Dr. Sturgis is a professor with tenure in head and neck surgery and in epidemiology at The University of Texas-MD Anderson Cancer Center. He has devoted much of his career to HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer epidemiology and working to broadly disseminate the message of preventive HPV vaccination, particularly in boys. In 2015, he was appointed the first Christopher and Susan Damico Chair in Viral Associated Malignancies. He serves on the Board of Directors of The Immunization Partnership, and he is the National HPV Spokesperson for the Prevent Cancer Foundation and on the Foundation’s Medical Advisory Board. He is the Surgical Chair for the NRG Oncology Head and Neck Group and serves on the ASCO Cancer Prevention Committee. He has more than 300 peer-reviewed publications, over 50 invited reviews / book chapters, and over 200 invited lectures. Dr. Sturgis is currently running a prospective blinded-controlled clinical trial to establish a screening method for HPV-cancers in men: HOUSTON (HPV-related Oropharyngeal and Uncommon cancer Screening Trial Of meN).