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PHO Rounds "Don Willison: The Effect of Media Messages on the Intention to Vaccinate for pH1N1"
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 480 University Ave. Suite 300, Toronto, ON M5G 1V2


The effect of media messages on intention to vaccinate for H1N1

During the fall 2009 wave of the H1N1 pandemic, there were multiple (often conflicting) messages in the media regarding vaccination. We examined the impact of key media messages on intention to vaccinate for H1N1 among a sample of Ontarians. 

On November 30th, 2010, Don Willison will discuss his research methods, findings and conclusions.

Presenter: Don Willison, ScD

Don Willison is Senior Scientist, in the Surveillance & Epidemiology Division of the Public Health Ontario in Toronto.  He is Associate Professor (status-only) in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University and at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. 

A key focus of his research is in the area of governance over the use of personal information and biological samples for health research.  He is also engaged in developing innovative approaches to the streamlining of the research ethics review process in public and population health. 

Don has served on the Health Canada REB and has been a core contributor in the design of a pilot pan-Canadian initiative to streamline the evaluation of multicentre public and population health research.  He is a co-author of the CIHR Best Practices for Protecting Privacy in Health Research, September 2005.

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