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STUCK: How Vaccine Rumors Start – and Why They Don’t Go Away

A Health Conversation with Prof. Heidi J. Larson, PhD

2021-12-21 12:00:00 2021-12-21 13:00:00 America/New_York STUCK: How Vaccine Rumors Start – and Why They Don’t Go Away Join Ives Community Health Librarian Rory Martorana in conversation with Prof. Heidi J. Larson, Founding Director of The Vaccine Confidence Project, about vaccine hesitancy and misinformation. Zoom -

Tuesday, December 21
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Add to Calendar 2021-12-21 12:00:00 2021-12-21 13:00:00 America/New_York STUCK: How Vaccine Rumors Start – and Why They Don’t Go Away Join Ives Community Health Librarian Rory Martorana in conversation with Prof. Heidi J. Larson, Founding Director of The Vaccine Confidence Project, about vaccine hesitancy and misinformation. Zoom -

Join Ives Community Health Librarian Rory Martorana in conversation with Prof. Heidi J. Larson, Founding Director of The Vaccine Confidence Project, about vaccine hesitancy and misinformation.

Heidi J. Larson, PhD, is Professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision Science and is the Founding Director of the Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She is also Clinical Professor of Health Metrics Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, USA, and Guest Professor at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Dr. Larson previously headed Global Immunization Communication at UNICEF, chaired GAVI’s Advocacy Task Force, and served on the WHO SAGE Working Group on vaccine hesitancy. The VCP is a WHO Centre of Excellence on addressing Vaccine Hesitancy.

Professor Larson’s research focuses on the analysis of social and political factors that can affect uptake of health interventions and influence policies. Her particular interest is on risk and rumour management from clinical trials to delivery – and building public trust.  She served on the FDA Medical Countermeasure (MCM) Emergency Communication Expert Working Group, and is currently Principal Investigator for a global study on acceptance of vaccination during pregnancy; an EU-funded (EBODAC) project on the deployment, acceptance and compliance of an Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone; and a global study on Public Sentiments and Emotions Around Current and Potential Measures to Contain and Treat COVID-19.   

Prof. Larson has recently joined the Centre for the Evaluation of Vaccination (CEV) (University of Antwerp) as associate professor, as the CEV at the Antwerp University will host the European regional Office of the Vaccine Confidence Project as of May 15, 2019, and will closely collaborate with Vaccine Confidence Project partners at European level on implementing the Vaccine Confidence Index™ and developing and evaluating interventions to address vaccine hesitancy.

She is author of STUCK: How Vaccine Rumors Start – and Why They Don’t Go Away.

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The Ives Main Library, designed by renowned architect, Cass Gilbert in 1911, is a cornerstone of the historic New Haven Green. The facility is a community treasure and features unique design details, including several WPA-era murals. Ives is open 54 hours a week, Monday-Saturday, and houses major public service departments for children and teens as well as adult reference, a computer tech center and Ives Squared, a newly renovated space for innovation and entrepreneurship.

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