Theses and Dissertations

The following are just a few examples of students who leveraged Bass Connections participation for their thesis or dissertation.

The information below each name includes major/program, the thesis or dissertation title, Bass Connections project.

John D’Angelo

Biomedical Engineering
Baseline Drift Removal with an Electrooculography Headset

Oculomotor Response as an Objective Assessment for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in the Pediatric Population (2016-2017)

Jonathon Free, Ph.D.

Redistributing Risk: The Political Ecology of Coal in Late-Twentieth Century Appalachia

Regulatory Disaster Scene Investigation (2014-2015)

Sonal Gagrani

The Effect of a TOMM40 Poly-T Variant on Mitochondrial Stress Responses in Alzheimer’s Disease

Brain-immune Interactions in Neurodegenerative Disease (2014-2015)

Joshua Grubbs

Evaluation of a Dietary Intervention for Chronic Methylmercury Exposure Among Communities in Madre de Dios, Peru

Environmental Epidemiology in Latin America: Research and Policy Development to Reduce Chemical Exposures (2016-2017)

Jordan Hashemi, Ph.D.

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Automatic Behavioral Analysis from Faces and Applications to Risk Marker Quantification for Autism

Information, Child Mental Health and Society (2014-2015)

Connor Hile

Utilizing a Multi-methodological Approach to Examine the Effects of Subconcussive Loading in American Football

Oculomotor Response as an Objective Assessment for Mild TBI in the Pediatric Population (2017-2018)

Anna Johns Hrom, Ph.D.

Between Fraud Heaven and Tort Hell: The Business, Politics, and Law of Lawsuits

Reviewing Retrospective Regulatory Review (2015-2016)

Lauren Kane

Honors thesis on white matter alterations and methionine cycle dysregulations in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease

Brain-immune Interactions in Neurodegenerative Disease (2014-2015)

Julia Kaufman

Global Health and International Comparative Studies
Understanding Community-Based Practices Used by Lay Counselors in a Family Therapy Intervention in Eldoret, Kenya

Global Mental Health Program (2017-2018)
Responding to the Educational and Psychological Needs of Children and Families in Durham's Transitional Housing (2015-2016)

Travis Knoll, Ph.D.

Liberate, Inculturate, Educate! Black Brazilian Catholics and Affirmative Action, from Rio de Janeiro to Brasilia

The Cost of Opportunity? Higher Education in the Baixada Fluminense (2017-2018)

Christopher Lam, Ph.D.

Biomedical Engineering
The Pocket Microscope, a Novel Low-cost Digital Imaging Device, to Improve Access to Women’s Cancer Screening in Resource-limited Settings

Pocket Colposcope: Increased Distribution and Adoption (2017-2018)

Jenny Li

Global Health and Sociology
Technology in Global Health Education: Evaluation of a Distance Learning Program for Ghanaian Nurse Anesthetists

Distance-based, Executive-style Degree Completion Program for Ghanaian Nurse Anesthetists (2014-2015)

Shweta Lodha

Thesis based on her Bass Connections project team

Patients' Journey to Medication Adherence (2017-2018)

Leah Louis-Prescott, M.E.M.

Environmental Management
Recommendations for Implementing a Carbon Tax in Boulder, Colorado (coauthored by Danielle Arostegui, Rachel Brinks, Ryan Callihan, Lauren Mechak)

Governance and Adaptive Regulation of Transformational Technologies in Transportation (2017-2018)