Blogs, Columns, Short pieces by me

Why an October Vaccine Wouldn’t Swing the Election for Trump Newsweek Oct 2, 2020

Trump’s rush for a covid vaccine could make it less likely to work Washington Post Sept 4, 2020

How anti-vaxxers are thinking about a Covid-19 vaccine Vox.com July 28, 2020

COVID-19 Vaccine Refusal Contexts July 10, 2020

Kids are healthier when they can go to school. Even during the pandemic. Washington Post June 30, 2020

Why Individual Solutions to Public Health Problems Won’t Work American Sociological Association section on Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity June 1, 2020

COVID-19 won’t change anti-vaxxers’ minds, and a new vaccine might make vaccines even less popular in the future From the Square May 14, 2020

Anti-vaxxers will fight the eventual coronavirus vaccine. Here’s how to stop them. Washington Post April 29, 2020

What’s wrong with those anti-vaxxers? They’re just like the rest of us The Conversation (reprinted in Newsweek and elsewhere) May 22, 2019

I’ve talked to dozens of parents about why they don’t vaccinate. Here’s what they told me: How modern parenting culture is driving the anti-vaccination movement. Vox.com May 8, 2019

Why We Need To Let Our Kids Make Bad Choices Scary Mommy 2 June 12, 2018

Vaccine Mandates and the Search for Social Justice From the Square. September 15, 2017

Elevating feelings over facts is a bad way to make health policy StatNews January 17, 2017

Like rubella, will the public get behind a Zika vaccine? StatNews August 2, 2016

Why are we still talking about autism and vaccines? (And why is DeNiro asking us to?) Blog: From the Square April 2016

Neoliberal Mothering and Vaccine Refusal Gender & Society Blog. September 2014