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Dissertations from 2018

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Latino Immigrant Youth Development in Anti-Immigrant Contexts: Exploring Adaptive Cultures as Resources Promoting Competencies and Wellness, Darcy Alcantara

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Transformations in Conservation Governance and Implications for Human Security: The Case of Kenya’s Northern Rangelands, Jeremiah O. Asaka

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From Motor Control to Scene Perception: Using Machine Learning to Model Human Behavior and Cognition, Akram Bayat

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Identifying Barriers to Inclusive Education for Children Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired in the Federated States Of Micronesia, Callie M. Brusegaard

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Treatment Engagement and Client Competence in CBT for Social Anxiety Disorder, Amber L. Calloway

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So I Told My Story Too: HIV Self Disclosures in Online Communities by Young Black Men who have Sex with Men, Kathryn Cantrell

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“It’s not that Systematic, but it’s Happening:” A Cybernetic Systems Analysis of Accountability and Assessment in Three Public Universities, Fernando E. Colina de Vivero

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Reimagining the Discourse: Media Representation of Women in Boston Public Schools' Superintendency, 1991 - 2016, Lisa M. Cullington

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Two Roads Diverged: Understanding the Decision-Making Process and Experiences of First-Generation and Low-Income Students Who Chose Different Paths in Pursuit of a Baccalaureate Degree, John A. Drew

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Parental Uncertainty and Health-Related Quality of Life in Children with Cancer, Ijeoma Julie Eche

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“Surviving and Thriving During Stress”: Bridging the Gap with Technology, a Web-Based Acceptance-Based Behavioral Therapy Program for University Students, Elizabeth Hemenway Eustis

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Causal Reasoning and Machine Learning Models for Cellular Regulatory Mechanisms, Carl Tony Fakhry

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Examining the Effects of Two Types of Acute Resistance Training Sessions on Affective Responses and Psychosocial Outcomes in College-Age Females, Jamie M. Faro

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Families Spending Time Together (FASTT) Exercising: A Family-Based Study to Examine the Intensity, Enjoyment, and Acceptability of Physical Activities, Patrick M. Filanowski

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Harmony, Dissonance, or Harm? The Psychological and Spiritual Promises and Perils of Gay Christian Celibacy, Darren Jay Freeman-Coppadge

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Diagnostic Stability of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Young Children with Diverse Backgrounds, Ivy Giserman Kiss

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Examining the Moderating Role of Internalized Racism on the Relation Between Racism-Related Stress and Mental Health in Asian Americans, Danielle Godon-Decoteau

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Investigation and Tailoring of Porous Materials for Advanced Energy Storage Applications, Joshua B. Harris

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The Effects of Global Change Drivers on Water Quality in an Urban Northeastern Coastal Ecoregion, Nicole D. Henderson

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Design And Assessment of Small Molecules as Free Radical Scavengers and Potential Multi-Target Therapeutic Agents against Alzheimer’s Disease, Diabetes and Cancer, William Horton

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Carbon Pricing in a Complex Adaptive System, Merritt Randall Hughes

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Beyond the Tower of Babel: Finding a Better Path to Reconciling and Uniting Namibians, A Case Study of Windhoek Surburbs/Townships, Ndumba J. Kamwanyah

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The Emergence of Private Governance in a Nonwestern Context: The Case of South Korea, Jinyoung Kang

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Managing Social Business Hybrids in Global Contexts: The Case of Impact Sourcing Service Providers, Chacko George Kannothra

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Mental Health Literacy and Stigma among Recently Returning Veterans: Cultural Correlates, Mutability, and Relations with Healthcare Utilization, Sarah Krill Williston

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Massachusetts Special Education Administrators: A Mixed Methods Study of Beliefs, Efficacy and Leadership Related to Students with Emotional Disturbance, Laura Lajewski

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The Impact of Individual and Parental Confucian Attitudes on Mental Illness Stigma and Help Seeking Attitudes Among Asian Americans from Confucian Cultures, Charles M. Liu

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Development of Small Molecules as New Bromodomain Inhibitors for Cancer and Other Diseases, Shuai Liu

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Examining the Effects of Professional Non-Nursing Staffing on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes, Ian H. Livingstone

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Sex Differences in the Brain are Not Binary: Evidence from the Sexual Differentiation of Complex Behavior and the Influence of Serotonin on the Developing Hypothalamus, Amanda M.K. Madden

