Diane Harper

Professional Title

Professor of Family Medicine


Family Medicine


Dr. Diane M. Harper is an internationally recognized clinical research expert in HPV associated diseases, their prevention, early detection, and treatment for the prevention of cancer. She has been a consultant for the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to advise on global guidelines and to set up screening and prevention operations in low and middle income countries to prevent cervical cancer. She received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the European Research Organization on Genital Infection and Neoplasia for her scientific work as well as the Femmes de l'Année Prix Monte Carlo which honors one local and one international woman a year for her influence in bettering women's lives around the world. Dr. Harper has a strong interest in public health, epidemiology, and health behaviors, all fields in which she is widely published. She has over 200 publications and tens of thousands citations, has contributed to multiple textbooks, and has participated in US and Global cervical cancer screening guidelines recommendation publications. She has been a member of the United States Preventive Services Task Force.  

Research Interests

community-based research
digital studies
Michigan Medicine
mixed methods
qualitative research
quantitative research
communication mechanisms/manners