Past Event

Frontline Nurses: Insights from Ebola Nurses

May 7, 2020
12:30 AM - 1:30 AM
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The 2014-16 Ebola outbreak in western Africa was a devastating pandemic in which healthcare workers confronted soaring contagion and mortality. For the past two years, Columbia faculty on a project sponsored by the Women Creating Change initiative of the Center for the Study of Social Difference have been working to understand how nurses on the frontlines of Ebola succeeded in ending that outbreak, using the methods of oral history to elicit nurses' stories and analyze their significance for health care policymakers going forward. At this event, you will hear the voices of the Ebola nurses, understand their insights, and consider the implications for all of us today in the battle against COVID-19.

Please register here on the zoom website to join the webinar:


Mary Marshall Clark, Senior Research Scientist, INCITE (Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics), Director, Columbia Center for Oral History Research

Jennifer Dohrn, Director of the Office of Global Initiatives, Assistant professor at Columbia Nursing

Wilmot James, Visiting Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Susan Michaels-Strasser,Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, CUMC and Senior Director, Human Resources for Health Development, ICAP

Annette Mwansa Nkowane, Former Technical Officer of Nursing and Midwifery, World Health Organization (WHO) Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland

Margaret Loma Phiri, Nursing and Midwifery Advisor, Seed Global Health/ Malawi

Victoria Rosner,Dean of Academic Affairs for the School of General Studies; Adjunct Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University