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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); Professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision Science, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, LSHTM; Associate 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

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)
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

The science of vaccine safety: Summary of meeting at Wellcome Trust.
Plotkin SA; Offit PA; DeStefano F; Larson HJ; Arora NK; Zuber PLF; Fombonne E; Sejvar J; Lambert PH; Hviid A
2020
Vaccine
Toward Control? The Prospects and Challenges of Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine Introduction.
Carey ME; Diaz ZI; Broadstock M; Bailey R; Bentsi-Enchill AD; Larson HJ
2019
CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES
The public health crisis of underimmunisation: a global plan of action.
Gostin LO; Hodge JG; Bloom BR; El-Mohandes A; Fielding J; Hotez P; Kurth A; Larson HJ; Orenstein WA; Rabin K
2019
The Lancet. Infectious diseases
Immunization: vital progress, unfinished agenda.
Piot P; Larson HJ; O'Brien KL; N'kengasong J; Ng E; Sow S; Kampmann B
2019
Nature
Why we need more collaboration in Europe to enhance post-marketing surveillance of vaccines.
Sturkenboom M; Bahri P; Chiucchiuini A; Grove Krause T; Hahné S; Khromava A; Kokki M; Kramarz P; Kurz X; Larson HJ
2019
Vaccine
The life-course approach to vaccination: Harnessing the benefits of vaccination throughout life
Tate J; Aguado T; Belie JD; Holt D; Karafillakis E; Larson HJ; Nye S; Salisbury D; Votta M; Wait S
2019
Vaccine
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