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Associate Professor in Health Policy
Theme 3 - Immunisation delivery systems and public interactions with vaccines
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Sandra Mounier-Jack is an experienced public health and health systems researcher, and has been involved for over 15 years in studying the implementation of infectious disease control and vaccination programmes, both in low- and middle-income countries and the UK. In the UK she leads, since 2014, the “Immunisation Delivery Systems and Public Interactions with Vaccines” research programme of the NIHR funded Health Protection Research Unit in immunisation, in close collaboration with Public Health England.
Her research in LMICs has involved studies on decision making for new vaccine introductions, the impact of new vaccines on local health systems, NITAGs role in vaccination policy, evaluating the impact of disease eradication programmes on health systems, and the delivery of vaccination in poor urban settings. Previously she managed the health programme of the European Commission in the Russian Federation and also worked for MSF-Holland.
Her areas of expertiseare are: Analysis of health systems and policy, particularly related to vaccination programmes and health services provision; health systems strengthening; programme management; budgeting, and operational research. She has a good knowledge of Francophone health systems.
She has published numerous academic articles and technical reports. She has advised various bodies on infection disease control, pandemic preparedness and vaccination programmes, such as Gavi, the WHO, House of Lords, the UK Cabinet Office, and the European Parliament.