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Allison Aiello, Ph.D., M.S.
Professor and Social Epidemiology Program Leader · UNC at Chapel Hill
Dr. Allison E. Aiello is a professor of epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Coronavirus Epidemiology Infectious Disases Social Epidemiology Influenza Transmission
Associate Professor of Medicine Head of Infection Prevention Hospital Epidemiologist · University of Connecticut
Dr. David Banach is an expert in the field of infectious diseases and epidemiology.
Coronavirus Medicine Health Care Associated Infections Infectious Diseases Infections in Immunocompromised Patients
Dr. Ronald Blanton
Chair of Tropical Medicine, · Tulane University
Dr. Ronald Blanton is a physician-scientist who can speak about the global public health risks of COVID-19 and water-borne disease research.
COVID-19 Monitoring Task Force COVID-19 Community-based antimicrobial resistance Schistosomiasis Parasitic diseases
Bruce Cairns, M.D.
John Stackhouse Distinguished Professor of Surgery · UNC at Chapel Hill
Dr. Cairns is the director of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center and is a distinguished professor of surgery, microbiology, & immunology.
COVID-19 Medicine Surgery Public Health Burns
Nancy D. Campbell
Professor and Graduate Program Director, Science and Technology Studies (STS) · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Focuses on the history of science, technology, and medicine as it relates to drug policy and the social significance of drugs
Opioid Crisis Harm Reduction Opioid Overdose History of Science & Medicine Gender & Addiction
Myron Cohen, M.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Health; Yeargan-Bate Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Epidemiology; Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases & Director, Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases · UNC at Chapel Hill
Myron S. Cohen, MD is the J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology and Public Health.
Coronavirus Immunology Medicine Epidemiology Microbiology
Assistant Professor · UC San Diego
Evolution of host-pathogen interactions; innate antiviral immunity; how SARS-CoV-2 & other viruses enter the human population
Evolutionary Genomics Innate Immunity Virology Host-Pathogen Interactions
Director of the Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy and Assistant Professor, Editor Traumatology Journal · Tulane University
His main research focus is on disasters, focusing on disaster resilience and complex systems
Hannah Frank, PhD
Assistant Professor · Tulane University
Hannah Frank is an expert in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) research and the ecology and evolution of bat-infection interactions.
Coronavirus Ecoimmunology Ecology and evolution of bat-infection interactions COVID-19
Robert Fuller, M.D., FACEP
UConn Health Chairman of Emergency Medicine · University of Connecticut
Fuller has responded to nations battered by natural and manmade disasters -New York after 9/11, Haiti ; Philippines after a typhoon.
Coronavirus Efficiency of Emergency Services International Disaster Medical Response Emergency Medical Care Natural Disasters
Canada Research Chair in Public Health Genomics | Science Television Host · University of British Columbia | BC Centre for Disease Control | CBC Television
Sequencing DNA to track infectious diseases, and occasionally appearing on your favourite science TV shows
Genomics Bioinformatics Public Health Tuberculosis Science Communication
Professor · Tulane University
Dr. Garry has published over 100 papers in the area of retrovirology
COVID-19 Pathology Lassa Fever Molecular Mechanisms of Viral Pathogenesis Ebola
Associate professor of epidemiology · Tulane University
Susan Hassig is an expert in infectious disease outbreaks, vector-borne disease, HIV and associated infection and COVID-19.
Public Health Epidemiology and Infection Prevention Coronavirus Vector-borne disease Infectious disease outbreaks
Charles H. Hennekens, M.D., Dr.PH
Sir Richard Doll Professor · Florida Atlantic University
Charles Hennekens is the first Sir Richard Doll Professor and senior academic advisor.
Cardiovascular Disease Strengths and Limitations of Descriptive and Analytic Studies Prevention and Treatment of Chronic and Acute Diseases Preventive and Internal Medicine Epidemiology
Assistant professor of health policy and management · Tulane University
Hernandez is an expert in geographic information systems, digital data collection and COVID-19.
Coronavirus Sexual and reproductive health Geographic Information Systems Access to Healthcare COVID-19
James "Mac" Hyman
Evelyn and John G. Phillips Distinguished Professor in Mathematics · Tulane University
James "Mac" Hyman works to build a solid mathematical foundation for difference approximations to partial differential equations
Coronavirus Epidemics Life Sciences Statistical Modeling Disease Management
Illona Jaspers, PhD
Professor of Microbiology, Immunity, and Environmental Science Engineering · UNC-Chapel Hill
Dr. Jaspers is a pediatric microbiologist and immunologist with expertise on environmental oxidants and its impact on human immune responses
Coronavirus Immunology E-cigarettes Ambient air pollutants Asthma
Angela Kashuba, Pharm.D.
John and Deborah McNeill, Jr. Distinguished Professor, Director, CFAR Clinical Pharmacology and Analytical Chemistry Core & Adjunct Professor, Infectious Diseases · UNC at Chapel Hill
Dr. Kashuba is an associate professor of pharmacy at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill .
Coronavirus Pharmacy Pharmacology Clinical Trails Infectious Disases
Dr. Shariq Khoja
Founder & CEO · Tech4Life Enterprises
An innovator, researcher, and planner in global health for over 15 years.
