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Tara C. Smith

Tara C. Smith is Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, and Epidemiology at Kent State University College of Public Health.

Titles by This Editor

Public Health and Medicine in the Twenty-First Century

The 2013–2015 outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) was a public health disaster: 28,575 infections and 11,313 deaths (as of October 2015), devastating the countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone; a slow and mismanaged international response; and sensationalistic media coverage, seized upon by politicians to justify wrongheaded policy.