In the 21st century alone, we have faced at least six pandemics, and numerous other epidemics in nations worldwide. Pandemics can adversely impact organizations, systems, communities, and individuals’ way of living. While much research exists to understand how to increase organizational and system capacity, less is known about how individuals, communities, healthcare providers, and media respond to pandemics. This research program aims to clarify how different groups respond to pandemics. The goal is to inform the development of tailored policies
- Scoping Review on Misconceptions and Behavior Change: What is the relationship between knowledge, misconceptions, risk perception and behaviour change during pandemics, epidemics, and outbreaks?
- Systematic Review on Knowledge and Behavior Change in Pregnancy: What is the relationship between knowledge, risk perception, and behaviour change for pregnant women pertaining to the Zika Virus Disease?
- Systematic Review of Institutional Responses: How can educational institutions better respond to pandemics, epidemics, and outbreaks?
- Systematic Review of Media Responses: How does media respond to pandemics and global outbreaks across the world?
- Systematic Review of Vaccine Hesitancy During Pandemics: What factors promote vaccine hesitancy or acceptance during pandemics and epidemics?
- Majid U*, Wasim A, Truong J, Bakshi S. (2022). Public trust in governments, health care providers, and media during pandemics: a systematic review. Journal of Trust Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/21515581.2022.2029742
- Ahmad M, Akande A, Majid U*. (2022). Health care provider trust in vaccination: a systematic review and qualitative meta-synthesis. European Journal of Public Health. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckab209
- Majid U*, Hussain SAS, Wasim A, Farhana N, Saadat P. (2021). A Systematic Map of Evidence Syntheses Published Globally on COVID-19. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. https://www.doi.org/10.1017/dmp.2021.236
Truong J, Bakshi S, Wasim A, Ahmad M, Majid U*. (2021).What Factors Promote Vaccine Hesitancy or Acceptance During Pandemics? A Systematic Review of 28 Studies. Health Promotion International. Daab099, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daab105
- Majid U*, Wasim A, Bakshi S, Truong J. (2021). The Economic Impact of Pandemics on Individuals, Families, and Communities. Health Science Inquiry. https://healthscienceinquiry.com/index.php/hsi/issue/view/13/14
- Bakshi S, Wasim A, Truong J, Majid U*. (2020). Attitudes, Perceptions of Risk, and Behavior Change of Students During Pandemics: A Systematic Review. Research Square. https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-139671/v1
- Majid U*, Truong J, Wasim A, Truong M. (2020). Anti-Mask Protests and Racism: What is the Link? Longwoods. https://www.longwoods.com/content/26390/anti-mask-protests-and-racism-what-is-the-link-
- Majid U*, Wasim A, Bakshi S, Truong J. (2020). Knowledge, (Mis-)conceptions, Risk Perception, and Behavior Change During Pandemics: A Scoping Review of 149 Studies. Public Understanding of Science 29(8): 777-799. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0963662520963365
- Ahmad M, Truong J, Majid U*. (2020). Let’s Talk COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy. Longwoods. https://www.longwoods.com/content/26286//let-s-talk-covid-19-vaccine-hesitancy
- Majid U*, Bakshi S, Truong J, Wasim A. (2020). Sustaining Social Distancing and Mass Quarantine in the COVID-19 Era: Lessons Learned. Healthcare Quarterly. 23(2): 21-23. http://doi.org/12927/hcq.2020.26279