Kate Brien, MPH

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Kate Brien, MPH, is a research coordinator in the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. 


Ms. Brien has been participating in infectious disease research and global health initiatives since college. She has studied neglected tropical diseases, vaccine-preventable diseases, vaccine development and epidemic responses in college, at the NIH and throughout graduate school. She is now the research coordinator for the Vaccine Education Center, where she supports research initiatives related to vaccine acceptance, education and uptake. 

Education and Training

Undergraduate Degree

BA in Biology, African Studies Minor – Smith College, Northampton, MA 

Graduate Degree

MPH in Global Infectious Diseases – Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Titles and Academic Titles

Research Coordinator

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Infectious Diseases

Vaccines and Vaccine Hesitancy

Health Communication and Education

Global Health

Mental Health Impact of Disease