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Selected Publications

The perspectives, barriers, and willingness of Utah dentists to engage in human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine practices.
Harris KL, Tay D, Kaiser D, Praag A, Rutkoski H, Dixon BL, Pinzon LM, Winkler JR, Kepka D.
Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics. 2020;16(2):436-44. Epub 2019/07/31. doi: 10.1080/21645515.2019.1649550. PubMed PMID: 31361179; PMCID: PMC7062442.

A Multi-state Evaluation of Oral Health Students' Knowledge of Human Papillomavirus-Related Oropharyngeal Cancer and HPV Vaccination.
Rutkoski H, Tay DL, Dixon BL, Pinzon LM, Mooney R, Winkler JR, Kepka D.
J Cancer Educ. 2020;35(5):1017-25. Epub 2019/06/22. doi: 10.1007/s13187-019-01561-y. PubMed PMID: 31222578; PMCID: PMC6923618.

Influence of provider recommendations to restart vaccines after childhood cancer on caregiver intention to vaccinate.
Warner EL, Vaca Lopez PL, Kepka D, Mann K, Kaddas HK, Fair D, Fluchel M, Knackstedt ED, Pannier ST, Martel L, Kirchhoff AC.
J Cancer Surviv. 2020;14(5):757-67. Epub 2020/05/28. doi: 10.1007/s11764-020-00890-y. PubMed PMID: 32458248; PMCID: PMC7505103.

HPV Vaccination Coverage Among US Teens Across the Rural-Urban Continuum.
Swiecki-Sikora AL, Henry KA, Kepka D.
J Rural Health. 2019 Sep;35(4):506-517.

HPV vaccination knowledge, intentions, and practices among caregivers of childhood cancer survivors.
Kirchhoff AC, Mann K, Warner EL, Kaddas HK, Fair D, Fluchel M, Knackstedt ED, Kepka D.
Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2019;15(7-8):1767-1775.

A Workplace-Based Intervention to Improve Awareness, Knowledge, and Utilization of Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancer Screenings Among Latino Service and Manual Labor Employees in Utah.
Warner EL, Martel L, Ou JY, Nam GE, Carbajal-Salisbury S, Fuentes V, Kirchhoff AC, Kepka D.
J Community Health. 2019 Apr;44(2):256-264.

Pharmacist insights into adolescent human papillomavirus vaccination provision in the United States.
Islam JY, Gruber JF, Kepka D, Kunwar M, Smith SB, Rothholz MC, Brewer NT, Smith JS.
Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2019;15(7-8):1839-1850.

Diverse caregivers' HPV vaccine-related awareness and knowledge.
Kepka D, Bodson J, Lai D, Sanchez-Birkhead AC, Davis FA, Lee D, Tavake-Pasi F, Napia E, Villalta J, Mukundente V, Mooney R, Coulter H, Stark LA.
Ethn Health. 2018 Dec 27;1-16.

Too many women are dying from cervix cancer: Problems and solutions.
Gaffney DK, Hashibe M, Kepka D, Maurer KA, Werner TL.
Gynecol Oncol. 2018 Dec;151(3):547-554.

Factors Associated with Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Among Diverse Adolescents in a Region with Low Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Rates.
Kepka D, Bodson J, Lai D, Sanchez-Birkhead A, Villalta J, Mukundente V, Tavake-Pasi F, Davis FA, Lee D, Napia E, Mooney R, Coulter H, Stark LA.
Health Equity. 2018;2(1):223-232.

Latinas' Colorectal Cancer Screening Knowledge, Barriers to Receipt, and Feasibility of Home-Based Fecal Immunochemical Testing.
Warner EL, Bodson J, Mooney R, Lai D, Samadder NJ, Kepka D.
J Immigr Minor Health. 2018 Aug;20(4):981-990.

Pilot Test of Survey to Assess Dental and Dental Hygiene Student Human Papillomavirus-Related Oropharyngeal Cancer Knowledge, Perceptions, and Clinical Practices.
Rutkoski H, Fowler B, Mooney R, Pappas L, Dixon BL, Pinzon LM, Winkler J, Kepka D.
J Cancer Educ. 2018 Aug;33(4):907-914.

An Electronic Medical Record Alert Intervention to Improve HPV Vaccination Among Eligible Male College Students at a University Student Health Center.
Martin S, Warner EL, Kirchhoff AC, Mooney R, Martel L, Kepka D.
J Community Health. 2018 Aug;43(4):756-760.

Utah pharmacists' knowledge, attitudes, and barriers regarding human papillomavirus vaccine recommendation.
Tolentino V, Unni E, Montuoro J, Bezzant-Ogborn D, Kepka D.
J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2018 Jul - Aug;58(4S):S16-S23.

Disparities in cancer survival and incidence by metropolitan versus rural residence in Utah.
Hashibe M, Kirchhoff AC, Kepka D, Kim J, Millar M, Sweeney C, Herget K, Monroe M, Henry NL, Lopez AM, Mooney K.
Cancer Med. 2018 Apr;7(4):1490-1497.

