Her current research interests have involved defining the epidemiology of HPV infections in adolescents, understanding vaccine related behaviors and reproductive health issues of adolescents with chronic health issues.
- Adolescent reproductive health and gynecology (Riley Hospital for Children)
- Contraception for adolescents and young adults with chronic illness (Riley Hospital for Children)
- HPV epidemiology
- HPV vaccine behaviors
- Reproductive health needs of women with chronic illness
Dr. Shew's research interests include:
1. Decrease the public health burden of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and HPV-related disease including cervical cancer and dysplasia. 2. Characterize patterns of HPV infection, clearance, persistence or latent reactivation or re-infection among adolescent and young adult women. 3. Assess the virological and behavioral impact of prophylactic HPV vaccines.