Lead, Vaccine Epidemiology & Modeling - North America
Disclosure: Sanofi Pasteur (Employee)
Matthew M. Loiacono, MSc, is currently a Vaccine Epidemiology & Modeling Lead for North America at Sanofi Pasteur and a PhD candidate at University of Toronto Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. Matthew's research is primarly focused on understanding the underlying drivers of immunization as well as innovative approaches to increasing vaccine coverage and access. Using administrative claims databases, his reseach has sought to identify and describe inequeties in vaccine uptake at the population level, as well as to construct and validate novel tools to address them, such as clinical prediction tools for vaccine uptake. Further, he is interested in the application of behavioral economic principles, or "nudges", to improve both provider immuniztion behavior and to also create more effective patient communications and outreach. At the University of Toronto, he anticipates defending his doctoral thesis entitlted "Seasonal Influenza Vaccine: Factors of Uptake and Interventions to Increase Coverage" in November 2020. He also holds a Masters of Science degree in Biostatistics from the Universiy of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, and a Bachelors of Arts in Biology from Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster, PA).