Ruplai Limaye is an associate scientist in the departments of international health, epidemiology, and health behavior in society at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She primarily studies vaccine behaviors and has been researching vaccine hesitancy for over eight years. 

ATMI producer Zinn Rogers spoke with Limaye about her research, including how to have conversations with those who may be hesitant about vaccines, how the public’s response to Covid compares to past public health crises, and initiatives to combat misinformation around infectious diseases. 

They spoke on January 31st, 2022.

Hosted by Tyler Felson.

Music by Devin Shreckengost and Kendrick Whiteman.


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