Grant: Black Adults Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Knowledge, Attitudes, and beliefs

Title:  Black Adults Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Knowledge, Attitudes, and beliefs

Lead investigator: Dr. Adebola Adegboyega

Research team: CHANGE

Total Award: $15,300

Project Period: 07/01/20 to 06/30/21

Sponsor: National Cancer Institute Geographic Management of Cancer Health Disparities Program (GMaP) Region 1 North Stimulus Award

About:

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the U.S. HPV can be prevented with HPV vaccination but the vaccine uptake is low. This project will examine and describe knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs related to HPV vaccination and HPV-related cancers among Black adults. We will conduct interviews with adults 18-45 years old and key informants to determine information needs and interventions approaches that are culturally appropriate to improve HPV related knowledge and HPV vaccination among Blacks.

Contact:
Dr. Adebola Adegboyega
(859) 323-5196
adebola.adegboyega@uky.edu