We use causal inference to evaluate the indirect, total and overall effects of vaccination.
We are currently involved in designing or analyzing data from field trials of influenza vaccination in Senegal and dengue vaccination.
The effects of vaccination vary at the individual and at the population level. Even unvaccinated individuals are impacted by widespread immunization. “Design Analysis of Vaccine Studies,” by M. Elizabeth Halloran, Ira Longini and Claudio Struchiner, discusses these effects as well as vaccine efficacy and other concepts that colleagues and students in statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology and infectious diseases will find enlightening.
To learn more about the book, visit the publisher’s website.
Collaborators and funding: PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health), The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.