Improvements in Colorectal Cancer Incidence Not Experienced by Nonmetropolitan Women: A Population-Based Study From Utah.
Fowler B, Samadder NJ, Kepka D, Ding Q, Pappas L, Kirchhoff AC.
J Rural Health. 2018 Mar;34(2):155-161.

Utah Cancer Survivors: A Comprehensive Comparison of Health-Related Outcomes Between Survivors and Individuals Without a History of Cancer.
Fowler B, Ding Q, Pappas L, Wu YP, Linder L, Yancey J, Wright J, Clayton M, Kepka D, Kirchhoff AC.
J Cancer Educ. 2018 Feb;33(1):214-221.

A statewide investigation of geographic lung cancer incidence patterns and radon exposure in a low-smoking population.
Ou JY, Fowler B, Ding Q, Kirchhoff AC, Pappas L, Boucher K, Akerley W, Wu Y, Kaphingst K, Harding G, Kepka D.
BMC Cancer. 2018 Jan 31;18(1):115.

White, affluent, educated parents are least likely to choose HPV vaccination for their children: a cross-sectional study of the National Immunization Study - teen.
Warner EL, Ding Q, Pappas LM, Henry K, Kepka D.
BMC Pediatr. 2017 Dec 1;17(1):200.

Younger Age and Health Beliefs Associated with Being Overdue for Pap Testing among Utah Latinas who were Non-Adherent to Cancer Screening Guidelines.
Lai D, Bodson J, Warner EL, Ayres S, Mooney R, Kepka D.
J Immigr Minor Health. 2017 Oct;19(5):1088-1099.

Improving HPV Vaccination Through a Diverse Multi-state Coalition.
Warner EL, Fowler B, Martel L, Kepka D.
J Community Health. 2017 Oct;42(5):911-920.

Religion and HPV vaccine-related awareness, knowledge, and receipt among insured women aged 18-26 in Utah.
Bodson J, Wilson A, Warner EL, Kepka D.
PLoS One. 2017;12(8):e0183725.

Health Care Providers' Knowledge of HPV Vaccination, Barriers, and Strategies in a State With Low HPV Vaccine Receipt: Mixed-Methods Study.
Warner EL, Ding Q, Pappas L, Bodson J, Fowler B, Mooney R, Kirchhoff AC, Kepka D.
JMIR Cancer. 2017 Aug 11;3(2):e12.

Area-based socioeconomic factors and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among teen boys in the United States.
Henry KA, Swiecki-Sikora AL, Stroup AM, Warner EL, Kepka D.
BMC Public Health. 2017 Jul 14;18(1):19.

Sub-Regional Assessment of HPV Vaccination Among Female Adolescents in the Intermountain West and Implications for Intervention Opportunities.
Bodson J, Ding Q, Warner EL, Hawkins AJ, Henry KA, Kepka D.
Matern Child Health J. 2017 Jul;21(7):1500-1511.

Diverse Families' Experiences with HPV Vaccine Information Sources: A Community-Based Participatory Approach.
Lai D, Bodson J, Davis FA, Lee D, Tavake-Pasi F, Napia E, Villalta J, Mukundente V, Mooney R, Coulter H, Stark LA, Sanchez-Birkhead AC, Kepka D.
J Community Health. 2017 Apr;42(2):400-412.

Statewide analysis of missed opportunities for human papillomavirus vaccination using vaccine registry data.
Kepka D, Spigarelli MG, Warner EL, Yoneoka Y, McConnell N, Balch A.
Papillomavirus Res. 2016 Dec;2:128-132.

Factors associated with early adoption of the HPV vaccine in US male adolescents include Hispanic ethnicity and receipt of other vaccines.
Kepka D, Ding Q, Hawkins AJ, Warner EL, Boucher KM.
Prev Med Rep. 2016 Dec;4:98-102.

Poor HPV vaccine-related awareness and knowledge among Utah Latinas overdue for recommended cancer screenings.
Fowler B, Bodson J, Warner EL, Dyer J, Kepka D.
J Community Health. 2016 Aug;41(4):825-37.

Factors related to HPV vaccine uptake and 3-dose completion among women in a low vaccination region of the USA: an observational study.
Wilson AR, Hashibe M, Bodson J, Gren LH, Taylor BA, Greenwood J, Jackson BR, She R, Egger MJ, Kepka D.
BMC Womens Health. 2016 Jul 22;16:41.

Factors Associated with Increased HPV Vaccine Use in Rural-Frontier U.S. States.
Lai D, Ding Q, Bodson J, Warner EL, Kepka D.
Public Health Nurs. 2016 Jul;33(4):283-94.

Moderate Awareness and Limited Knowledge Relating to Cervical Cancer, HPV, and the HPV Vaccine Among Hispanics/Latinos in Utah.
Bodson J, Warner EL, Kepka D.
Health Promot Pract. 2016 Jul;17(4):548-56.

