Clinical Trials During the Ebola Epidemic

For The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Why

The 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic in western Africa was the longest and deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, resulting in more than 28,000 cases and 11,000 deaths.

Objective

Visualize an idealized timeline of activities necessary to launch an ethical clinical trial within the course of an epidemic

Result

A framework graphic and corresponding book cover for a report that explores scientific, ethical and practical issues related to the conduct of clinical trials in future epidemics

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Team

Elena Ovaitt
Cody Mehlhorn