Vaccine Confident: Addressing Misinformation and Hesitation Regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine

Angela Mickalide, PhD, MCHES, Vice President, Programs & Education, American College of Preventive Medicine discusses her involvement in the Vaccine Confident Campaign, which addresses the rampant misinformation that led to fear and hesitation regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and a dramatic decline in routine vaccinations nationwide, and that is currently being presented at the 2022 Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference. 

Dr. Angela Mickalide, PhD, MCHES, is an internationally-lauded researcher and practitioner with more than 35 years’ experience in public health. She served as staff to the first U.S. Preventive Services Task Force whose work culminated in the publication of the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, a cornerstone of preventive medicine physicians’ practice worldwide.

She has served as the President of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) and in senior management roles at Safe Kids Worldwide and the Home Safety Council, leading research, programming, and outreach. She most recently served as the principal investigator and program director of Emergency Medical Services for Children National Resource Center based at Children’s National Hospital in Washington D.C., providing fiscal oversight and leading the annual work plan.

Dr. Mickalide earned her PhD degree at the Johns Hopkins University, specializing in public health, psychology, and health education. Dr. Mickalide is also a master certified health education specialist (MCHES) and a graduate of the Public Health Education Leadership Institute.

She has published more than 90 articles, book chapters, and research reports. Dr. Mickalide has held academic appointments in public health at both Johns Hopkins and George Washington Universities.

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