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Lisa Mansfield is a first generation college graduate from Bridgeport, CT with clinical experience in medical-surgical nursing. She earned both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Masters of Science in Nursing Education from Winston-Salem State University (WSSU). Lisa became interested in pursuing a career as a nurse scientist after attending various research conferences on health disparities during her undergraduate studies. In 2014, Lisa began her graduate studies where she was accepted into the second cohort of the WSSU-Duke University School of Nursing Bridge to the Doctorate program. As a Bridges scholar, Lisa completed a master’s thesis using secondary data analysis to examine the association between parental HPV knowledge, awareness, and their intentions to vaccinate their daughters. From the work on her thesis, Lisa was selected as a top student poster to present to the president of the UNC school system, the recipient of the School of Health Sciences Achievement Award, and received her first, first-author publication in the Western Journal of Nursing Research. Lisa is continuing her work in HPV research as a PhD student at Duke University School of Nursing. Her dissertation will focus on exploring social determinants of HPV vaccine completion among U.S. adolescents. In addition to her doctoral studies, Lisa serves in various leadership roles within the School of Nursing. She is the secretary of the Beta Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, a student representative for the Bridge to the Doctorate Program, and mentors current Bridges scholars and first year PhD students.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Scholar – Preventive Health
Dissertation: Social Determinants of HPV Vaccine Completion among Adolescents The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. and is responsible for causing 70 to 90 percent of all genital, anal, and oral cancers. Racial and ethnic minorities are disproportionately affected by these outcomes. Vaccination during adolescence is recommended before sexual activity to prevent HPV and associated cancers. However, national adolescent vaccine rates remain low with completion rates lower than initiation rates, especially among minority youth. The purpose of this dissertation is to identify individual-, relationship-, and community-level determinants of HPV vaccine completion among adolescents ages 11 to 14 and barriers and facilitators to completion among parents and adolescents. A parallel mixed-methods design will be used to integrate information from electronic health records (EHR) with qualitative data from individual interviews with parents and adolescents to determine social determinants influencing vaccine completion. Findings from this study will guide future research on multi-level intervention studies that prioritize social determinants of HPV vaccination completion to reduce barriers experienced among parents and adolescents.