Craig Spencer

Craig Spencer

Craig Spencer


60 Haven, B4
New York NY United States 10032
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Craig Spencer MD MPH is the Director of Global Health in Emergency Medicine at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. He currently divides his time between providing clinical care in New York and working internationally in public health. He has worked in Africa and Southeast Asia as a field epidemiologist on numerous projects examining access to medical care and human rights, including measuring mortality and maternal health in Burundi, access to legal documentation in Indonesia, child separation in emergencies in D.R. Congo and South Sudan, and coordinating Doctors Without Borders national epidemiological response in Guinea during the Ebola outbreak. In addition to his international public health work, Craig has provided medical care in the Caribbean, Central America, West Africa and most recently with Doctors Without Borders in Burundi, East Africa and on a medical search and rescue boat in the Mediterranean.

Select Publications

Spencer, C. Ebola Isn’t Over Yet. New York Times. August 17, 2015.
Spencer, C. Having and Fighting Ebola — Public Health Lessons from a Clinician Turned Patient. New England Journal of Medicine. Feb 25, 2015. Doi#10.1056/NEJMp1501355.

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