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Theses from 2018

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Development of Zonal Safety Performance Functions for Local Road Intersections and Segments in Connecticut, Ishraq Rayeed Ahmed

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Damage Detection in Textile Composites via Piezoelectric Admittance Methods, Sazid Irfan Ahmed

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A Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Outcomes of Open-versus Closed-Surgical Exposure of Palatally Impacted Maxillary Canines: A Pilot Study, Suha Alghamdi

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The Physiological and Perceptual Effects of Wrist Cooling During Exercise in a Thermal Environment, Andres Almeraya

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Comparison Between Using Miniscrews and Fixed Functional Appliances for Mandibular Molar Protraction, Abdulrahman Alshehri

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Social Determinants Associated with the Employment of Athletic Training Services in Secondary Schools, Sarah Attanasio

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The Burden of Child Sexual Abuse in Connecticut Emergency Departments, 2011 to 2014, Kathryn Bentivegna

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Evaluation of Post-Graduate Endodontic Program Clinical Experiences: A Web-based Survey, Jonathan David Blacher

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Design and Evaluation of a Sit-to-Stand Assistive Device for Individuals with Lower Limb Muscle Weakness, Shaniel Bowen

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Capturing Spatial Variation in the Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System, Timothy Bugden

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Comparison of OTUs and ASVs in 73 Bird Species from Equatorial Guinea, Darien Capunitan

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Effects of Sustained Release of RANKL on Orthodontic Tooth Movement, Joy Chang

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The Utility of the ASSIST for Estimating Substance Use Treatment Utilization and Predicting One-Year Entry to Treatment Among Opioid, Alcohol, and Cocaine Users in a Primary Care Setting, Adam Chess

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Opioid Use and Opioid Use Disorder Services in Connecticut, Julie Christensen

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The Development and Validation of a Biomechanical Model to Describe Golf Swings: A Focus on Rotational Mechanics and Performance, Andrew D. Cohen

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Effects of Exercise and Environmental Heat Stress as Potential Adjuvants to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine, Abigail T. Colburn

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Assessment of Cranial Neural Crest Cell Differentiation Towards an Osteoblastic Fate, Sean Congdon

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Encoding of Episodic Context with Abstract and Concrete Concepts, Charles Davis

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Mindfulness and Implicit Political Intergroup Bias, Joel Devonshire

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The Perceived Gayness of PrEP: The Influence of Masculinity Ideology on Black Men Who have Sex with Men's Interest in PrEP, Ladectric Driver

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Violence et Liberté : La Période Coloniale Chez Frantz Fanon, Charlotte Dutournier

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Epidemiology of Sudden Death in Organized Youth Sports in the United States, 2007-2015, Brad D. Endres

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The Association Between Sleep and Injury Incidence in Division I Collegiate Soccer Athletes, Alexandra Lee Finn

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An Investigation of the Factors Associated with Gastrointestinal Temperature of Cyclists During the 2017 Hotter ’N Hell Hundred 164-km Cycling Event, Renee Gilberti

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Minimization of Carbon Footprint of Transit Agencies by Adopting Alternative Fuel Technologies, Adrita Islam

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Spatial Variability in Abundance, Detectability and Survival of White-Tailed Deer Across a Heterogeneous Landscape of Fear, Jennifer Kilburn

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But I Need My Money Now: A Stratified Propensity Score Analysis of the Effects of Retirement Decisions made During the Great Recession on Income Mobility, Zachary Kline

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Religious “Others” in Christian Contexts: Multi-tradition Theological Education and the Limits of “Interfaith”, Amy Lawton

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Caractérisation et Organisation des Espaces et des Seuils par les Personnages Féminins dans Cinq Romans d’Emile Zola, Pauline Levy Valensi

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Protein Nanoparticles for Use in Photodynamic Therapy, melissa limbacher

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Near Field Mixing Characteristics of a Variable Density Non-Reacting Jet in a Hot Vitiated Crossflow, Kyle T. Linevitch Jr

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Assessment of the Effects of Riparian Buffer Zones on Water Quality in the Jinghe Catchment Using the AnnAGNPS and REMM Models, Cong Liu

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Circulating Heat Shock Protein Responses During Exercise in a Hot and Humid Environment, Virgilio Lopez III

