Ebola in Perspective: Health, Panic, and Politics

Ebola in Perspective: Health, Panic, and Politics

On November 12th, 2014 the Vanderbilt Center for Medicine, Health and Society hosted a cross-campus panel titled Ebola in Perspective: Health, Panic, and Politics. The panel brought clinicians and public health experts involved in treating the ebola virus into...
Action Plan to Contain Ebola

Action Plan to Contain Ebola

Muktar Aliyu The epidemic of Ebola Virus Disease in Africa continues to spiral out of control. As health professionals we owe it to our communities to contribute to halting this outbreak. Doing so will require courage – the courage to confront the paranoia that...
Ebola Outbreak’s Impact on MHS

Ebola Outbreak’s Impact on MHS

Else Sharp The 2014 Ebola outbreak is very relevant to the study of Medicine, Health and Society because the curriculum asks students to look at the cultural, economic, social and political factors that impact health. Ebola is a great case study for students of MHS,...
Colonization, Race, and Disease: Ebola in Context

Colonization, Race, and Disease: Ebola in Context

Dianna Bell Since this last spring Ebola has generated so much suffering and fear, and I appreciate the opportunity to reflect on ways to understand Ebola and disease from a social and historical perspective. A few weeks ago I read a piece on the Ebola outbreak with...
Thoughts on Ebola

Thoughts on Ebola

Dominique Behague {Thanks to Jonathan for the invitation!} I want to begin with a caveat: I should clarify that I am in no way an ebola or even infectious disease expert. But I do speak as an anthropologist with at least a few years’ experience in global public health...