Inoculations or Masks. One Epidemiologists View.

Recently, I was asked by a Healthcare Provider in my State my opinion concerning a company policy. There has been some issues around the influenza policy of this healthcare organization, where healthcare workers can either get the seasonal vaccination or wear a mask for the season. As an  epidemiologist, what were my thoughts on such …

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Autism: Can Computational Biology and Environmental Health Finally Provide Answers?

The Increasing Rate of Autism in America When I first studied psychology as an undergraduate student, the rate of autism in the United States was one in 10,000. Today it is about one in 55. And while some suspected that the rise in autism was due to changes in diagnostic standards, new findings point to …

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Vaccines: The Unemotional Reality

As a Community Health Psychologist working with small children (ages 2-9), parents often asked me about my views on childhood vaccines. You can be sure that today, as a Clinical Epidemiologist and Medical Research Scientist, I am asked the same questions even more often. I find that, sadly, the average person asking about vaccines fall …

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