Sam Robson is interested in what it means to listen to people with moderate to advanced dementia, and what happens when people “without dementia” imagine the experience of living with it. He is also broadly interested in how folks at various times and places evaluate what makes life worth living. He earned his master’s degree in oral history from Columbia University and directed a three-year project documenting the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s response to the 2014-16 Ebola epidemic.