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2022 Expand answer

Colón-López, V, Valencia-Torres, I, Ríos, E, Llavona, J, Vélez-Álamo, C, Fernández, M. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs About Colorectal Cancer Screening in Puerto Rico. J Canc Educ (2022).

2021 Expand answer

Calo WA, Shah PD, Gilkey MB, Dyer AM, Margolis M, Alton Daily S, Brewer NT. Misinformation and other elements in HPV vaccine tweets: An experimental comparison. J Behav Med. In press.

Spanos KE, Kraschnewski JL, Moss JL, Wong A, Calo WA. Parent support for social media standards combatting vaccine misinformation combating vaccine misinformation. Vaccine. In press.

Hoke A, Keller CMCalo WA, Sekhar DL, Lehman EB, Kraschnewski JL. School nurse perspectives on COVID-19. J School Nursing. In press.

Hoke A, Stuckey H, Keller C, Lu Z, Hivner E, Calo WA, Kraschnewski J. In their own words: Resources needed by school nurses to facilitate student immunization compliance. J School Health. In press.

Ortiz AP, Soto-Salgado M, Calo WA, Hull P, Fernandez ME, Colón-López V, Tortolero-Luna G. Elimination of cervical cancer in U.S. Hispanic populations: Puerto Rico as a case study. Prev Med. 2021; 144:106336. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2020.106336

Margolis MA, Brewer NT, Shah PD, Calo WA, Alton Dailey S, Gilkey MB. Talking about recommended age or fewer doses: What motivates HPV vaccination timeliness? Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2021;17(9):3077-80. doi: 10.1080/21645515.2021.1912550

Wong A, Kraschnewski JL, Spanos KE, Fogel B, Calo WA. Parental motivations for seeking second medical opinions for their child’s HPV vaccine. Prev Med Rep. 2021; 24. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2021.101550

Méndez-Lázaro PA, Bernhardt YM, Calo WA, Pacheco Díaz AM, García-Camacho SI, Rivera-Lugo M, Acosta-Pérez E,  Pérez N, Ortiz-Martínez AP. Environmental Stressors Suffered by Women with Gynecological Cancers in the Aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and María in Puerto Rico. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(21):11183.

Ortiz AP, Soto-Salgado M, Calo WA, Hull P, Fernández ME, Colón-López V, Tortolero-Luna G. Elimination cervical cancer in U.S. Hispanic populations: Puerto Rico as a case study. 2021; 144.

Shah PD, Calo WA, Gilkey MB, Margolis MA, Dailey SA, Todd KG, et al. Easing Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Hesitancy: A Communication Experiment With U.S. Parents. Am J Prev Med 2021; 61: 88-95. https:/

Lennon RP, Fraleigh R, Van Scoy LJ, Keshaviah A, Hu XC, Snyder BL, et al. Developing and testing an automated qualitative assistant (AQUA) to support qualitative analysis. Fam Med Community Heal 2021; 9: e001287.

2020 Expand answer

Mama, SK, Bhuiyan, N, Foo, W, Segel, JE, Bluethmann, SM, Winkels, RM, Wiskemann, J, Calo, WA, Lengerich, EJ & Schmitz, KH 2020, ‘Rural-urban differences in meeting physical activity recommendations and health status in cancer survivors in central Pennsylvania’, Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 28, no. 10, pp. 5013-5022.

Ortiz, A. P., Calo, W. A., Mendez-Lazaro, P., García-Camacho, S., Mercado-Casillas, A., Cabrera-Márquez, J., & Tortolero-Luna, G. (2020). Strengthening Resilience and Adaptive Capacity to Disasters in Cancer Control Plans: Lessons Learned from Puerto Rico. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention29(7), 1290-1293.

Calo W, Doerksen SE, Spanos K, Pergolotti M, Schmitz KH. Implementing Strength after Breast Cancer (SABC) in outpatient rehabilitation clinics: mapping clinician survey data onto key implementation outcomes. Implement Sci Commun. 2020;1:69. Published 2020 Aug 5.

