Tamera Coyne-Beasley is Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine in UNC’s Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Her research focuses on reducing health disparities, improving adolescent health and access to health care, decreasing adolescent risky behavior including sexually transmitted infections such as HIV and HPV, and decreasing violence and firearm deaths among youth. Dr. Coyne-Beasley has been Principal Investigator on several projects examining the acceptability of HPV vaccine, barriers to vaccination and interventions among parents of male children. She is a voting member of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, appointed by the U.S. Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services, to develop vaccine policy for the U.S.

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