My wife is a scientist. When we first met she told me she was an epidemiologist and it seems she was impressed when I knew what that was and responded with “great, you can save me when the ebola outbreak comes”. Unfortunately though, she won’t save me; she does environmental epidemiology. She does her research at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, primarily on air pollution.
This week one of her papers was published, and got a fair amount of press coverage. Here’s a summary on Huffington Post. She was interviewed on the BBC and ITV about it, though unfortunately I haven’t been able to see either. Congrats to her. If you breathe you should check it out.
Nevertheless, if anyone can help us out on the ebola front I will not say no.