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L'Almanach de la Seconde Moitié du XIXe Siècle: Formes et Fonctions d'un Nouvel Objet Informationnel de Rupture Moderne, Clemence Lucchini

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Light and Electron Microscopy Analysis of Gold Nanoparticle Penetration in Stiffness varying 3D Tumor Spheroids, Mathangi Madhavan

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Easy Breathing for Schools: A Promising School - Based Asthma Program, Jing Marrero

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The Effect of Participant Gender and Exposure to Social Embarrassment Messages on Evaluations of Binge Drinking Messages, Seth McCullock

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Microbial Suppression of Pythium Root Rot in Soilless Systems, Cora McGehee

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Evaluation of NEXRAD-based sub-daily Intensity Duration Frequency Curves over CONUS, Daniel McGraw

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Value Addition of Panoramic Radiographs in Routine Screening of Pediatric Patients, Ritu Mohan

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Predicting the Nitrogen Fertilizer Response of Turfgrass Based on Solvita® Soil Test Results, David Moore

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The use of eConsults to Improve Access to Dermatological Care for Underserved Populations in Connecticut, Fludiona Naka

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Development of Tools for a 3D Reconstructed Intracortical Volume Around Microelectrode Arrays, Aparna Nambiar

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Combinations of Pharmacological Agents Reduce Intracellular α-Synuclein Levels, Isabel Nip

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Market Segmentation of Travel Mode Choice with an Alternative Source of Travel Time Data, Albab Un Noor

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Transitioning Back to the Community: Barriers Experienced by People with Acquired Brain Injury or Physical Disabilities, Deborah Pacik

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The Dissolution of Diatoms in Marine Microbial Mats, Almariet Palm

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Comprehending Events on the Fly: Inhibition and Selection during Sentence Processing, Yanina Prystauka

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Roles Of Gli1+ Cells In Reparative Dentinogenesis In Vivo, Chaitanya Prakash Puranik

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Biomarkers of Orthodontic Tooth Movement with Fixed Appliances and Vibration Appliance Therapy: A Randomized Clinical Trial, Stacey M. Reiss

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Nanoscale Mapping of In-Situ Micro Electro Mechanical Systems with Atomic Force Microscopy, Manuel Rivas

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La Contribution De L’Espace Et De La Temporalité Dans L'Oœuvre De Pierre Pevel A La Reconsidération De La Fantasy, oceane rouxel

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Assessment of a Modified Heat Tolerance Test in Recreational Runners, Kelsey M. Rynkiewicz

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English as a Second Language Proficiency: An IRT Approach to Scoring, Merve Sarac

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Investigating Perceptual Discrimination of Timing Cues in Synthetic Vocalizations in Rodents and Humans, Peter Satonick

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En Masse Retraction of Maxillary Anterior Teeth: A Systematic Evaluation of the Force System, Anthony Schiro

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Psychosocial Correlates of Medication Adherence Among College-Aged Women, Lauren Strainge

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Current Status of Professional Networks Addressing Sex Education in the United States: An Initial Exploratory Thematic Analysis, Aliya Subhit

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Barriers to Dental Care for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Nidhi Taneja

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Investigation Of The Relative Effects Of Development And Impervious Surface On Two Watersheds In Connecticut Using PRMS, Scott Tardif

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Telomerase Activator 65 (TA-65) Favorably Affects Parameters of Metabolic Syndrome - A Pilot Study, Minu Sara Thomas

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Undocumented Dramatis Personae: Movement Narrative in Legislative Setting, Nabil Tueme

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Implementing Modified AHA Criteria in the Measurement of Blood Pressure in UConn’s Migrant Farmworker Clinics, Alexandra Turgeon

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Dental Anxiety Among Patients Attending a University Dental Clinic, Maria Vallejos

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Conferring DIVA Capability to a Commercially-Available CSFV ELISA: A Double-Competition Approach, Yuxiang Wang

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The Decentralization of al Qaeda, Florence Weinstein

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Coastal Community Resilience Assessment for Residential Building Structures Subjected to Multi-Hazards, Di Wu

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Energy and Water Use Analysis for the Greenbox System in Comparison with the A-frame Glass Greenhouse, Junya Wu