Calo, WA, Murray, A, Francis, E, Bermudez, M & Kraschnewski, J 2020, ‘Reaching the Hispanic Community About COVID-19 Through Existing Chronic Disease Prevention Programs’, Preventing Chronic Disease, vol. 17, pp. E49.

Calo, WA & Brewer, NT 2020, ‘HPV vaccine requirements, opt-outs and providers’ support: Key studies missing from a recent systematic review’, Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 128-130.

2019 Expand answer

Calo, W, Gilkey, MB, Leeman, J, Heisler-MacKinnon, J, Averette, C, Sanchez, S, Kornides, ML & Brewer, NT 2019, ‘Coaching primary care clinics for HPV vaccination quality improvement: Comparing in-person and webinar implementation‘, Translational behavioral medicine, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 23-31.

Shah, PD, Calo, WA, Gilkey, MB, Boynton, MH, Dailey, SA, Todd, KG, Robichaud, MO, Margolis, MA & Brewer, NT 2019, ‘Questions and concerns about HPV vaccine: A communication experiment’, Pediatrics, vol. 143, no. 2, e20181872.

Calo, W, Shah, PD, Gilkey, MB, Vanderpool, RC, Barden, S, Doucette, WR & Brewer, NT 2019, ‘Implementing pharmacy-located HPV vaccination: findings from pilot projects in five U.S. states’, Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics

Margolis, MA, Brewer, NT, Shah, PD, Calo, WA & Gilkey, MB 2019, ‘Stories about HPV vaccine in social media, traditional media, and conversations’, Preventive Medicine, vol. 118, pp. 251-256.

2018 Expand answer

Calo, W, Gilkey, MB, Malo, TL, Robichaud, M & Brewer, NT 2018, ‘A content analysis of HPV vaccination messages available online’, Vaccine, vol, 36, no. 49, pp. 7525-7529,

Shah, PD, Calo, WA, Marciniak, MW, Golin, CE, Sleath, BL & Brewer, NT 2018, ‘Service quality and parents’ willingness to get adolescents HPV vaccine from pharmacists’, Preventive Medicine, vol. 109, pp. 106-112.

Kornides, ML, Calo, WA, Heisler-MacKinnon, JA & Gilkey, MB 2018, ‘U.S. Primary Care Clinics’ Experiences During Introduction of the 9-Valent HPV Vaccine’, Journal of Community Health, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 291-296.

Fernandez, ME, Walker, TJ, Weiner, BJ, Calo, WA, Liang, S, Risendal, B, Friedman, DB, Tu, SP, Williams, RS, Jacobs, S, Herrmann, AK & Kegler, MC 2018, ‘Developing measures to assess constructs from the Inner Setting domain of the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research’, Implementation Science, vol. 13, no. 1, 52.

2017 Expand answer

McCarthy, SH, Walmer, KA, Boggan, JC, Gichane, MW, Calo, WA, Beauvais, HA & Brewer, NT 2017, ‘Awareness of Cervical Cancer Causes and Predeterminants of Likelihood to Screen among Women in Haiti’, Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 37-41.

Gichane, MW, Calo, WA, McCarthy, SH, Walmer, KA, Boggan, JC & Brewer, NT 2017, ‘Human Papillomavirus Awareness in Haiti: Preparing for a National HPV Vaccination Program’, Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 96-101.

Correa-Fernández, V, Díaz-Toro, EC, Reitzel, LR, Guo, L, Chen, M, Li, Y, Calo, WA, Shih, YCT & Wetter, DW 2017, ‘Combined treatment for at-risk drinking and smoking cessation among Puerto Ricans: A randomized clinical trial’, Addictive Behaviors, vol. 65, pp. 185-192.

Gilkey, MB, Calo, WA, Marciniak, MW & Brewer, NT 2017, ‘Parents who refuse or delay HPV vaccine: Differences in vaccination behavior, beliefs, and clinical communication preferences’, Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 680-686.

