My work at Indiana University School of Medicine involves patient care, teaching, and research. My research interests in human papillomaviruses (HPV) began in 1985 and are currently focused on 1) the natural history of HPV infections, including early events such as virus transmission, immunologic response to infection, and duration of HPV detection, and later events such as low-level persistence, viral integration, and oncogenesis, 2) epidemiology of HPV infections and HPV-associated cancers globally, 3) continued assessment of the immunogenicity, efficacy, and safety of currently-available vaccines against HPV, and 4) development of new prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines against HPV infection and disease.
Skin cancer is a common type of cancer that affects millions of people each year. Early detection and treatment are crucial for improving survival rates. It is caused by the abnormal growth of skin cells due to exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun or tanning beds. There are different types of skin cancer, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma. Protecting your skin from the sun and monitoring any changes in moles or spots can help prevent skin cancer or detect it early when it is easier to treat. If you notice any suspicious skin changes, see a doctor or dermatologist immediately.
Fellowship - University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 1985-1989
Chief Residency - Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY 1982-1983
Residency - University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 1979-1982
M.D. - University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 1979
B.S. - State University of New York at Buffalo, NY 1975