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Dr Jessica Kaufman Academic, Ctr Health Comm & Part

Jessica is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Centre for Health Communication and Participation at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. As a member of the Norwegian-funded ‘Communicate to Vaccinate (COMMVAC)’ project (2010-2017), Jessica studied the implementation and evaluation of vaccination communication strategies, particularly those used in low- and middle-income countries. Her PhD research, completed in 2017, identified and prioritised outcomes to measure the effects of these strategies. She is currently developing a database of outcome measurement methods to support researchers and other evaluators of vaccine communication programs.

Jessica is an editor and author with the Cochrane Consumers and Communication review group, which publishes systematic reviews on health communication and participation interventions. She is also an Associate Editor for BMC Public Health, and has lectured postgraduate students on the topic of systematic reviews and evidence-based public health.


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