Eugene Richardson
Eugene Richardson, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Consultant with Africa CDC

Dr. Richardson previously served as the clinical lead for Partners In Health’s Ebola response in Kono District, Sierra Leone, where he continues to conduct research on the social epidemiology of Ebola virus disease. He also worked as a clinical case management consultant for the WHO’s Ebola riposte in Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo. More recently, he was seconded to the Africa CDC to join their COVID-19 response. His overall focus is on biosocial approaches to epidemic disease prevention, containment, and treatment in sub-Saharan Africa. As part of this effort, he is chair of the Lancet Commission on Reparations and Redistributive Justice.

Dr. Richardson received his MD from Cornell University Medical College and his PhD in Anthropology from Stanford University. He completed residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center.

    Persistence and Evolution of SARS-CoV-2 in an Immunocompromised Host.
    Authors: Authors: Choi B, Choudhary MC, Regan J, Sparks JA, Padera RF, Qiu X, Solomon IH, Kuo HH, Boucau J, Bowman K, Adhikari UD, Winkler ML, Mueller AA, Hsu TY, Desjardins M, Baden LR, Chan BT, Walker BD, Lichterfeld M, Brigl M, Kwon DS, Kanjilal S, Richardson ET, Jonsson AH, Alter G, Barczak AK, Hanage WP, Yu XG, Gaiha GD, Seaman MS, Cernadas M, Li JZ.
    N Engl J Med
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    Literacy is power: structural drivers of child malnutrition in rural Liberia.
    Authors: Authors: Kumeh OW, Fallah MP, Desai IK, Gilbert HN, Silverstein JB, Beste S, Beste J, Mukherjee JS, Richardson ET.
    BMJ Nutr Prev Health
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    Reparations for Black American Descendants of Persons Enslaved in the U.S. and Their Estimated Impact on SARS-CoV-2 Transmission.
    Authors: Authors: Richardson ET, Malik MM, Darity WA, Mullen AK, Malik M, Benton A, Bassett MT, Farmer PE, Worden L, Jones JH.
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    The impact of different types of violence on Ebola virus disease transmission during the 2018-2020 outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
    Authors: Authors: Kelly JD, Wannier SR, Sinai C, Moe CA, Hoff NA, Blumberg S, Selo B, Mossoko M, Chowell-Puente G, Jones JH, Okitolonda-Wemakoy E, Rutherford GW, Lietman TM, Muyembe-Tamfum JJ, Rimoin AW, Porco TC, Richardson ET.
    J Infect Dis
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    Pandemicity, COVID-19 and the limits of public health 'science'.
    Authors: Authors: Richardson ET.
    BMJ Glob Health
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    Estimating the impact of violent events on transmission in Ebola virus disease outbreak, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2018-2019.
    Authors: Authors: Wannier SR, Worden L, Hoff NA, Amezcua E, Selo B, Sinai C, Mossoko M, Njoloko B, Okitolonda-Wemakoy E, Mbala-Kingebeni P, Ahuka-Mundeke S, Muyembe-Tamfum JJ, Richardson ET, Rutherford GW, Jones JH, Lietman TM, Rimoin AW, Porco TC, Kelly JD.
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    The genesis of the Ebola virus outbreak in west Africa.
    Authors: Authors: Richardson ET, Fallah MP.
    Lancet Infect Dis
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    On the coloniality of global public heath
    Authors: Authors: Richardson ET
    Medicine Anthropology Theory
    Projections of Ebola outbreak size and duration with and without vaccine use in Équateur, Democratic Republic of Congo, as of May 27, 2018.
    Authors: Authors: Kelly JD, Worden L, Wannier SR, Hoff NA, Mukadi P, Sinai C, Ackley S, Chen X, Gao D, Selo B, Mossoko M, Okitolonda-Wemakoy E, Richardson ET, Rutherford GW, Lietman TM, Muyembe-Tamfum JJ, Rimoin AW, Porco TC.
    PLoS One
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    Maternal Mortality and the Metempsychosis of User Fees in Liberia: A Mixed-Methods Analysis
    Authors: Authors: Karmbor-Ballah EG, Fallah MP, Silverstein JB, Gilbert HN, Desai IK, Mukherjee JS, Farmer PE, Richardson ET
    Scientific African