Epidemiology

An older woman receiving a COVID-19 vaccine from a nurse.

COVID-19 Vaccine: Understanding Herd Immunity, Vaccine Hesitancy

Q&A with Abram L. Wagner

Since the beginning of the pandemic, herd immunity has been portrayed as the holy grail to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. Abram Wagner, research assistant professor of Epidemiology, explains why reaching herd immunity might not be as simple as we thought, and what vaccine hesitancy and availability have to do with it. Read more

Woman sitting with a doctor.

Examining Genetic Influences on Menopause Symptoms

New research from Wei Zhao

Certain genetic factors predictive of reproductive aging are also associated with menopause symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats, according to a University of Michigan-led study published in Menopause: The Journal of The North American Menopause Society. Read more

A black patient receives a vaccine

Vaccine Hesitancy and COVID-19

Q&A with Abram Wagner and Trina R. Shanks

With several vaccines approved and more people receiving them, our eyes now turn to vaccine acceptance. Vaccines give us the ability to prevent severe disease and reduce transmission. What questions do people have about the vaccines and the systems administering them? Read more