Desamu-Thorpe, Rodel


Desamu-Thorpe, Rodel


Dr. Rodel Desamu-Thorpe, epidemiologist with the Division of State and Local Readiness at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, briefly reviews his career, then details his work in response to the 2014-16 Ebola epidemic. As a health official in St. Louis, Dr. Desamu-Thorpe monitored travelers from West Africa. He continued this work from the federal level after coming to CDC in June 2015, then served as a project coordinator epidemiologist for the Men's Health Screening Program, an effort to test Ebola survivors in Liberia for viral persistence in their semen.



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