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“I Wish Katrina Wouldn’t Have Happened, But I’m Glad It Happened”: Posttraumatic Growth and Adaptive Outcomes in Low-Income Black Mothers Who Survived Hurricane Katrina, Emily E. Manove

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Correlates of Breast Cancer Screening in Arab Muslim Women Living in the United States: A Health Policy Study, Fatma Zohra Mataoui

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Encouraging Toddlers with ASD to Request: An Exploration of Expectant Pausing and Engagement Strategies, Melissa P. Maye

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Models that Matter: Using Novel Participatory Modeling Methods to Integrate Mental Models into an Adaptive Co-Management Process, Alexander E. Metzger

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Molecular Dynamics and Stochastic Kinetics of Hydrogen Combustion, Lucas B. Newcomb

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Metal-Ligand Cooperativity for Photovoltaic and Electrocatalytic Applications, Ken Tue Ngo

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Unescorted Guests: Yale’s First Women Undergraduates and the Quest for Equity, 1969-1973, Anne G. Perkins

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A Comparative Case Study of a Student Involvement Co-Curricular Portfolio and Transcript, Bruce R. Perry

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Black Americans and Activism: Exploring the Impact on Psychological Well-Being, Tangela S. Roberts

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Does Mindfulness Support Empathy?, L. G. Rollins

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Assessing the Role of Climate Change and Land Cover Change in Eco-Hydrologic Modeling (Snowmelt Timing and Dissolved Organic Carbon Fluxes), Shabnam Rouhani

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Navigating Young Adulthood with a Serious Mental Health Condition: Influential Factors on School, Training, and Work Activities, Kathryn Sabella

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The Early Development of Visual Attentional Mechanisms in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Hayley Smith

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Understanding the Permian-Triassic Extinction and Recovery through the Sulfur Cycle: A Multiproxy Approach Using Pyrite and Carbonate-Associated Sulfate, Alan Gates Stebbins

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Conscientious Objection by Massachusetts Nurses, Lori Stevens

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The Role of Social Support and Demographic Characteristics in Academic and Clinical Burnout of Mental Health Professionals in Training, Tinatin Surguladze

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Social Relationships and Obesity in Later Life, Jane L. Tavares

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Through Their Voices: A Phenomenological Study of Undergraduate Women’s Experiences with Patriarchy in Higher Education, Kelly M. Treseler-Golden

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Late-Life Depression and Cognitive Decline: A Latent Growth Curve Modeling Analysis, Elena Tsoy

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Tobacco Advertisements and Compliance at the Point of Sale: The Case of Massachusetts, Omobukola Usidame

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Exploring Perceived External Control as a Transdiagnostic Cognitive Process in Anxiety Disorders and the Investigation of a Brief Acceptance Intervention, Lauren P. Wadsworth

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Remote Sensing of Phytoplankton Pigments in the Global Oceans, Guoqing Wang

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Grandchild Care and Marital Quality in Later Life, Shuangshuang Wang

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Mentoring as a Protective Factor for Youth with a History of Interpersonal Trauma Exposure, Elyssa Briann Weber

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Evolutionary Effects of Urbanization on the Tropical Lizard Genus Anolis, Kristin M. Winchell

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An Exploration of Mentoring Functions in the Context of Parental Relationships, Laura A. Yoviene Sykes

Dissertations from 2017

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Cognition and Driving Status: Identifying Risk of Cessation in Older Adults, Kristen E. Anderson

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The Effect of Abiotic Conditions on Microbial Community Structure and the Genes Responsible for Several Geochemical Processes in Salt Marsh Sediments, John H. Angell III

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Conservation and Variation of DNA Methylation in Lactuca sativa and Lactuca serriola, Trudi A. Baker

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Indicators and Information for Integrated Decisions on Climate Change: Quantitative Methodologies for Understanding the Vulnerability of Coastal Communities, Ram A. Barankin

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Managerialism, Mission, & Values: Micromechanisms of Nonprofit Institutionalization, Erynn Elizabeth Beaton

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Photophysical & Photoacoustic Properties of Electron Rich & π-Extended Quadrupolar Curcuminoid Dyes, Stephanie Erin Bellinger

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The Challenge of Social Mobility: Habitus among Low-Income and Working-Class Students in Higher Education, J. Anna Bell

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Understanding Romani Deprivation in Serbia: From Symbolic Inclusion Prescriptions to Meaningful Pathways to Economic Integration, Marija Bingulac

