Immunization consultant

Ms. Bucci is a public health consultant with twenty years of experience in health policy. She is the co- founder of Bucci-Hepworth Health Services Inc., a Canadian-based consultancy with international offices, and serves as Director of Policy and Government Relations at the Society for Intelligence Management (SIM). Prior to her work as a consultant, Ms. Bucci was a research associate at the Centre de recherche en droit public at Université de Montréal and the Centre for Genomics and Policy at McGill University’s and Genome Québec’s Innovation Centre. Between 2010 and 2022, she was the senior manager of Immunize Canada and a liaison member to the Canadian Nurses Coalition on Immunization (CNCI). She was a member of the Elimination of Cervical Cancer Advisory Committee and the WHO’s Vaccine Safety Network (VSN) Advisory Committee. She also served as Chair of the VSN’s research working group. She currently represents the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) as a liaison representative to the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). She is the co-chair of the Working Group to Increase Vaccination Rates in Adults with Respiratory Issues and is a member of the HELPinKIDS&ADULTS team at the University of Toronto.




Bucci LM, Lamprianou S, Gesualdo F, et al. A social media intervention for communicating vaccine safety in low-and-middle-income countries: Protocol for a pilot study. Front. Public Health

Gerges S, Gudzak V, Bowles S, et al. Experiences of community pharmacists administering COVID-19 vaccinations: A qualitative study. Canadian Pharmacists Journal / Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada

Taddio A, Rocchi M, Bucci LM, et al. CARD (Comfort Ask Relax Distract) integration guide for community pharmacies administering vaccinations: How to play your best hand. Canadian Pharmacists Journal / Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada

Taddio A, Morrison J, Gudzak V, et al. Integration of CARD (Comfort Ask Relax Distract) for COVID-19 community pharmacy vaccination in children: Effect on implementation outcomes. Canadian Pharmacists Journal / Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada. 

Gudzak V, Freedman T, Logeman C, Bucci LM, Taddio A. Community pharmacists’ perceptions of the CARD (Comfort Ask Relax Distract) system for use during vaccinations. Canadian Pharmacists Journal / Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada.

Taddio A, Morrison J, Gudzak V, et al. CARD (Comfort Ask Relax Distract) for community pharmacy vaccinations in children: Effect on immunization stress-related responses and satisfaction. Canadian Pharmacists Journal / Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada.

Wilhelm E, Ballalai I, Belanger ME, Benjamin P, Bertrand-Ferrandis C, Bezbaruah S, Briand S, Brooks I, Bruns R, Bucci LM, Calleja N, Chiou H, Devaria A, Dini L, D’Souza H, Dunn AG, Eichstaedt J, Evers S, Gobat N, Gissler M, Gonzales IC, Gruzd A, Hess S, Ishizumi A, John O, Joshi A, Kaluza B, Khamis N, Kosinska M, Kulkarni S, Lingri D, Ludolph R, Mackey T, Mandić-Rajčević S, Menczer F, Mudaliar V, Murthy S, Nazakat S, Nguyen T, Nilsen J, Pallari E, Pasternak Taschner N, Petelos E, Prinstein MJ, Roozenbeek J, Schneider A, Srinivasan V, Stevanović A, Strahwald B, Syed Abdul S, Machiri Varaidzo S, van der Linden S, Voegeli C, Wardle C, Wegwarth O, White B, Willie E, Yau B, Purnat TD. Towards measuring the burden of infodemics: Methods and results of the 5th WHO Infodemic Management Conference.

Taddio A, Ilersich A, Bucci LM, McMurtry M, Gudsak V, Ipp M, Zita T, Tharmarajah S, MacDonald N. Letting kids play their CARDS (Comfort, Ask, Relax, Distract) to help cope with needle-related fear and pain: Results from user testing. Vaccine (In press).

Taddio A, Gudzak V, Jantzi M, Logeman C, Bucci LM, MacDonald NE, Moineddin R. Impact of the CARD (Comfort Ask Relax Distract) system on school-based vaccinations: A cluster randomized trial. (2022) Vaccine.

Centre for Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Allan K, Piché-Renaud P-P, Bartoszko J, Bucci LM, Kwong J, Morris S, Permica J, Fadel S. Maintaining immunizations for school-aged children during COVID-19: Expert and stakeholders roundtable report. (2021) Centre for Vaccine Preventable Diseases, University of Toronto.

O’Doherty KC, Crann S, Bucci LM, Burgess MM, Chauhan A, Goldenberg MJ, McMurtry CM, White J, Willison DJ. Deliberation on Childhood Vaccination in Canada: Public Input on Ethical Trade-Offs in Vaccination Policy. (2021) AJOB Empirical Bioethics. 

Cull K, Bowles SK, MacDonald NE, McNeil S, Taylor B, Slayter K, Steenbeek A, Taddio A, Bucci LM, Isenor JE.  Patient perspectives of pain mitigation strategies for adult vaccine injections. (2021) Canadian Journal of Pain.  

Gesualdo F, Bucci LM, Rizzo C, Tozzi A. Digital tools, multidisciplinarity and innovation for communicating vaccine safety in the COVID-19 era. (2021) Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics.

Calleja N, AbdAllah A, Abad N, Ahmed NA, Dolores A, Altieri E, Anoko JN, Arcos R, Anis A, Azlan Bayer J, Bechmann A, Bezbaruah S, Sylvie C, Briand Brooks I, Bucci LM, Burzo S, Czerniak C, Domenico MD, Dunn AG, et al. A Public Health Research Agenda for Managing Infodemics: Methods and Results of the First WHO Infodemiology Conference. (2021) Jmir Infodemiology.

