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Jennifer Margulis, PhD Biography

Former Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University
Con to the question "Should Any Vaccines Be Required for Children?"

“There is tremendous evidence showing vaccinations prevent childhood diseases. Should public health officials do everything they can to encourage, inform and facilitate childhood vaccinations? Yes. Do they have the right to force parents to vaccinate their children? Absolutely not.”

“Parents Deserve to Have a Choice about Vaccination,”, Mar. 23, 2014

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Blogger,, 2002-present
  • Senior Fellow, Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, Brandeis University, 2012-Apr. 2014
  • Freelance content provider, Walt Disney Internet Group, 2007-2013
  • American Literature Instructor, University of Abdou Moumouni (Niger), 2006-2007
  • Fulbright Fellow, 2006-2007
  • Creative Nonfiction Editor, Literary Mama, 2005-2006
  • Fellow and Small Project Coordinator, Africare, International Foundation for Education, 1992-1993
  • PhD, English, Emory University, 1999
  • MA, magna cum laude, Comparative Literature, University of California at Berkeley, 1992
  • BA, English and Russian, Cornell University, 1990
  • Twitter handle is @JenniferMarguli
  • Fluent in French
  • Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Military History Quarterly, Wondertime Magazine, and many other publications.
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Pro & Con Quotes: Should Any Vaccines Be Required for Children?