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Melissa Gilkey, PhD

Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School
Phone: (617) 867-4896

Melissa Gilkey, PhD

Harvard Medical School

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Assistant Professor, Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

Melissa Gilkey is Assistant Professor of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. With research interests in cancer prevention, adolescent health, and health services research, Dr. Gilkey studies individual and organizational approaches to improving the delivery of adolescent vaccines, including human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Her work includes survey research to understand barriers to vaccination, such as parental hesitancy, as well as intervention research aimed at improving vaccine delivery systems. Dr. Gilkey is co-PI of a study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to evaluate the CDC's AFIX (Assessment, Feedback, Incentives, and eXchange) model for improving HPV vaccine coverage in primary care settings. She also received a Transition Career Development Award (K22) from the National Cancer Institute to develop a brief communication training program aimed at supporting healthcare providers in delivering effective recommendations for HPV vaccine. Dr. Gilkey holds a PhD in the social and behavioral sciences from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Publications

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  • Gilkey MB, Mays D, Asgari MM, Kornides ML, McRee AL. Parental Support for Age-based Indoor Tanning Restrictions. Am J Prev Med 2017. PubMed
  • Calo WA, Gilkey MB, Shah P, Marciniak MW, Brewer NT. Parents' willingness to get human papillomavirus vaccination for their adolescent children at a pharmacy. Prev Med 2017. PubMed
  • Brewer NT, Hall ME, Malo TL, Gilkey MB, Quinn B, Lathren C. Announcements Versus Conversations to Improve HPV Vaccination Coverage: A Randomized Trial. Pediatrics 2016. PubMed
  • Hswen Y, Gilkey MB, Rimer BK, Brewer NT. Improving Physician Recommendations for Human Papillomavirus Vaccination: The Role of Professional Organizations. Sex Transm Dis 2016; 44:42-47. PubMed
  • Henrikson NB, Tuzzio L, Gilkey MB, McRee AL. "You're never really off time": Healthcare providers' interpretations of optimal timing for HPV vaccination. Prev Med Rep 2016; 4:94-7. PubMed
  • Gilkey MB, Calo WA, Marciniak MW, Brewer NT. Parents who refuse or delay HPV vaccine: Differences in vaccination behavior, beliefs, and clinical communication preferences. Hum Vaccin Immunother 2016. PubMed
  • Malo TL, Gilkey MB, Hall ME, Shah PD, Brewer NT. Messages to Motivate Human Papillomavirus Vaccination: National Studies of Parents and Physicians. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2016; 25:1383-1391. PubMed
  • Brewer NT, DeFrank JT, Gilkey MB. Anticipated Regret and Health Behavior: A Meta-Analysis. Health Psychol 2016. PubMed
  • Calo WA, Gilkey MB, Shah PD, Moss JL, Brewer NT. Parents' Support for School-Entry Requirements for Human Papillomavirus Vaccination: A National Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2016; 25:1317-25. PubMed
  • Gilkey MB, Malo TL, Brewer NT. Quality of Physician Communication about HPV Vaccine-Response. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2016; 25:868. PubMed
  • Gilkey MB, Calo WA, Moss JL, Shah PD, Marciniak MW, Brewer NT. Provider communication and HPV vaccination: The impact of recommendation quality. Vaccine 2016; 34:1187-92. PubMed
  • Califano S, Calo WA, Weinberger M, Gilkey MB, Brewer NT. Physician support of HPV vaccination school-entry requirements. Hum Vaccin Immunother 2016. PubMed
  • Gilkey MB, Malo TL, Shah P, Hall ME, Brewer NT. Quality of Physician Communication about HPV Vaccine - Letter. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2016. PubMed
