News coverage related to our research:
News (February 15, 2016) - Read an interview by Wycliffe Muga (pdf), award-winning reporter and Weekend Editor of The Star in Kenya, with Dr. Thompson about an upcoming meeting of African Ministers of Health and Finance. Dr. Thompson urges African leaders to build on the momentum of polio eradication and commit the resources and collaboration required to achieve measles and rubella elimination in Africa. You can also listen to prior BBC interviews that provide Wycliffe Muga's perspectives and insights on child immunization and public health as risk management.
News (July 23, 2015) - The Society for Risk Analysis issued a press release about new research from Kid Risk that showed significant benefits associated with outbreak response for the 2014 measles outbreak in the Ohio Amish. Recent related work explored the heterogeneity in immunization coverage in Central Florida.
News (March 2015) - Dr. Thompson joined the National Vaccine Advisory Committee, and Kid Risk researchers recently published studies related to the use of analytics in polio eradication (winner of the 2014 INFORMS Edelman Award), the potential for undetected circulation of polioviruses, modeling the transmission of wild poliovirus serotype 1 that occurred following a 2013 importation event into Israel, and the importance of managing population immunity to transmission for polioviruses, even in countries that use IPV-only for routine immunization.
News (July 17, 2014) - Dr. Thompson weights in on research related to the role of IPV and encourages the need to focus on performance in immunization programs based on her recent Editorial for The Lancet.
Press Release (March 31, 2014) - INFORMS announces CDC Wins Edelman Award, Leading Prize in Analytics, Operations Research for Polio Eradication, which recognized the analytical contributions from Kid Risk, Inc. over a decade of collaboration - watch the presentation from the INFORMS website.
News (March 21, 2014) - Deeva Berera wins the top presentation award and a poster award at the UCF College of Medicine for work with Dr. Thompson published in January 2015.
Press Release (December 17, 2013) - INFORMS issues a press release for the 2014 Franz Edelman Prize, which includes Kid Risk as one of the world's best analytical teams selected as a finalist for this prestigious award!
Bill Gates and Bill Clinton edit the December 2013 issue of Wired that includes an article about The Surge, which references Kid Risk research.
News (November 20, 2012): Dr. Thompson speaks about the benefits of polio eradication.
Press Release (January 22, 2011): Economic benefits of the global polio eradication initiative estimated at $40-50 billion - also posted by the GPEI and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Press Release (May 6, 2010): Expert on Children's Risks Tells Parents Not to Worry About the Facebook Pampers Diaper Rash 'Scare' - Check out Dr. Thompson's public health perspective on the Pampers Dry Max diaper rash "scare" and read some of the media coverage, including the press release issued by Pampers following the statements by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada finding no link between the diapers and the severe diaper rash claims.
The Toxic Paradox (New York Times Magazine)
Officials expect to complete plan today to eradicate polio
urgent meeting of WHO backed by Harvard study (Boston Globe)
Polio eradication a worthwhile goal, says study (CBC News)
New plan aims to eradicate polio WHO seeks support from affected nations (International Herald Tribune)
Polio: No cheap way out (Science Magazine)
Eradicating polio a better option than extended control of the disease (Science Daily)
Polio vaccine savings (AAAS Science Update)
Prevention: It just makes cents (Harvard Public Health Review)
Billions of dollars saved in U.S. by polio vaccination (Science Daily)
Also, keep up to date on polio news from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and its partners