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• #### Race as a Moderator of Neighborhood Home Ownership and Adolescent Externalizing Problems ﻿

(2015-05)
Theories and research on mental health disparities among adolescents suggest that non-White people groups are exposed to an unequal burden of stress. One factor that contributes to this unequal burden of stress is ...
• #### Race Wonder Woman: Madam C. J. Walker and the Uplift of the Race, 1867-1919 ﻿

(2013-12-18)
This thesis considers the influence black beauty industry mogul, Madam C. J. Walker, held in both the business and political worlds from the turn of the century until her death in 1919. Included within are explorations ...
• #### Race-related stress and hopelessness in community-based African American adults: Moderating role of social support ﻿

(Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 2017-10)
Objectives: The mental health outcomes associated with racial discrimination are well documented in scientific literature. Despite strong links to mental illness, hopelessness is largely overlooked as a consequence of ...
• #### Race/Ethnicity and potential suicide misclassification: Window on a minority suicide paradox? ﻿

(BMC Psychiatry, 2010-05)
Background: Suicide officially kills approximately 30,000 annually in the United States. Analysis of this leading public health problem is complicated by undercounting. Despite persisting socioeconomic and health disparities, ...
• #### Racial and Gender Discrimination among Black Women: an Examination of Health Locus of Control as a Moderator of Maladaptive Eating Behaviors ﻿

Many factors may contribute to the higher prevalence of overweight and obesity for Black women. Associations between discrimination and health behaviors have been identified (Laitinen, Ek, & Sovio, 2002; Oliver & Wardle, ...
• #### Racial Disproportionality in the Foster Care System in Texas ﻿

(Journal of Family Strengths, 12/31/14)
This study analyzes the demographic characteristics of foster care children under the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) in Texas from 2002 to 2013. Using one state as an example, ...
• #### Radially Collapsible Endotracheal Tube ﻿

(2017)
THE PROBLEM - 51.7 million intubations performed annually in the US. - 10.3% experience complications. - 5.3 million complications need to be addressed. We aim to ease the process of intubation and improve patient outcomes ...
• #### Radiation Therapy Optimization under Uncertainty for Lung Cancer: Interplay Effects and Tumor Shrinkage ﻿

(2014-05)
Radiation therapy is a complex process where a given target volume receives a given dose of radiation divided over one or multiple treatments. Every step in this process can introduce some types of uncertainties into the ...
• #### Radiation-induced growth retardation and microstructural and metabolite abnormalities in the hippcampus ﻿

(Neural Plasticity, 2016-05)
Cranial radiotherapy (CRT) increases survival in pediatric brain-tumor patients but can cause deleterious effects. This study evaluates the acute and long-term impact of CRT delivered during childhood/adolescence on the ...
• #### RADIO-FREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC CHARACTERIZATION OF BIOMATTER AND NANOPARTICLES FOR BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS ﻿

(2012-08)
The influence of radio-frequency (rf) electromagnetic fields on biological tissues plays a critical role in their diagnostic and therapeutic applications. These include hyperthermia and rf ablation modalities for cancer, ...
• #### Random Walks on a Lattice with Deterministic Local Dynamics ﻿

(2012-08)
In this thesis we prove statistical properties of dynamical systems on a lattice with randomly occurring jumps. The original model of this type, called a hybrid system, was introduced by E. Kobre and L. S. Young in 2007. ...
• #### Randomized controlled trial of a spring break intervention to reduce high-risk drinking ﻿

(Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2014-04)
Objective: While recent studies have documented high-risk drinking occurring during Spring Break (SB), particularly on SB trips with friends, published intervention studies are few. The present study evaluated the efficacy ...
• #### Randomized controlled trial of a very brief, multicomponent web-based alcohol intervention for undergraduates with a focus on protective behavioral strategies ﻿

(Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2016)
Objective: THRIVE (Kypri et al., 2009; 2013; 2014), a very brief, freely-available, multi-component web-based alcohol intervention originally developed and tested among students in Australia and New Zealand, was tested in ...
• #### RANK ONE DYNAMICS NEAR HETEROCLINIC CYCLES AND CONDITIONAL MEMORY LOSS FOR NONEQUILIBRIUM DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS ﻿

(2013-08)
There are two parts in this dissertation. In the first part we prove that genuine nonuniformly hyperbolic dynamics emerge when flows in $\mbb{R}^{N}$ with homoclinic loops or heteroclinic cycles are subjected to certain ...
• #### RAYLEIGH WAVE TOMOGRAPHY OF TEXAS FROM AMBIENT SEISMIC NOISE ﻿

(2013-05)
Texas has been one of the leading states in petroleum production since the discovery of the Spindletop oil field in 1901. Despite its huge economic value of petroleum and numerous geophysical explorations in several oil ...
• #### RCT of web-based personalized normative feedback for college drinking prevention: Are typical student norms good enough? ﻿

(Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2013-12)
Objectives: Personalized normative feedback (PNF) interventions are generally effective at correcting normative misperceptions and reducing risky alcohol consumption among college students. However, research has yet to ...
• #### RDA Is Here: Full Scale Implementation of RDA at UH System Libraries ﻿

(2014-02-20)
The national libraries of United States started their implementation of RDA on March 31, 2013. University of Houston Libraries decided to take action to ensure a simultaneous implementation of the new resource description ...
• #### Re-Imagining the Library Website ﻿

(2015-11-06)
This is a keynote presentation that was presented to the Oklahoma Chapter of the Association of Research Libraries on looking at how academic library websites in the next few years might look, and how the research and ...
• #### Re-Os Geochronology of the Monterey Formation, Union Leroy 51-18 Well, Santa Maria Basin, California ﻿

(2015-08)
The Os isotopic composition of marine Miocene strata records chronological variations in the world’s oceans. These Os- isotope variations exhibit changes in global seawater geochemistry that result from tectonic, paleoclimate ...
• #### Reaction Kinetics of Metal Deposition by Surface Limited Redox Replacement of Upd Monolayer ﻿

(2015-05)
Noble metal coatings have been used in many applications such as catalysts, corrosion protection, and microelectromechanical systems (MEMs). Using the monolayer coating concept lowers the ultimate cost by reducing noble ...