Daniel R. Lucey

Daniel R. Lucey, MD, MPH is a Senior Scholar with the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. He is also an adjunct Professor of Medicine-Infectious Diseases at Georgetown University Medical Center. He has taught at Georgetown for 17 years focusing on Outbreaks, Pan-Epidemics, and Pandemics. Since 2001 he has been involved on the ground with anthrax, smallpox vaccination, SARS (China, Canada), H5N1 avian flu (Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Egypt), Pandemic Flu (USA, Egypt), MERS (Middle East, Korea), Ebola (Sierra Leone, Liberia with MSF at ELWA-3), Zika (Brazil, USA), Yellow Fever (Kinshasa, Beijing), Chikungunya (Karachi, Islamabad), H7N9 (China), and Plague (Madagascar).

August 7, 2014 he proposed an Exhibit on Epidemics to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. It will be open from May 18, 2018 until 2021. The lead curator is an Anthropologist Dr. Sabrina Sholts. Dr. Lucey worked extensively with the Smithsonian team on the content (e.g., One Health, HIV, Ebola, pandemic influenza, Zika, SARS, MERS, avian influenza, Nipah, and with global colleagues who provided their expertise and perspectives). He has been a research associate in Anthropology at the Museum since 2017.

His infectious disease training and MPH were at Harvard 1985-88 after medical residency at UCSF & San Francisco General Hospitals during the recognition of the AIDS pandemic 1982-85, and after Medical School and College at Dartmouth. He served as an Attending Physician in Infectious Diseases in San Antonio, Texas and at the National Institutes of Health, and as ID Chief at the 900-bed Washington Hospital Center in DC 1998-2002 during 9/11 and anthrax.

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2018

Ebola 101: Answers to your questions about causes, symptoms, transmission and treatments
Friday, May 25 with Daniel Lucey
CNN Tags: Ebola

A new Ebola vaccine could help stop an epidemic — but faces enormous obstacles in crucial test
Tuesday, May 22 with Daniel Lucey
The Washington Post Tags: Ebola

Ebola virus in DR Congo: CDC not ready to issue travel advisory
Saturday, May 19 with Daniel Lucey
Newsweek Tags: Ebola

2016

Zika Colloquium at the O'Neill Institute
Wednesday, August 31 with Lawrence Gostin, Daniel Lucey and Anthony Fauci (from O’Neill’s Zika colloquium)
CSPAN Tags: emerging diseases global health public health

Zika Virus: The Facts, The Fears And The Future
Sunday, July 10 with Daniel Lucey
Medill Reports Chicago Tags: emerging diseases

What You Should Know About Yellow Fever
Friday, May 27 with Daniel Lucey
Undark Magazine Tags: emerging diseases global health public health

Africa’s Yellow Fever Outbreak is a Glimpse of Our Connected Future
Monday, May 23 with Daniel Lucey
National Geographic Tags: emerging diseases global health public health

Zika in the US and Cape Verde
Friday, May 20 with Daniel Lucey
BBC World News Tags: emerging diseases

Health officials to weigh declaring global emergency as yellow fever strikes southwest Africa
Wednesday, May 18 with Lawrence O. Gostin and Daniel Lucey
Los Angeles Times Tags: global health public health emerging diseases WHO Ebola

Has the yellow fever outbreak tipped over into a global health emergency?
Tuesday, May 17 with Lawrence O. Gostin and Daniel Lucey
STAT News Tags: emerging diseases global health public health

Everything you need to know about Zika, virus that’s spreading like wildfire
Wednesday, January 20 with Daniel Lucey
Genetic Literacy Project

Zika Virus Poses Real Threat Of Spreading To The U.S., Experts Say
Saturday, January 16 with Daniel Lucey
BuzzFeed Tags: public health emerging diseases Georgetown University

2015

Assessing the Threat of MERS
Tuesday, June 23 with Lawrence O. Gostin, Daniel Lucey
Occupational Health & Safety Tags: MERS WHO emerging diseases

MERS spread shows signs of slowing in S Korea
Saturday, June 20 with Lawrence O. Gostin, Daniel Lucey
AsiaOne Tags: MERS WHO emerging diseases

Rise in new cases shows Ebola has not released its deadly grip
Friday, June 12 with Daniel Lucey
The Washington Post Tags: global health Ebola WHO