Author: Ruth Katz

Director, Aspen Health, Medicine and Society Program

Ruth J. Katz is Director of the Health, Medicine and Society (HMS) Program at the Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. The HMS Program draws on the expertise of a diverse group of leaders in health and heath policy to inform the national conversation on health, medicine, and biomedical research.

How Lessons from the Past Can Help Us Beat Ebola

by Ruth Katz
— While the CDC director said Ebola could be the world's next AIDS, leadership and swift action can beat this outbreak, provided we're able to learn from the mistakes of the past. The missing ingredients are human compassion and improving the systems that will stop this outbreak and keep future outbreaks from happening. Read more