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Richard Wamai

Assistant Professor of African American Studies



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Northeastern researchers examine the Zika pandemic

As the Zika virus con­tinues its inex­orable spread, a panel of fac­ulty mem­bers dis­cussed how they—and by exten­sion we—can be part of the global solution.

04/06/16 - BOSTON, MA. -  Scenes during the Zika virus discussion held in 909 Renaissance Park at Northeastern University on April 6, 2016. Panelists included, Brook K. Baker, JD Professor of Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, School of Law, Alessandro Vespignani, PhD Sternberg Family Distinguished University Professor, Department of Physics, College of Science, and Richard Wamai, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of African American Studies, College of Social Sciences and Humanities. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

What Ebola and HIV/​AIDS can teach us about the Zika virus pandemic

Assis­tant pro­fessor Richard Wamai, an expert on HIV/​AIDS and neglected trop­ical dis­eases, pro­vides much-​​needed per­spec­tive on why the Zika virus has struck so fiercely and the public health mea­sures that could halt it.


Neglected for too long

During a panel dis­cus­sion on Ebola ear­lier this month, North­eastern pro­fes­sors Michael Pol­lastri and Richard Wamai dis­cussed other issues the Ebola out­break is underscoring.


Health professionals talk experiences on front lines of Ebola outbreak

During a keynote address at North­eastern on Tuesday, an epi­demi­ol­o­gist at Boston Med­ical Center who has admin­is­tered care to Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, noted that more help is needed in Africa to pro­vide health­care ser­vices, adding that “We need help with everything.”

Ebola Panel - An Educational Event About the Outbreak

Students join push to end neglected tropical diseases

A group of North­eastern stu­dents have formed a chapter of END7, a global net­work that aims to raise aware­ness of neglected trop­ical dis­eases and help erad­i­cate the seven most common NTDs by 2020.


Efficiency the key for global HIV/​AIDS programs

Assis­tant pro­fessor Richard Wamai is part of a global con­sor­tium of researchers leading a study span­ning five African nations to deter­mine how gov­ern­ments and agen­cies world­wide can opti­mize the resources at their disposal.


Targeting diseases beyond our borders

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary team of North­eastern Uni­ver­sity researchers col­lab­o­rated with health experts in Kenya to fight neglected trop­ical diseases.

Courtesy photo.

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