Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Vaccination Research Group at Virginia Tech
The Vaccination Research Group (VRG) at Virginia Tech is a collaborative research group that brings together faculty and students from a variety of disciplines, including English, Public Health, History, and Computer Science.

Together, we conduct research projects into historical and contemporary vaccine controversy with the aim of increasing understanding of vaccine skepticism and achieving improved communications among doctors, patients, health officials, and communities nationwide.

The group encourages undergraduate research by involving undergraduate researchers who conduct their own original research in support of faculty projects; student members create reports and other deliverables for publication on our website.

Graduate students (like myself) have also supported the group by bringing their dissertation or other research projects to the group for assistance, support, and feedback. I've been fortunate enough to be involved in the group since it began, and it has richly inspired and informed my graduate and professional work.

If you're interested in issues related to vaccination, please check out our website; send questions to

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