Confronting Ebola:

Crafting a Public Health Response
1:00 pm
3:00 pm
Thursday
16
October
2014
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Seminar
Department of Epidemiology
The Global Health Initiative
Open to the Columbia Community
The 2014 Ebola outbreak is the largest in history and the first Ebola outbreak in West Africa -- over 8,000 reported cases and 3,800 deaths to date and in countries with health systems near collapse. This extraordinary crisis requires an extraordinary response. Collaborating with the Department of Epidemiology Cluster on Infectious Disease, Mailman School's Global Health Initiative is hosting this important seminar which features a multi-disciplinary panel representing expertise in infectious disease, environmental health, bioethics and the NGO perspective. Our distinguished panelists will share their insights on the disease and current health systems response; epidemiological predictions of the outbreak; and the ethical dilemmas related to the outbreak. Please join us for critical discussions that aim to bring interdisciplinary insight and innovation to inform the public health response to the current Ebola crisis.

Speakers:

WAFAA EL-SADR, MD, MPH, MPA (MODERATOR)
Director of MSPH Global Health Initiative; Director, ICAP, Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine

ROBERT KLITZMAN, MD
Professor of Psychiatry in Sociomedical Sciences; Director of Masters of Bioethics Program

RACHEL T. MORESKY, MD, MPH
Director, International Emergency Medicine Fellowship & sidHARTe Program; Assistant Professor of Medicine and Population & Family Health

STEPHEN MORSE, PHD
Director of Infectious Disease Epidemiology Certificate Program; Professor Epidemiology

JEFF SHAMAN, PHD
Associate Professor Environmental Health Sciences

KIM NICHOLS, SCM, MPH
Co-Executive Director African Services Committee

Contact:

Alberto Mejia
212-305-4294