Tara Haelle | Author of Vaccination Investigation: The History and Science of Vaccines, Co-author of The Informed Parent: A Science-Based Reso
Science Journalist & Author

Tara Haelle, Author of Vaccination Investigation: The History and Science of Vaccines, Co-author of The Informed Parent: A Science-Based Reso, Science Journalist & Author

Tara Haelle, MA, is a freelance science and multimedia journalist who specializes in writing about vaccines, infectious disease, pediatrics, prenatal health, mental health and other medical research. Her work appears in The New York Times, NPR, Forbes, Medscape, Scientific American, Politico, Everyday Health, Washington Post, Wired, Pacific Standard, Parents Magazine and elsewhere, including her evidence-based parenting blog Red Wine & Applesauce. As the Medical Studies Core Topic Leader for the Association of Health Care Journalists, she creates resources and training for journalists reporting on medical research. She cowrote The Informed Parent: A Science-Based Guide to the First Four Years, with science journalist Emily Willingham, and authored the 2018 young adult nonfiction book Vaccination Investigation: The History and Science of Vaccines. She frequently speaks on vaccine hesitancy, including a TEDx Oslo talk on why parents fear vaccines, grand rounds at a pediatric teaching hospital and keynotes for the Ohio chapter of the AAP and several state public health departments. She cofounded The Vaccine Page on Facebook and frequently interacts with vaccine-hesitant parents on social media. Tara has also published a dozen children’s science books and uses her years as a public school teacher to explain complex ideas in accessible prose. 

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April 16 Day 2 - 10 Co-conferences @ 09:40

Strategies to enhance vaccine acceptance in future generations

  • How have non-medical exemptions affected vaccine uptake in the US?
  • The vaccine education project: Laying the groundwork to ensure children and young adults are more accepting of vaccines in the future – what are the reasons that people are influenced by the anti-vaccine movement?
  • Developing a vaccine education curriculum for physicians to increase vaccine acceptance
  • What is the current and future role of digital/social media in shaping public perception around vaccination?
  • How can the media be used as a tool to aid scientists in getting out their message accurately? How can scientists communicate with journalists more effectively?
last published: 21/Mar/19 15:25 GMT

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