Team Member – Katie MacQueen
Master of Public Health with a concentration of Epidemiology
Colorado School of Public Health-CU Anschutz
Research Team Leader
Production Team Member
One of the major topics that Katie MacQueen and teammate Hannah Carroll analyzed was the impact of the political climate of the US and vaccination rates.
They collected and analyzed articles and scientific papers on various aspects of the topic. They also developed interview questions for experts on the topic.
They looked into evidence of political polarization, political messaging and vaccination rates, and identified some potential solutions to deficits caused by political polarization.
FDA Presentation Proposal
One of the most exciting projects done by the Research Team was the opportunity to present for 5 minutes to the FDA during their open public forum regarding the booster shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
In this proposal, the team discussed the concerns of depleted worldwide supply if boosters were administered to the general population.
The team also discussed the confusing mixed messages coming from the US government. The information for the proposal was collected from a variety of sources.
FDA Presentation Script
Katie MacQueen and Jared Krupnick presented in front of the FDA. In Katie MacQueen’s section she discussed the concerns surrounding the worldwide vaccine supply brought forth by the WHO. She also discussed concerns over the unvaccinated population in the US and the efforts still needed to vaccinate these populations.