Skip to content

SER-ACE Collaboration



Join the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) and American College of Epidemiology (ACE) for a joint webinar! Members of all organizations are welcome to participate!


Thanks to working group members Amy Millen, Lorna Thorpe, Pauline Mendola, and Russell Kirby for planning the events!

Registration is now closed

\”Social Epidemiology of Ebola in the DRC\”

Eugene Richardson, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School

Date: October 9, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm EST
Online Web Conference

  • Transmission of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been traced to people’s belief in misinformation and low institutional trust.

  • Such analyses draw from a mental map whose contours are shaped by coloniality.

  • By tracing human rights failings to the impoverished discursive infrastructure of objectivist epidemiology, we can transform global health by transforming its representations.


Dr. Richardson received his MD from Cornell University Medical College and his PhD in Anthropology from Stanford University. He completed residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center and is currently Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Richardson previously served as the clinical lead for Partners In Health’s Ebola response in Kono District, Sierra Leone, where he continues to conduct research on the social epidemiology of Ebola virus disease. He also worked as a clinical case management consultant for the WHO’s Ebola riposte in Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo. His overall focus is on biosocial approaches to epidemic disease prevention, containment, and treatment in sub-Saharan Africa. As part of this effort, he is chair of the Lancet Commission on Reparations and Redistributive Justice.