HPV Vaccine Uptake in Cancer Centers


In September 2017 the National Cancer Institute (NCI) awarded a second round of supplements to 12 NCI-designated cancer centers to support investigation of barriers, facilitators and implementation strategies to promote uptake of HPV vaccine in regions with low adolescent HPV vaccination rates. The short-term goals for this one-year supplement are to identify low-uptake areas within the cancer center catchment area, and to conduct an environmental scan focused on identification of local barriers, facilitators, and implementation strategies used to promote adolescent uptake of the HPV vaccine. The long-term goal is to use this information to develop or expand applied research to increase HPV vaccination uptake in regions where low uptake has been documented by the 2015 National Immunization Survey-Teen (NIS Teen). These administrative supplements are being offered in response to the Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel Report’s recommendation “to expand the use of proven prevention and early detection strategies” and the President’s Cancer Panel (PCP) February 2014 report “Accelerating HPV Vaccination Uptake: Urgency for Action to Prevent Cancer.”

In 2014 NCI originally funded supplements to 18 NCI-designated cancer centers to support collaborations with existing state and local coalitions and HPV immunization programs.

Funded Centers (2017)

InstitutionCancer Center Principal Investigator(s)Project Lead
Dartmouth CollegeChristopher AmosArdis Olson, Sun Jung Kim
Emory UniversityWalter CurranRobert Brednarczyk
Indiana University-Purdue, University at IndianapolisPatrick LoehrerGregory Zimet
Karmanos Cancer Institute - Wayne State UniversityGerold BeplerHayley Thompson
Oregon Health & Science UniversityBrian DrukerJackie Shannon
Thomas Jefferson UniversityKaren KnudsenAmy Leader
University of California, DavisPrimo LaraMoon Chen
University of California, San DiegoScott LippmanJesse Nodora
University of IowaGeorge WeinerNatoshia Askelson
University of MinnesotaDouglas YeeShalini Kulasingam
University of PittsburghRobert FerrisLyn Robertson
University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterMelanie CobbJasmin Tiro

Previously Funded Centers

InstitutionCancer Center Principal Investigator(s)Project Lead
University of Alabama at BirminghamEdward PartridgeAlison McGuire
University of Southern CaliforniaStephen GruberSamantha Garcia, Marisela Robles
Yale UniversityThomas LynchPamela Julian
Moffitt Cancer CenterThomas SellersKelly Nam
University of HawaiiMichele CarboneHali Robinett
University of KentuckyMark EversAmy Christian
University of North Carolina-Chapel HillNorman SharplessSara Smith
Rosewell Park Cancer InstituteDonald TrumpChristy Widman
Albert Einstein College of Medicine David Goldman, Laurie BaumanDana Watnick
Case Western Reserve University Stanton GersonDarla Fickle, Toyin Sokari
Ohio State UniversityMichael CaligiuriElizabeth Antognoli
Medical University of South CarolinaAndrew KraftKathleen Cartmell
Vanderbilt UniversityJennifer PietenpolTodd Lawrence
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterRonald DePinhoRosalind Bello
Baylor College of MedicineKent OsborneCasey Martinez
University of UtahMary BeckerleEcho Warner
University of VirginiaThomas LoughranMelissa Grossman
University of Wisconsin-MadisonHoward BaileySarah Mroz


Last Updated: 30 Apr, 2021