Ralph Baric, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Epidemiology · UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Ralph Baric performs research using coronaviruses as models to study the genetics of RNA viruses.

Microbiology Virology Immunology Epidemiology Coronaviruses

Dr David Matthews

Reader in Virology · University of Bristol

Applying high throughput approaches to study infectious disease

COVID-19 CoV Proteomics Adenovirus Vaccines Respiratory Viruses

Glenn Morris

Professor/Director · University of Florida

Glenn Morris’ initiatives include work with cholera and other diarrheal diseases.

Malaria Food Safety Zika Evolutionary genetics Foodborne Illness Incidence

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

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

John Lednicky

Research Professor · University of Florida

John Lednicky focuses on microbiology and molecular biology, various bacteria, fungi and viruses, including influenza and coronaviruses.

Airborne Transmission Zoonotic Diseases West Nile Virus Infectious Disease Airborne Disease

C. Michael White, Pharm.D., FCP, FCCP

Head and Distinguished Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice · University of Connecticut

Dr. White’s research interests are in drug, dietary supplement, and illicit drug safety, quality, and cost

Diet CBD Drug Costs Dietary Supplements Cardiovascular Drugs

Matthew Gurka

Professor/Director · University of Florida

Matthew Gurka is a biostatistician who has focused his collaborations on child health research.

Biostatistics Early Childhood Education

Michael Lauzardo

Chief/Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Dr. Michael Lauzardo's clinical practice and research centers around tuberculosis among at-risk populations.

Public Health Pulmonary Tuberculosis Pulmonary Disease Tuberculosis

Lauren Berkow

Professor/Chief/Director/M.D. · University of Florida

Dr. Lauren Berkow is an expert on airway management and neuroanesthesia.

Environmental Sustainability in Healthcare Neuroanesthesia Difficult Airway Management

Stephen Taylor

Assistant Professor of Finance, MT School of Management · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Stephen Taylor's interests are at the intersection of the application of mathematics, statistics, finance and data analysis/visualization.

Derivatives Markets Machine Learning Fintech Quantitative and Computational Finance Data Science

Avinash Bidra

Clinical Professor & Director, Post-Graduate Prosthodontics · University of Connecticut

Dr. Avinash Bidra is an expert in advanced prosthodontics, subcrestal prosthodontics (implant surgery) and maxillofacial prosthodontics.

Public Health Implant Surgery Subcrestal Prosthodontics Dentistry Prosthodontics

Matt Hitchings

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Matt Hitchings researches the effectiveness of interventions against infectious disease, including COVID-19, influenza and dengue virus.

COVID-19 Infectious Disease Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Professor Stephan Lewandowsky

Professor in Cognitive Science · University of Bristol

Leading voice on misinformation, fake news and propaganda

Online Information Climate Change Belief Misinformation Propaganda Fake News

Paulo Verardi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor · University of Connecticut

Expert on vaccine development & virology (Smallpox, Rinderpest, Zika, coronaviruses, Rift Valley, Powassan, SFTSV, Heartland, & more)

COVID-19 Mosquito-borne Diseases Tick-borne Diseases Zika Smallpox

John Brownstein

Chief Innovation Officer · Boston Children's Hospital

John Brownstein's research is focused on predicting patterns of epidemics and pandemics, and the efficacy of disease control strategies.

Population Health Informatics Molecular Biology Program Management Epidemiology Public Health

Justin O'Grady

Honorary Professor · University of East Anglia

His research is into the rapid detection of infections, particularly respiratory infections such as Tuberculosis and Pneumonia.

Detection of Pneumonia Respiratory Infections Microbiology Medical Microbiology Detection of Tuberculosis

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

Robert Walker

Professor · University of Florida

Robert Walker is a human geographer with training in statistics and economics who studies land cover change processes.

Land Change The Amazon Latin American Studies Land Use Change Modeling Geospatial Analysis and Techniques

Ric Fordham

Professor of Public Health Economics · University of East Anglia

His main expertise is in capturing and assessing data on the economics of health care.

Resource Economics COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Health Economics Economics of Health Care Health Services Research