Speaker to Discuss 2014 Ebola Outbreak and Biomedical Inequities in Sub-Saharan Africa

Speaker to Discuss 2014 Ebola Outbreak and Biomedical Inequities in Sub-Saharan Africa

March 05, 2015

Dr. Donna Patterson, a member of the West African Research Association and assistant professor of Africana Studies at Wellesley College, will speak to the Lasell Community about the Ebola outbreak of 2014 on Tuesday March 10 at 2 pm in Rosen Auditorium.

Patterson's talk, Ebola: Past, Present, Future, is sponsored by the Donahue Institute for Values and Public Life.

Patterson has written extensively on Ebola and in this lecture she will examine the 2014 Ebola outbreak and contextualize the disease's history. In addition, she will highlight social and biomedical inequities, the effects on sub-Saharan African countries and responses to the current epidemic.

Patterson has a Ph.D. in African History from Indiana University and has held several fellowships including the American Historical Association and the West African Research Association. At Wellesley College she teaches courses on African history and global health, and African Diaspora Studies.

She is the author of "Pharmacy in Senegal: Gender, Healing, and Entrepreneurship" and is now working on a manuscript on global drug consumption and distribution.

- Cris Martinez