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Elena Savoia, M.D.


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  1. Denu MKI, Montrond A, Piltch-Loeb R, Bonetti M, Toffolutti V, Testa MA, Savoia E. Freedom of Choice to Vaccinate and COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Italy. Vaccines (Basel). 2022 Nov 21; 10(11). PMID: 36423068; PMCID: PMC9693986.
  2. Wei Y, Harriman NW, Piltch-Loeb R, Testa MA, Savoia E. Exploring the Association between Negative Emotions and COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Unvaccinated Adults in Sweden. Vaccines (Basel). 2022 Oct 11; 10(10). PMID: 36298560; PMCID: PMC9608178.
  3. Piltch-Loeb R, Su M, Bonetti M, Testa M, Stanton E, Toffolutti V, Savoia E. Cross-National Vaccine Concerns and Predictors of Vaccine Hesitancy in Not-Fully Vaccinated Individuals: Findings from USA, Canada, Sweden, and Italy. Vaccines (Basel). 2022 Oct 01; 10(10). PMID: 36298517; PMCID: PMC9611173.
  4. Piltch-Loeb R, Su M, Hughes B, Testa M, Goldberg B, Braddock K, Miller-Idriss C, Maturo V, Savoia E. Testing the Efficacy of Attitudinal Inoculation Videos to Enhance COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance: Quasi-Experimental Intervention Trial. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2022 06 20; 8(6):e34615. PMID: 35483050; PMCID: PMC9217150.
    Citations:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  5. Savoia E, Harriman NW, Piltch-Loeb R, Bonetti M, Toffolutti V, Testa MA. Exploring the Association between Misinformation Endorsement, Opinions on the Government Response, Risk Perception, and COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in the US, Canada, and Italy. Vaccines (Basel). 2022 Apr 23; 10(5). PMID: 35632427; PMCID: PMC9147457.
  6. Fucaloro SP, Yacoubian VS, Piltch-Loeb R, Harriman NW, Burmaz T, Hadji-Janev M, Savoia E. Essential Workers' COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy, Misinformation, and Informational Needs in the Republic of North Macedonia. Vaccines (Basel). 2022 Feb 23; 10(3). PMID: 35334980; PMCID: PMC8950427.
  7. Savoia E, Su M, Piltch-Loeb R, Masterson E, Testa MA. COVID-19 Vaccine Early Skepticism, Misinformation and Informational Needs among Essential Workers in the USA. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 12 15; 18(24). PMID: 34948853.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  8. Maietti E, Greco M, Reno C, Rallo F, Trerè D, Savoia E, Fantini MP, Scheier LM, Gori D. Assessing the Role of Trust in Information Sources, Adoption of Preventive Practices, Volunteering and Degree of Training on Biological Risk Prevention, on Perceived Risk of Infection and Usage of Personal Protective Equipment Among Italian Medical Students During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic. Front Public Health. 2021; 9:746387. PMID: 34778180; PMCID: PMC8581255.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  9. Piltch-Loeb R, Harriman NW, Healey J, Bonetti M, Toffolutti V, Testa MA, Su M, Savoia E. COVID-19 Vaccine Concerns about Safety, Effectiveness, and Policies in the United States, Canada, Sweden, and Italy among Unvaccinated Individuals. Vaccines (Basel). 2021 Oct 06; 9(10). PMID: 34696245.
    Citations: 3     
  10. Hughes B, Miller-Idriss C, Piltch-Loeb R, Goldberg B, White K, Criezis M, Savoia E. Development of a Codebook of Online Anti-Vaccination Rhetoric to Manage COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 07 15; 18(14). PMID: 34300005.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  11. Savoia E, Piltch-Loeb R, Goldberg B, Miller-Idriss C, Hughes B, Montrond A, Kayyem J, Testa MA. Predictors of COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Socio-Demographics, Co-Morbidity, and Past Experience of Racial Discrimination. Vaccines (Basel). 2021 Jul 09; 9(7). PMID: 34358184; PMCID: PMC8310049.
    Citations: 30     
  12. Savoia E, Harriman NW, Su M, Cote T, Shortland N. Adolescents' Exposure to Online Risks: Gender Disparities and Vulnerabilities Related to Online Behaviors. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 05 27; 18(11). PMID: 34072253.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Piltch-Loeb R, Bernard D, Quiñones Vallejo B, Harriman N, Savoia E. Engaging Community Leaders in Sharing Local Knowledge for Emergency Preparedness to Leverage Communication and Trusted Assets for Vulnerable Populations. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2022 08; 16(4):1452-1458. PMID: 34016210.
