Global Health Chronicles

Lisa Moorhouse

David J. Sencer CDC Museum, Global Health Chronicles


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00:00:00 - Introduction

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Partial Transcript: This is Sam Robson here today with Lisa Moorhouse.

Keywords: Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART); Global Rapid Response Team (GRRT); health communications

Subjects: Guinea; United States. Agency for International Development. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance

00:01:47 - Early life and education through college

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Partial Transcript: Backing up a bit, would you mind telling me when and where you were born?

Keywords: D. Henley

Subjects: Concord (Mass.); French language; Massachusetts; Walden Woods (Mass.)

00:05:35 - Service work after college

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Partial Transcript: Did you know what you wanted to do within the health realm?

Keywords: interpreting; master of public health (MPH); rural health; sign languages

Subjects: AmeriCorps (U.S.); Niger; Peace Corps (U.S.)

00:10:35 - Peace Corps in Niger

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Partial Transcript: So you had that meeting where everybody was saying, I just came back from the Peace Corps, and having conversations with those people helped inspire you to later sign up to go yourself.

Keywords: M. Kinzer; maternal and child health; rural health; surveillance

Subjects: Emory University. Carter Center; French language; Guinea worm; Niger; Peace Corps (U.S.)

00:17:49 - Carter Center and graduate school

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Partial Transcript: As the consultant for the Carter Center, after Peace Corps, were you then based still in Niger or were you traveling?

Keywords: infectious disease; master of public health (MPH); nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); refugees; trust; war

Subjects: Africa; Emory University. Carter Center; Ghana; Guinea worm; Kenya; Niger; Rollins School of Public Health; South Sudan; Togo

00:24:40 - Marriage and move to Maine

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Partial Transcript: The Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed in South Sudan, so the Carter Center was phasing out the office in Nairobi.

Keywords: marriage; spouse; war

Subjects: Emory University. Carter Center; Maine; South Sudan

00:25:38 - Starting at CDC in polio work

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Partial Transcript: I’d always wanted to work for CDC, but the application process is a bit lengthy

Keywords: CDC; Global Immunization Division (GID); Global Rapid Response Team (GRRT); Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP); eradication; staffing

Subjects: CDC Emergency Operations Center; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.). Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response; poliomyelitis

00:31:07 - Getting involved in CDC's 2014-16 Ebola epidemic response

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Partial Transcript: I think that brings us right up to Ebola. How do you get involved in that?

Keywords: Ebola treatment units (ETUs); Global Disease Detection (GDD); Hotel Palm Camayenne; IFRC; M. Kinzer; MSF; P. Krumm; certificates; contact tracing; hotels; survivors

Subjects: Ebola virus disease; Guinea; International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies; Medecins sans frontieres (Association)

00:36:04 - Work with Michael Kinzer

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Partial Transcript: First of all, I want to back up a bit before Ebola again.

Keywords: M. Kinzer

Subjects: Congo (Democratic Republic); Emory University; Guinea worm; Niger; Peace Corps (U.S.); Rollins School of Public Health

00:40:17 - Getting started in Guinea/Learning to interview Guineans

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Partial Transcript: And then going back to the initial, was it an email from Global Disease Detection that asked

Keywords: EIS; Global Disease Detection (GDD); HIV/AIDS; MSF; P. Krumm; STDs; WHO; case investigation; certificates; cultures; epidemiology; family history; interviewing; languages; meetings; public health advisors (PHAs); stigmatization; storytelling; survivors; vehicles

Subjects: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.). Epidemic Intelligence Service; Medecins sans frontieres (Association); World Health Organization

00:52:41 - Various projects during first Guinea deployment

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Partial Transcript: Staying on the first trip for a bit, the hotel worker training, when you said the thing about how CDC was initially like, why are you training people in a five-star hotel?

Keywords: Hotel Palm Camayenne; M. Kinzer; US Embassy; burial; cleansing; cultures; dead body management; funerals; hotels; languages; logistics; trainings; transportation; vehicles; washing

Subjects: French language

00:58:02 - Colleagues during first deployment/CDC ramps up its response

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Partial Transcript: On that first trip, who were some of the individuals you worked most closely with?

Keywords: B. Dahl; D. Schneider; M. Kinzer; N. Aliabadi; T. Frieden; TSA; WHO; airports; flights; travel; traveler screening

Subjects: Frieden, Tom; UNICEF; United States. Transportation Security Administration; World Health Organization

01:04:16 - The process of contact tracing

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Partial Transcript: When you’re doing the contact tracing work, how physically are you doing it?

Keywords: B. Dahl; M. Ghiselli; MSF; WHO; chains of transmission; chlorine; clothes; death; fieldwork; infection prevention; luggage; touch

Subjects: Forecariah (Guinea : Region); Medecins sans frontieres (Association); World Health Organization

01:10:57 - The process of going and coming back from deployments

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Partial Transcript: So what was it like coming home that first time?

Keywords: B. Marston; T. Frieden; home offices; staff rotation; stigmatization; welcome

Subjects: Frieden, Tom; Guinea worm

01:14:23 - Second and third deployments to Guinea

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Partial Transcript: When you got back in October, was it immediately apparent that things had changed in any way?

Keywords: B. Dahl; Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART); Forest region; Guinea Forestier; P. Krumm; United States government (USG); efficiency; fieldwork; interviewing; large teams; liaison; small teams; storytelling; team dynamics

Subjects: Conakry (Guinea); French language; Macenta (Guinea : Region); United States. Agency for International Development. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance

01:24:59 - Working with the Global Rapid Response Team

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Partial Transcript: I know it’s not as massive, at least yet, as West Africa in DRC, but given your experience and your language skills, have you been asked to help in DRC in any way?

Keywords: Global Rapid Response Team (GRRT); emergency response; fieldwork; languages; recruitment; staffing

Subjects: Congo (Democratic Republic)