Ms Emilie Karafillakis
& PhD candidate
Emilie Karafillakis is a research fellow for the Vaccine Confidence Project, a research group led by Heidi Larson focused on studying global vaccine hesitancy, confidence and trust. She has a background in public health, infectious disease control, and health systems and policies and holds a Masters degree in the Control of Infectious Diseases from LSHTM and a BSc in European Public Health from Maastricht University.
Her work focuses on understanding determinants of vaccine hesitancy in European populations, and strategies addressing concerns about vaccination. She is also in charge of monitoring online sentiments around HPV vaccination and has done some work on vaccine providers hesitancy and the influence of the media on pregnant women's confidence about influenza vaccination.
Emilie is also a PhD Candidate at the school. Her project focuses on issues of trust and confidence around HPV vaccination in Europe.
Emilie is contributing to teaching activities for the following courses:
- Issues in Public Health
- Foundations for health promotion
- Qualitative methodologies
- Systematic review short course
More details about the Vaccine Confidence Project can be found here.