Melissa Gilkey, PhD
Dr. Melissa B. Gilkey is an assistant professor of health behavior in the University of North Carolina's Gillings School of Global Public Health. With research interests in adolescent health, cancer prevention and health services research, Dr. Gilkey studies individual, interpersonal and organizational approaches to improving the delivery of adolescent vaccines, including human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.
Her work includes survey research to understand barriers to vaccination, such as provider and parental hesitancy, as well as intervention research aimed at improving vaccine delivery systems. Dr. Gilkey is co-PI of a study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to evaluate the AFIX (Assessment, Feedback, Incentives and eXchange) model for improving HPV vaccine coverage in primary care settings.
Cancer Prevention and Control Seminar (HPM/HBEH 765, EPID 772)
- Cancer prevention
- Adolescent health
- Provider behavior change
- Health services research
- Implementation science
PhD, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, 2011
MPH, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina, 2005
BA, English, University of North Carolina, 1998