We are a group of scientists and healthcare professionals from around the world, working to end this pandemic by volunteering our time to address Covid-19 vaccine concerns and misinformation.
Our #TeamHalo videos bring you accurate, up-to-date facts on the safety & effectiveness of the Covid-19 vaccines.
Team Halo was established as part of the United Nations Verified initiative in partnership with Purpose and the Vaccine Confidence Project at the University of London’s School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Support is provided by Luminate, IKEA Foundation, and Capgemini.
APPLY TO JOIN
Team Halo is interested in hearing from experts who have been working to address the COVID-19 pandemic in their professional lives and who are also established as educators on social media with over 10,000 followers. This would include healthcare workers as well as scientists, such as virologists, epidemiologists and vaccine developers. If you would like to apply to join Team Halo please fill out this application form and we will contact you in due course.
These are the many faces, diverse voices, and brilliant minds behind Team Halo.
Dr Federica Cappuccini is a postdoctoral research scientist at the Jenner Institute, University of Oxford. Since the beginning of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine clinical trials in April 2020, Federica has been a part-time member of the COVID-19 team processing and testing blood samples collected from volunteers in the UK. In particular, the team is looking at… continue reading.
Natalia Pasternak is a microbiologist, with a PhD and post-doctorate in Microbiology, in the field of Bacterial Genetics at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. She is the former director in Brazil of the international festival of scientific communication “Pint of Science” (UK), columnist for the Brazilian national newspaper “O Globo”, for The Skeptic magazine… continue reading.
Dr Samir Gupta is a Respirologist, Clinician-Scientist and Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. He completed his medical training at McGill University before specializing in Respirology at the University of Toronto. He has a Master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology and a fellowship in Knowledge Translation Research. Samir has always had a specific interest in… continue reading.
Dr Kiran Morjaria is a junior doctor and comedian based in Manchester. He is working on the front line admitting and treating patients with Covid-19. In his spare time he volunteers at a Covid-19 vaccination hub as a vaccinator. Kiran graduated from Leeds Medical School in 2017, where he was awarded the SPARK scholarship for… continue reading.
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You can help too
Hundreds of volunteers around the world are joining Team Halo. If you’re a scientist or healthcare professional who would like to get involved, please get in touch.