Global Health Conversation with Dr. Heidi Larson and Paul Costello on Vaccine Confidence
The Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health will be hosting a conversation with Dr. Heidi Larson, a world renowned anthropologist from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. In conversation with Stanford Medicine’s Paul Costello, Dr. Larson will discuss her research and investigations into vaccine mistrust and disinformation round the world, as well as her timely debut book, STUCK: How Vaccine Rumors Start—and Why They Don’t Go Away. With more than 200 COVID-19 vaccines around the world racing towards rapid deployment, polls show public trust in a vaccine is waning dramatically at a time when their acceptance and public adoption is most needed. Join us as we dissect the social vectors at the heart of the vaccine panic, shed light on a path forward and learn about the career of an inspiring global health leader.
Dr. Heidi J. Larson PhD, is Professor of Anthropology, Risk, and Decision Science and Director of the Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; she holds a concurrent position as Clinical Professor of Health Metrics Sciences at the University of Washington. She was previously an Associate Professor in International Development at Clark University and a Research Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health’s Center for Population and Development Studies.
Paul Costello is a senior communications strategist at Stanford Medicine. For fifteen years, he served as chief communications officer at the Stanford School of Medicine. He hosts an award-winning podcast, 1:2:1, that features interviews with thought leaders in biomedicine and healthcare.