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June 8, 2017

International Health Announces First Recipients of Thesis Publication Award  

The Department of International is pleased to announce the first recipients of the Thesis Research Publication Award of the Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Established in January of this year, the award honors doctoral students and alumni who publish two manuscripts in the scholarly literature based on their doctoral thesis. "The awards recognize the high-quality research conducted by our doctoral students and the leadership skills they develop while conceptualizing, designing, and managing global health studies," says Professor Joanne Katz, associate chair for academic programs of the Department of International Health. The manuscripts must be published within 2 years from the date of the student’s graduation from an International Health doctoral program. Advisors can nominate their students or graduates can nominate themselves by sending an email to Audrey Lindahl with the name of the graduate and the citations of the doctoral thesis peer-reviewed publications.

Thesis Publication Awards | June 2017


IH Academic Program


Peer-reviewed articles

Jessica Atwell, PhD '16
Assistant Scientist, International Health

Global Disease Epidemiology and ControlProfessor Ruth Karron 

Atwell JE, Geoghegan S, Karron RA, Polack FP.  Clinical Predictors of Critical Lower Respiratory Tract Illness Due to Respiratory Syncytial Virus in Infants and Children: Data to Inform Case Definitions for Efficacy Trials.  J Infect Dis. 2016 Dec 1;214(11):1712-1716.

Atwell, J.E., Thumar, B., Robinson, L.J., Tobby, R., Yambo, P., Ome-Kaius, M., Siba, P.M., Unger, H.W., Rogerson, S.J., King, C.L., Karron, R.A. Impact of placental malaria and hypergammaglobulinemia on transplacental transfer of respiratory syncytial virus antibody in Papua New Guinea. J Infect Dis. 2015. doi:10.1093/infdis/jiv401

Megan Cherewick, PhD '16
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of California Berkeley

Health SystemsAssociate Professor Shannon Doocy

Cherewick M, Tol W, Burnham G, Doocy S, Glass N. A structural equation model of conflict-affected youth coping and resilience. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine. 2016 Sept 26;4(1):155-74.

Cherewick M, Doocy S, Tol W, Burnham G, Glass N. Potentially traumatic events, coping strategies and associations with mental health and well-being measures among conflict-affected youth in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Global Health Research and Policy. 2016 Jul 21;1(1):8.

Naoko Kozuki, PhD '16
Technical Advisor for Health Research, International Rescue Committee 

Global Disease Epidemiology and ControlProfessor Joanne Katz

Kozuki N, Mullany LC, Khatry SK, Ghimire RK, Paudel S, Blakemore K, Bird C, Tielsch JM, LeClerq SC, Katz J. Accuracy of Home-Based Ultrasonographic Diagnosis of Obstetric Risk Factors by Primary-Level Health Care Workers in Rural Nepal. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Sep;128(3):604-12. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001558.

Kozuki N, Katz J, Khatry SK, Tielsch JM, LeClerq SC, Mullany LC. Community survey on awareness and use of obstetric ultrasonography in rural Sarlahi District, Nepal. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2016 Aug;134(2):126-30. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2016.01.015.

Diwakar Mohan, PhD '15
Assistant Scientist, International Health

DrPHProfessor Abdullah Baqui

Mohan D, Gupta S, LeFevre A, Bazant E, Killewo J, Baqui AH. Determinants of postnatal care use at health facilities in rural Tanzania: multilevel analysis of a household survey. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2015 Oct 30;15:282. doi: 10.1186/s12884-015-0717-7.


Diwakar Mohan, Amnesty E LeFevre, Asha George, Rose Mpembeni, Eva Bazant, Neema Rusibamayila, Japhet Killewo, Peter J Winch, Abdullah H Baqui; Analysis of dropout across the continuum of maternal health care in Tanzania: findings from a cross-sectional household survey. Health Policy Plan 2017. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czx005