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Exemptions from Childhood Vaccination Requirements: A Geographic Analysis
February 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Paul L. Delamater, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science at George Mason University
Dr. Paul Delamater is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science at George Mason University. He will be joining the Department of Geography at UNC Chapel Hill in 2017. Dr. Delamater’s research uses Geographic Information Systems and spatial/statistical analysis to better understand the geographic aspects of population health issues, broadly focusing on health-related behavior and health care utilization. His current research examines non-medical exemptions from childhood vaccination requirements in the United States and the corresponding risk of vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks. Another active area of Dr. Delamater’s research is integrating evidence-based approaches in health care planning and regulation. He has provided scientific support to Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services in recent modifications of the state’s policies governing health care services access and availability.