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Jason Glanz, PhD 

Assistant Professor 


Jason Glanz, PhD, is an epidemiologist and investigator in the Institute for Health Research. Dr. Glanz’s research focuses on vaccine safety and vaccine acceptance/refusal. Dr. Glanz is a co-principal investigator for the Vaccine Safety Datalink, a national CDC-funded project that examines the safety of vaccines. He is also the principal investigator for a National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases-funded project that studies the risks associated with parents who refuse immunizations for their children.

Research Interests:
  • Vaccine Safety
  • Vaccine Acceptance/Refusal
  • Population-based Surveillance for Influenza 
Current Research Projects:
  • Vaccine Refusal: Clinical Impact and Parental Attitudes (5/15/07 - 4/30/12, Principal Investigator): This is a five year project to determine the risks of pertussis and varicella infection among children of parents who refuse recommended immunizations. The project will also examine the knowledge attitudes and beliefs of providers and parents who either accept or refuse immunizations for their children. This data will be used to assess the feasibility of implementing an intervention designed to address vaccine refusal in the Kaiser system. 
  • Vaccine Safety Datalink: Comprehensive Link Data Collection of Medical Events and Immunization (9/01/02 – 8/31/12, Co-Investigator): The Vaccine Safety Datalink is a national, multi-site project to study the safety of child and adult immunizations.
  • Boston University, BS, Biology, 1993
  • University of Massachusetts, MS, Biostatistics, 1998
  • University of Colorado Denver, PhD, Epidemiology, 2005

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