Webinar Jan 23rd - Vaccination Perceptions and Behaviors Among Older Adults in North Dakota

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Join the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Department of Public Health for the webinar, Vaccination Perceptions and Behaviors Among Older Adults in North Dakota. Register for this event BELOW! 

In January, our presenters will be Andrea Huseth-Zosel, PhD, Heather Fuller, PhD, and Bryce Van Vleet, MS. They will be discussing their work exploring vaccination perceptions and behaviors among older adults. The presentation will explore perceptions related to vaccination and barriers to vaccination acceptance among older North Dakotans. Their findings highlight the need for targeted interventions to address vaccination barriers as well as trust issues related to immunization information sources, particularly in rural and lower vaccinated areas, to increase vaccination rates among older adults. 
NEXT Tuesday, January 23rd from 12:00-1:00 pm CT 
Who’s Invited: 
Everyone is welcome to this virtual event!  
Meet Our Speakers: 
Andrea Huseth-Zosel, PhD is an associate professor in the Department of Public Health. Her research focuses on aging, injury prevention, and gender-based health issues. Specific areas of interest include impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on educator health and well-being and on the health and well-being of older adults, aging, injury prevention, and menstruation management and period poverty for adolescent females.  She received her PhD in Gerontology from NDSU.
Heather Fuller, PhD is a Professor of Human Development and Family Science and directs the Linked Lives Research Lab at NDSU. She earned her PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of Michigan. Her research broadly focuses on socioemotional development and successful aging, with a strong emphasis on interpersonal relationships and social integration. Her recent projects focus on better understanding social and community engagement as well as social isolation and loneliness among older adults, and examining the supports and needs related to aging in place, particularly within rural communities. 
Bryce Van Vleet, MS is a doctoral student in the developmental science program at NDSU. His work centers on adult and intergenerational coping in rural communities, particularly in times of widespread crisis such as the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, he is interested in trust in science and qualitative methodologies.