Author Archives: nadia.connelly

Action Plan to Contain Ebola

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 … Read more →

Ebola Outbreak’s Impact on MHS

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 … Read more →

Colonization, Race, and Disease: Ebola in Context

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 … Read more →

Thoughts on Ebola

{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 … Read more →