Ebola Research Group

Effective in September 2014, the Health in Africa Working Group and the Center for African Studies at the University of Florida are convening an interdisciplinary study group to investigate the medical, socio-cultural, political, and economic determinants of the current ebola outbreak in West Africa. The group is currently comprised of 30 faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students from colleges across the university, including Liberal Arts and Sciences, Medicine, Agricultural and Life Sciences, Health and Human Performance, and the College of Public Health and Health Professions.

Primary Contact

Professor Sharon Abramowitz
E | sabramowitz@ufl.edu
T | (352) 273-4763

Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Timothy Nevin
Dr. Jill Sonke
Dr. Paul Psychas, MD
Dr. Sarah McKune

Areas Under Active Investigation

  • Cultural Factors Influencing the Spread of the Epidemic
  • Media Representations of Cultural Factors
  • Global Health Responses to Perceived Cultural Factors
  • The Reconstruction of a Timeline of the Epidemic through Firsthand Accounts
  • Political Factors Affecting Epidemic Containment
  • Economic Impacts of the Ebola Outbreak
  • Social Impacts of the Ebola Outbreak
  • Health Infrastructure
  • Virology and Immunology
  • News in Cures/Research/Pharmaceutical Inteventions
  • Animal to Human Transmission
  • Global Health Response
    • Global Health Coordination
    • Local Factors Supporting Global Health Response
    • Factors Impeding Global Health Response

Learn More

For additional information regarding the 2014 ebola outbreak in West Africa, please explore the following links:

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