Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Armand Sprecher

Armand Sprecher

Armand Sprecher

Public Health Specialist, Médecins Sans Frontières

Armand Sprecher, MD, MPH is an emergency physician and epidemiologist who has worked with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) since 1997. He received his Medical Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson University and holds a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science from Brown University. He has been involved with filovirus outbreak response since 2000, including working in the field during the outbreaks in Uganda 2000, Angola 2005, the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2007, and the outbreak in West Africa. Between outbreaks, aside from filovirus disease issues, Armand works mostly on health informatics. Armand has also worked with the International Medical Corps and the CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service.

Selected Publications

Armand Sprecher, Heinz Feldmann, Lisa E. Hensley, Gary Kobinger, Stuart T. Nichol, Jim Strong & Michel Van Herp. "Ebola virus is unlikely to become endemic in West Africa." Nature Microbiology. 2016 Feb 24; 1. doi: 10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.7

Sprecher A. "Handle Survivors with Care." New England Journal of Medicine. 2015 Oct 14 (editorial)

R Magloire, K Mung, ST Cookson, J Tappero, E Barzilay, K Dominguez, C Dubray, K Lindblade, ES Jentes, M Willis, RA Tohme, MD, AG Sprecher, C El Bcheraoui, JA Walldorf. "Rapid establishment of an internally displaced persons disease surveillance system after an earthquake --- Haiti, 2010." MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2010 Aug 6; 59(30): 939-45.