Calo, W, Gilkey, MB, Shah, P, Marciniak, MW & Brewer, NT 2017. ‘Parents’ willingness to get human papillomavirus vaccination for their adolescent children at a pharmacy’, Preventive Medicine, vol. 99, pp. 251-256.

Colón-López, V, Fernández-Espada, N, Vélez, C, Gonzalez, VJ, Diaz-Toro, EC, Calo, WA, Savas, LS, Pattatucci, A & Fernández, ME 2017, ‘Communication about sex and HPV among Puerto Rican mothers and daughters’, Ethnicity and Health, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 348-360.

Colón-López, V, González, D, Vélez, C, Fernández-Espada, N, Feldman-Soler, A, Ayala-Escobar, K, Ayala-Marín, AM, Soto-Salgado, M, Calo, WA, Pattatucci-Aragón, A, Rivera-Díaz, M & Fernández, ME 2017, ‘Community-academic partnership to implement a Breast and Cervical Cancer screening education program in Puerto Rico’, Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal, vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 191-197.

Prior to 2017 Expand answer

For publications prior to 2017, visit Dr. Calo’s PubMed page.

Conferences, Presentations and Posters

Conferences Expand answer

The HPV Interest Group, University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center

May 2021

Presentation Title: Strategies for addressing HPV vaccine misinformation

Penn State Project ECHO, COVID-19 Series

January 2021

Presentation Title: COVID-19 Vaccine: Safety, Mandates, and Communication

Workshop: The What, Why, and How of Implementation Science

December 2020

Presentation Title: Improving vaccine communication interventions through implementation science

This flash talk was delivered at the Penn State Social Science Research Institute’s (SSRI) Workshop to inform on the use of implementation science in studying interventions to improve providers’ vaccine communication, such as the Announce Approach and Systems Communication. These interventions will be studied based on implementation science constructs through our HPV Echo Project.

The slides will be available soon!

Race- and Ethnicity-Based Disparities (RRED) Talk

October 2020

Presentation Title: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH)

This flash talk was delivered at Penn State’s inaugural Research on Race- and Ethnicity- Based Disparities Series from the Penn State Health Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. It covers information on the REACH project and the importance of community health workers in Hispanic communities during COVID-19.

Access the slides here.

10th Annual Health Summit of the Appalachian Translational Research Network

September 2020

Presentation Title: Reaching the Hispanic Community about COVID-19 through Existing Chronic Disease Prevention Programs

Presentations and Posters Expand answer

Sustaining Public Health in Pennsylvania Through Best Practices and Community-based Initiatives Conference

June 2022

Presentation Title: Stories to Prevent (StoP) Cancer: Using HPV cancer survivor narratives to increase parents’ intent to vaccinate their children
Presentation Title: Identifying at-risk individuals for diseases of despair through integration of​ clinical practice and social service systems

Society of Behavioral Medicine 43rd Annual Meeting

April 2022

Presentation Title: Stories to Prevent (StoP) Cancer: Using HPV cancer survivor narratives to increase parents’ intent to vaccinate their children

Presentation Title: Identifying at-risk individuals for diseases of despair through integration of​ clinical practice and social service systems

Appalachian Translational Research Network Annual Health Summit

October 2021

Presentation Title: Addressing Diseases of Despair using the PA211SW Helpline in Appalachia

ECHO Ontario Conference

January 2021

Presentation Title: Reaching the U.S. Hispanic Community about COVID-19 through the ECHO Model 

12th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation

December 2019

Presentation Title: Implementing pharmacy-located HPV vaccination: Findings from pilot projects in five U.S. States

This poster summarizes the main implementation findings of a pilot project testing the delivery of HPV vaccines in pharmacies.

Access the poster here.

Presentation Title: Disseminating Strength After Breast Cancer: A rehabilitative exercise program for breast cancer survivors

This poster summarizes the finding from a study surveying physical therapists enrolled in the Strength After Breast Cancer (SABC) course to evaluate implementation of SABC into outpatient rehabilitation clinics.

Access the poster here.