Global Health Public Health Ehealth Epidemiology Program Evaluation
Dean of Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine · Tulane University
Dean Thomas LaVeist's areas of expertise include U.S. health and social policy and the role of race in health research.
Vaccine Hesitancy COVID-19 Health disparities by race and ethnicity Health Disparities Social Determinants of Health
Jeff Levin, Ph.D.
University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health · Baylor University
Dr. Levin’s current research and writing are focused on the historical and contemporary intersections of faith and medicine.
Coronavirus Social and Epidemiologic Research on Judaism and Population health Theories of Healing and the Work of Healers Role of Faith-Based Initiatives in Public Health and Healthcare Policy Religion and Health
MSU Foundation Associate Professor · Michigan State University
Expert in Microbial Pathogenesis and Molecular Epidemiology
Coronavirus Molecular Epidemiology Microbiology Escherichia coli Group B Streptococcus
Clinical Assistant Professor · Tulane University
Lina Moses' primary interest is the control of viral zoonoses transmitted from small mammals
COVID-19 Ecology Epidemiology Zoonoses Pathogens
Associate Professor of Medicine|Chief, Tulane Adult Infectious Diseases Section · Tulane University
Dr. Mushatt’s main research interest is HIV clinical trials. He also heads the Adult Infectious Diseases Section at the School of Medicine.
Coronavirus HIV Clinical Trials Adult Infectious Diseases COVID-19
Director Family Nurse Practitioner Program Clinical Associate Professor Dept. of Nursing at the School of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
Nursing expert, with a penchant for health care regulatory law.
Coronavirus Healthcare Public Policy Children's Health COVID-19
Richard Oberhelman, MD
Chair of the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences and adjunct professor of pediatrics. · Tulane University
Dr. Oberhelman is an expert in impact, prevention and control of enteric infections/diarrheal diseases in children and COVID-19.
Coronavirus Impact prevention and control of enteric infections/diarrheal diseases in children International research training Impact, prevention and control of tuberculosis in children COVID-19
David B. Peden, M.D.
Faculty · UNC-Chapel Hill
Nationally recognized as a leader in pediatric allergy and immunology, with particular interest in inflammatory processes of the body.
Coronavirus Lung Biology Environmental Sciences Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Allergy and Immunology
Tim Platts-Mills, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, with Joint Appointments in the Departments of Anesthesiology, Medicine and the Division of Geriatrics · UNC-Chapel Hill
Improving the quality of emergency care for older adults through research and support of geriatric emergency medicine researchers.
Coronavirus Geriatric Emergency Medicine Anesthesiology Emergency Medicine Geriatric Medicine Research
Associate Professor of Pathology · UC San Diego
Our laboratory focuses on the role that microbial communities play in human homeostasis, health and disease.
Coronavirus COVID-19 Testing Pathology Infectious Disease COVID-19
Director · Tulane University
Rappaport is an expert in HIV/AIDS and nonhuman primate models of diseases in biomedical research.
COVID-19 Hiv/Aids Neuroscience Coronavirus
Chad Ray, MD
Interim Section Chief, Associate Professor · Augusta University
His interests include maternal mortality & global women's health initiatives. He also provides insight into COVID-19's impact on pregnancy.
Coronavirus Workforce Solutions for Women's Health Global Women's Health Women's Health Advocacy Maternal Mortality
Professor and Medicine Chief of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine · Michigan State University
Kenneth Rosenman is an expert on preventing and treating medical conditions caused by exposure to chemicals, lead, asbestos and silica
Coronavirus Work-related Asthma Occupational Environmental Disease Pulmonary Disease COVID-19
Dr. John Schieffelin
Assistant Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics, Sections of Pediatric & Adult Infectious Diseases · Tulane University
His research focuses on the natural history, clinical care and immunology of viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs)
COVID-19 Coronavirus Clinical Infectious Disease Infections in Transplant Recipients Virology and Immunology
Infectious Disease Specialist · UC San Diego
Dr. Chip Schooley's personal research interests include HCV, influenza and HIV pathogenesis.
COVID-19 Tropical Medicine HIV & AIDS Infectious Diseases Clinical Trials
Jessica Smith Schwind
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology · Georgia Southern University
Jessica Smith Schwind researches emerging infectious diseases in global health settings
Coronavirus Global Health Emerging Infectious Diseases Disease Detection and Response COVID-19
Jose Vazquez, MD
Infectious Diseases · Augusta University
Dr. Jose Vazquez studies and treats infectious diseases, including COVID-19, antibiotic-resistant superbugs and fungal infections.
Coronavirus Translational Medicine in Infectious Diseases Drug-Resistant Infections (CREs, KPCs) Infectious Disease Clinical Trials Antimicrobials and Antifungals
David Wohl, MD
Professor of Med-Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology, Co-Director of HIV Services, North Carolina Department of Corrections · UNC-Chapel Hill
Dr. Wohl is an infectious disease expert specializing in research related to HIV and Ebola.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infectious Disease Ebola
Associate Professor, Biostatistics · Georgia Southern University
Jian Zhang's research focuses on chronic disease from both public health and preventative medicine perspectives.
Coronavirus Public Health Surveillance Vaccine-preventative Diseases Epidemiology Chronic Diseases