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: https://journalofethics.ama-assn.org/issue/culture-context-and-epidemic-containment
- Dhillon R, Karan A. The promise and potential of public health. The Lancet. 2020. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(19)31911-7/fulltext.
- Karan A. Should you be worried about Ebola? It depends on where you live. The Los Angeles Times. Aug 2019. Available at: https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2019-08-15/ebola-poverty-congo-treatment-mortality
- Karan A. Caring about the Congo shouldn’t require an Ebola epidemic. The Boston Globe. Dec 2018. https://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2018/12/05/caring-about-congo-shouldn-require-ebola-epidemic/nGrAwt0CVJNUkAPAXzr85L/story.html
- Karan A. The Most Important Tool for Doctors Fighting DRC’s Ebola Crisis Isn’t Medicine. HuffPost.Nov 2018. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-ebola-drc-trust_us_5bf57664e4b0eb6d930a81e5
- Karan A, Katz IT, Jha AK. Ebola in the DRC is more about the DRC than it is about Ebola. Health Affairs Blog. Nov 2018. Available at: https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20181115.584389/full/
- Karan A, Mukherjee J. We Need to Stop Ebola—For the Right Reasons. PLoS Global Health Blog. Sep 2018. Available at: https://blogs.plos.org/globalhealth/2018/09/we-need-to-stop-ebola-for-th…
- Karan A, Pogge T. Ebola and the need for restructuring pharmaceutical incentives. Journal of Global Health. 2015 Jun;5(1):010303. doi: 10.7189/jogh.05.010303.
- Karan A. #Ebola. The Medicine Maker (Pharmaceutical Industry Magazine based out of the UK). Winter 2015 Issue. https://themedicinemaker.com/issues/1115/ebola/