Leandra Stubbs, a master’s student in the Department of Health Outcomes & Policy, and Steve Newell, Ph.D., a recent graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Psychology and master’s student in the Department of Health Outcomes & Policy, successfully defended their individual theses in early June. The thesis defense serves as a final step in a graduate student’s pursuit of a master’s degree and is assessed by a committee of faculty members within the Department of Health Outcomes & Policy.
Newell’s thesis was entitled, “Patient Activation and Health Care Expenditures of Medicaid Recipients with Comorbid Chronic Conditions.” You can read more about his future plans here.
Stubbs’ thesis was entitled, “Risk Factors Associated with Unmet Service Needs among HIV-Positive Individuals in the Florida Medical Monitoring Project.” Stubbs plans to defer her enrollment to a doctoral program at the University of Maryland until fall 2016 while she works full time at NIMH for one year.
The department wishes these two students all the best as they prepare for the next step in their careers!