Ethics of Pandemic Response

I led the American Medical Association’s Journal of Ethics theme issue, “Culture, Context, and Epidemic Containment”, published in January 2020. As the editor of this series, I brought together a number of experts in pandemic response. We focused on Ebola, pandemic flu, and included contributions from disciplines as diverse as anthropology, law, medicine, journalism, epidemiology, and more. Stopping pandemics requires actors from every single field of work. We are seeing that now with COVID19 as well.

Link to the theme issue:

“Responding to Global Public Health Crises”- Letter from the Editor, Abraar Karan

“How Should Gobal Health Priorities Be Set in the Global North and West?”, Abraar Karan

Ebola-related publications: