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Dr 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

Dr. Heidi J. Larson is an anthropologist and Director of The Vaccine Confidence Project (VCP); Associate Professor, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, LSHTM; Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Global Health, University of Washington; and Chatham House Centre on Global Health Security Fellow. 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.

Dr. 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 Principle Investigator of the EU-funded (EBODAC) project on the deployment, acceptance and compliance of an Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone.

 

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Research

More details about my research can be found here.

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

Lessons from polio eradication.
Larson, H.J. ; Ghinai, I. ;
Nature
Addressing the vaccine confidence gap.
Larson, H.J. ; Cooper, L.Z. ; Eskola, J. ; Katz, S.L. ; Ratzan, S. ;
Lancet
Redesigning the AIDS response for long-term impact
Larson, H.J.; Bertozzi, S.; Piot, P.
Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Eradicating polio: persisting challenges beyond endemic countries.
Larson, H.J. ; Paterson, P. ;
Expert Rev Vaccines
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
The India HPV-vaccine suspension.
Larson, H.J.; Brocard, P.; Garnett, G.;
Lancet
Protecting public trust in immunization.
Cooper, L.Z. ; Larson, H.J. ; Katz, S.L. ;
Pediatrics
Coming to terms with complexity: a call to action for HIV prevention
Piot, P.; Bartos, M.; Larson, H.; Zewdie, D.; Mane, P.
Lancet
See all Dr Heidi Larson's Publications