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Senior Thesis Research

Every GHP student completes a senior thesis in her/his home department that relates to global health and/or health policy.

GHP Senior Thesis Prize

2014 Senior Thesis Prize Co-Recipients

The Global Health and Health Policy Senior Thesis Prize is awarded in recognition of the most outstanding thesis written by a student earning a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy. The 2014 Global Health and Health Policy Senior Thesis Prize co-recipients are Simone Sasse (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology) and Naomi Zucker (Anthropology).
 
Sasse’s thesis is entitled Biological Control Of Dengue's Mosquito Vector. Download the full thesis (817KB).

Zucker’s thesis is entitled Visions of Health and Care in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Download the full thesis (~1.65MB).
 
The following theses received honorable mention:
 For a full listing of the GHP class of 2014 senior thesis titles and abstracts, click here.
 

2013 Senior Thesis Prize Co-Recipients

The 2013 Global Health and Health Policy Senior Thesis Prize co-recipients are Raphael Frankfurter (Anthropology) and Aaron Lin (Molecular Biology).
 
Frankfurter's thesis is entitled Transience and the Lives Therein: An Ethnography of Global Health and Care in Sierra Leone. Download the abstract. Publication of the full thesis is withheld due to ongoing, sensitive and potentially recognizable issues regarding the individuals detailed in the thesis.
 
Lin’s thesis is entitled Proteomic Investigation of the HSV-1 Outer Tegument Protein pUL46: Interactions, Hyper-Phosphorylation, and Regulation by ICP0-Dependent Proteasomal Degradation. Download the full thesis (~2.6MB).
 
The following theses received honorable mention:
 For a full listing of the GHP class of 2013 senior thesis titles and abstracts, click here.
 

2012 Senior Thesis Prize Co-Recipients

The 2012 Global Health and Health Policy Senior Thesis Prize co-recipients are Allison Daminger (Anthropology) and Joseph Anaya (Chemistry).

Daminger's thesis is entitled Known, Un‐known: An Ethnography of AIDS Care and Treatment Adherence in Guatemala. Download the full thesis (~298KB).

Anaya's thesis is entitled Design, Synthesis, and Biological Characterization of Novel Nucleoside Analogs Targeting Dengue Virus and Their Serendipitous Activity Against HCV.  Its publication is on hold pending patent filing.

 The following theses received honorable mention:

For a full listing of the GHP class of 2012 senior thesis titles and abstracts, click here.

2011 Senior Thesis Prize Co-Recipients

The 2011 Global Health and Health Policy Senior Thesis Prize co-recipients are Alana D'Alfonso (Psychology) and Alyse Wheelock (Anthropology).

D’Alfonso's thesis is entitled Seeing the Meaning: Higher-Order Neuroplastic Changes in the Time Scale of Processing within Early Visual Areas in the Congenitally Blind. Download the full thesis (~4MB).

Wheelock's thesis is entitled Maps of Rural Health: An Ethnography of Access to Care in PeruDownload the full thesis (~147MB). 

The following theses received honorable mention:

For a full listing of the GHP class of 2011 senior thesis titles and abstracts, click here.

2010 GHP Senior Thesis Prize co-Recipients

The 2010 Global Health and Health Policy Senior Thesis Prize co-recipients are Alex Gertner (Anthropology) and Alexa Glencer (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology).

Gertner's thesis is entitled Pharmaceutical Care, Public Experiments, and Patient Knowledge in the Brazilian Public Healthcare System.  Download the full thesis (~573KB).

Glencer's thesis is entitled Health Impact Assessment in Alaska: General Guidance, Project Application, and Sustainable Mitigation.   Download the full thesis (~59MB).

For a full listing of the GHP class of 2010 senior thesis titles and abstracts, click here.