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Doctoral Projects from 2018

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Improving Postpartum Depression Screening and Treatment Referral Rates in an Ob-Gyn Clinic, Ciddet Abrahams

Diabetes Education and Management, Dina Balzano

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The Implementation of Obesity Guidelines in a Rural Clinic, Teresa M. Beard

Quality Improvement on Depression Protocols in the Military Training Environment, Priscilla R. Colunga

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Implementing the Hyperlipidemia Statin Use Guideline in Patients With Diabetes Mellitus, Ifeyinwa Eribenne

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A Quality Improvement Initiative to Implement the Geriatric Depression Scale in a Geriatric Inpatient Psychiatric Unit, Candice Hall

Implementing Evidence-Based Dietary Instruction Strategies in a Specialty Care Clinic, Jacobie Landers

Implementing Pneumococcal Vaccination Recommendations for Adults Age 19 and Over in a Family Care Clinic, Truc Le

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Depression Screening at a Mental Health Outpatient Clinic: A Quality Improvement Project, Renee Licorish

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Anemia Management for Patients Receiving Peritoneal Dialysis, Kenisha Marajah

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HIV Screening in Non-Pregnant Patients Age 13 – 64 Years Old in Primary Care Through the Implementation of the CDC Guidelines for HIV Screening, Ashten M. Martin

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Assessing the Effectiveness of a Quality Improvement Intervention to Decrease Missed Opportunities for Human Papillomavirus Vaccination at a Nurse Managed Health Center, Maria Medina-Calvo

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Identification of Potentially Inappropriate Medication Utilizing the Beers Criteria Among Elderly Patients, Christine B. Mitchell

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Implementation of the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Among Health Professions Students, Emeka C. Nnabuife

Assessing Readmission Risks in Adolescent Psychiatric Patients, Keyamo Omokuru

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Recognizing Delirium at End of Life in the Hospice Setting: A Process Improvement Project, Latonya Roberts

Employee Influenza Immunization: Education and a Directive to Increase Immunization Rates, Ashley Roman

Building Shared Values in the Community: Culture of Health, Donnelle D. Storrs

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Improving Transitions of Care in Primary Care by Standardizing Discharge Summary and Medication Reconciliation Practices, Christine Virk

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment for Alcohol Misuse in Primary Care, Sai-Han Ackerman Yu

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Establishing a Coumadin Clinic in a Rural Family Medicine Practice, Kathleen E. Zeledon

Doctoral Projects from 2017

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Initiating HPV Co-testing for Women Aged 30-65 in an Ob/Gyn Practice Setting, Stephen Cavazos

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A Quality Improvement Initiative to Increase Hypertension Treatment Adherence Among Hispanic Patients With Limited English Proficiency, Barbara Chavez

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Improving HPV Vaccination Series Initiation Rates and Compliance Among Indigent Women in South Texas, Ages 19-26, Through Provider Recommendation and Additional Clinic Funding: a Quality Improvement Project, Lacey Cudd

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Increasing the Vaccination Rates of Adolescent Males 11 to 18 Years of Age in an Urban Pediatric Clinic: A Quality Improvement Project, Victoria Fadare

Implementing Evidence-based Opioid Prescription Practices In a Primary Care Setting, Cyril Gaiennie

Improving Vaccination Rates in Adults with Type II Diabetes in a Family Practice Setting: An Evidence-based Quality Improvement Project, Ronda Gottlieb

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Individualized Glycemic Targets for the Elderly Residing in Long Term Care Facilities, Abegail Hubberd

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Improving Early Child Developmental Screenings in a Primary Care Setting: A Quality Improvement Project, Marlischa Jackson

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Increasing The Adherence to Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines for TB Screening Among HIV Patients Entering a Congregate Setting Utilizing a Clinical Reminder, Domingo Lopez

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Evidence-Based Discharge Education Guidelines to Improve Adherence to Self-Care and Decrease 30-Day Readmissions for Older Heart Failure Patients, Lisette Melton

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Implementation of a Parental Notification System for the Improvement of Well-Child Care Delivery, Frances Narvaiz

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A Quality Improvement Initiative to Increase Statin Therapy Adherence Among Patients With Diabetes Aged 65 Years and Older, Kelly Nunemaker

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A Quality Improvement Project to Increase Eye Care Screenings and Recommendations for Patients With Type II Diabetes Mellitus, Amber Ojeda

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Provider Adherence to Prescribing the Elimination Diet, Seth Osgood

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Increasing Provider Awareness of Patient Health Literacy Needs for Dental Screenings Among Patients With Diabetes in a Rural Health Clinic, Diana M. Solis

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Interventions to Increase Diabetes Self-Management Education Referral and Attendance, Genevieve Talamantez

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Improving Trauma Activation Guideline Adherence in a Level III Emergency Department, Jesus Valdez

Increasing Depression Screenings in Adults With Advanced Non-Surgical Heart Failure Using 2013 ACCF/AHA Recommendations and Healthy People 2020 Target Goals, Valerie Valencia

Doctoral Projects from 2016

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Improving the Assessment and Care Management of Patients with Diabetes at Risk for Foot Ulcers and Amputations, Karen Architect

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Implementation of Quality Improvement Interventions to Increase Provider Adherence to Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, Elizabeth A. Betz

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An Initiative to Improve Primary Prevention of Heart Disease in Adults With Type II Diabetes Based on the ACC/AHA (2013) and ADA (2016) Guidelines, Litzie Garza

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Improving Provider Adherence to Guidelines in Addressing Childhood Overweight and Obesity in A Primary Care Setting, David Hernandez

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Improving Foot Care and Kidney Disease Screening Through Implementation of American Diabetes Association Standards–2016 in The Primary Care Setting, Maricela Hernandez

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A Systems Intervention for the Transition of Postpartum Women to Primary Care, Charlotte Jeannette Matthews

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Improving the Adherence of Providers to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Guidelines for the Evaluation, Treatment, and Management of Obstructive Sleep, Heather Miles

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Improved Medication Management for Elderly Patients Through Increased Review and Documentation, Esmeralda Rivera

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Interventions to Increase Vaccination Rates in Homeless Adults Aged 50 Years and Older in a Shelter-Based Clinic, Rubeena Smith

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Improving Transitions of Care From Hospital to Community Provider for Patients with Type II Diabetes Mellitus, Laura Dale Thompson