Medicine and Immunology
Options: Potential for UROP Funding, potential for work-study funding
Study will determine factors affecting acceptance of HPV vaccination in parents of boys ages 11-17 and young men ages 18-22. The purpose of the study is to identify knowledge deficits or health beliefs in Caucasian, African-American and Latino parents and older adolescents that are associated with acceptance or refusal of vaccination. Using this knowledge, we will be able to create culturally appropriate health education programs around HPV vaccines.
The student will be responsible for patient recruit, obtain inform consent, perform semi-structured interview (survey questionnaire combined with qualitative interview), transcription of interview, data entry, provides assistance in the development of reports, presentations, and data analysis. Conducts literature searches using web-based search engines and other reference tools, and synthesizes information in requested formats. Student will be trained in the delivery of qualitative interview, data entry and qualitative data analysis. Students needs to be certified from the NIH web-training course on “Protecting Human Subject Participants prior to starting research project.