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The Effects of Maternal Diet and Energy Demands on Offspring Development, Growth, and Health, Mary C. Wynn

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The American Dream(ers): Undocumented Youth’s (Re)interpretation of Social Movement Frames, Kevin Zevallos

Theses from 2017

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Immediate Versus Delayed Loading Of Two Unsplinted Implants Supporting A Locator Retained Mandibular Overdenture. A 5-year Retrospective Study Of A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial, Arif Salman Abdul Shakore

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Factors Influencing Maternal Involvement in Early Childhood: Exploring the Roles of Maternal Stress and Children’s Narrative Representations of Mothers, Rahmet Akpolat

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A Spectrophotometric Assessment of Changes in Tooth Color After Placement of Bioceramic Materials in Contact with Blood, Luis Alberto Alcalde Presedo

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Comparison of White Spot Lesions among Clear Aligners, Self-Ligating Brackets and Conventional Brackets - A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial, Hussin Alshatti

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Finite Element Modeling of Fluid Flow, Thermal Transport, and Melt Pool Geometry in Metallic Powder Bed Additive Manufacturing Processes for Inconel 718, Richard E. Andreotta

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Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Proportion of Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) Cases that Develop Osteonecrosis, John M. Apostolakos

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A Novel Flow Sensor for a Smart Shunt System, Mengdi Bao

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Preparation and In Vitro Characterization of an Integrated Graft System for Regenerative Engineering, Mohammed Barajaa

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An Examination of Daily Dietary Intake and Swallow Function in an Older Adult Population, Lillian A. Barone

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Enhancing iCVD Modification of Electrospun Membranes for Membrane Distillation through a 3D Printed Scaffold, Nicole Beauregard

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Oxygen Isotopic Composition of Nitrate Produced by Freshwater Nitrification, Danielle Boshers

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Determinants of Tree Sway Frequency in Temperate Deciduous Forests of the Northeast United States, Amanda Bunce

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Lipid 654 R and S Isoforms in Bacteroidetes Known to Produce Lipid 654, Anuj Camanocha

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Role of Nrf2 in the Regulation of Ppar Expression in Mice, Fabio Carvalho

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Investigating the Potential of Plant-derived Antimicrobials and Probiotic Bacteria for Improving the Microbiological Safety of Dry Pet Food, Chi-Hung Chen

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Temperament in Baby Siblings of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Julia Chen

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The Mediterranean Diet and Low-Fat Diet, with and without Statin Drug Therapy, on Serum Lipids in Adults at High-Risk and with Existing Cardiovascular Disease: A Meta-Analysis, Marisa L. Creatura

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A Finite Element Analysis of Maxillary Centers of Resistance, Edward A. Cronauer

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Language Abilities in Single- and Dual- Language Learners with Autism or other Developmental Disorders, Yael Dai

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Parent–Child Reciprocity? Parental Aggression and Oppositional Defiant Symptoms in Girls, Olivia J. Derella

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Using ML-PDA and ML-PMHT to Track Two Unresolved Moving Objects, Katherine Domrese

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Wetland Ecosystem Functions in a Changing Coastal Landscape: Effects of Urban Runoff, Saltwater Intrusion, and Restoration, April A. Doroski

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Hip Muscle Activity During a Functional Movement Assessment, Colleen M. Driscoll

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Effects of A Standardized, Freeze-Dried Grape Powder in Adults with Metabolic Syndrome, Quinn Duclos

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Facial Morphology as a Determinant of Anchorage Control, Jonathan Norman Dzingle

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Episodic and Semantic Memory Activation in Sentence Processing, Zachary Ekves

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Proportional Suppression of NMDA and AMPA Mediated Synaptic Responses in Layer 2/3 Pyramids from Rat Visual Cortex by Adenosine, Justin T. Ellenberg

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Investigating the Physiological and Behavioral Responses to Fear in a Virtual Reality Fear Conditioning Paradigm, Emily Errante

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Invoquer la mer : vers une écopoétique du poème chez Saint-John Perse, Victoria Farrell

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“You don’t just eat ‘em, you get match ready with ‘em”: A Content Analysis of Alcohol, Food, and Non-Alcoholic Beverage Advertising in the United States during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, Melissa M. Feulner