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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Organizational Factors in Patient-Centered Medical Home Implementation and Chronic Disease Management in HRSA-Funded Community Health Centers, Willmarie Latorre

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Phenolate Derivatives of Octanuclear Iron-Oxo-Pyrazolato Complexes; Enantiomeric Resolution of T-Symmetry Species, Konstantinos Lazarou

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Reproducing Privilege or Hippocratic Habitus: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Personal Statements and the use of Capital to Facilitate Matriculation into Medical School, Jessica M. Lewis

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Mechanical Behavior of Ternary Metallic Glasses and Their Composites, Xue Liang

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The Effect of Young Adult Literature on Adolescents' Acceptance of Relational Aggression, ilisa j. lieberman

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Accounting Restatements and Audit Committee Director Departures, Wu-Po Liu

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Nanoparticle-Based Spintronic Computer Logic Switch, Kevin Luongo

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Unleashing Crowd Wisdom: Leveraging Cognitive Memory Structures to Increase Quality of User-Generated Content, Mahed Maddah

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Trying to Save the Family: A Memoir, Roberto J. Manzano

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Effects of Phosphorus on Benthic Diatom Assemblage Network Structure, Eric M. Massa

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Identifying Gay Neighborhoods and Estimation of the Size of the Men who have Sex with Men Population in Florida who would benefit from Pre-exposure Prophylaxis, Daniel Mauck

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Interrogation of Ion-Neutral Complexes by Trapped Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry and Theoretical Calculations, Alan A. McKenzie Coe

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Edge IoT Driven Framework for Experimental Investigation and Computational Modeling of Integrated Food, Energy, and Water System, Yemeserach Taye Mekonnen

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Attentional Processes in Anxiety: Examining Threat-Related Attention Bias and Attentional Control in Anxious Youth, Raquel Melendez

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Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine Acceptability among Parents of Adolescent Girls in Mysore, India, Abraham Degarege Mengist

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Mechanisms for the Persistence of the Coral Holobiont in the Warming Oceans of the Anthropocene, Daniel G. Merselis

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Evaluation of Pre-eruptive Conditions for Cordon Caulle Rhyo-Dacitic Historic Eruptions, Mauro Andres Mingo

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The Effect of Proteome and Lipidome on the Behavior of Membrane Bound Systems in Thermally-Assisted Acoustophoresis, Elnaz Mirtaheri

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How the Balance of Power Conditions International Trade Agreements: A Comparative Case Analysis, Kevin Modlin

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Commemorative Bodies: (Un)Making Racial Order and Cuban White Supremacy in Little Havana's Heritage District, Corinna Jeanne Moebius

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Control and Optimization of Energy Storage in AC and DC Power Grids, Samy Mohamed

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Masculinidad y Nación: Modelos alternativos de masculinidad en las obras de Juan Goytisolo y Mario Vargas Llosa, Jose M. Morcillo Gomez

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Blas de Otero: una Poética de lo Vital, Ezequiel Moreno Escamilla

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Examining the Feasibility and Acceptability of Behavioral Consultation with Latinx Teachers and Students, Anne S. Morrow

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Multiscale Model of Cerebral Blood Flow Control: Application to Small Vessel Disease and Cortical Spreading Depression, Arash Moshkforoush

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Comprehensive Analysis of Synthetic Cannabinoids and Metabolites in Oral Fluid by Liquid Chromatography Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry, Carmen T. Mulet

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Individual Level Factors Associated with HIV Care Continuum Metrics among MASH Cohort Participants from 2009-2014, Kristopher Myers

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The Neural Recruitment of Executive Function in Monolingual versus Bilingual Preterm-born Children: An FNIRS Study, Caitlyn F. Myland

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The Border-seas of a New British Empire: Security and the British Atlantic Islands in the Age of the American Revolution, Ross M. Nedervelt

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Charged Fusion Product Plasma Diagnostics in Spherical Tokamaks, Alexander Netepenko

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Best Probable Subset: A New Method for Reducing Data Dimensionality in Linear Regression, Elieser Nodarse

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Essays in Labor Economics and International Economics, Seyed Javad Nosratabadi

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The Applications of Intumescent Technologies in Support of D&D Activities Across The DOE Complex, Joshua Alan Nunez

