Oral Histories


Oral Histories


The Oral Histories Collection includes audio interviews with personnel involved in the 2014-16 outbreak of Ebola.

Collection Items

Laskaris, Alexander
Alexander M. Laskaris, who served as US Ambassador to Guinea from September 2012 to November 2015, reviews his career in foreign service and discusses his work responding to Guinea's Ebola epidemic. His interface with the US Centers for Disease…

Malac, Deborah
Deborah R. Malac, US Ambassador to Uganda and former US Ambassador to Liberia, provides some personal background and then describes her experiences in Liberia during the 2014-16 Ebola epidemic. Her interface with the US Centers for Disease Control…

Aliabadi, Negar
Dr. Negar Aliabadi, medical officer in CDC's Division of Viral Diseases, discusses her four deployments to Guinea in 2014-15 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer working on contact tracing and infection prevention and control (IPC) in Conakry…

Allen, Denise
Dr. Denise R. Allen, behavioral scientist with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, describes her anthropological work during the agency's response to the 2014-16 Ebola epidemic in Liberia.

Alpha, Tamba
Tamba S. Alpha, county surveillance officer with Liberia's Lofa County Health Team, describes his experiences helping direct the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare's Ebola response efforts in Lofa during the 2014-16 epidemic.

Alpren, Charles
Dr. Charles Alpren discusses his work as a doctor treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone in 2014, and his subsequent public health work with the World Health Organization and CDC, with which he worked on semen testing for Ebola survivors.

Angulo, Frederick
Dr. Frederick J. Angulo gives a brief summary of his career, then details his involvement in CDC's 2014-16 Ebola response in West Africa. Dr. Angulo led the Unaffected Countries Team, focusing on the countries surrounding Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra…

Bampoe, Valerie
Valerie Bampoe, a health scientist and epidemiologist in CDC's Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases, discusses her 2015 work supporting CDC's Ebola response in the Atlanta Emergency Operations Center and then deploying to…

Bangura, Ibrahim
Ibrahim I. Bangura, medical student at the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences in the University of Sierra Leone, describes his work responding to the 2014-16 Ebola epidemic. Among his activities, Bangura worked alongside the US CDC's…

Barrosa, Jimmy
Jimmy Barrosa, information technology specialist for the United States Peace Corps office in Liberia, describes assisting the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its response to the Ebola epidemic in 2014 and 2015. In addition to serving…
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