Dr. Larson was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Trust in Vaccines.
Heidi Larson previously headed Global Communication for Immunization at UNICEF and Chaired the Advocacy Task Force for the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI). Her research specializes in the analysis and evaluation of health and development programs with particular attention to social and political factors that can affect policies and programs. Her particular focus is on risk and rumor management in health programs and technologies, especially vaccines — from clinical trials to delivery — and building public trust. Dr. Larson is also a Fellow at the Chatham House Centre on Global Health Security.