeconomically disadvantaged: a policy review
  • Student Depression on Boston University’s Campus: An Exercise Intervention
  • Patient-Reported Outcome Measures in Chronic Disease Care: A Systematic Policy Review
  • No Sugar Added: Social Marketing to Reduce Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
  • Body Composition in HIV-Positive Pregnant and Subsequently Breastfeeding Women: Effects of a protein-calorie supplement in Tanzania
  • Licensed Dental Practitioners and Access to Dental Care
  • Sexual Education at Payson High School: Program Overview and Opportunities for Improvement, a Report
  • PROJECT SIMBISA:  Reduction of Risky Sexual Behavior and HIV in Child-headed Households in Rural Zimbabwe Through Asset Development
  • Care of the Critically Ill and Injured During Disasters and Pandemics: The Developing World
  • An Integrated Care Model for Treating Perinatal Substance Use Disorders: A Public Health Program Intervention Proposal
  • Tracking Successful ACO Formation: A Multi-Method Qualitative Study
  • The Effectiveness of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in Reducing the Prevalence of Bullying in Hispanic and African American middle school-aged children.
  • Does An Online Education Intervention Reduce Parental Stress for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder?
  • International Variation in Pediatric Tonsillectomy Rates
  • Increasing Informed Sexual Decision-Making And Reducing Pregnancy In Adolescents Living In Public Housing
  • A cluster randomized trial to assess the impact of a community-based health literacy program on the health literacy and community engagement of Bhutanese refugees
  • Predicting neurologic outcome in comatose patients after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and treatment with targeted temperature management or mild therapeutic hypothermia
  • Evaluating the Experiences of Women Seeking Reproductive Health Care in the Upper Valley: a qualitative research study.
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