Dartmouth Events

“Vaccine Hesitancy and Misinformation: Sources and Solutions”

Exploring the role and the fix for information hacking as an element of effective public health is the goal of this lively panel discussion focused on the lesson of COVID.

Thursday, September 29, 2022
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Filene Auditorium, Moore Building
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Dickey Center 40th Anniversary Event!

Vaccines are rightly heralded as a leading public health achievement; but their potential is currently under threat. Fear, misinformation, and political polarization are stoking vaccine hesitancy and eroding vaccination rates, with grave consequences. Polio has been detected in the U.S. for the first time in a decade; unvaccinated individuals continue to die of COVID-19 at high rates; and measles outbreaks are now common recurrences in high-income countries due to pockets of vaccine resistance. How can society stem the tide and shore up vaccine confidence?
Join our panel of experts as they dissect the susceptibility to vaccine-related misinformation in the US and beyond and explore evidence-based approaches to fighting back.

  • Thomas J. Bollyky, Director of the Global Health Program and senior fellow for global health, economics, and development at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
  • Brendan Nyhan, James O. Freedman Presidential Professor in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College
  • Gillian SteelFisher, Senior Research Scientist, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Lindsey Leininger, Clinical Professor of Business Administration at Tuck and Faculty Director of the Tuck Center for Health Care
  • Kendall Hoyt, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine, Senior Lecturer at the Thayer School of Engineering, and the Faculty Director of the Pandemic Security Project at the Dickey Center for International Understanding
  • Benjamin Chan, New Hampshire State Epidemiologist and Infectious Disease and International Health Provider 

This event is also live streamed.  Please register for the webinair link at https://dartgo.org/sources_solutions

Co-sponsored by the Center for Health Care at Tuck School of Business

For more information, contact:
Dawn Carey

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.