Deanna Kepka, MPH, MA

University of Washington
Department of Health Services
Box 357660
Seattle WAUSA

Biographical Sketch:
Deanna Kepka is a first year Cancer Prevention Fellow at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, Maryland. She completed her PhD in the Department of Health Services at the University of Washington, School of Public Health and Community Medicine in June 2010 where she was an NCI Biobehavioral Cancer Prevention and Control Pre-doctoral Fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She selected Maternal and Child Health as her area of emphasis. Her dissertation activities investigated the prevention of cervical cancer among US Latinas as related to HPV infection, HPV awareness, and HPV vaccine education. She has also received an MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Deanna's current research interests include health services research related to access to primary care and disparities in cancer prevention and treatment for underserved populations with an emphasis on cervical cancer, HPV, and the HPV vaccine.