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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Toward a Theory of Ethical Mindedness: Moral Psychology and the Evolution of Human Nature, Jordan B. Ainsley

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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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An Investigation of the Acceptability and Usability of a Simulated Patient Portal for Saudi Arabian Adults, Bandar Faisal Al Mifgai

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An Econometric Analysis of the Regional Resilience of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Economy to Oil Shocks, Khaled Nasser S Alqahtani

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

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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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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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Examining the Role of Varying Levels of Classroom Quality for Toddlers in Early Head Start and Subsidized Child Care Programs: Understanding Threshold Effects, Krystal Bichay Awadalla

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Religion and the Psychology of Coalitions, Joseph Billingsley

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Identifying the Genetic Architecture and Cellular Pathways of Inherited Axonopathies, Dana Marie Bis-Brewer

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

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Examining the Validity Evidence for the Family Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality-Family Report (FPTRQ-F) with Ethnically Diverse Toddlers In Early Head Start, Johayra Bouza

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Evaluation of Recreational Fishing Demand for Billfish Resources in Guatemala, Julie Elizabeth Brown

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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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Defying the Stereotypes - Factors that Influence the Persistence of Black Males in the Community College, Carol Anne Clinton

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

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The Effects of Outflow-Environmental-Flow Interaction on Tropical Cyclones, Yi Dai

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Integrated Microgrid Design and Operation Optimization Using Dynamic-Data-Driven Approaches, Haluk Damgacioglu

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Genetic Risk for Childhood Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, BreAnne A. Danzi

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A Pilot Randomized Trial of a Medication Possession Intervention to Improve Medication Adherence and Health Outcomes of Patients with Heart Failure After Hospital Discharge, Lila de Tantillo

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Stability and Scalability of Feature Subset Selection using Particle Swarm Optimization in Bioinformatics, Hassen Dhrif

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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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Diffusion of Innovations Over Large Social Networks, Xu Dong

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Stakeholder Interaction in Ecosystem-Based Management: An Analysis of Water Governance Groups in the South Florida Water Management District Region, Jillian R. Drabik

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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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Social Avoidance Behavior Modulates Automatic Action Tendencies and Neural Activation to Social Conflict, Travis C. Evans

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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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The Old and the Dutiful: Stock Market Shocks and the Retirement Decision, David Hugh Brady Fletcher

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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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Observing Self-Regulation in Context in Head Start Classrooms and Dual Language Learners’ School Readiness, Elizabeth M. Frechette

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

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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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Seismic Investigation of Fault Structure and Seismic Anisotropy in Volcanic and Geothermal Areas, Shuangyu Ge

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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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Effects of Institutional Factors on College Students’ Self- Disclosure of Disability Status and Their Utilization of Disability Services, Justine Green

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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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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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Expanding Perceptions of Identity in The U.S.: The Chinese Jamaican Immigrant Experience, Kimberly S. Ho Misiaszek

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Metaphysical Grounding and Property Theory, Wei 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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Data-Driven Modeling, Planning and Scheduling MRO Operations in Aviation Industry, Busra Keles

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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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Teachers’ Experiences in Serving Late-Entering Central American Refugees with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education, Kristin W. Kibler

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Rural Space (Re)produced: Alternative Representations, Practices and Imagination of Post-Soviet Rural Women in Estonia, Kerli Kirch Schneider

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Quasipositive Surfaces and Convex Surface Theory, Moses Koppendrayer

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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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The Occupied Strike Back: Writing against Empire and Constructing Postmemory in Occupied Hispaniola, Elizabeth Langley

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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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C0-(in)extendibility of Spacetimes, Eric Ling

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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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Applications of Matching and Sorting Theory to Topics in Operations Management, Hewen Liu

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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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Mexicanidad Reloaded: Multiple Histories and Narratives in Contemporary Novels and Film from 1989 to 2002, Ariana Heydi Magdaleno-Yntema

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Wives Writing Privacy, 1640-1670, Lauren Mamolite

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The Moderating Role of Race/Ethnicity and Cultural Factors on the Relationship between Internalized Stigma, Discrimination and Help-Seeking Attitudes, Ana Martinez de Andino

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Care Ethics: Morality with no Responsibility, Haley Mathis

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Sociocultural Variables that Predict Attrition from a Culturally Informed Group Therapy for Patients with Schizophrenia and their Family Members, Jessica Maura

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

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Effects of Outcomes-Based Funding on Hispanic Student Retention and Graduation Rates at Two-Year Community Colleges, Sean McClain

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

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Offensive Uses of Language: Slurring and Synecdochical Utterances, Amanda McMullen

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The Effects of Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) on the Use of Representational Modeling by First and Second Grade English Language Learners (ELLs) During Individualized Assessments of Arithmetic Word Problem Solving., Edwing A. Medina

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A Case Study: Programs for Black Males at Predominantly White Institutions, Liana C. Mentor

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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