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  14. Piltch-Loeb R, Savoia E, Goldberg B, Hughes B, Verhey T, Kayyem J, Miller-Idriss C, Testa M. Examining the effect of information channel on COVID-19 vaccine acceptance. PLoS One. 2021; 16(5):e0251095. PMID: 33979370.
    Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  15. Reno C, Maietti E, Fantini MP, Savoia E, Manzoli L, Montalti M, Gori D. Enhancing COVID-19 Vaccines Acceptance: Results from a Survey on Vaccine Hesitancy in Northern Italy. Vaccines (Basel). 2021 Apr 13; 9(4). PMID: 33924534.
    Citations: 35     
  16. Harriman N, Shortland N, Su M, Cote T, Testa MA, Savoia E. Youth Exposure to Hate in the Online Space: An Exploratory Analysis. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 11 17; 17(22). PMID: 33212999.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Savoia E, Argentini G, Gori D, Neri E, Piltch-Loeb R, Fantini MP. Factors associated with access and use of PPE during COVID-19: A cross-sectional study of Italian physicians. PLoS One. 2020; 15(10):e0239024. PMID: 33044978.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  18. Fantini MP, Reno C, Biserni GB, Savoia E, Lanari M. COVID-19 and the re-opening of schools: a policy maker's dilemma. Ital J Pediatr. 2020 Jun 09; 46(1):79. PMID: 32517815.
    Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  19. Stoto MA, Savoia E, Nelson C, Piltch-Loeb R, Guicciardi S, Takacs J, Varela Santos C, Ciotti M. Development of a public health emergency preparedness competency model for European Union countries. Euro Surveill. 2018 Dec; 23(49). PMID: 30621822; PMCID: PMC6290531.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  20. Savoia E, Guicciardi S, Bernard DP, Harriman N, Leinhos M, Testa M. Preparedness Emergency Response Research Centers (PERRCs): Addressing Public Health Preparedness Knowledge Gaps Using a Public Health Systems Perspective. Am J Public Health. 2018 11; 108(S5):S363-S365. PMID: 30422694; PMCID: PMC6236718.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Piltch-Loeb R, Savoia E, Wright N, Gupta R, Stoto MA. Facilitated Look-Back Analysis of Public Health Emergencies to Enhance Preparedness: A Brief Report of a Chemical Spill in Charleston, West Virginia. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2018 Nov/Dec; 24(6):E1-E5. PMID: 29557853.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  22. Piltch-Loeb R, Kraemer J, Nelson C, Savoia E, Osborn DR, Stoto MA. Root-Cause Analysis for Enhancing Public Health Emergency Preparedness: A Brief Report of a Salmonella Outbreak in the Alamosa, Colorado, Water Supply. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2018 Nov/Dec; 24(6):542-545. PMID: 29521850.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  23. Jha A, Lin L, Short SM, Argentini G, Gamhewage G, Savoia E. Integrating emergency risk communication (ERC) into the public health system response: Systematic review of literature to aid formulation of the 2017 WHO Guideline for ERC policy and practice. PLoS One. 2018; 13(10):e0205555. PMID: 30379900; PMCID: PMC6209198.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  24. Testa MA, Savoia E, Su M, Biddinger PD. Social Media Learning Collaborative for Public Health Preparedness. Am J Public Health. 2018 11; 108(S5):S375-S377. PMID: 30260697; PMCID: PMC6236724.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  25. Bernard D, Konate S, Savoia E. Snow Storms and Vulnerable Populations: Local Public Health Activities in Response to the 2014-2015 Severe Winter Weather. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2019 06; 13(3):647-649. PMID: 30189906.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  26. Burmaz T, Selle V, Baldo V, Savoia E. Organization or Community-Based Outbreak? Responding to Cases of Meningitis Under Epidemiologic Uncertainty. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2019 04; 13(2):368-371. PMID: 29716663.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  27. Nour M, Alhajri M, Farag EABA, Al-Romaihi HE, Al-Thani M, Al-Marri S, Savoia E. How Do the First Days Count? A Case Study of Qatar Experience in Emergency Risk Communication during the MERS-CoV Outbreak. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 12 19; 14(12). PMID: 29257053.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  28. Stoto MA, Nelson C, Savoia E, Ljungqvist I, Ciotti M. A Public Health Preparedness Logic Model: Assessing Preparedness for Cross-border Threats in the European Region. Health Secur. 2017 Sep/Oct; 15(5):473-482. PMID: 29058967.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  29. Savoia E, Lin L, Bernard D, Klein N, James LP, Guicciardi S. Public Health System Research in Public Health Emergency Preparedness in the United States (2009-2015): Actionable Knowledge Base. Am J Public Health. 2017 09; 107(S2):e1-e6. PMID: 28892437; PMCID: PMC5594402.