  • Gilkey MB, McRee AL. Provider Communication about HPV Vaccination: A Systematic Review. Hum Vaccin Immunother 2016. PubMed
  • Moss JL, Gilkey MB, Rimer BK, Brewer NT. Disparities in collaborative patient-provider communication about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. Hum Vaccin Immunother 2016. PubMed
  • Pepper JK, Gilkey MB, Brewer NT. Physicians' Counseling of Adolescents Regarding E-Cigarette Use. J Adolesc Health 2015. PubMed
  • Gilkey MB, Malo TL, Shah PD, Hall ME, Brewer NT. Quality of Physician Communication about Human Papillomavirus Vaccine: Findings from a National Survey. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2015; 24:1673-9. PubMed
  • Gilkey MB, Reiter PL, Magnus BE, McRee AL, Dempsey AF, Brewer NT. Validation of the Vaccination Confidence Scale: A┬áBrief Measure to Identify Parents at Risk for Refusing Adolescent Vaccines. Acad Pediatr 2015. PubMed
  • Gilkey MB, Moss JL, Coyne-Beasley T, Hall ME, Shah PD, Brewer NT. Physician communication about adolescent vaccination: How is human papillomavirus vaccine different? Prev Med 2015; 77:181-5. PubMed
  • Gilkey MB, Magnus BE, Reiter PL, McRee AL, Dempsey AF, Brewer NT. The Vaccination Confidence Scale: a brief measure of parents' vaccination beliefs. Vaccine 2014; 32:6259-65. PubMed
  • Reiter PL, Brewer NT, Gilkey MB, Katz ML, Paskett ED, Smith JS. Early adoption of the human papillomavirus vaccine among Hispanic adolescent males in the United States. Cancer 2014; 120:3200-7. PubMed
  • Galbraith KV, Gilkey MB, Smith JS, Richman AR, Barclay L, Brewer NT. Perceptions of mailed HPV self-testing among women at higher risk for cervical cancer. J Community Health 2014; 39:849-56. PubMed
  • Gilkey MB, Dayton AM, Moss JL, Sparks AC, Grimshaw AH, Bowling JM, Brewer NT. Increasing provision of adolescent vaccines in primary care: a randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics 2014; 134:e346-53. PubMed
  • Moss JL, Feld AL, O'Malley B, Entzel P, Smith JS, Gilkey MB, Brewer NT. Opportunities for increasing human papillomavirus vaccine provision in school health centers. J Sch Health 2014; 84:370-8. PubMed
  • Pepper JK, McRee AL, Gilkey MB. Healthcare providers' beliefs and attitudes about electronic cigarettes and preventive counseling for adolescent patients. J Adolesc Health 2014; 54:678-83. PubMed
  • Reiter PL, Gupta K, Brewer NT, Gilkey MB, Katz ML, Paskett ED, Smith JS. Provider-verified HPV vaccine coverage among a national sample of Hispanic adolescent females. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2014; 23:742-54. PubMed
  • Gilkey MB. Supporting cancer survivors' participation in peer review: perspectives from NCI's CARRA program. J Cancer Surviv 2014; 8:114-20. PubMed
  • Shah PD, Gilkey MB, Pepper JK, Gottlieb SL, Brewer NT. Promising alternative settings for HPV vaccination of US adolescents. 2014; 13:235-46. PubMed
  • Gilkey MB, Moss JL, Roberts AJ, Dayton AM, Grimshaw AH, Brewer NT. Comparing in-person and webinar delivery of an immunization quality improvement program: a process evaluation of the adolescent AFIX trial. 2014; 9:21. PubMed
  • Gilkey MB, McRee AL, Brewer NT. Forgone vaccination during childhood and adolescence: findings of a statewide survey of parents. Prev Med 2013; 56:202-6. PubMed
  • Gilkey MB, Moss JL, McRee AL, Brewer NT. Do correlates of HPV vaccine initiation differ between adolescent boys and girls? Vaccine 2012; 30:5928-34. PubMed
  • Gilkey MB, McRee AL, Magnus BE, Reiter PL, Dempsey AF, Brewer NT. Vaccination Confidence and Parental Refusal/Delay of Early Childhood Vaccines. PLoS ONE 2016; 11:e0159087. PubMed
  • McRee AL, Gilkey MB, Dempsey AF. HPV vaccine hesitancy: findings from a statewide survey of health care providers. J Pediatr Health Care 2014; 28:541-9. PubMed
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