You Can’t Close the Borders

Dr. Inger Damon ’84 led the CDC’s Ebola response and determined its smallpox strategy. Now she’s preparing for the next public health crisis, whatever it might be. 

Inger Damon’s CV reads like a litany of potential pandemics and apocalyptic scenarios: She has taken on rabies in the Americas, a multistate outbreak of monkeypox, smallpox as a possible bioterrorism agent and the largest Ebola outbreak in history.