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Gregory D. Zimet, PhD

Gregory D. Zimet, PhD
Dr. Zimet is Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Psychology in the Section of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine and Co-Director of the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Center for HPV Research. In addition, he is the immediate past-president of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. Dr. Zimet started investigating attitudes about vaccines for adolescents in the mid-1990s. Much of his research has involved the study of vaccine acceptance and refusal, with a primary focus over the past 15 years on behavioral and social determinants of HPV vaccination. His studies have focused on adolescents and young adults, parents of adolescents, and healthcare providers and include evaluations of vaccine communication intervention strategies. His adolescent vaccination research has included collaborations with investigators across the United States, Canada, the U.K., Australia, the Netherlands, and Malaysia.
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Yes, Your Teen Needs Vaccines, Too

Unity Consortium's survey found that almost all parents of teens know it's important to address health topics like drugs, STDs, and sleep, but less than 80% say getting vaccinated is important.