Heather MacDougall | Vaccination adoption and refusal

Heather MacDougall is an associate professor of History in the Faculty of Arts, University of Waterloo. Specializing in healthcare history, she is currently involved in a project that addresses the ongoing issue of public support for and opposition to immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases. By focusing specifically on the much contested measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine from its introduction in the 1970s to the present, Dr. MacDougall's research highlights the key influencing factors which affect parental decision-making about their childrens' healthcare.