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​Thesis/Master's paper

Students complete an individual, mentored Thesis or Master Paper.


Students in the thesis track collect and analyze data on a relevant public health topic or conduct detailed secondary analyses of an existing database. This track is open to students who achieve above-average grades in the first semester courses. Theses are submitted in writing and defended in an oral examination at the end of the year.

Master Paper

Students who choose this track write a paper on a public health problem which is relevant to their country. The paper may comprise a detailed research project proposal, a program review, or an in-depth analysis of an emerging or existing public health problem.
Master papers are submitted in writing and presented at the end of the year.

Master's Thesis Topics 2018-2019

  • Self-reported smoking status, urinary cotinine concentration, and in-vitro-fertilization outcomes
  • Alcohol beverage consumption pattern and overweight/obesity among Burundian adults
  • Management of musculoskeletal disorders In Jerusalem District: evaluation of a multidisciplinary program of occupational medicine and ​ physiotherapy with regards to time till return to work
  • Perceptions of health, ageing and ageism by elderly Israelis and their opinion on the Israeli Health Services
  • Associations of body size at birth, adolescence and adulthood with midlife cognitive function
  • The impact of decentralization of public health care on health outcomes in Kenya
  • Survival and clinical determinants of mortality among HIV infected persons in Neno District, Malawi: A historical cohort study
  • The effect of breastfeeding on rapid infant weight gain: a large population-based study using negative control approach
  • Determinants of antenatal care services utilization in Nigeria: insights from the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2016
  • The nutrition al Index for the Philippines using the three indicators of the triple burden of malnutrition


Master's Paper Topics 2018-2019

  • Risk factors for adverse pregnancy outcomes in Mendefera Zonal referral hospital and Orotta National Maternity referral hospital Eritrea
  • Association of kava consumption on the modifiable risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Fiji
  • Tackling Cardiovascular Diseases in Guyana: A Community-Based Intervention Program
  • Program review of the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Program in Guyana
  • Addressing preventable maternal death in Haiti: A feasibility study to reduce maternal mortality due to Pre-Eclampsia and Eclampsia
  • Grant proposal for intervention to reduce irritability in premature babies to improve long term health outcomes
  • A design of a research study on the perception of parents, teachers and students towards sex education in high schools in East Jerusalem
  • A Program Review on adolescent and youth reproductive health program (Marie Stopes International-Myanmar)
  • Utilization of supplier-induced demand: an intervention for creating balance in inequities of caesarean deliveries service utilization in Nepal
  • Water sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) emergency preparedness and response plan for Biratnagar Metropolitan City of Nepal
  • Cervical cancer screening among refugee women in Uganda: a life–saving intervention
graduation ceremony
IMPH student receives diploma