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Vaccination and Its Historical Discontents: The Long-Term View on Skepticism and ‘Personal Belief Exemptions’
Elena Conis, Ph.D.

Elena Conis is a writer and historian of medicine, public health, and the environment. Prior to joining the Graduate School of Journalism, she was a professor of history and the Mellon Fellow in Health and Humanities at Emory University and an award-winning health columnist for the Los Angeles Times, where she wrote the “Esoterica Medica,” “Nutrition Lab,” and “Supplements” columns.


September 14, 2022

The 45th Merrimon Lecture

Finding the ‘Greater Good’ in an Era of Polarization: What Vaccine Hesitancy Has Taught Us

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Heidi J. Larson, Ph.D.

Heidi J. Larson, Ph.D., is a Professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision Science and is the Founding Director of the Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She is also a Clinical Professor of Health Metrics Sciences at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA, and a Guest Professor at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Driving Down Infant and Child Mortality: Victories, Dilemmas, and Persistent Disparities

Perri Klass, M.D.Perri Klass is a Professor of Journalism and Pediatrics at New York University and Co-Director of NYU Florence. She attended Harvard Medical School and completed her residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital, Boston.