Stories From the Frontline: Fighting Zika
National Museum of Natural History

 Stories from the Frontline-Fighting Zika

    Graphic design by Ogilvy

FREE ticketed event

Join us as scientists and public health workers share their experiences unraveling and stopping the 2015 Zika pandemic. You’ll hear from those on the frontline of virus response and prevention and have a chance to talk with them about the current status of Zika preparedness. Their stories of innovative strategies, cross-border collaborations, and cutting edge research—from tracing the virus to fighting mosquitoes and searching for a treatment—will reveal the importance of working together to stop the spread of diseases in our connected world.


  • Dr. Ana Valeria Mayen, Technical Advisor, ASSIST Project, El Salvador 
  • Dr. Gabriella Woo, Program Director of AMOS Health & Hope, Nicaragua
  • Dr. Yvonne Linton, Science Director, Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit, an affiliated agency of the National Museum of Natural History
  • Kerri-Ann Guyah, Vector Control/Environmental Compliance Manager, Zika AIRS Project (ZAP), Jamaica 
  • Dr. Rusty Low, Senior Scientist, NASA Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Arlington, VA
  • Elizabeth Fox, Senior Advisor at the USAID Bureau of Global Health
  • Andre Murrell, Project Officer, Caribbean Zika Project, Barbados Red Cross

Accessibility Information

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Sign Language Interpretation

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Time: 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM
Ground Floor, National Museum of Natural History
10th St. and Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20013-7012
United States

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