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Center for HPV Research

In 2012, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) established the Center for HPV Research.  The overall mission of the Center for HPV Research is to improve understanding of HPV transmission and infection, prevention of, and screening for HPV infection and HPV disease, and the health consequences of HPV infection.

Members represent a multidisciplinary group of researchers from medicine, public health policy and community engagement, health communication, psychology, and epidemiology. 

Under the leadership of  Gregory Zimet, PhD, and Rachel Katzenellenbogen, MD, the Center for HPV Research fosters cohesion and collaboration among investigators pursuing HPV-related research.

The center includes faculty and trainees from five Indiana campuses (IUPUI, IUB, Purdue, University of Notre Dame, and Indiana State University) and nine schools within those four campuses.  Research by center members ranges from basic mechanistic research in the pathology of HPV to public health and health science research and community advocacy and outreach work, enabling unique opportunities for cross-disciplinary team science. 

The center includes more than 40 research members that meet on a quarterly basis.

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Sarah Dilley, MD, MPH, HPV Center member

Sarah E. Dilley, MD, MPH, BA

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Dilley's research looks at postpartum HPV vaccine uptake and acceptability in Birmingham, Alabama. She recently published a paper discussing the expansion of cervical cancer screening in women over age 65.

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HPV Center member Randolph Hubach

Randolph Hubach, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor - Department of Public Health - Purdue University

Dr. Hubach's research focuses on vaccination rates for influenza, HPV, COVID-19 and an array of other vaccine-preventable diseases and testing for sexually transmitted diseases and how those things remain suboptimal within rural areas of the United States. A recent presentation addresses current findings from rural Oklahoma and highlights opportunities to expand HPV-related research and prevention within rural settings.

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