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Professor Heidi Larson

MA PhD

Professor
of Anthropology, Risk and Decision Science

Room
Room G82

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 207 927 2858

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 Immunisation 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.   

She is author of STUCK: How Vaccine Rumors Start – and Why They Don’t Go Away  (Oxford U Press, 2020)

Heidi.Larson@lshtm.ac.uk

www.vaccineconfidence.org

@ProfHeidiLarson

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Vaccine Centre

Research

Research Area
Decision analysis
Health policy
Public health
Research : policy relationship
Risk
Social and structural determinants of health
Vaccines
Adolescent health
Behaviour change
Global Health
Ethnography
Discipline
Anthropology
Policy analysis
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Region
World

Selected Publications

Exploratory study of the global intent to accept COVID-19 vaccinations
de Figueiredo A; Larson HJ
2021
Communications Medicine
Global public health security and justice for vaccines and therapeutics in the COVID-19 pandemic
Hotez PJ; Batista C; Amor YB; Ergonul O; Figueroa JP; Gilbert S; Gursel M; Hassanain M; Kang G; Kaslow DC
2021
EClinicalMedicine
The role of maturity in adolescent decision-making around HPV vaccination in France.
Karafillakis E; Peretti-Watel P; Verger P; Chantler T; Larson HJ
2021
Vaccine
Public Attitudes and Factors of COVID-19 Testing Hesitancy in the United Kingdom and China: Comparative Infodemiology Study
Lin L; Song Y; Wang Q; Pu J; Sun FY; Zhang Y; Zhou X; Larson HJ; Hou Z
2021
JMIR Infodemiology
Data Sources for Understanding the Social Determinants of Health: Examples from Two Middle-Income Countries: the 3-D Commission.
Torres I; Thapa B; Robbins G; Koya SF; Abdalla SM; Arah OA; Weeks WB; Zhang L; Asma S; Morales JV
2021
Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
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