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Baldeep K. Dhaliwal, MSPH

  • Research Associate

Departmental Affiliations

Contact Information

415 N. Washington Street
#534
Baltimore, Maryland 21231

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Education

MSPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2016
BS, University of California, San Diego, 2014

Overview

Baldeep is a researcher with an interest in utilizing qualitative research skills and behavioral science in order to improve vaccine uptake and acceptance. Baldeep is dedicated to working towards contributing to positive change from a global perspective and achieving healthier living standards for all; she has a particular interest in understanding multi-level perceptions that impact vaccine-seeking behavior in low and low-middle income countries, while simultaneously supporting policy change to improve vaccine coverage. She has policy and programmatic healthcare experience, with extensive experience in working with stakeholders and effectively communicating with partners, community leaders, funders, and peers.

Baldeep is a co-investigator on several projects at the International Vaccine Access Center and serves as a mentor to several masters students. Baldeep is leading a systematic review to assess the research on perceptions of, and factors associated with, vaccine-seeking behavior among caregivers of children residing in low and low-middle income countries. She also led a qualitative sub-study to understand decision-making in relation to vaccine uptake and acceptance across community and family levels in India. This formative research laid the groundwork for a second project that relies on community-based participatory research strategies and human-centered design to develop an intervention to motivate vaccine uptake and acceptance in the community. Baldeep led the study design and grant submission, and she serves as a Co-PI on this project.

Previously, Baldeep worked as a healthcare consultant with a specific focus on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act at the state Health Exchange level.

  • vaccines
  • community-based participatory research
  • immunization
  • child health
  • qualitative research
  • vaccine perceptions
  • vaccine hesitancy

Selected publications

  • https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.12.04.20244228v1