Taddio A, Coldham J, Logeman C, McMurtry CM, Little C, Samborn T, Bucci LM, MacDonald NE, Shah V, Dribnenki C, Snider J, Stephens D. Feasibility of implementation of CARD™ for school-based immunizations in Calgary, Alberta: a cluster trial. (2021) BMC Public Health.

Taddio A, Ilersich A, McMurtry CM, Bucci LM, MacDonald NE. Managing pain and fear: Playing your CARDs to improve the vaccination experience. (2021) Can Commun Dis Rep.

MacDonald NE, Comeau JL, Dubé È, Bucci LM. COVID-19 and missed routine immunizations: designing for effective catch-up in Canada. (2020) Can J Public Health.

MacDonald NE, Comeau J, Dubé E, Bucci LM, Graham JE. A public health timeline to prepare for COVID-19 vaccines in Canada. (2020) Can J Public Health.

Bucci LM, MacDonald NE, Freedman T, Taddio A. Benchmarking public health pain management practices during school immunizations. (2020) Can Commun Dis Rep.

Logeman C, Taddio A, McMurtry M, Bucci LM, MacDonald N, Chalmers G, Gudzak V, Shah V, Coldham J, Little C, Samborn T, Snider J, Dribnenki C. Student feedback to tailor the CARD™ system for improving the immunization experience at school. (2020) Children. 7(9):126. 

Taddio A, McMurtry CM, Bucci LM, MacDonald N, Ilersich ANT, Ilersich ALT, Alfieri-Maiolo A, deVlaming-Kot C, Alderman L. Pain Pain Go Away Team. Overview of a Knowledge Translation (KT) Project to improve the vaccination experience at school: The CARD™ System. (2019) Paediatr Child Health. (Suppl 1):S3-S18. 

Taddio A, Ilersich ANT, Ilersich ALT, Schmidt C, Chalmers G, Wilson E, McMurtry CM, MacDonald N, Bucci LM, Freedman T, Wong H. Pain Pain Go Away Team. Piloting The CARD™ System for education of students about vaccination: Does it improve the vaccination experience at school? (2019) Paediatr Child Health. (Suppl 1):S35-S41.

Taddio A, Shah V, Bucci L, MacDonald NE, Wong H, Stephens D. Effectiveness of a hospital-based postnatal parent education intervention about pain management during infant vaccination: a randomized controlled trial. (2018) CMAJ. 190(42):E1245-E1252. 

Gerges S, Peter E, Bowles SK, Diamond S, Bucci LM, Resnick A, Taddio A. Pharmacists as vaccinators: an analysis of their experiences and perceptions of their new role. (2017) Hum Vaccin Immunother. 14(2):471-477.

Vaccine Deliberation
O’Doherty K, Bucci LM, Burgess M, Chauhan A, Crann S, Goldenberg M, McMurtry CM, Pickren W, Willison D. Ontario Vaccine Deliberation : Discourse, Science, Publics, University of Guelph. (2017). 

Bucci LM, Sondagar C, MacDonald N, Taddio A. Taking the sting out of school based immunizations. (2017) Paediatrics & Child Health.

McMurtry CM, Taddio A, Noel M, Antony MM, Chambers CT, Asmundson GJ, Pillai Riddell R, Shah V, MacDonald NE, Rogers J, Bucci LM, Mousmanis P, Lang E, Halperin S, Bowles S, Halpert C, Ipp M, Rieder MJ, Robson K, Uleryk E, Votta Bleeker E, Dubey V, Hanrahan A, Lockett D, Scott J. Exposure-based interventions for the management of individuals with high levels of needle fear across the lifespan: a clinical practice guideline and call for further research. (2016) Cogn Behav Ther. 

Taddio A, McMurtry CM, Shah V, Pillai Riddell R, Chambers CT, Noel M, MacDonald NE, Rogers J, Bucci LM, et al. Reducing pain during vaccine injections: clinical practice guideline. (2015) CMAJ.

Avard D, Bucci LM, Burgess MM, Kaye J, Heeney C. Farmer Y, Cambon-Thomsen A. Public Health Genomics (PHG) and Public Participation: Points to Consider. (2009) Journal of Public Deliberation.

Bucci LM, Stanton-Jean M. Toward a policy framework on nanomedicine: A Canadian perspective. (2009) Novelty or disguise? Regulation and policy-making in nanotechnology (Italy: Neos Edizioni s.r.l.).

Bucci LM, Knoppers BM. Toward a Canadian policy framework on nanomedicine: Lessons learned from reproductive technologies. (2008) Dirritto Europeo Comparato IV (Torino: G. Giappichelli Editore).

Bucci LM. Public understanding of nanotechnology. (2006) Commentary. Center of Nanotechnology and Society. Chicago Kent University.

Avard D, Bucci LM, Coly B, Saginur A. ERA-SAGE research area on ethical, legal, and societal aspects of human genomics: Review of research in Canada and the United States and a synthesis of key informants’ views. (2006) Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada.

Avard D, Bridge P, Bucci LM, Chiquette J, Dorval M, Durocher F, Easton D, INHERIT BRCAs, Jacques Simard. Partnering in Oncogenetic Research – The INHERIT BRCAs Experience: Opportunities and Challenges. (2006) Familial Cancer 

Addressing misinformation regarding HPV vaccines in Canada (here)

CVPD Resources (here)