David Grossman (Principal Investigator)
David Grossman, MD, MPH is a practicing pediatrician and medical director of the Group Health Department of Preventive Care. As a Group Health Research Institute (GHRI) senior investigator, he oversees the design, promotion, delivery, and evaluation of preventive care services. Dr. Grossman received the American Academy of Pediatrics' Native American Child Health Advocacy Award in 2007 and has been on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2008, he was appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a leading independent panel of experts in prevention and primary care—and the source of many "gold standard" recommendations for clinical preventive services. He is also a professor of health services in the UW School of Public Health.
John B Dunn, MD, MPH, is the co-chair of the Immunization Team at Group Health, and an affiliate investigator with the Group Health Research Institute (with research interest in immunizations). He is a member of the Vaccine Advisory Committee to the Washington State Department of Health, and serves as a consultant to the Washington Vaccine Association; he is also on the clinical faculty at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Dunn is in general pediatric practice at Group Health Cooperative.
Todd Faubion, PhD, is a health researcher, with a particular interest in health messaging and communication. His background is in HIV/AIDS research, particularly surrounding the reasons that populations elect not to take advantage of therapies that they are told will improve their health. He has a strong interest in health communication and the practice of behavior change education. He currently works at WithinReach but also teaches global health courses at the University of Washington.
Lou Grothaus. MS is a biostatistician at Group Health Research Institute expertise in behavior change, aging, reproductive health, medication adherence and women's health. His biostatistical interests include methods for the analysis of correlated data arising from longitudinal studies and cluster-randomized trials and methods for handling missing data (e.g., multiple imputation).
Nora Henrikson is a social and behavioral scientist and research associate at Group Health Research Institute. She holds a PhD in Public Health Genetics from the University of Washington and an MPH in health behavior and education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests include patient-provider communication and the social and individual impact of health policies.
Edgar K. Marcuse, MD, MPH is Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Washington and Associate Medical Director, Quality Improvement at Seattle Children’s. He is an academic general pediatrician with special interest in immunization. He worked at Seattle Children's for 43 years retiring in 2014. He has served as a member and Chair of the United States Department of Health and Human Services National Vaccine Advisory Committee, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases (Red Book), Associate Editor of the Red Book, Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Immunization Advisory Team, a member of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice, a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on the National Vaccine Plan, currently serves on the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biologics Advisory Committee and is currently a member of the Board of the Washington Vaccine Association.
Jennifer Nelson, PhD, MPH is a biostatistician with expertise in designing and analyzing vaccine safety and effectiveness studies. She is particularly interested in developing new methods to overcome the challenges associated with using large, administrative health care utilization databases in vaccine research. Although her primary focus is vaccines, her methodological work has broader implications for studying the safety and effectiveness of other medical products, such as drugs, medical devices, and biologics. By sharing statistical insights across a broad audience, she is helping bridge the gap between biostatistics and epidemiology and hoping to encourage widespread use of more rigorous methods. Dr. Nelson is excited to continue evaluating and developing methods to increase understanding of disease prevention and vaccine safety—and working to bring new, improved methods into the mainstream.
Douglas J. Opel, MD, MPH is an investigator at the Center for Clinical and Translational Research and the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Opel is a general pediatrician and practices at both Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington Medical Center Roosevelt Clinic. His research interests include provider-parent communication, health communication, and public health ethics.
Julie Reardon received a B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Puget Sound in 2006. She originally intended to do clinical work, having interned in Cardiac Rehab, but she soon realized that research was much more fun! For this study, she will be visiting local hospitals and asking new moms to talk to share their feelings regarding vaccines.
Michele Roberts is the Director of the Office of Immunization and Child Profile at the Washington State Department of Health. She has been with the department for 9 years. Michele has her MPH degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and her BA from Whitman College.
Aaron Scrol is a Project Manager at the Group Health Research Institute, and the Project Manager for the Vaccine Hesitancy Intervention project. Aaron has an MA in Applied Anthropology with over 15 years of experience in both quantitative and qualitative research applications. He has a special interest in the use of Rapid Ethnographic Assessment techniques to examine public health and health risk behaviors.