2017- Heather Carson, BA, JD, PhD

Advisor

Cheryl Vaiani, PhD

Dissertation Title


EVALUATING THE TARGET-POPULATION RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INFLUENZA VACCINATION: EVIDENCE AND ETHICS

Current Position

Project Manager in the Office of Clinical Research
Baylor College of Medicine. 

Dissertation Committee Members:

Cheryl Vaiani, Ph.D.
Alan Barrett, Ph.D.
Michele Carter, Ph.D.
E. Bernadette McKinney, Ph.D., JD
Cheryl Erwin, Ph.D., JD

Heather's dissertation combined science, policy, and the traditional humanities to review and evaluate the target-population recommendations for influenza vaccination. This project proposed changes to how clinical research is evaluated and communicated to policy makers and the public in hopes of improving the support and use of the influenza vaccine. 
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