After practicing for six years as an internist in southern Nigeria, Dr.Utibe Effiong was inspired to look at the broader determinants of health and healthcare in the developing world. Now specializing in environmental health and infectious disease epidemiology, Dr. Effiong says he is working toward a future “where the exploitation of the earth’s resources does not hinder the development of our societies.” With numerous publications, public speeches and interviews he has established himself as a global health commentator. His focus has been the current Ebola epidemic which he predicted in a Detroit Free Press column.
Dr. Effiong is now a research scientist with the University of Michigan School of Public Health . He is also a New Voices Fellow at the Aspen Institute.
Dr. Effiong in the Press: Ebola and the Challenge of Quarantine