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.
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.