Geographic Factors and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Initiation among Adolescent Girls in the United States.
Henry KA, Stroup AM, Warner EL, Kepka D.
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2016 Feb;25(2):309-17.

Latino Parents' Awareness and Receipt of the HPV Vaccine for Sons and Daughters in a State with Low Three-Dose Completion.
Kepka D, Ding Q, Bodson J, Warner EL, Mooney K.
J Cancer Educ. 2015 Dec;30(4):808-12.

Latino Parents' Perceptions of the HPV Vaccine for Sons and Daughters.
Warner EL, Lai D, Carbajal-Salisbury S, Garza L, Bodson J, Mooney K, Kepka D.
J Community Health. 2015 Jun;40(3):387-94.

Low human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine knowledge among Latino parents in Utah.
Kepka D, Warner EL, Kinney AY, Spigarelli MG, Mooney K.
J Immigr Minor Health. 2015 Feb;17(1):125-31.

High school females and those with other vaccinations most likely to complete the Human Papillomavirus vaccine.
Kepka D, Ding Q, Warner EL, Spigarelli MG, Mooney K.
Prev Med Rep. 2015;2:79-83.

The implementation road: engaging community partnerships in evidence-based cancer control interventions.
Breslau ES, Weiss ES, Williams A, Burness A, Kepka D.
Health Promot Pract. 2015 Jan;16(1):46-54.

Demographic factors associated with overuse of Pap testing.
Kepka D, Breen N, King JB, Meissner HI, Roland KB, Benard VB, Saraiya M.
Am J Prev Med. 2014 Nov;47(5):629-33.

Patterns of care with brachytherapy for cervical cancer.
Bagshaw HP, Pappas LM, Kepka D, Tward JD, Gaffney DK.
Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2014 Nov;24(9):1659-64

Is provider type associated with cancer screening and prevention: advanced practice registered nurses, physician assistants, and physicians.
Kepka D, Smith A, Zeruto C, Yabroff KR.
BMC Cancer. 2014 Mar 31;14:233.

Low Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Knowledge Among Latino Parents in Utah.
Kepka D, Warner EL, Kinney AY, Spigarelli MG, Mooney K.
J Immigr Minor Health. 2014 Mar 9.

Preventive health care among HIV positive women in a Utah HIV/AIDS clinic: a retrospective cohort study.
Simonsen SE, Kepka D, Thompson J, Warner EL, Snyder M, Ries KM.
BMC Womens Health. 2014 Mar 4;14(1):37.

Advanced practice registered nurses, physician assistants and cancer prevention and screening: a systematic review.
Smith AA, Kepka D, Yabroff KR.
BMC Health Serv Res. 2014 Feb 12;14:68.

Overuse of Papanicolaou testing among older women and among women without a cervix.
Kepka D, Breen N, King JB, Benard VB, Saraiya M.
JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Feb 1;174(2):293-6.

Health disparities around the world: perspectives from the 2012 Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control course at the National Cancer Institute.
Chawla N, Kepka DL, Heckman-Stoddard BM, Horne HN, Felix AS, Luhn P, Pelser C, Barkley J, Faupel-Badger JM.
J Oncol Pract. 2013 Nov;9(6):e284-9.

Factors associated with human papillomavirus vaccination among young adult women in the United States.
Williams WW, Lu PJ, Saraiya M, Yankey D, Dorell C, Rodriguez JL, Kepka D, Markowitz LE.
Vaccine. 2013 Jun 19;31(28):2937-46.

Human papillomavirus vaccine initiation and awareness: U.S. young men in the 2010 National Health Interview Survey.
Lu PJ, Williams WW, Li J, Dorell C, Yankey D, Kepka D, Dunne EF.
Am J Prev Med. 2013 Apr;44(4):330-8.

Cervical cancer screening among young adult women in the United States.
Roland KB, Benard VB, Soman A, Breen N, Kepka D, Saraiya M.
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Apr;22(4):580-8.

Human papillomavirus vaccine practices in the USA: do primary care providers use sexual history and cervical cancer screening results to make HPV vaccine recommendations?
Kepka D, Berkowitz Z, Yabroff KR, Roland K, Saraiya M.
Sex Transm Infect. 2012 Oct;88(6):433-5.

Low knowledge of the three-dose HPV vaccine series among mothers of rural Hispanic adolescents.
Kepka DL, Ulrich AK, Coronado GD.
J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 May;23(2):626-35.

Development of a radionovela to promote HPV vaccine awareness and knowledge among Latino parents.
Kepka DL, Coronado GD, Rodriguez HP, Thompson B.
Public Health Rep. 2012 Jan-Feb;127(1):130-8.

Economic burden of cancer in the United States: estimates, projections, and future research.
Yabroff KR, Lund J, Kepka D, Mariotto A.
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2011 Oct;20(10):2006-14.

Acculturation and HPV infection among Latinas in the United States.
Kepka D, Coronado G, Rodriguez H, Thompson B.
Prev Med. 2010 Aug;51(2):182-4.