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Student-Led Paper Receive Editors’ Choice Award for Publication in IJERPH Special Issue

Student-Led Paper Receive Editors’ Choice Award for Publication in IJERPH Special Issue


Published: Monday, September 13, 2021

Sameer V. Gopalani, an epidemiology doctoral candidate, and Amber S. Anderson, a health promotion sciences doctoral student, along with faculty members from the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology submitted an article to the IJERPH- Special Issue: The Health and Wellbeing of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples around the Globe that was selected for an Editors’ Choice Award. This award recognizes student-led papers that exemplify the aims, objectives, principles, and values of the Special Issue.

Their article, “Development and Implementation of an HPV Vaccination Survey for American Indians in Cherokee Nation”, states that improving human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates is a public health priority and a crucial cancer prevention goal. They designed a survey to estimate HPV vaccination coverage and understand factors associated with HPV vaccination among American Indian adolescents aged 9 to 17 years in Cherokee Nation, United States. The final survey contains 37 questions across 10 content areas, including HPV vaccination awareness, initiation, reasons, recommendations, and beliefs

You can read the full findings from Sameer, Amber and their colleagues, Dr. Amanda Janitz, Dr. Janis Campbell, Dr. Sydney Martinez, Dr. Sixia Chen, and Ashley White at https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/17/9239.