Dr. Gregory Zimet is a professor of pediatrics and clinical psychology in the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics at the IU School of Medicine, with an adjunct appointment in the School of Nursing. In addition, he is co-director of the IUPUI Center for HPV Research, which he founded in 2012. Much of his research has involved the study of vaccine acceptance and refusal, with a primary focus over the past 20 years on attitudes about HPV vaccine as well as the behavioral and social determinants of HPV vaccination. More recently, he has worked with colleagues on understanding attitudes about COVID-19 vaccination and other behavioral approaches to COVID-19 prevention.
Zimet started investigating attitudes about vaccines for adolescents in the mid-1990s. His studies have focused on adolescents and young adults, parents of adolescents, and health care providers and include evaluations of vaccine communication intervention strategies.
Zimet’s vaccination research has involved collaborations with investigators across the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, the Netherlands and Malaysia. He has authored or co-authored over 170 research, review and editorial articles about vaccination.
Areas of Expertise
HPV vaccination, COVID-19 vaccination, adolescent vaccination.