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Robert Ostergard, Jr

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Nevada, Reno, University of Nevada, Reno

My areas of research are in global health security, African political development, and human rights.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Reno
  • 2002–2006
    Associate Director, Binghamton University
  • 2002–2006
    Research assistant professor, Binghamton University
  • 2002–2002
    Visiting assistant professor, Ithaca College


  • 1999 
    Binghamton University, State University of New York, Political Science


  • 2020
    “Global Health Intelligence and the West African Ebola Outbreak (2014–2016): What Went Wrong?”, Intelligence and National Security
  • 2020
    “Climate Change and Global Health Security: An Overview of the Issues and Scope.”, Global Health Governance
  • 2020
    “Ebola and the Pestilence of Corporate and Governmental Corruption in Guinea: Did Mining Interests Exacerbate the Largest Ebola Outbreak in History (2014–2016)?” , The Extractive Industries and Society
  • 2020
    “Gender in the time of COVID-19: Evaluating National Leadership and COVID-19 Fatalities.” , PLOS One