Bonny Specker

Bonny Specker

Bonny Specker, a recently retired epidemiologist, has published over 200 scientific papers and chapters. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, she has worked to educate the public about epidemiology. She drew on her lifelong fascination with the investigative work of early epidemiologists to write her first novel, Spot On: The 1846 Faroe Islands Measles Outbreak. Specker lives in Brookings, where she was recently elected to the City Council, and is writing a novel about the 1876-1877 Lake Winnipeg smallpox outbreak.

Featured Book: Spot On: The 1846 Faroe Islands Measles Outbreak


  • Saturday, Sept. 24 @ 2:00 p.m. – Using Historical Fiction as a Tool to Teach Public Health – Oscar Larson PAC, Classroom 105, Brookings
  • Saturday, Sept. 24 @ 4:00 p.m.Author Signing Event– Oscar Larson PAC, Room 140

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