“Borders are beginning to be non-existent”: A profile of Fogarty Fellow Dr. Gilberte Bastien

Nina Martin | Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health

The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa devastated Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia: over 11,000 deaths were reported and over 28,000 total cases suspected or confirmed. Although the peak of the outbreak has passed, new cases continue to be confirmed, and the threat of another outbreak is ever present. Amidst this, life continues, and one question we need to ask is: what happens to those left behind?

The March/ April issue of the Fogarty newsletter interviewed Dr. Gilberte Bastien, a Fogarty Fellow partnered with University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Morehouse School of Medicine, who is researching the mental health impacts of the Ebola outbreak on survivors and healthcare workers. Through her interviews, Dr. Bastien is working to understand what psychological burdens have been left by the outbreak - including stigma from having the disease and the trauma of losing family members - and what interventions can support recovery and resilience for individuals and communities.

At Johns Hopkins University, several individuals and groups are also engaging in understanding the ebola outbreak and its impacts on health and wellbeing. Some of the broad scope of work includes:

The Fogarty International Center is dedicated to building US and international partnerships to advance global health, and is currently at risk for elimination under the "skinny" budget proposed by the Trump Administration in February 2017. In March, over 120 organizations signed a letter to the leaders of Congress urging them to continue support of Fogarty and National Institutes of Health.

People

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

Co-Director, MPH concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health; Associate Director, Center for Qualitative...

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs

Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE); Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global...
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