Melanie L. Kornides, ScD, RN, FNP-BC
“I work with multidisciplinary teams at the University of Pennsylvania to increase HPV vaccination among adolescent boys and girls. Reducing sex disparities in HPV vaccination is important for women’s health, as improving vaccination coverage of adolescent boys will reduce HPV infections in the general population and HPV-related diseases and cancers for both females and males.”
- PhD, Harvard University, 2016
- MPH, George Mason University, 2011
- MSN, University of Michigan, 2004
- BSN, Ohio State University, , 2002
Dr. Kornides teaches The Nature of Nursing Practice (Nurs 101).
Dr. Kornides’ research interests include the utilization of big data to contextualize sex disparities in pediatric and women’s health. Her current work seeks to address sex disparities in HPV vaccination uptake and other cancer prevention services for adolescents.
Opportunities to Learn and Collaborate at Penn Nursing
Dr. Kornides collaborates with colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.
Selected Career Highlights
- 2018-2020 University of Pennsylvania Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K12 Scholar
- 2017-2018 Pyle Fellow, Center for Healthcare Research in Pediatrics, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School & Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
- 2017 American Cancer Society Calle/Rodriguez Memorial Minority Travel Award for Top Ranked Abstract, American Society of Preventive Oncology