Dr Heidi Larson MA PhD
About Heidi Larson
Dr. Heidi Larson is an anthropologist who currently leads a team studying issues around public trust in vaccines and the implications for immunization programmes and policies.
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Dr. Larson previously headed Global Communication for Immunization at UNICEF and Chaired the Advocacy Task Force for the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI). Her research specializes in the analysis and evaluation of health and development programmes with particular attention to social and political factors which can affect policies and programmes. Her particular focus is on risk and rumour management in health programmes and technologies, especially vaccines - from clinical trials to delivery - and building public trust.
Dr. Larson is also a Fellow at the Chatham House Centre on Global Health Security.
More details about my research can be found here.
- Adolescent health
- Behaviour change
- Decision analysis
- Global Health
- Health policy
- Public health
- Research : policy relationship
- Social and structural determinants of health
- Policy analysis
Disease and Health Conditions
- Ethics And Human Rights
- Pandemic Influenza
- Participatory Approaches To Health
- Social Epidemiology
- communications strategy
- international partnerships
- public engagement in science
- social determinants of health
- social justice
- young people
Lessons from polio eradication.
Larson, H.J. ; Ghinai, I. ;
Nature, 2011; 473(7348):446-7
Addressing the vaccine confidence gap.
Larson, H.J. ; Cooper, L.Z. ; Eskola, J. ; Katz, S.L. ; Ratzan, S. ;
Redesigning the AIDS response for long-term impact
Larson, H.J.; Bertozzi, S.; Piot, P.
Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2011; 89(11):846-852
Eradicating polio: persisting challenges beyond endemic countries.
Larson, H.J. ; Paterson, P. ;
Expert Rev Vaccines, 2011; 10(12):1635-6
Public Health Response to Influenza A(H1N1) as an Opportunity to Build Public Trust
Larson, H.J.; Heymann, D.L.
JAMA-Journal of the American Medical Association, 2010; 303(3):271-272
The India HPV-vaccine suspension.
Larson, H.J.; Brocard, P.; Garnett, G.;
Lancet, 2010; 376(9741):572-3
Protecting public trust in immunization.
Cooper, L.Z. ; Larson, H.J. ; Katz, S.L. ;
Pediatrics, 2008; 122(1):149-53
Coming to terms with complexity: a call to action for HIV prevention
Piot, P.; Bartos, M.; Larson, H.; Zewdie, D.; Mane, P.
Lancet, 2008; 372(9641):845-59
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