Understanding the Underuse of the HPV Among Latinos in Texas

Monday, December 11, 2017
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Health Discovery Building 3.110 | 1701 Trinity Street

Please join the Department of Population Health for a presentation by Daisy Morales-Campos, PhD, research assistant professor at the Latino research initiative at UT Austin. Morales-Campos' talk, "Understanding the Underuse of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Among Latinos in Texas," will include a snapshot of her current research, which focuses on factors in provider practices and in the provider-parent-patient relationship that contribute to the underuse of the HPV vaccine by Hispanic adolescents in Texas. Her research has examined both the internal determinants and external environmental factors that influence Latino parents to initiate and complete the HPV vaccine series for adolescent children (ages 11-17).

About the Speaker
Morales-Campos, a native of San Antonio, received a bachelor’s in Sociology and Spanish from St. Mary’s University, a master’s in Medical Anthropology from Southern Methodist University, and a doctorate in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences from the UT School of Public Health, Houston.