Alison Tse Kawai

Alison Tse Kawai is an Epidemiologist and Research Associate in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. She received her masters and doctorate degrees from the Harvard School of Public Health. Her research currently focuses on post-market surveillance of the safety of vaccines and other medical products in the Sentinel Initiative. Dr. Kawai is particularly interested in pregnant populations and their infants, and she leads and participates in a number of activities focused on the safety of vaccine use during pregnancy. She also works on the Preventing Avoidable Infectious Complications by Adjusting Payment (PAICAP) Project, an AHRQ-funded project to assess the impact of Medicare’s policy of adjusting payment for healthcare-associated infections on health outcomes and costs in United States hospitals. Dr. Kawai is also broadly interested in pediatric and perinatal epidemiology and previously conducted research in the area of psychosocial stress, hormones, and perinatal depression.


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Harvard Medical School
Department of Population Medicine
401 Park Drive, Suite 401
Boston, MA 02215