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  30. Savoia E, Lin L, Gamhewage GM. A Conceptual Framework for the Evaluation of Emergency Risk Communications. Am J Public Health. 2017 09; 107(S2):S208-S214. PMID: 28892436; PMCID: PMC5594401.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Savoia E, Lin L, Viswanath K. Sources of Information During the 2014 West Virginia Water Crisis: A Cross-Sectional Survey. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2017 04; 11(2):196-206. PMID: 27609349.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  32. Jha A, Lin L, Savoia E. The Use of Social Media by State Health Departments in the US: Analyzing Health Communication Through Facebook. J Community Health. 2016 Feb; 41(1):174-9. PMID: 26318742.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  33. Savoia E, Lin L, Klein N, Montrond A. Engaging the Diaspora in Response to the 2014 Fogo Volcano Eruption in Cape Verde. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2016 Apr; 10(2):185-6. PMID: 26781809.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Agboola F, Bernard D, Savoia E, Biddinger PD. Development of an Online Toolkit for Measuring Performance in Health Emergency Response Exercises. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2015 Oct; 30(5):503-8. PMID: 26369757.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Savoia E, Stoto MA, Gupta R, Wright N, Viswanath K. Public response to the 2014 chemical spill in West Virginia: knowledge, opinions and behaviours. BMC Public Health. 2015 Aug 19; 15:790. PMID: 26282554.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  36. Lin L, Ashkenazi I, Dorn BC, Savoia E. The public health system response to the 2008 Sichuan province earthquake: a literature review and interviews. Disasters. 2014 Oct; 38(4):753-73. PMID: 25196335.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  37. Savoia E, Agboola F, Biddinger PD. A conceptual framework to measure systems' performance during emergency preparedness exercises. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014 Sep 17; 11(9):9712-22. PMID: 25233015.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:PHPublic Health
  38. Testa MA, Pettigrew ML, Savoia E. Measurement, geospatial, and mechanistic models of public health hazard vulnerability and jurisdictional risk. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2014 Sep-Oct; 20 Suppl 5:S61-8. PMID: 25072492.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  39. Lin L, Savoia E, Agboola F, Viswanath K. What have we learned about communication inequalities during the H1N1 pandemic: a systematic review of the literature. BMC Public Health. 2014 May 21; 14:484. PMID: 24884634.
    Citations: 46     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  40. Piltch-Loeb RN, Nelson CD, Kraemer JD, Savoia E, Stoto MA. A peer assessment approach for learning from public health emergencies. Public Health Rep. 2014; 129 Suppl 4:28-34. PMID: 25355972; PMCID: PMC4187304.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  41. Savoia E, Lin L, Viswanath K. Communications in public health emergency preparedness: a systematic review of the literature. Biosecur Bioterror. 2013 Sep; 11(3):170-84. PMID: 24041193.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:PHPublic Health
  42. Mills DA, Tomassoni AJ, Tallon LA, Kade KA, Savoia ES. Mass arsenic poisoning and the public health response in Maine. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2013 Jun; 7(3):319-26. PMID: 21270320.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  43. Savoia E, Preston J, Biddinger PD. A consensus process on the use of exercises and after action reports to assess and improve public health emergency preparedness and response. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2013 Jun; 28(3):305-8. PMID: 23537693.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  44. Massin-Short S, Fisher VS, Bakker G, Nieratko J, Morgan S, Herrmann J, Savoia E. Administration of emergency preparedness Department of Health And Human Service funds: the experience of state and local health departments. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2013 Mar-Apr; 19(2):192-5. PMID: 23358300.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  45. Savoia E, Agboola F, Biddinger PD. Use of after action reports (AARs) to promote organizational and systems learning in emergency preparedness. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2012 08; 9(8):2949-63. PMID: 23066408.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  46. Savoia E, Testa MA, Viswanath K. Predictors of knowledge of H1N1 infection and transmission in the U.S. population. BMC Public Health. 2012 May 03; 12:328. PMID: 22554124.