Author: Daniel Lucey

Daniel Lucey

Daniel Lucey is an infectious disease/public health physician and a research associate in Anthropology at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. He has worked on the frontlines of emerging viral pan-epidemics starting with AIDS in San Francisco (UCSF) 1982-85, avian influenza since 2004 in China, Indonesia, and Egypt, Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia in 2014, and Zika in Brazil and Yellow Fever in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2016. Lucey has also worked at the National Institutes of Health, Harvard University, and Georgetown University and is a proponent of One Health and Planetary Health.

Will the Blue Marble Stay Blue? This famous Earth photo, known as The Blue Marble, was taken on December 7, 1972 by astronauts on the Apollo 17 spacecraft – the last manned lunar mission that provided humans with such an opportunity. Beautiful and fragile, the Blue Marble became a symbol of the environmental movement and part of the official Earth Day flag (Photo credit: NASA).