“In the face of Ebola’s human wreckage, the best in humanity emerged and placed the focus directly on the need for rapid vaccine development. Researchers were able to compress the implementation of certain clinical trials, typically a process that takes several years, into just a single year.”
—Abram Wagner, MPH ’12, PhD ’15, Research Fellow and Lecturer in Epidemiology
Advancing Vaccines, Access, and Understanding
It really is a dangerous world out there, and preventing disease and injury is the center of public health. While vaccine effectiveness and coverage improves, education and politics around vaccination itself continues to generate controversy. From food to noise to football helmets, we scrutinized the environments we inhabit to create healthier options. And we took heroic steps toward helping people better understand and utilize their health care.