Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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A Three-Dimensional Organoid Platform for Human Retinogenesis, Zenith Acosta Torres

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Ocular Photosensitivity Analyzer: An Automated Instrument Designed to Determine Visual Photosensitivity Thresholds, Mariela Caridad Aguilar

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A Geochemical Description of Shark Bay’s Hamelin Pool, WA, Sean Peter Ahearn

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Qualitative Analysis of International Student-Athletes in America and Transition into American College Sport by Using Hofstede's Model, Jana Ajdukovic

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Low-Temperature Spin Seebeck Effect in the Helimagnetic Insulator Cu2OSeO3, Artem Akopyan

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Interval-Based Uncertainty Modeling, Analysis and Design Optimization of Structural and Mechanical Systems, Mashhour Ahmad Alazwari

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Parent-Child Separations and the Process of Reunification in Transnational Hispanic Families: A Collective Case Study, Virginia Alfonso

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Green Functions, Sommerfeld Images, and Wormholes, Hassan Alshal

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Risk and Resiliency Factors Related to Dementia Caregiver Mental Health, Olivia Altamirano

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A Daily Diary Study of Lifestyle Behaviors, Psychological Distress, and Well-Being, Austen Rex Anderson

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The Role and Impact of Social Media in Protesting Oppression in Venezuela, Miriam Arias

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Role of Transcription Cofactor LBH in the Etiology and Progression of Basal Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Kilan C. Ashad-Bishop

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Novel Nanocomposites for the Treatment of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in Water – Antibacterial Effects and Mechanisms, Soyoung Baek

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Colorism and Empoyment Opportunities for Middle Easter Women, Ahzin Bahraini

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Essays in Financial Economics, William Bazley

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Understanding Resistant Organic Carbon in the Ocean: From Microbes to Large-Scale Processes, Mariana Bernardi Bif

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Expand, Connect, Thrive: Increasing Positive Health Behaviors in At-Risk Adolescents, Ruth M. Bernstein

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The Political Ecology of Conservation and Development in Galapagos - Sustainability between the Global and the Local, Johann Besserer

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Creditor Rights and Accounting Quality: Evidence from a Natural Experiment, Siddharth M. Bhambhwani

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Religion and the Psychology of Coalitions, Joseph Billingsley

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Teaching College-Level Jazz Skills Using Interactive Digital Technologies and the Flipped Classroom Model, Josiah Boornazian

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Stressed and Sleep: The Relationship between Stressors and Sleep Loss in Adolescents Transitioning to High School, Kaitlyn Elyse Batt Brodar

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Optimal Approach to Load Progressions during Strength Training in Older Adults: An Intent-to Treat Study, Andrew Buskard

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Voices from the Borderlands: The Experiences of Latina Women Who Have Sex With Women (WSW), Zamira Castro

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A Population Neuroscience Approach for Analyzing Regional Structural Brain MRI Data in Cognitive Aging, Michelle R. Caunca

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Quantification of Ciliary Muscle Function through Morphological Analysis of Optical Coherence Tomography Images, Yu-Cherng Channing Chang

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Data from Non-Musical Material as Spectral Compositional Resources, as Utilized in the Orchestral Work, Hello Universe, Anruo Cheng

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Regulation of Limbal Stem Cells by Native Niche in HC-HA/PTX3 Purified from Amniotic Membrane, Szu-Yu Chen

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Random Phase Modulation of Stationary Light Fields with Applications in Biophotonics, Xi Chen

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Gilles Silvestrini and Art: A Look at French Impressionistic Artwork, Poetry, and their Influence on Virtuosic Etudes for the Solo Oboe., Paul Alan Chinen

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A Brief Period of Exercise Improves Cognitive Function after Cardiac Arrest, Holly Stradecki Cohan

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Examining the Therapeutic Process with Refugee Youth, Caroline Culbreth Mejía

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Building From Within: A Harmonic Self-Help Guide For Guitar Chord Voicings, Their Densities, and Applications, Samuel Leslie Dickinson

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Development of Computational Tools for the Study of Ionic Liquids and Deep Eutectic Solvents, Brian Doherty

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The Role of ATP-Binding Cassette A1 as a Susceptibility Factor in Diabetic Kidney Disease, Gloria Michelle Ducasa

