The overarching question imparting urgency to this exploration is: Can U.S.-Russian contention in cyberspace cause the two nuclear superpowers to stumble into war? In considering this question we were constantly reminded of recent comments by a prominent U.S. arms control expert: At least as dangerous as the risk of an actual cyberattack, he observed, is cyber operations’ “blurring of the line between peace and war.” Or, as Nye wrote, “in the cyber realm, the difference between a weapon and a non-weapon may come down to a single line of code, or simply the intent of a computer program’s user.”
Dr. Linda Mobula is a Senior Health Specialist with the World Bank, and is the Team leader for the World Bank Regional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement Program in DRC and co-lead for the World Bank COVID-19 emergency response Program. She is on faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
She served as the technical lead for the 10th outbreak Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with the World Bank. She worked on the 2014-2016 West Africa Ebola outbreak (Guinea and Liberia).
She formally served as a Public Health and Infectious Disease advisor with the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
She has worked in many humanitarian settings, including in the 2013 Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, 2016 European Refugee Response in Greece, post-earthquake Haiti providing primary health care services and as part of the cholera response.
She previously worked in the Office of HIV/AIDS at USAID where she provided technical assistance to South Sudan, DRC, Mozambique, and Burundi.
She was the co-Principal Investigator for the Gates-funded Ghana Access and Affordability Program which aimed to improve access to treatment for Non-Communicable Diseases.
She obtained a Bachelor of Science with Honors from the University of AZ in 2004 and attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco. She obtained a Masters in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with a concentration in Health in Crisis and Humanitarian assistance. She completed residency in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She completed a Post-Doctoral fellowship in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital.