Jo Ann Shoup obtained her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Clinic Psychology at Edinboro University. She also obtained a Master of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science in Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. She completed her doctoral degree at the University of Colorado, Denver in the School of Public Affairs, where she was a teaching assistant. Dr. Shoup completed a three-year Public Health Prevention fellowship through the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, and now works at Kaiser Permanente Colorado Institute for Health Research as a senior research project manager. Jo Ann has experience working at the local, regional, and national levels in health research, disease surveillance, and infection control. She has experience in designing and conducting research using qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods. Her research interests include vaccine policy, safety and hesitancy, opioid use, and health behaviors.