MMR vaccine controversy

Posted May 4, 2011
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  1. Jenny McCarthy

    Jenny McCarthy


    Jennifer Ann "Jenny" McCarthy (born November 1, 1972) is an American model, television host, comedienne, actress, author, and anti-vaccine activist. She began her career in 1993 as a nude model for Playboy magazine and was later named their Playmate of the Year. McCarthy then parlayed her Playboy fame into a television and film acting career. She is a former co-host of the ABC talk show The View.

  2. Jeni Barnett

    Jeni Barnett


    Jeni Barnett (born 24 March 1949 in London) is an English actress and TV presenter who grew up in Borehamwood. She is married to Yorkshire-born actor Jim Bywater and has one daughter, Bethany.

  3. Timothy Prager

    Timothy Prager


    Timothy Prager, known as Tim Prager, is a British television and film writer.

  4. Eric Fombonne

    Eric Fombonne


    Éric Fombonne (Paris, 1954), MD, FRCP, is a French psychiatrist and epidemiologist based in Montreal.

  5. Ben Goldacre

    Ben Goldacre


    Ben Michael Goldacre (born 1974) is a British physician, academic and science writer. As of March 2015, he is a Senior Clinical Research Fellow at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, based at Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford. He is a founder of the AllTrials campaign to require open science practices in clinical trials.

  6. Arthur Krigsman

    Arthur Krigsman


    Arthur Krigsman, MD, is a pediatrician and gastroenterologist best known for his controversial and widely-criticized research in which he attempted to prove that the MMR vaccine caused diseases, especially autism. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of gastrointestinal pathology in children with autism spectrum disorders, and has written in support of the controversial entity of autistic enterocolitis. The original study that tied the MMR vaccine to autism and GI complaints conducted by one of Krigsman's colleagues has been found to be fraudulent, and the diagnosis of "autistic enterocolitis" has never been widely accepted in the medical community.

  7. Edward Yazbak

    Edward Yazbak


    F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAP, is a retired pediatrician who writes regularly about autism and vaccines on the Internet. He practiced in Greater Woonsocket, Rhode Island and served as a school physician in Woonsocket and North Smithfield, Rhode Island before retiring. He is now based in Falmouth, Massachusetts, where he studies the medical histories of autistic children.

  8. Andrew Wakefield

    Andrew Wakefield


    Andrew Jeremy Wakefield (born c. 1957) is a British former surgeon and medical researcher, known for his fraudulent 1998 research paper in support of the now-discredited claim that there was a link between the administration of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, and the appearance of autism and bowel disease.

  9. Roy Pounder

    Roy Pounder


    Roy Pounder was Professor of Medicine at the Royal Free and University College Medical School in London and clinical Vice President of the Royal College of Physicians of London. He is now an Emeritus Professor of Medicine, of London University.

  10. Michael Fitzpatrick (physician)

    Michael Fitzpatrick (physician)


    Michael Fitzpatrick (born 1950) is a general practitioner from London, medical author known for writing several books and newspaper articles about controversies in autism, and the father of an autistic son, James. His book Defeating Autism: A Dangerous Delusion describes his perspectivess of the rising popularity of "biomedical" treatments for autism, as well as the MMR vaccine controversy, as both a GP and an autism parent.

  11. Stephen Bustin

    Stephen Bustin


    Stephen Andrew Bustin (born 1954), PhD, FSB is a British scientist, former professor of molecular sciences at Queen Mary University of London from 2004 to 2012, as well as visiting professor at Middlesex University, beginning in 2006. In 2012 he was appointed Professor of Allied Health and Medicine at Anglia Ruskin University. He is known for his research into polymerase chain reaction, and has written a book on the topic, entitled A-Z of Quantitative PCR. This book has been called "the bible of qPCR."

  12. H. Hugh Fudenberg

    H. Hugh Fudenberg


    Herman Hugh Fudenberg was a retired clinical immunologist who formerly ran the Neuro Immuno Therapeutics Research Foundation (NITRF) in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Fudenberg published over 600 papers, including case reports and case series in the New England Journal of Medicine.

  13. Brian Deer

    Brian Deer


    Brian Deer is a British investigative reporter, best known for inquiries into the drug industry, medicine and social issues for the Sunday Times of London.

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