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Ms Emilie Karafillakis

MSc

Research Fellow
& PhD candidate

Room
G83

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7927 2831

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.

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Vaccine Centre

Teaching

Emilie is contributing to teaching activities for the following courses:

  • Issues in Public Health
  • Foundations for health promotion
  • Qualitative methodologies
  • Systematic review short course

Research

More details about the Vaccine Confidence Project can be found here.

Research Area
Health policy
Public health
Risk
Systematic reviews
Vaccines
Global Health
Immunisation
Qualitative methods
Discipline
Policy analysis
Social Sciences
Vaccinology

Selected Publications

Vaccine hesitancy among healthcare workers in Europe: A qualitative study.
Karafillakis, E. ; Dinca, I. ; Apfel, F. ; Cecconi, S. ; Wűrz, A. ; Takacs, J. ; Suk, J. ; Celentano, L.P. ; Kramarz, P. ; Larson, H.J. ;
Vaccine
Effectiveness and impact of rotavirus vaccines in Europe, 2006-2014.
Karafillakis, E. ; Hassounah, S. ; Atchison, C. ;
Vaccine
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