Vicki Benard, PhD
Vicki Benard, PhD, is an epidemiologist and team lead in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control’s (DCPC) Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch. Her research focuses on cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV). She leads an educational intervention study examining HPV co-testing in Federally Qualified Health Centers in the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program.
Dr. Benard did her undergraduate work in statistics and math at the University of South Alabama, and earned her doctorate in biometry and epidemiology from the Medical University of South Carolina. She first joined DCPC in 1998 as a contractor working with the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) to conduct a needs assessment of epidemiologic capacity in cancer control. Two years later, she became a staff epidemiologist. Much of her research has examined cervical cancer control and screening practices within the NBCCEDP, and she is well published on these issues.
The most recent articles Dr. Benard has first-authored include—
- 2013 Overview of the CDC Cervical Cancer (Cx3) study: an educational intervention of HPV testing for cervical cancer screening.
- 2012 Timeliness of cervical cancer diagnosis and initiation of treatment in the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.
- 2011 Cancer screening practices among physicians in the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.
- 2010 Follow-up for cervical abnormalities in a managed care plan, 1999–2004.
- 2008 Examining the association between socioeconomic status and potential human papillomavirus-associated cancers.
- 2008 Assessment of follow-up for low-grade cytological abnormalities in the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, 2000–2005.
- 2007 Cervical cancer incidence in the United States by area of residence, 1998–2001.
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