Tim Bowers, MS, CIC, CPHQ

Vice President of Clinical Effectiveness · ChristianaCare

Tim Bowers is the vice president of Clinical Effectiveness at ChristianaCare, and leads efforts to prevent infections in patients.

Flu Prevention Clinical Effectiveness Infection Prevention COVID-19 prevention

Professor Mark Fielder

Professor of Medical Microbiology · Kingston University

His work explores the nature of viruses, antimicrobial resistance, and public perceptions of vaccines and antibiotics.

Animal-Human Disease Transfer Vaccines Viruses Microbiology Antibiotics

James C. Kaufman, Ph.D.

Professor · University of Connecticut

Dr. Kaufman's research focuses on creativity and educational psychology.

Creativity and Personality Creativity and Equity Creativity and Meaning Creativity and Positive Psychology

Lizheng Shi

Endowed Regents Professor and vice chair of health policy and management · Tulane University

Lizheng Shi is an expert in health technology assessment, economics and policy, and for COVID-19.

Coronavirus Health Policy health technology assessment Health Economics COVID-19

Marci Lynn Drees, M.D., MS

Chief Infection Prevention Officer and Hospital Epidemiologist · ChristianaCare

Marci Drees, M.D., MS, FACP, DTMH, is highly sought after national expert on infectious disease and vaccines.

Vaccines COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Influenza (Flu) Healthcare-associated Infections Mass Vaccination

Cato Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer, Connecticut Convergence Institute · UConn Health

Dr. Laurencin is a world renowned engineer, physician and scientist who is known for pioneering the field of Regenerative Engineering.

Stem Cell Science and Technology Nanotechnology Polymeric Materials Science Tissue Engineering Regenerative Engineering

Piyush Jain

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Piyush Jain researches the molecular basis of DNA and ways to improve technologies such as CRISPR and Cas.

CRISPR/Cas systems Nanomaterials Nucleic Acids Gene Editing Bioengineering

David Mushatt

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

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

Derek Cummings

Professor · University of Florida

Derek Cummings’ research on emerging pathogens has included studies of MERS, Ebola and novel influenza.

Emerging Pathogens Immunology of Infectious Diseases Global Health Ebola Influenza

Dr. Joshua Denson

Assistant professor of medicine, Section of pulmonary, critical care and environmental medicine · Tulane University

Dr. Joshua Denson is a pulmonary and critical care medicine physician working in a medical ICU with critical COVID-19 patients.

Neuroscience Coronavirus Pulmonary & Critical Care COVID-19 ICU Outcomes

Christopher Carroll

Director/M.D. · University of Florida

Dr. Christopher Carroll is an expert in digital communication, an active researcher, and has written international guidelines for children.

Medical Education Epidemiology of Critical Illness Pediatric Critical Care Pediatrics Respiratory Illness in Children

Deborah Cullinan

Chief Executive Officer · YBCA

Deborah is a leading advocate on the pivotal role artists & cultural organizations play in shaping our social & political landscape.

Nonprofit Management Civic Engagement COVID Recovery Unemployment Philanthropy

Zach Jenkins

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice & Clinical Specialist, Infectious Diseases · Cedarville University

Dr. Zach Jenkins is an infectious disease expert who loves educating others about superbugs, antibiotic therapy, and emergency preparedness.

Vaccines Superbugs Viruses COVID-19 Infectious Diseases

Arni Rao, PhD

Director and Professor · Augusta University

Director of the Laboratory for Theory and Mathematical Modeling and professor at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.

Artifical Intelligence Infectious Disease Mathematical Analyses Complex Dynamics,

Joseph Katz

Professor · University of Florida

Joseph Katz bridges the gap between medicine and dentistry by teaching, conducting clinical research and participating in patient care.

Oral Cancer Dentistry Oral Manifestation of COVID-19 Oral Medicine Oral Systemic Connection

Anna Nagurney

Eugene M. Isenberg Chair in Integrative Studies, Isenberg School of Management · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Anna Nagurney studies network systems with applications including congested urban transportation networks, disaster relief and supply chains

War in in Ukraine and supply issues Cold Chain Logistics Supply Chain and Logistics Management Sustainable Supply Chains COVID-19 and supply chains

Greg Stewart, MD

W. Kennon McWilliams Professor of Sports Medicine; Chief, Section of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery · Tulane University

Dr. Stewart specializes in sports medicine, physical medicine, rehab and age-related research of former NFL players and military veterans.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Orthopedic Surgery Rehabilitation Sports Medicine Physical Medicine

Siobhan Gorman

Partner, Washington, D.C. · Brunswick Group

Siobhan Gorman concentrates on crisis, cybersecurity, public affairs, and media relations.

Cyber Security Cyberattacks National Security Litigation Media Relations

Professor Viren Swami

Professor of Social Psychology · Anglia Ruskin University

His research focuses on the psychology of body image, human appearance, and attraction in relationships.

Impact of Nature on Healthy Living Tattoos Body Image Psychology of Attraction Relationships