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Teacher Beliefs and Practices Regarding Students' Mathematics Learning in a High-Performing U.S. Urban Public Elementary School, Tamara L. Blake-Canty

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Transition to the Academy: The Influence of Working-Class Culture for First-Generation Students, LaDonna L. Bridges

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Geographic Mobility and Place Attachment in Later Life, Abigail A. Butt

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Absent Identities, Actual Identities, Identity Prominence, and Psychological Distress, Gerard Byron

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Identifying as Multiethnic: Meaning Making, Experiences, and Relationships, Melanie Cadet

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A Case Study of an Exemplary Chinese Principal, Baifeng Sun Cadieux

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Borderlands and Bridges: Mexican Youth Education and Identity, Patricia Chouinard

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Influences on University Staff Members Responsible for Implementation of Alcohol-Control Policies, Glenn A. Cochran

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Pediatric Nurses’ Knowledge, Values, and Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice and Use of Two Patient Safety Goals, Linda Connor

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Evaluation of Extracellular Matrix Composition and Rheology as Determinants of Growth, Invasion, and Response to Photodynamic Therapy in 3d Cell Culture Models of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma, Gwendolyn M. Cramer

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A Non-Linear Spatio-Temporal Modeling Framework for Heavy Precipitation and Crop Yield Prediction, Yahui Di

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The Histidine Kinase MorA is a Regulator of Motility and Cell Cycle in Sinorhizobium meliloti, Jamie L. Dombach

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Regional P20 Councils: Addressing the Education Pipeline through Regional Learning and Cross-Sector Collaboration, Elaine K. Donnelly

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Environment, States, and International Organizations: The Role of Global Environmental Conventions in Protecting the Environment, Natalia Escobar Pemberthy

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Machine Learning Applications in Genomics, Protein Folding and Protein-Protein Interactions, Roshanak Farhoodi

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School Nurses' Awareness and Attitudes Towards Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: A Mixed Methods Study, Hannah E. Fraley

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Understanding How State Legislators Define Problems: The Case of High and Rising Healthcare Costs in Massachusetts, Monica C. Garlick

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The Role of Glucocorticoid Receptors on the Expression of Transposable Elements in the Rat Hippocampus, Brian B. Griffiths

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Trajectories of Retirement in Later Life: A Group-Based Modeling Approach, Bruce R. Haimowitz

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Risk, Resilience, Recovery: In Search of the Protective Factors of Mental Health, Victoria Choate Hasler

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Cognitive Aspects of Children's Experience of Economic Disadvantage, Amy E. Heberle

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Microbial Communities inside Permeable Reactive Barriers Designed to Stop Eutrophication and their Effects on Nitrous Oxide and Methylmercury Production, Kenly A. Hiller

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Human-Centric National Security in Strong States: South Korea’s Security Relations with North Korea, Jay Jinseop Jang

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An Evolution of Models and Best Practices of Service-Learning at Miami Dade College: A Historical Case Study from 1992-2012, Cathy A. Kaluzny

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Mothering Values of Black Student Mothers: A Grounded Theory Analysis, Sara A. Kaplan-Levy

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I Want To Know More about the HPV Vaccine': Stories by Korean American College Women, MinJin Kim

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Using Brief Experimental Analysis to Evaluate the Impact of Combining Skill and Performance Components in a Mathematics Treatment Package, Whitney L. Kleinert

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Understanding the Role of Driver, Vehicle, Environment, and Policy Factors in Crash Injury Severity among Older Adults in the United States, Chae Man Lee

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MODIS and VIIRS Continuity Products in Synergy with Landsat Data to Monitor Vegetation Phenology, Yan Liu

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The Educational Life Histories of Three 8th Grade African American Males at an Urban Alternative School, Stephanie Marson Lee

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Is Pain Catastrophizing Associated with Poor Physical Performance and Falls in Older Adults with Chronic Pain? The Mobilize Boston Study II, Ampicha Nawai

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Civilized Inequality: Honors Programming and Educational Inequality at Public Universities, Steven D. Neville

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An Investigation of Chemical Identity Thinking, Courtney L. Ngai

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Asian American Women Leaders' Strategies for Negotiating Intersectional Discrimination Related to Racism and Sexism, Fanny Ng

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Young Children's Emotion Vocabulary and the Potential Influence on Emotion Regulation Ability, Marisa Murphy O'Boyle

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Ocean Invader Tactics Revealed: The Role of Copper Pollution in the Persistence and Invasiveness of Colonial Ascidians, Kristin Lee Osborne