Professor of Pediatrics & Clinical Psychology
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine
Strategies to improve HPV vaccination coverage
My primary research focus is HPV vaccination. I have led or co-led several randomized clinical trials of interventions (e.g., provider prompts, tailored parent-focused video messaging) to improve HPV vaccination rates. This research has been interdisciplinary (psychology, epidemiology, medicine, health communication, nursing). Higher vaccination coverage will mean significantly fewer cases of cancers (cervical, anal, and oropharyngeal) and genital warts.