Head and Neck Cancer

HPV Vaccine

Human papillomavirus

Keerti Shah

For the upcoming issue of Johns Hopkins Public Health magazine on Human Papillomavirus (more commonly known as HPV), the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States. It’s a sensitive and difficult subject to illustrate. The article highlights several leading researchers on the subject, including Dr. Keerti Shah, a Johns Hopkins virologist, who had been studying HPV and cervical cancer for more than 20 years, as well as Patti Gravitt, a first generation Shah protégé. For this assignment, I decided to explore a more gritty, painterly process to communicate the nature of the subject. Client: Johns Hopkins University. Publication: Johns Hopkins Public Health. Art Director: Robert H. Ollinger