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Self-Concept in Children and Adolescents as A Lever for Change in Academic Success for Under-Served Youth, Robert Ray Ogle

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Molecular Mechanism(s) of Zika virus infection and associated neuropathogenesis, Chet Raj Ojha

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The Notions of the "Closet" and the "Secret" in Oscar Wilde's, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Jessica Maria Oliveira

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Poly-tobacco Use Among Youth and Adults in the United States, Olatokunbo Osibogun

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Community Bank Competition and Distress Events, Alejandro Pacheco

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Perception of Travel Motivation and Intention for Chinese Cruise Travelers: Toward an Integrated Model, Tianyu Pan

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The Relationship Between Aerobic Fitness, Gross and Fine Motor Skills, and Academic Achievement Among First Grade Students in Urban Schools and the Role the Relative Age Effect may have on These Variables, Alberto Pelaez

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The Effects of Cognitive Bias, Examiner Experience, and Stimulus Material on Forensic Evidence Analysis, Michelle M. Pena

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National Sovereignty and the Mexicanization of the Compañía Minera de Cananea, 1971 to 1989, Doyle Lawrence Perdue

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Toward a fast and accurate modeling strategy for thermal management in air-cooled data centers, Long Tran Bao Phan

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Development of a System for Assessing and Minimizing Health Risk during Wastewater Conveyance and Treatment Processes, Mariana Pitiriciu

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Spatio-Temporal Multimedia Big Data Analytics Using Deep Neural Networks, Samira Pouyanfar

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A Constructal Approach to the Design of Inflected Airplane Wings, Shanae Powell

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Outlaw Citizenship in Artistic Cities: Local Artistic Communities and Citizen Participation, Amelia A. Pridemore

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Employee Attribution of Human Resource Practices and Implications for Commitment, Turnover and Job Performance in Local Government Police, Merlene V. Reid

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Women, Emotional Labor, and Higher Education Administration: A Qualitative Interview Study, Almi Rodriguez

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The The Relationships Between the Leadership Styles of Principals Assigned to Title I Middle Schools, Staff Longevity, School Climate, and Overall School Achievement, Anna L. Rodriguez

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Illustrating Jain Ethics in Medieval Didactic Literature: Virtue, Karma and Female Agency in the Lilavatisara, Carol Rodriguez

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Conservation and Management of Arapaima spp. in the Colombian Amazon, Ana A. Rojas

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Mesoscale Ceramic Cylindrical Ion Trap Mass Analyzers For In Situ Sample Analysis, Patrick Roman

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Quiet River, Heavy Waters: Un-Silencing Narratives of Social-Environmental Inequalities in the Cradle of Soviet Plutonium, Rosibel Roman

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Towards Stable Electrochemical Sensing for Wearable Wound Monitoring, Sohini RoyChoudhury

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A Comparison Study of the Executive Functioning Abilities and Reading Comprehension Skills of Students in Response to Intervention, Catherine Schultheis Salum

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Molecular Mechanism of DREAM Dimerization and Interactions with a Non-physiological Ligand Zn2+., Maria D. Santiago Estevez

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Leaving a Little Heaven Behind with Coltrane, or: The Performance is the Archive, Ismael Santos

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Populism and Leader Polarization in Venezuela, Ecuador, and Turkey, Orcun Selcuk

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Trajectory Privacy Preservation and Lightweight Blockchain Techniques for Mobility-Centric IoT, Abdur Bin Shahid

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Ultra-Wideband Secure Communications and Direct RF Sampling Transceivers, Dimitrios Siafarikas

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Adaptive Closed-Loop Neuromorphic Controller for Use in Respiratory Pacing, Ricardo Siu

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Effectiveness of a 6-month Nutrition Intervention Targeting Prediabetes in People Living with HIV (PLWH) and Prediabetes, Alicia Sneij

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Study of Charge Carrier Transport in Graphene and Graphite as Two Dimensional and Quasi-Two Dimensional Materials and Their Interfaces, Nalat Sornkhampan

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The Development and Validation of the M.A.W.W.: A Measure to Assess Men's Allyhood toward Women in the Workplace, Edward J. Sullivan

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Detection and Prevention of Abuse in Online Social Networks, Sajedul Karim Talukder

