• 334 Citations
  • 11 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 2021

Research Output 2013 2020

  • 334 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
  • 50 Article
  • 5 Review article
  • 3 Comment/debate

Exploring college students’ sexual and reproductive health literacy

Vamos, C. A., Thompson, E. L., Logan, R. G., Griner, S. B., Perrin, K. M., Merrell, L. K. & Daley, E. M., 2 Jan 2020, In : Journal of American College Health. 68, 1, p. 79-88 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Literacy
Reproductive Health
Focus Groups
Sexual Partners

Recent changes in cervical cancer screening guidelines: U.S. women's willingness for HPV testing instead of Pap testing

Thompson, E. L., Galvin, A. M., Daley, E. M., Tatar, O., Zimet, G. D. & Rosberger, Z., Jan 2020, In : Preventive Medicine. 130, 105928.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Early Detection of Cancer
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Papanicolaou Test

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 journalArticle

Health Literacy
Opioid Analgesics
Logistic Models
North American Indians
3 Citations (Scopus)

Dental opinion leaders’ perspectives on barriers and facilitators to HPV-related prevention

Griner, S. B., Thompson, E. L., Vamos, C. A., Chaturvedi, A. K., Vazquez-Otero, C., Merrell, L. K., Kline, N. S. & Daley, E. M., 3 Aug 2019, In : Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics. 15, 7-8, p. 1856-1862 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Oropharyngeal Neoplasms
Dental Research
Papillomavirus Vaccines