Jen Gable (Fels '16) Co-authors Report On Increasing Adolescent HPV Vaccination Rates

April 15, 2016

Jen Gable (Fels '16 & Perelman '16) is co-author on a new report from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) PolicyLab that explores means of increasing adolescent HPV vaccination rates. Gable began working with CHOP PolicyLab through the Fels Public Leadership And Service (PLAS) fellowship program.

According to the report's abstract, PolicyLab sought to "understand the low uptake of HPV vaccines" and implemented "multiple studies to evaluate parents' decision-making, barriers to access, and both health care provider and health care system influences on vaccine delivery." This report dispels myths that call the safety, efficacy and necessity of HPV vaccines into question, and offers recommendations to practitioners, educators and policymakers on how to increase HPV vaccine acceptance and administration.

Gable herself is a dual-master's degree candidate in both public administration at Penn's Fels Institute and bioethics at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine.

Read the full report.

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