Recent PhD Graduates

2017
Blackman, Laurie
Dissertation Title: Lifestyle Physical Activity among Older Adults: The Health Implications
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Demientieff, LaVerne
Dissertation Title: Deg Xit’an, Athabascan Conversations on Wellness: A Qualitative Study Exploring the Radical Possibilities of Relationships
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Nielson, Elijah
Dissertation Title: Mormons, Sexual Minorities, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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Vanderloo, Mindy
Dissertation Title: Caseworker factors that influence removal decisions in child welfare
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Watson, Curtis
Dissertation Title: What is recovery?: Understanding chemical dependency stakeholder expectations
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2016
Asante, Samuel
Dissertation Title: Social determinants of health among older adults: Evidence from the Utah Fertility, Longevity, and Aging (FLAG) study
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Feize, Leyla
Dissertation Title: Development of self-awareness and cultural competency in social work education
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Hadley, Nathan
Dissertation Title: Cultural Competency in Social Work Scholarship and Research on Latinos in the United States: A Content Analysis of Peer-Reviewed Social Work Journals
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Tian, Tian
Dissertation Title: An exploratory study of Chinese college students’ autonomy development and parental influence
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White, Melinda
Dissertation Title: Examining Characteristics of Mother-Daughter Relationships and Adolescent Self-Injury
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2015
Galvin, Kathleen (Katie)
Dissertation Title: The socio-economic impact of E-Verify in an era of globalization: A scoping review and analyses of workforce outcomes
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Geary, Erin
Dissertation Title: American Indian child and family well-being: A systematic review of research from twenty-two national datasets
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Greene, Dorothy Saxon
Dissertation Title: Relapse among recovering addiction professionals: Prevalence and predictors
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Groot, David
Dissertation Title: Usability testing of a mobile technology for children with high-functioning autism spectrum and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders
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McDonell, Martin
Dissertation Title: Houseless versus homeless: An exploratory study of Native Hawaiian beach dwellers on Oahu’s west coast
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West, Amanda
Dissertation Title: Invisible children: An exploratory examination of child trafficking in the United States
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Whiting, Richard
Dissertation Title: The effect of ageism on law enforcement response to elder mistreatment
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2014
Andersen, Troy Christiansen
Dissertation Title: Proactive dementia care: A pilot study of social work and health education interventions with patients with mild dementia and their caregivers
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Baird, Nancy Coyne
Dissertation Title: Attachment experiences of grandparent kinship caregivers and nonkinship foster parents with preschool-aged children in their care
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Brocious, Heidi
Dissertation Title: Activities that promote ethnic identity development in transnational adoptees
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Nover, Cynthia
Dissertation Title: Effective primary care for individuals with serious mental illness: An intervention and systematic review
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Rolstad, Erik
Dissertation Title: The challenges, adaptations, and areas of need that confront adult men with hemophilia: A community-based qualitative study
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2013
Christensen, Mary Candace
Dissertation Title: Using theatre for social change to address sexual violence against college women
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Crews, Douglas
Dissertation Title: Exploring self-compassion with lesbian, gay, and bisexual persons
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Fawson, Peter
Dissertation Title: Fostering healthy teen intimate relationships through an in-school violence prevention program
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Hughes, Jennifer
Dissertation Title: Relationships, caregiving and Multiple Sclerosis: Gender and perceptions of care
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Jacobsen, Jeanna
Dissertation Title: Mormon women’s experiences with same-sex sexuality
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John-Frisk, Hena
Dissertation Title: Uncovering the realities of prostitutes and their children in a cross national comparative study between India and the U.S.
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Kim, Seong
Dissertation Title: The nature of elder mistreatment in South Korea and implications to improve policy and practice: A qualitative secondary analysis
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Moore, Trudi
Dissertation Title: Exploratory study of medically fragile children in Utah’s child welfare system
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Ned, Dena
Dissertation Title: Title V of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act 36 years later: An interpretive policy analysis
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Poduthase, Henry
Dissertation Title: Parent-adolescent relationship and juvenile delinquency in Kerala, India: A qualitative study
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Supiano, Katherine
Dissertation Title: Complicated grief in older adults: A randomized controlled trial of complicated grief group therapy
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Wright, Rachel
Dissertation Title: Qualitative explorations of the factors influencing the selection of the copper intrauterine device as a method of emergency contraception
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2012
Bonella, Barrett
Dissertation Title: Bridging professional gaps in the delivery of mental health and criminal justice systems
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Christiansen, Brandon Nyle
Dissertation Title: Factors affecting mental health service utilization among deployed military personnel
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Feller, Kelly
Dissertation Title: An exploratory study of the lived experience and contributing factors to blending stepfamilies — A dynamic systems and transformational learning theories approach
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Golden, Tracy
Dissertation Title: Parents in relationships with their children with autism: A qualitative study
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Hinton, Deborah
Dissertation Title: Expanding our notions of power: A community-based participatory action research project
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Hurtado Gomez, Marcella
Dissertation Title: Curriculum-based family intervention programs: Meeting the needs of Latinos in the U.S.
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