Mar 2, 2021
In this episode, Angela Rasmussen, PhD,
discusses her path to becoming a virologist, her insights on risk
mitigation strategies, and what’s next in her career.
- Intro :13
- About Rasmussen :16
- The interview 1:06
- Can you tell us a little bit about how you became a virologist?
- Did you ever imagine that you would be in the eye of the storm,
so to speak, in a public health crisis like the one we’re facing
- Can you kind of walk us through, from when this whole pandemic
started, to now, how has your role evolved?
- So, were you surprised, as all of this was happening, when this
pandemic became such a polarizing subject?
- What do you think is needed today in order for us to actually
fix our response? 14:36
- What is it going to take to get that faith in the medical and
scientific communities and public health messaging when there was
already so much hesitancy to begin with?
- When do you think we’re going to stop wearing masks,
realistically, in this country?
- The importance of funding for preventive health infrastructures
- Were you, by any chance, on Jeopardy!? What was that experience
- You mentioned you’re making a big move, an international move …
where are you going and what are you going be doing in the next
part of your career? 39:57
- Rasmussen’s one pearl of wisdom
- Where to find Rasmussen 44:09
Angela Rasmussen, PhD, is a virologist
currently affiliated with the Georgetown Center for Global Health
Science and Security. In spring 2021, Rasmussen will be starting a
lab at the Vaccine and Infectious Disease
Organization-International Vaccine Centre, a vaccine research
institute at the University of Saskatchewan. She is a member of the
Verena Consortium, a multi-disciplinary, international effort to
predict and study emerging viral pathogens.
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Dr. Rasmussen can be reached on Twitter @angie_rasmussen and via
her website, angelarasmussen.org. Follow us
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Disclosures: Jain reports she is a paid
freelance writer for Lippincott. Rasmussen reports no relevant