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Dr. Craig Spencer  

New York Physician; Tested Positive for Ebola

Dr. Craig Spencer is a physician who works in emergency medicine at the New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. Officials diagnosed Spencer with Ebola on Oct. 23, 2014. He experienced symptoms after returning from a Doctors Without Borders trip to treat patients in Guinea, the West African country where the international outbreak is thought to have started. Spencer flew into the John F. Kennedy airport, walked the High Line, rode several subway trains and went bowling before being admitted to Bellevue's infectious diseases unit. The hospital announced he was cured less than three weeks later. The Wall Street Journal reported that over the past year, Spencer got married and traveled back to Guinea to volunteer more.

Speech Topics


Death and Dying in West Africa: Understanding Cultural Traditions and Conflicting Biomedical Imperatives During the Ebola Epidemic

  • This touches on the multiple deficiencies in the international response as well as the sociocultural mistakes we made in responding to the Ebola epidemic

The 2014-2016 Ebola Epidemic: The Role of Health Systems

  • This examines the role that weak health systems had before, during and after the Ebola epidemic

Did the West Fail West Africa?: A Delayed and Imperfect Response to the Ebola Epidemic

  • This focuses more on the multiple factors that contributed to the flawed and imperfect international response to the Ebola epidemic

Personal Experience w/ Ebola

Craig always discusses his personal story but can tailor to exactly how much a group wants that included

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