Africa at Noon on March 18, 2015

Human Dimensions of Zoonotic Disease Transmission in Western Uganda

Sarah B. Paige
Post-Doctoral Research Associate, School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Time and Location

12:00pm, 206 Ingra­ham Hall, 1155 Obser­va­tory Drive, Madi­son, WI



Emerging infections don’t just happen; some phenomena has to come together to trigger emergence and transmission. In this talk, Paige shares how the Goldberg Lab at UW’s Vet School deploys the term “human dimensions” and will provide examples from their research to catalyze discussion and critique.


Sarah Paige is a post-doctoral research associate, directing social science field operations for the Kibale EcoHealth Project and the Gates Foundation-funded, “Holoflops to prevent hookworm” study, both based in western Uganda. Sarah hopes to translate her privilege as a citizen of the Global North into resources and capacity building for the communities that she serves; Sarah conducts her practice with attention to transparency, critical self-reflection, and a deep commitment to relational ethics.