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.
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 2019-2020
- From diabetes to stroke: A 10 year historical cohort on the incidence, risk factors and outcome of stroke among type two diabetic patients in Israel
- Associations between postnatal exposure to ambient temperature and rapid infant weight gain: A historical cohort study
- The effectiveness of the community-based SPARSH programme in Central Gujarat district of Anand, India in the control of diabetes and hypertension
- Women's exposure to intimate partner violence and adverse perinatal outcomes, child mortality and nutrition: findings from the Myanmar Demographic and Health Survey
- Risk factors of congenital hypothyroidism in Israel
- Body size from birth to adulthood and biological aging
- Gender effects on cardiovascular risk factors
Master's Paper Topics 2019-2020
- Cholera outbreak prevention, preparedness and response in Bwaise slum, Kampala, Uganda
- Delivering videoconferencing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to improve the health outcomes of patients with depression in remote area Lethem, Guyana
- A randomized controlled clinical trial comparing the effectiveness of a brief health talk alone or supplemented by phone text message (SMS) in promoting cervical cancer awareness and screening uptake among women aged between 21 and 65 years in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
- A pilot study of utilizing EMDR therapy to address PTSD among opioid-dependent clients in Itega methadone clinic in Dodoma, Tanzania
- Proposal to assess khat-chewing habit and its public health impacts in North Shewa, Ethiopia
- Dengue Fever in Dominican Republic: a proposal to increase community awareness on dengue prevention strategies, and to improve health workers’ skill on dengue surveillance community of El Peñon, Barahona Province, Dominican Republic
- Facilitators and barriers to effective uptake of community-based management of malaria in children under five years in rural districts of Northern Uganda
- Emerging childhood obesity epidemic in Fiji - interventions using a systems approach
- Project proposal to improve the nutritional status of under-five children in the Kumbungu district of the northern region of Ghana
- Going back to the roots before the maize era: grant proposal to improve nutrition in Zambia through agriculture and diet diversity intervention program
- Evaluation of routine immunization system in Kaduna State, Nigeria
- An intervention program to improve hand hygiene and to prevent diarrhea and respiratory infections among 2-5 year old kindergarten children in Ulaanbaatar city, Mongolia
- Increasing uptake of HIV testing and linkage to care among male partners of pregnant women attending an antenatal clinic in urban Blantyre, Malawi
- Fiji’s silent epidemic of asymptomatic sexually transmitted infections