Hard Choices: Ethical, Political, and Pragmatic Challenges around HPV Vaccine Delivery, with Dr. Gregory Zimet,
Park Street Corporation Speaker Series Presents
Gregory D. Zimet, PhD, is Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Psychology in the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, with adjunct appointments in the Schools of Nursing and Public Health. In addition, he is Co-Director of the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Center for HPV Research. He served as President of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine from 2016-2017.
Dr. Zimet started investigating attitudes about vaccines for adolescents in the mid-1990s. Much of his research has involved the study of vaccine acceptance and refusal, with a primary focus over the past 20 years on attitudes about HPV vaccine as well as the behavioral and social determinants of HPV vaccination. His studies have focused on adolescents and young adults, parents of adolescents, and health care providers and include evaluations of vaccine communication intervention strategies.
Of relevance to this talk, Dr. Zimet has been collaborating with colleagues to investigate the impact of HPV vaccine school-entry requirements on vaccination rates and has co-authored several articles on policy and ethical issues related to HPV vaccination.
Thursday, February 6 at 7:00pm
Gasson Hall, 100
Gasson Hall, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467