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Winded: Creating a Set of Parameters to Assess the Effectiveness of Popular Breathing Exercises in Asthmatic Wind Instrumentalists, Steven Joseph Eckert

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The Impact of Total Caloric and Macronutrient Consumption on Strength and Power During an Off-Season Training Program in Collegiate Volleyball Players., Yvette Figueroa

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Endogenous and Exogenous Estrogens on Biochemical and Performance Indicators of Exercise Induced Muscle Damage in Users and non-Users of Oral Contraceptives, Emily White Flanagan

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Novel Measures of Inspiratory Muscle Function in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Assessment and Training Implications, Magno F. Formiga

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Psychosocial Reserve Capacity as Moderator of the Relationship Between Chronic Stress and Cardiovascular Health: Results from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, Samantha A. Foti

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Soundtrack de los 90: Argentine Popular Music and Memory, Delia Pamela Fuentes Korban

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Sex and Parasitism Influence Reproductive and Brain Plasticity in the Paper Wasp, Polistes dominula, Kristine Gandia

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Design and Optimization of an Energy Efficient Low Environmental Impact Net-Zero Water Wash Station, Lucien Gassie

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The Practice of Religious Law: Pastoral Care and the Resolution of Family Conflicts: Case Studies of Islam and Judaism in North America, Natalie A. Ghosn

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A Performance Guide to the Clarinet Works of Henri Tomasi: Concerto, Sonatine Attique, Introduction et Danse, Danse Nuptiale, Complainte du Jeune Indien, Chant Corse, and Nocturne, Jesse J. Gilday

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Refugee Women and Employment: A Grounded Theory Study, Miryam Haarlammert

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Geometrical Actions on Tubelike Submanifolds and Topological Defects in Anti de Sitter Space, Matthew Haddad

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Leoš Janácek: The Theory of Speech Melody in His Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 and In The Mists., Mirette Hanna

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Effects of Parental Bleaching History on the Success of Montipora capitata Larvae Exposed to Thermal Stress, Casey Irene Harris

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Beyond the Standard Singing Languages: Incorporating Czech Art Song into the Collegiate Voice Studio, Lauren Elizabeth Hartman

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A Performance and Pedagogical Exploration of Quinze Etudes de Rythme pour Trombone by Marcel Bitsch, Jessica Ann Hawthorne

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Examining Mosquito Abundance, Composition, and Distribution Before and After Hurricane Irma in Miami-Dade County, Florida, Qian Huang

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The Role of Histone Deacetylase 3 (HDAC3) in Alzheimer's Disease (AD)-related Pathologies In Vitro and in the Triple Transgenic AD Mouse Model, Karolina J. Janczura

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Florence Price: An Analysis of Select Art Songs with Text by Female Poets, Christine Jobson

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Communication, Culture and Cervical Self-Sampling: A Theory-Based Message Design Study for Cervical Cancer Prevention, Soroya Julian McFarlane

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Developing Water Quality Policies: Assessing Natural Environmental Characteristics and Anthropogenic Impact on Microbiological Water Quality at Recreational Beaches, Elizabeth Anne Kelly

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Traumatic Brain Injury-Induced Acute Lung Injury: Evidence of Activation and Inhibition of a Neural-Respiratory Inflammasome Axis, Nadine Kerr

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Essays in Behavioral Finance, Sarah Khalaf

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Resveratrol Preconditioning Induces Bioenergetic Efficiency in the Brain within the Long-Term Window of Cerebral Ischemic Tolerance, Nathalie Khoury

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Deficits in Hindbrain Activity Underlie Sensory-Motor Hyporeactivity in an Autism Spectrum Disorder Zebrafish Model, Robert A. Kozol

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Photoswitchable Materials for Catalytic Modulation of Nanoparticles, Randy L. Lawrence

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Extending Objectification Theory: An Exploratory Model of Body Appreciation Among Breast Cancer Survivors, Emaan Noor Lehardy

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Comparison of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using Quadriceps Autograft Versus Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Autograft on Neuromuscular Activity of the Quadriceps and Gait Biomechanics, Michael Isaac Letter

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Unpacking the Meaning and Impact of the Components of End-of-life Preparation Among Cancer Patients, Kristin Levoy

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Design of Random and Stationary Sources and Media for Structuring Light on Propagation and Scattering, Jia Li

