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  • Capstone project

    MPH-CHE Theses and Projects

    Specific university-wide guidelines and procedures can be found at /Graduate/research.htm.

    It is appropriate to have early communication regarding your graduate thesis or project intentions with the director for the graduate community health programs, Dr. Gilmore.

    To view samples of completed thesis recordings please visit Health Education Health Promotion Thesis Defenses

    Examples of past thesis

    “Results of a Social Cognitive Theory-Based Smokeless Tobacco Prevention Program for Rural Youth Athletes.” Awarded the 2009 University of Wisconsin- La Crosse Graduate Thesis Award. Lynn M. Hrabik

    “The Impact of Breast Pump Distribution on Breastfeeding Initiation and Duration among Hispanic and African American Mothers Enrolled in the Wisconsin WIC Program.” Awarded the 2008 University of Wisconsin- La Crosse Graduate Thesis Award. Mary Jo Michels.

    “Risk Perception and Public Health Emergency Preparedness: An Exploratory Study of an Urban Health Department.” Maureen P. Bezold

    “Assessing the Online Public Health Education Needs, Interest, and Current Capacities of Wisconsin Public Health Professionals.” Kaija L. Zusevics

    “Regional Perspectives on the Institutionalized/Residential Child Care in Ukraine.” Liudmyla F. Dmytriieva

    “Assessing HIV/AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes, and Risk-Taking and Prevention Practices Among Freshmen College Students in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.” Salima Kasymova

    “Can a Point-of-Decision Prompt Intervention Increase Stair Use? An Analysis of a Community Intervention.” Alyson Luchini

    “The Relationship Between Risk-Taking with Alcohol and Sexual Risk-Taking Behavior in 18-24 Year-Old College Students as Influenced by Two Personality Variables.” Kedibonye S. Carpenter

    Examples of graduate projects

    “La Crosse Wellness Project Web Site Development.” Janae E.  H. Halm Recipient of the 2008 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Graduate Student Achievement Award  

    “Evaluation of the Pedestrian Safety Toolkit for the La Crosse Area Coulee Region Childhood Obesity Coalition’s Walk to School Challenge.” Erinn Conley

    “Development of Stress-Less: A healthier Worksite Program.” Sarah T. Grosskopf.

    “Assessment of Patient Responses to the Spinal Team Evaluation Program (STEP) at the Marshfield Clinic, Wisconsin.” Joyce Lewinski



    UW-La Crosse Foundation Small Grants Program

    Graduate Student Research Grant Program