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HPV Vaccination Talk
Melissa Gilkey, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Health Behavior, will be giving a talk titled, “Changing Parent and Provider Behavior to Support HPV Vaccination.”
About the Speaker:
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.