Epidemiology Seminar, “Anatomy of an Ebola Response” by Dr. Lina Moses

Epidemiology Seminar will be held Wednesday, March 15th from 12:00-1:00 pm in LEC Room #303. Dr. Lina Moses from Tulane’s Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences will be giving her lecture titled “Anatomy of an Ebola Response.” Dr. Moses will discuss the structure and strategies of the Ebola response in Sierra Leone during the 2014-2015 Ebola epidemic.

Dr. Lina Moses
Epidemiologist in Kenema, Sierra Leone

Dr. Moses’ primary interest is in the disease ecology of viral zoonoses, utilizing population biology, ecology and epidemiological methods to understand macro-level pathogen/host interactions and monitor reservoir host populations. The ultimate goal of her research is to develop community-level interventions to halt animal to human transmission. Moses has been involved in Tulane’s Lassa Fever Program since 2006 and currently directs community and ecology-based research projects. She has overseen district-wide serosurveys, community prevention interventions, case investigations and contact tracing, and observational epidemiological and ecological studies partnered with the Kenema Government Hospital’s ecology and community outreach teams. Moses received her PhD from Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine with transdisciplinary training in community health, environmental health and tropical medicine in 2012.

More about Dr. Lina Moses:

Ebola Survivors May Be the Key to Treatment—For Almost Any Disease | Wired
On the Front Lines of Ebola’s Most Pressing Mystery | Wired