Vaccine uptake in our communities is integral to achieving a high level of community health. Research in this area focuses on topics including the impact the COVID-19 vaccine has had on general attitudes towards vaccines, barriers and facilitators to seeking childhood vaccinations during the pandemic, and the effects of social pressures on a person's willingness to get vaccinated.
Jenna Clark asks if the power of social influence can be used to convince pregnant people to receive the flu shot.
Phillip Marotta studies the impact COVID-19 and its related lockdown policies have had on people with substance use disorders, and explores whether telehealth services were able to mitigate that impact.
Matt Kreuter examines the level of concern, perceived importance, and readiness to seek childhood vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shanta Ricks and Becky Rayburn-Reeves examine how the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced trust and interest in vaccinations as a whole.
Pregnant mothers may respond differently to flu messages that highlight the benefits and consequences to the mother vs. the baby. We compare the impact of mother- vs. baby-focused messaging and the impact of prevention (avoiding a loss) vs. promotion (gaining a benefit) framing.
Determine preference between, and effectiveness of, three different flu campaign concepts (Social Norms, Myth Busting, Flu Fighting Heros) among Centene health plan members.
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