Diane Medved Harper, MD, MPH, MS is the Director of the Gynecologic Cancer Prevention Research Group and is a Professor of Community and Family Medicine, Biomedical and Health Informatics and Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine. Her research has been well funded from a mix of federal agencies (NCI), state agencies, private foundations, and industrial partners; covering research in all aspects of cervical cancer prevention and HPV associated diseases: barriers to screening use by underserved and unserved women; leukocyte functions in the cervix; HPV detection methods by self sampling; anal cancers and EGW in MSM; quality of life assessments of screening, colposcopy and treatment methods, colposcopy improvements including frontier work in optical tissue diagnosis of CIN disease by fluorescent techniques and by acetowhitening kinetics; a member of the Steering Committee of ALTS; telecolposcopy; cost effectiveness analyses for screening and triage of cervical cancer programs; Shared Decision Making Programs for cervical cancer screening, follow up, treatment and prevention programs; and HPV vaccination work. She has received several national awards for her teaching, clinical work and research.
Professor of Medicine
HPV associated diseases; telemedicine; shared decision making; cost effectiveness analysis; vaccinology
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