RIWI founder Neil Seeman selected as one of five winning data innovators to win grant to support research to improve COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

Neil Seeman, RIWI founder and Senior Fellow at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and Senior Academic Advisor to the Investigative Journalism Bureau at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health – along with a multidisciplinary team representing primary care, long-term care, vaccine clinic operations and investigative journalism – was one of five recipients of the 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Research Springboard Funding, a new grant through the University of Toronto’s Council of Health Sciences (CHS).

Neil’s team is examining the private, “taboo” reasons that some people express for wanting to be vaccinated. The team’s goal is to identify these motivators and work with public health and community organizations to apply them to new public health messages that optimize vaccine uptake.

The University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy announced the award recipients on October 8, 2021. To see the link please click here.



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