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Working Group on Readying Populations for COVID-19 Vaccine

The Working Group on Readying Populations for COVID-19 Vaccine, which is supported by the National Science Foundation-funded CONVERGE Initiative, brings together top experts to develop and disseminate an evidence base that supports socially and behaviorally realistic planning for a COVID-19 vaccination campaign in the United States.

Because the COVID-19 vaccine is not yet available (as of this writing), the United States has an opportunity to anticipate and study potential issues that are related to human factors and to develop evidence-informed policies and practices that facilitate the public’s understanding of, access to, and ultimate uptake of a novel coronavirus vaccine.

The Working Group’s reports include an agenda to guide the aggregation, generation, and translation of research about the social, behavioral, and communication challenges anticipated with COVID-19 vaccine as well as a set of actionable recommendations for public health and government authorities on how to enhance public trust and health with COVID-19 vaccination.

 

Working Group Members

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Co-Chairs:
Emily K. Brunson, PhD, MPH
Texas State University

Monica Schoch-Spana, PhD
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

 

Members:
Luciana Borio, MD
IQT

Janesse Brewer, MPA
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Joseph Buccina, MS, MA
IQT

Nancy Connell, PhD
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

Laura Lee Hall
Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality and Equity

Nancy Kass, ScD
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Anna Kirkland, JD, PhD
University of Michigan

Lisa Koonin, DrPH, MN, MPH
Health Preparedness Partners, LLC

Heidi Larson, PhD
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Brooke Fisher Liu, PhD
University of Maryland

Rex Long, MA
Texas State University

Saad Omer, MBBS, MPH, PhD, FIDSA
Yale Schools of Medicine and Public Health

Walter A. Orenstein, MD
Emory University

Gregory A. Poland, MD
Mayo Clinic

Lois Privor-Dumm, IMBA
Johns Hopkins International Vaccine Access Center

Sandra Crouse Quinn, PhD
University of Maryland

Sanjana Ravi, MPH
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

Ali Ruth, AB
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Daniel Salmon, PhD
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Marc Trotochaud, MSPH
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

Alexandre “Sasha” White
Johns Hopkins University

 

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CONVERGE has created various working groups of public health and social science experts to develop COVID-19 research agendas on specific topics. Learn more at https://converge.colorado.edu/resources/covid-19/working-groups

 

 

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