• 220 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
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Area of Expertise

My research interests address sexual and reproductive health, and maternal and child health issues. Most of my research is centered on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and prevention among women and adolescents. HPV prevention is critical for reducing cancer morbidity and mortality, specifically cervical, anogenital, and oropharyngeal cancers. Using mixed-methods approaches, I have examined HPV vaccine decision-making among young adult women, reasons for non-vaccination among parents, and alternative healthcare providers and settings for HPV prevention. In addition to these studies, I have explored emerging reproductive health topics, such as Zika virus and long-acting reversible contraception (LARC).
I am currently a co-investigator on a study to examine the implementation of Zika virus prevention guidelines into OB/GYN practice in Florida. I am also collaborating on a quality improvement program to promote immediate postpartum LARC use among women. Throughout all of these studies, I utilize mixed-methodologies, secondary data approaches, and public health theory to guide my research.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Public Health, University of South Florida

Graduate Certificate in Maternal & Child Health Epidemiology , University of South Florida

Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics, University of South Florida

MPH in Epidemiology, University of Florida

BS in Health Science, University of Florida

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Communication Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2015 2020

Research Output 2013 2019

  • 220 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
  • 47 Article
  • 5 Review article
  • 3 Comment/debate

Applying Organizational Health Literacy to Maternal and Child Health

Vamos, C. A., Thompson, E. L., Griner, S. B., Liggett, L. G. & Daley, E. M., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Maternal and Child Health Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Health Literacy

Examining the Influence of Religious and Spiritual Beliefs on HPV Vaccine Uptake Among College Women

Best, A. L., Thompson, E. L., Adamu, A. M., Logan, R., Delva, J., Thomas, M., Cunningham, E., Vamos, C. & Daley, E., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Religion and Health.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Papillomavirus Vaccines
Sexual Behavior

High-risk adolescents’ sexuality education preferences based on Hispanic ethnicity

Maness, S. B., Wilson, K. L., Thompson, E. L., Rosen, B. L. & Zingg, T., 1 Jan 2019, In : Sex Education.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

adolescent sexuality

How Is Health Literacy Related to Pap Testing Among US Women?

Thompson, E. L., Wheldon, C. W., Vamos, C. A., Griner, S. B. & Daley, E. M., 15 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Cancer Education. 34, 4, p. 789-795 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Health Literacy
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Papanicolaou Test
Logistic Models
Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Human papillomavirus risk perceptions and relationship status: a barrier to HPV vaccination?

Thompson, E. L., Vamos, C. A., Piepenbrink, R., Kadono, M., Vázquez-Otero, C., Matthes, S. & Daley, E. M., 1 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 42, 5, p. 991-997 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Young Adult
Logistic Models
Papillomavirus Vaccines
Women's Rights