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Non-Intrusive Affective Assessment in the Circumplex Model from Pupil Diameter and Facial Expression Monitoring, Sudarat Tangnimitchok

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Reputation-aware Trajectory-based Data Mining in the Internet of Things (IoT), Samia Tasnim

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The Impact of Microaggressions and Minority Stress on the Psychological Well-Being of Emerging Adult Sexual Minorities of Color, Michelle G. Thompson

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Multimodal Data Analytics and Fusion for Data Science, Haiman Tian

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The Immunosuppressive Role of Edn3/Ednrb Signaling in the Melanoma Microenvironment, Juliano Tiburcio de Freitas

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Coherent and Incoherent Dynamics of Quasiparticles in Monolayer Molybdenum Diselenide, Michael Titze

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Role of Withaferin A as a Neuroprotectant against Beta Amyloid Induced Toxicity and associated mechanism, Sneham Tiwari

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Democracy and Bureaucracy of Smart Place: Coral Gables, FL and the Role of Aspirational Content in Local Governance, Ramon Trias

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Construction Workers' Health and Safety During Post Disaster Reconstruction Phase: A Case Study in Nepal, S M Jamil Uddin

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#FOMO: How the Fear of Missing Out Drives Consumer Purchase Decisions, Michelle Van Solt

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Confirmation Bias: Misinformation in Society, Refutation as a Pedagogical Solution, and the Turn of the Screw, Crystal Veber

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Benthic Foraminiferal Assemblages from Marshes and Mangroves in the Everglades (South Florida, USA) and Their Application as Proxies for Habitat Shifts due to Sea Level Rise, Zoe Verlaak

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Utilizing Multi-Criteria Analysis and Analytical Hierarchy Process to Facilitate Everglades Restoration Decision-Making, Chloe C. Vorseth

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Topoisomerase and Tyrosyl-DNA-phosphodiesterase Ratio as an Indicator for the Response of Glioblastoma Cancer to Topoisomerase Targeting Anticancer Drugs, Wenjie Wang

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Cognitive Factors and Parasympathetic Regulation as Interacting Mechanisms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Anthony R. Ward

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Why Black Collegiate Women Volunteer: A Perspective on Meaning Making through Service with the Community, Nashira Williams

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Assessing Cognitive Interview Mnemonics and Their Effectiveness with Non-Native English Speakers, Bryan Keith Wylie

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A New Study of Applying Complexity Theoretical Tools in Algorithm Design, Shuai Xu

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Developing a Meta-Population Framework for Caribbean Spiny Lobster (Panulirus argus) Stocks, Nan Yao

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Functionalized Aptamers for Detection of Small-Molecule Targets, Haixiang Yu

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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The Development of Early Spatial Thinking, Carla Abad

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Developing Ocean Color Algorithm using Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Sensor for Shallow Coastal Water Bodies, Mohd Manzar Abbas

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Active Fault-Tolerant Control Design for Nonlinear Systems, Ali Reza Abbaspour

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Supervisory Practices in a Virtual Internship Program: A Multi-Case Study, Elizabeth Adadi

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Discovery and Targeted Monitoring of Biomarkers Using Liquid Chromatography, Ion Mobility Spectrometry , and Mass Spectrometry, Kendra J. Adams

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Polarization Observables for γp −> K+Λ at Photon Energies up to 5.45 GeV, Shankar Dayal Adhikari

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Santeria Ritual Sacrificial Practices in Miami, Erhomarhua Afure

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Hybrid Electrochemical Capacitors: Materials, Optimization, and Miniaturization, Richa Agrawal

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Imaginative Ecosystems: Clamoring for Visibility and Opacity in Miami's Climate Justice Movement, Laura Maria Aguirre

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Plasmonic Nanoplatforms for Biochemical Sensing and Medical Applications, Arash Ahmadivand

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Energy Demand Response for High-Performance Computing Systems, Kishwar Ahmed

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The Effect of Vitamin D3 Supplementation of Biomarkers of Oxidative Stress and Glycemic Status in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes, Sahar Ajabshir

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Promoting Healthy Eating Habits and Physical Activity among School-aged Children in Kuwait – “My Healthy Habits" Summer Camp, Ghanima Alabdullah

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A Dynamical System Approach for Resource-Constrained Mobile Robotics, Tauhidul Alam