Dr. Coffin’s research interests focus on the epidemiology and prevention of healthcare-associated infections in the pediatric population. She also investigates the epidemiology of pediatric respiratory viral infections, with a particular emphasis on influenza.
Dr. Feemster's research includes vaccine acceptance among parents and immunization providers, community-based interventions to improve vaccine uptake, neighborhood factors associated with the incidence of pertussis and influenza, and healthcare-associated respiratory infection in the pediatric ambulatory setting.
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