Shannon MacDonald (Alumni) - University of Alberta
|Award Type:||Predoctoral Award|
|Supervisor(s):||Dr. Donald Schopflocher, University of Alberta Dr. Shannon Scott, University of Alberta Dr. Christine Newburn-Cook (D)|
|Project Title:||Influence of parental concern about vaccine safety on incomplete immunization of Alberta pre-school children.|
Shannon MacDonald is a PhD student in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta. She previously completed her Bachelor and Masters of Nursing at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and has worked as a pediatric nurse and nursing instructor in Newfoundland, North Carolina, and Nova Scotia. Shannon's area of research interest is childhood infectious diseases, with a focus on vaccine-preventable diseases and immunizations. Her PhD research project will involve immunization coverage surveillance and investigation of the factors influencing whether parents complete recommended childhood immunizations, with a particular focus on the influence of parental concern about vaccine safety. Her PhD co-supervisors are Dr. Christine Newburn-Cook and Dr. Linda Reutter.