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Distributed Adaptive Estimation of Non-Stationary Signal and Outliers in Time-Varying Graphs, May Zar Lin

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Non-Equilibrium Fluctuation Limit of a Mean Field AIMD Model, Xi Lin

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Family-Related Risk and Protective Factors for Suicidal Ideation in Individuals with Schizophrenia, Daisy Lopez

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The Economic Effects of DACA and State Policy on Undocumented Students and Society, Vanesa Del Socorro Lougheed

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South Pacific Tropical Water: Variability and Downstream Impacts, Xing Lu

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Wives Writing Privacy, 1640-1670, Lauren Mamolite

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Can Studies of Trait Altruism be Trusted?, William H.B. McAuliffe

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A Timeline and History of the Band Program at the University of Miami, Craig S. McKenzie

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A Translational Approach to Enzyme-Mediated Retinal Lipofuscin Removal for Atrophic Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Stargardt's Disease, Kelsey James Moody

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A Pedagogical Guide and Musical Analysis for Training Young Female Voices Using Ten Songs of Pauline Viardot Garcia, Stephannie Moore

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Disputes: The Incommensurable Greatness of Micro-Wars, Felipe G. A. Moreira

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The After Effects of Choice: How Choice Influences Consumers' Self-Perceptions and Subsequent Behavior, Carter Morgan

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Design of Bioluminescent Protein-Conjugates with Bioorthogonal Chemistry for Applications in Biomedicine, Angeliki Moutsiopoulou

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Influences of Amino Acids and Peptide Mutations on Material Morphology and Catalysis, Catherine Munro

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It Takes Two to Make a Good Thing Right: Examining the Dynamics Among Teaching Teams in Head Start Classrooms, Silvia Maria Niño

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Antecedents and Consequences of Consumer Creativity, Luke Nowlan

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Disparities in Time to Treatment and Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized with Ischemic Stroke., Sofia A. Oluwole

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Abiotic Controls on Endosymbiotic Algal Communities and Their Implications for Coral Bleaching Susceptibility and Recovery, Ana Maria Palacio-Castro

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The Development of a Microwave Ablation Model for Treatment of Small Renal Masses, Karli J. Peña

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An Omni-Directional Kick Engine for NAO Humanoid Robot, Pedro Pena

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Interactive Effects of Heat Stress and Elevated Nutrients on the Larvae of the Indo-Pacific Coral Pocillopora acuta in Kāne'ohe Bay, O'ahu, Hawai'i, Madeline Margaret Piscetta

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Reverse Transcriptase and the Inability of SAMHD1 to Fully Restrict Macrophage Infection by HIV-1, Timothy Edward Plitnik

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Development and Regulation of Two-State Patterned Activity in a Model Serotonin Motor Circuit, Bhavya Ravi

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Mechanisms and Health Impact of Insomnia as an HIV Comorbidity, Brooke Genkin Rogers

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Family Functioning in Hispanic Parents of Adolescents: Who Benefits Most from a Family-Based HIV and Substance Use Preventive Intervention?, Lourdes Rojas

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A Musical Breathing Approach with Guitar Performance, Victor Manuel Rubio Carrillo

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The Role of NAD Salvage Pathway Proteins in Proteotoxicity Suppression, Andrea Ruetenik

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Microbiome and Immune Alterations in Young and Old Non-Human Primates and the Impact of SIV Infection, Kyle Blaine Russell

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Sustaining Sampradaya: Carnatic Music, Pedagogy, and Devotion at the Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival, Rachel Schuck

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Setting Your Clarinet Students Up for Success: A Clarinet Fundamentals Guide for Band Directors, Lee Thomas Seidner

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An Analysis of Change Processes in the Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Adolescents, Jamie Alexa Sherman

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Variability of Midtropospheric Humidity and its Modulation of Convective Precipitation, Steven Michael Simon

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The Influence of Intersectionality on Bullying, Teen Dating Violence, and Suicide Risk among Bisexual Adolescents, Ariel Uniqua Smith

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Identifying Novel Biomarkers of Metastatic Potential in Prostate and Breast Cancer, Svetlana R. Speransky

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Examining Self-Esteem Deprivation Hypothesis: Unraveling Root Causes of Juvenile Delinquency, Yasukiyo Sugimoto