Student NameViskasni Mohan
Faculty Mentor NameDr. Stephanie Staras
CollegeCollege of Medicine
MajorMedical Geography
MinorHealth Disparities in Society
Research InterestsPediatrics, Cancer Population Sciences, Women’s Health, Health Disparities
Academic AwardsUF CLAS Dean’s List
OrganizationsUndergraduate American Medical Women’s Association, Hearts for the Homeless, UF Honors Luminary, GatorNatyam
Hobbies and InterestsTraveling, Dancing, Photography

Research Project

An Analysis of Provider Recommendations Regarding the HPV Vaccine

My project will focus assessing provider recommendations of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to patients. Data are from a survey of providers in the UF Health catchment area of north-central Florida. Provider recommendations are very important in helping patients decide if they want to receive the HPV vaccine. I will analyze and describe current provider HPV-vaccine recommendation practices and variations by geographic area, provider training, and gender of patients.