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    • Dr. Rimoin with a monkey pox patient

Anne Rimoin: Bringing Emerging Diseases Above the Radar

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Although her specific focus is studying the epidemiology of human monkeypox in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Dr. Anne Rimoin also has an eye on the bigger picture: working with the Congolese government and local investigators to develop an infrastructure that will enable the Central African nation to conduct proper surveillance of all emerging infectious diseases. “To me, if you’re a researcher working in a low-resource setting, you have a moral obligation not just to collect your data and leave, but to build capacity and collaborate with the people who, by their good graces, are allowing you to do this work in their country,” she says.