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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

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

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

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
Diseases, injuries, and risk factors in child and adolescent health, 1990 to 2017: findings from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2017 study.
GBD 2017 Child and Adolescent Health Collaborators; Reiner RC; Olsen HE; Ikeda CT; Echko MM; Ballestreros KE; Manguerra H; Martopullo I; Millear A; Shields C
2019
JAMA pediatrics
Immunization: vital progress, unfinished agenda
Piot P; Larson HJ; O'Brien KL; N'kengasong J; Ng E; Sow S; Kampmann B
2019
Nature
Pre-vaccination screening strategies for the use of the CYD-TDV dengue vaccine: A meeting report.
Wilder-Smith A; Smith PG; Luo R; Kelly-Cirino C; Curry D; Larson H; Durbin A; Chu M; Tharmaphornpilas P; Ng LC
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
Reverse global vaccine dissent.
Larson HJ; Schulz WS
2019
Science (New York, N.Y.)
Vaccination coverage and factors associated with routine childhood vaccination uptake in rural Vellore, southern India, 2017.
Francis MR; Nuorti JP; Kompithra RZ; Larson H; Balraj V; Kang G; Mohan VR
2019
Vaccine
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