Ms. Efrat Gabay has extensive experience in project management, development, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of public health intervention programs, as well as vaccination and health education messaging and communication. She has coordinated several research and curriculum development projects at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston over the past 13 years, mainly in the areas of HPV vaccination, adolescent sexual health, and healthy relationships.
Ms. Gabay currently manages operations of All for Them, a comprehensive school-based vaccination initiative to increase HPV vaccine uptake among Texas youth, as well as a grant to develop a strategy for schools and community health centers to adopt and implement All for Them in their communities. The All for Them projects are funded by CPRIT (PP230033, PP200017, PP170046), with ancillary support from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Ms. Gabay also manages an evaluation of the Trauma Informed Care initiative of the Texas Association of Community Health Centers (TACHC) and previously coordinated an evaluation project examining the impact of COVID-19 on the TACHC Health Center Controlled Network. She also coordinated the development of iCHAMPSS, a decision support system for school districts to adopt, implement, and sustain evidence-based sexual health curricula, and co-coordinated the Adolescent Vaccination Project (CPRIT PP140183, RP150014), focusing on increasing HPV vaccine uptake in a network of pediatric clinics.
Ms. Gabay's research interests include cancer prevention, prevention of adolescent risk behaviors, child and adolescent mental health and chronic disease management in youth. She earned a Master of Public Health degree in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences from the UTHealth Houston School of Public Health and a B.S. in Psychology from Tulane University.Sessions: