Meeting Archive:
Perceptions of HPV Prevention in Men and Boys

Meeting Description:
Human papillomavirus infection is estimated to be the most common sexually transmitted infection. Educational outreach about HPV is often focused on women because having the virus increases their cervical cancer risk. Yet over half of sexually active men in the U.S. will have HPV at some time in their life, increasing their risk of developing certain cancers. This webinar will discuss perceptions and knowledge about HPV prevention in boys and men.
Date: Thu, Mar 28, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): APHA Mens Health Caucus
 Presenter Information
Jean Bonhomme, MD, MPH
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Founder, National Black Men’s Health Network
Dr. Bonhomme is Founder of the National Black Men's Health Network and an expert on men’s health, minority health, the impact of poor men’s health on families. He has served as corporate president and Chairman of the Steering Committee for CHAMPS (Community Health and Men’s Promotion Summit), providing free health screenings to economically disadvantaged minority males. Also, he has served as staff physician for Toxicology Associates of North Georgia (TANG), a drug treatment facility based in Marietta, Georgia. 

Hannah Balcezak
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Student Researcher
Hannah Balcezak is an undergraduate student at Texas A&M University. She is currently working on a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences and a Public Health Entomology Certificate. Hannah is an research assistant for Dr. Lisa Wigfall at Texas A&M University. Dr. Wigfall’s area of research is primary and secondary prevention of HPV-associated diseases and cancers.

Shane Fernando, PhD MS FRSPH
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Assistant Professor, UNTHSC Department of Pediatrics
Dr. Shane Fernando is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at the UNT Health Science Center. Dr. Fernando also served as the research director for the Pediatric Mobile Program, a "clinic-on-wheels" that serves the low-income and uninsured pediatric population of Tarrant County, Texas. In addition to his epidemiologic training, Dr. Fernando has developed extensive expertise in survey design and validation methods, epidemiologic study designs, and mixed-model analysis. As one of the five primary clinical scientists in the Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Fernando has managed numerous studies, and has served as a dedicated mentor for all his students. Dr. Fernando has extensive experience working with diverse populations having lived across 3 continents in his lifetime, and with his work with vulnerable populations in research, in which he received a fellowship from the Texas Center for Health Disparities.