Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies (CHRHS)

Armand Sprecher

Armand Sprecher

Public Health Specialist, Médecins Sans Frontières

Armand is an emergency physician and epidemiologist who has worked with MSF since 1997. His work has focused on information management in humanitarian operations and public health informatics. He has also been involved with filovirus outbreak response since 2000, including working in the field during the outbreaks in Uganda, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and West Africa. 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.