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  47. Biddinger PD, Savoia E, Massin-Short SB, Preston J, Stoto MA. Public health emergency preparedness exercises: lessons learned. Public Health Rep. 2010 Nov-Dec; 125 Suppl 5:100-6. PMID: 21133066; PMCID: PMC2966651.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  48. Potter MA, Miner KR, Barnett DJ, Cadigan R, Lloyd L, Olson DK, Parker C, Savoia E, Shoaf K. The evidence base for effectiveness of preparedness training: a retrospective analysis. Public Health Rep. 2010 Nov-Dec; 125 Suppl 5:15-23. PMID: 21133061; PMCID: PMC2966641.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  49. Savoia E, Massin-Short S, Higdon MA, Tallon L, Matechi E, Stoto MA. A toolkit to assess Medical Reserve Corps units' performance. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2010 Oct; 4(3):213-9. PMID: 21149217.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  50. Condon S, Savoia E, Cadigan RO, Getchell M, Burstein JL, Auerbach B, Koh HK. "Operation Helping Hands": Massachusetts health and medical response to Hurricane Katrina. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2010 Jan-Feb; 25(1):80-6. PMID: 20405468.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  51. Savoia E, Biddinger PD, Burstein J, Stoto MA. Inter-agency communication and operations capabilities during a hospital functional exercise: reliability and validity of a measurement tool. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2010 Jan-Feb; 25(1):52-8. PMID: 20405462.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  52. Savoia E, Rodday AM, Stoto MA. Public health emergency preparedness at the local level: results of a national survey. Health Serv Res. 2009 Oct; 44(5 Pt 2):1909-24. PMID: 19686254.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  53. Savoia E, Massin-Short SB, Rodday AM, Aaron LA, Higdon MA, Stoto MA. Public health systems research in emergency preparedness: a review of the literature. Am J Prev Med. 2009 Aug; 37(2):150-6. PMID: 19524394.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  54. Savoia E, Biddinger PD, Fox P, Levin DE, Stone L, Stoto MA. Impact of tabletop exercises on participants' knowledge of and confidence in legal authorities for infectious disease emergencies. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2009 Jun; 3(2):104-10. PMID: 19491605.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  55. Nick GA, Savoia E, Elqura L, Crowther MS, Cohen B, Leary M, Wright T, Auerbach J, Koh HK. Emergency preparedness for vulnerable populations: people with special health-care needs. Public Health Rep. 2009 Mar-Apr; 124(2):338-43. PMID: 19320378; PMCID: PMC2646456.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  56. Savoia E, Testa MA, Biddinger PD, Cadigan RO, Koh H, Campbell P, Stoto MA. Assessing public health capabilities during emergency preparedness tabletop exercises: reliability and validity of a measurement tool. Public Health Rep. 2009 Jan-Feb; 124(1):138-48. PMID: 19413036; PMCID: PMC2602939.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  57. Kade KA, Brinsfield KH, Serino RA, Savoia E, Koh HK. Emergency medical consequence planning and management for national special security events after September 11: Boston 2004. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2008 Oct; 2(3):166-73. PMID: 18688202.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  58. Savoia E, Stoto MA, Biddinger PD, Campbell P, Viswanath K, Koh H. Risk-communication capability for public health emergencies varies by community diversity. BMC Res Notes. 2008 Mar 07; 1:6. PMID: 18710541.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  59. Biddinger PD, Cadigan RO, Auerbach BS, Burstein JL, Savoia E, Stoto MA, Koh HK. On linkages: using exercises to identify systems-level preparedness challenges. Public Health Rep. 2008 Jan-Feb; 123(1):96-101. PMID: 18348486; PMCID: PMC2099334.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  60. Dorn BC, Savoia E, Testa MA, Stoto MA, Marcus LJ. Development of a survey instrument to measure connectivity to evaluate national public health preparedness and response performance. Public Health Rep. 2007 May-Jun; 122(3):329-38. PMID: 17518304; PMCID: PMC1847495.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  61. Savoia E, Fantini MP, Pandolfi PP, Dallolio L, Collina N. Assessing the construct validity of the Italian version of the EQ-5D: preliminary results from a cross-sectional study in North Italy. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2006 Aug 10; 4:47. PMID: 16901340.
    Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  62. Fantini MP, Stivanello E, Dallolio L, Loghi M, Savoia E. Persistent geographical disparities in infant mortality rates in Italy (1999-2001): comparison with France, England, Germany, and Portugal. Eur J Public Health. 2006 Aug; 16(4):429-32. PMID: 16524941.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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