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EVALUATING THE SOCIAL INFLUENCES THAT IMPACT VACCINATION DECISIONS

Abstract

We will apply transdisciplinary, data-driven and multi-scale modeling approaches to inform timely policy decisions. We will specifically evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of vaccination strategies to control rabies, polio and pertussis. Our models will capture epidemiological, clinical, behavioral and socio- economic factors pertinent to the implementation, effectiveness and health economics of policy decisions. Our results will enhance our understanding of health decision-making and inform intervention strategies to improve vaccination rates nationally and internationally.

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Funding Source

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GENERAL MEDICAL SCIENCES

Project Period

2013-2018