Rebecca Lunstroth publishes paper on HPV vaccine

By Angela Gomez, McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics
March 24, 2022

“Medical Ethics Principles Underscore Advocating for Human Papillomavirus Vaccine,” is the title of a recent article published online by Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics. The article was co-authored by a team including a physician of pediatric infectious diseases from Baylor College of Medicine, faculty in health promotion and prevention at the UTHealth School of Public Health, and Center associate director and associate professor, Rebecca Lunstroth, JD, MA.

In the paper, the authors discuss that providers’ lack of strong recommendations for the HPV vaccine fails to meet the four medical ethics principles of justice, beneficence, nonmaleficence, and autonomy. Their work was supported by grants funded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, or CPRIT.