CommentaryEbola The Ethics of Thinking AheadThomas, James C. PhD; Miller, Reid MPHAuthor Information Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Dr Thomas). Ms Miller is an independent consultant in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Correspondence: James C. Thomas, PhD, MEASURE Evaluation Project, 400 Meadowmont Cir, 3rd floor, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 ([email protected]). The authors declare no conflicts of interest. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: September/October 2015 - Volume 21 - Issue 5 - p 507-508 doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000227 Buy Metrics In Brief This commentary discusses the 2 essential elements of public health preparedness, ethics and thinking ahead, for responses to Ebola epidemics. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.