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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
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Bioethics and Philosophy · Dalhousie University
Dr. Baylis researches matters related to ethics, health law and policy of assisted human reproduction and novel genetic technologies.
Bioethics Assisted Human Reproduction Genetic Technologies & Ethics Genetics and the Law Policy & Regulation Identity
Professor of Economics · Hofstra University
Dr. Berliner is focused on increasing and promoting global business programs, student entrepreneurship, and other experiential learning.
Economics Economics and Public Policy Finance Financial Policy Economics of Higher Education
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
Professor of Biology · Southern Utah University
Specializing in sharing the complexities of biology and how all living forms are connected
Ways of Knowing STEM Students Evolutionary Biology Animal Behavior Scientific Literacy
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
Candi Cann, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Baylor Interdiscipinary Core and Religion · Baylor University
Dr. Cann teaches World Cultures, Social World, World Religions, and Buddhism.
World Religions Buddhism Death and Dying Digital Afterlife Modern Mourning Practices
Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics; Professor of Law; Professor of Health Policy · Vanderbilt University
World-renowned medical ethicist working at the intersection of law, medicine and public health, with a focus on genetics.
Gender and the Law Legal and Ethical Issues in Children's and Women's Health Research Ethics Genetics and Health Policy Medical Ethics
Chief Scientist and Vice President, Evidence Standards · Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)
Supporting evidence-informed decisions in Canadian health care as CADTH's Chief Scientist and Vice President, Evidence Standards.
Epidemiology Evidence-Based Medicine Health Health & Healthcare Law and Policy health technology assessment
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
Patrick Conway, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Economics, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill
Patrick J. Conway is Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics at UNC Chapel Hill
Tariffs Globalization International Trade IMF Adjustment Programs Economic Development
Phillip Coule, MD
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, AU Health System & Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs · Augusta University
Phillip Coule is an expert in COVID-19 testing, hospital quality & safety, emergency medicine, disaster preparedness, and GRAChIE.
Coronavirus Mass Casualty Triage Emergency Medicine Hospital Quality and Safety Disaster Preparedness
Associate Professor of Psychology and Human Development · Vanderbilt University
Expert on how people process true and false information, and how to mitigate the effects of reading and sharing false information.
How to prevent sharing false information online Lies Fake News Developmental Science Cognition
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
Dr. Paul Henry Kurzweg Distinguished Chair and Professor of Disaster Mental Health and Professor of Social Work · Tulane University
Charles Figley is an internationally-known trauma expert, social work professor and head of the Tulane Trauma Institute.
Crisis Counseling Compassion fatigue Disasters and Mental Health Trauma Disasters
Abbe Finn, Ph.D., LPC, NCC
Expert in school shooting prevention and crisis response · Florida Gulf Coast University
Abbe Finn specializes in school violence and workplace violence prevention.
school shooting prevention and intervention Clinical Mental Health Counseling Suicide Prevention Addictions Crisis Response
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 of Practice · Tulane University
Maurya Glaude is an expert in adolescent mental health, disaster mental health and innovative social work teaching methods.
Disaster Behavioral Health Substance Abuse Adolescent Mental Health
Vice President, Innovation and Emerging Channels · Klick Health
Klick Health's VP spearheads improvements and innovations in user experience that are designed to expand the human side of technology
Digital Strategy and Insights Mobile and Mhealth Social and Online Media New Models of Web Application Development Intranets and Internal Collaboration
Professor of Marketing · Vanderbilt University
Expert in marketing, market research, and consumer behavior focusing on the impact of scarcity and sales on shoppers' mindsets.
Sales Consumer Behavior Market Research Marketing Scarcity
Penny Gordon-Larsen, Ph.D.
Professor of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health · UNC at Chapel Hill
Penny Gordon-Larsen’s NIH-funded research portfolio focuses on individual-, household-, and community-level susceptibility to obesity.
Public Health Obesity Epidemiology Statistics Program Evaluation
Paul Gordon, Ph.D.
Professor of Health, Human Performance and Recreation · Baylor University
Expert on physical activity, and lifestyle-based research related to obesity and its co-morbidities across the lifespan
Health Human Performance Recreation Physical Activity & Health Obesity
Associate Professor of Health Professions · Hofstra University
Dr. Hackett's research focuses on public health and health inequities, particularly in the American suburbs and minority communities.
Public Health Health communication Research Methods Maternal-Child Health Infant Injury
Director of the PhD Program · Tulane University School of Social Work
Hansel is an expert in disaster mental health and trauma services.
Research and Statistics Disaster Mental Health Trauma
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
Associate Professor, Family Medicine And Public Health · UC San Diego
Research is broadly focused on advancing methods in the design, creation, optimization, evaluation, & reuse of digital health technologies.
Coronavirus Psychology During COVID-19 Digital Health Agile Science Precision Health
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
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
Peter Koch, PhD
Assistant Professor of Philosophy · Villanova University
Peter Koch, Ph.D., is an expert in philosophical issues of biomedical and clinical ethics related to patient well-being, harm and disease.
Harm Brain Death Euthanasia Philosophy of Disability Philosophy of Disease
Associate Professor of Health Professions · Hofstra University
Dr. Kyriacou studies public health challenges for the chronically ill. She was the Master of Public Health Program's founding director.
Health Care System Organization, Financing, Delivery and Reform Health and Aging Policy Public Health Leadership Planning, Implementation and Evaluation of Community Health Programs Integrated Care
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
Interim Provost; Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship · Hofstra University
Professor Lenaghan's research focuses on human resource management, specifically work-family conflict and employee benefits.
Human Resource Management Employee Benefits Recruitment
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
Vice President, Economic Development and Professional Studies; Executive Dean, National Center for Suburban Studies · Hofstra University
Dean Levy works close with Hofstra’s academic community to shape an innovative agenda for suburban study
Suburban Spaces and Development Suburbs Education Taxation Politics of the Suburbs
Ruth McDermott-Levy, PhD
Associate Professor; Director of the Center for Global and Public Health | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing · Villanova University
Dr. McDermott-Levy, PhD, MPH, RN is an expert in environmental health, global health, and public health nursing
Climate Change Immigrant Health Public Health Community & Public Health Nursing Epidemiology
Jonathan M. Metzl
Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health, and Society · Vanderbilt University
World-renowned expert on gun violence and mental illness, white identity politics and race and health.
Mass shootings Mental Health Guns in America Guns and Mental Illness Race, Gender and Social Justice in Healthcare
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
Assistant professor of environmental health sciences · Tulane University
Murphy is an expert in disaster resilience, public health emergency preparedness and addressing environmental threats such as COVID-19.
COVID-10 (Coronavirus) Development and translation of effective disaster policy into practice Public health emergency preparedness Disaster resilience Impact of cumulative environmental health threats, disasters, and health disparities
Gregg Murray, PhD
Professor of Political Science · Augusta University
Murray's research focuses on political behavior and psychology with specific interests in voter mobilization.
Government Responses to COVID-19 Public Policy Research Methods Political Behavior Voting
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
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
Assistant professor of social work · Tulane University
Leia Saltzman is an expert on trauma associated with community violence and mass disaster.
Trauma Posttraumatic growth Mass disaster COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Community Resilience
Distinguished Professor of History · Vanderbilt University
Historian of U.S. foreign policy, international relations and U.S. presidencies.
Henry Kissinger American Foreign Relations Modern European History International Relations History of U.S. Foreign Policy
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
Emergency Physician at Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre & Medical Director · Emergency Department Violence Intervention Program
An academic emergency medicine physician dedicated to advocating for people affected by violence
Trauma Care Youth Violence Intimate Partner Violence Emergency Medicine