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Dr. Brittany Rosen Receives Research Grant Program Award
CECH’s Assistant professor Dr. Brittany Rosen has been awarded the University of Cincinnati’s UCR Faculty Research Grant Program Award. This award, presented by the University Research Council, is highly competitive with only 32% of the proposals receiving funding. Dr. Rosen completed her PhD at Texas A&M University along with an Advanced Research Methods certificate. Dr. Rosen’s research interest includes decreasing HPV-related disease by conducting innovative, interdisciplinary behavioral and social science research. Her efforts are to help generate novel, theory-based strategies to increase HPV vaccination rates, and engage in advocacy activities to increase adolescents’ and young adults’ HPV vaccination rates. She plans on using the funding from this award to support the secondary analysis of data from the Her Point of View study. The data analysis will examine the factors associated with clinicians’ communication about the HPV vaccine. Dr. Rosen states, “My research goal is to help women and their daughters understand what the HPV vaccine does and does not do, and ensure they continue to receive appropriate treatment.” Dr. Rosen is collaborating with Cincinnati Children’s hospital to conduct the secondary data analysis in hopes of expanding the knowledge of those who receive the HPV shot.