Shelby Crants, BS
Medical Student
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Shelby Crants is a third-year medical student at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She received her bachelor’s degree in human biology from Stanford University. She is passionate about women's health and is excited to have this opportunity to present the results from this quality improvement project on vaccine education for women with opioid use disorder.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background: Vaccinations prevent almost 6 million deaths worldwide and reduce the incidence of several cancers. The Vanderbilt Maternal Addiction Recovery Program (VMARP) serves antepartum and postpartum women with substance use disorder, primarily opioid use disorder. Data collected from this clinic in 2021 suggests that these patients have low vaccination rates, with fewer than 50% of surveyed patients having received common vaccinations. VMARP patients consistently cited lack of knowledge as the reason for vaccine refusal. The aim of this project was to educate 80% of clinic patients about…