Katherine LaVail, PhD

Carter Consulting, Inc
NCIRD Health Communication Science Office
1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA
USA 30333
klavail@cdc.gov

Biographical Sketch:
2011- Present-- Health Communication Specialist, CDC, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease, Health Communication Science Office, Atlanta, GA Dr. LaVail's experience includes conducting communication and epidemiologic research; writing scientific manuscripts; and writing health education and health communication materials. She has worked as a producer of health programming for public radio and writen on immunization and other health topics for multiple news publications. Dr. LaVail has authored or co-authored articles on parent and provider KABs on immunization. Dr. LaVail has presented at conferences and meetings on various aspects of the childhood and pre-teen immunization communication research. -Kennedy A, LaVail K, Nowak G, Basket M, Landry S. Confidence about vaccines in the United States: Understanding parentsí perceptions. Health Affairs. 2011;30(6):1151-1159.