Experts on Covid-19 topics.

Free resource for journalists, institutions and industry looking to access expertise covering a broad range of communities and industries impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Liz Ahmed

Executive Vice President, People & Communications · Unum

Liz Ahmed is EVP, People and Communications for Unum, a leading provider of workplace financial protection benefits

Inclusion HR Best Practices People Management Human Resources HR Leadership

Kara Alaimo

Associate Professor of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations · Hofstra University

Kara Alaimo, PhD is a global public relations consultant, trainer, professor, and author.

Risk Management Global Public Relations Cross-Cultural Communication Media Theory Crisis Communication

On Amir

Professor of Marketing · UC San Diego

On Amir's research focuses on using psychological and economic principles to identify successful strategies in different market settings.

Business Analytics Judgment and Decision Making Marketing Strategy Consumer Behavior Behavioral Economics

Michelle Andrews

Assistant Professor of Marketing · Goizueta Business School

Field experiments Social interaction Marketing Strategy Digital Marketing

Derek Arnold

Communication Instructor | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Derek Arnold, M.A., researches business and political scandals, as well as the mitigating effects of crisis management and communication.

Communication Business and Political Scandal Crisis Management and Communication Political Communication Conspiracy Theory

Harpreet Bajaj

Co-Chair, Marketing and Communication, Professional Section National Executive · Diabetes Canada

A community-based adult endocrinologist practicing full-time in Brampton, Ontario

Diabetes Endocrinology Public Health Healthcare Communications Endocrinology and Metabolism

Alise Bartley, Ph.D., LMHC, LMFT

Expert in families and couples counseling · Florida Gulf Coast University

Alise Bartley is an experienced counselor with expertise in shared parenting, divorce, affair recovery and anxiety.

Infertility General Mental Health Concerns Personality Disorders Grief and Bereavement Mentoring & Careers

Diane Bégin

Vice President, Social Marketing and Brand Communications · ruckus Digital / APEX Public Relations

Agency-side strategic communications practitioner and instructor at the University of Toronto

Communications Communications Strategy Crisis and Issues Management Crisis Communication and Issues Management Social & Digital Media

Suzanne Bernier, CEM, CBCP, MBCI

Author, Crisis Management Consultant, Instructor, and Speaker · SB Crisis Consulting

Former news anchor & one of the world’s leading emergency management authorities, author of the critically-acclaimed book 'Disaster Heroes'.

Emergency Management Crisis & Emergency Management Crisis and Issues Management Disaster Planning and Recovery Crisis Communications

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

Jesse Bockstedt

Goizueta Foundation Term Associate Professor of Information Systems & Operations Management · Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Behavioral Economics Online Consumer Behavior Electronic Commerce Crowdsourcing Cybersecurity

Jennifer A. Chatman

Associate Dean for Learning Strategies | Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

World-renowned researcher, teacher & consultant on leveraging organizational culture for firm performance and leading high-performance teams

Leadership and the Impact of Leader Attributes on Team Performance Organizational Culture and Firm Performance Norms in Diverse Groups

Robin Cox

Research Director and Professor · ResilienceByDesign Research Lab and Royal Roads University

Robin Cox's expertise includes the psychosocial dimensions of disasters, disaster resilience, and traumatic stress and coping.

Resilience Higher Education Community Resilience Disaster Psychosocial Response Stress and Coping

John Davies

Founder and CEO · Davies Public Affairs

One of the nation's most respected communication strategists & an expert on building grassroots public support for controversial issues.

Strategic Communications and Grassroots Programs Building Public Support for Controversial Projects and Issues Crisis Communications Perception Persuasion

Ellen Evers

Assistant Professor · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Moral Psychology Collecting Judgment and Decision Making Pattern Perception

Lisa Fazio

Assistant 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

Regardt Ferreira

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

Coronavirus COVID-19

Charles Figley

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

Conway Fraser

CEO · Fraser Torosay Inc.

Award-winning former investigative journalist and bestselling author on the issue of crisis communications.

Crisis & Emergency Management COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Crisis Communications Media Relations Media Training

Jennifer Gardy

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

Maurya Glaude

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

Ayelet Gneezy

Professor of Behavioral Sciences & Marketing · UC San Diego

Ayelet Gneezy’s research addresses a wide variety of questions pertaining to consumer behavior.

Prosocial Behavior Behavioral Pricing Social Preferences Consumer Behavior

Uri Gneezy

Epstein/Atkinson Endowed Chair in Behavioral Economics & Professor of Economics and Strategic Management · UC San Diego

Uri Gneezy's focus is on putting behavioral economics to work in the real world.

Small and Large Incentives Pay-What-You-Want pricing Field experiments Behavioral Economics Strategy & Budgeting

Kelly Goldsmith

Associate 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

Tonya Hansel

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

Helen Harris, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work · Baylor University

Expert on grief and social relations, redefining the intersection of loss and religiosity

Grief and Cognition in Children Grief and Cognition in Adults Trauma Loss and Grief Current Applications of the Work of Alan Keith-Lucas Faith and Adoption

Chuck Hodges

Professor · Georgia Southern University

Dr. Charles Hodges's research is focused on learner motivation, online teaching & learning, self-efficacy, self-regulation, & emerging tech

Teacher Professional Development Instructional Technology Online Teaching Instructional Design Technology Enhanced Learning

Jan Hux

Chief Science Officer · Diabetes Canada

Providing scientific and strategic direction to Diabetes Canada.

Diabetes Public Health Epidemiology Internal Medicine Healthcare Communications

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

Caroline Kealey

Founder and Principal · Ingenium Communications

An internationally-recognized expert speaker and trainer in strategic communications and evaluation. Fluently bilingual in English & French

Communications Strategy Strategic Planning Change Management Internal Communications Training Social Media Communications

Lindsay Larson

Associate Professor · Georgia Southern University

Lindsay Larson is an expert in consumer judgment and decision-making.

Social Cognition Marketing and Sales Consumer Behavior

Joel Levesque, APR, FCPRS

Principal · Public Affairs Counsel

Independent public-affairs counsellor specializing in strategic communications and government-relations management

Strategic Communications Communications Training Crisis Communications Media Relations Government Relations

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

David I. Levine

Professor | Eugene E. and Catherine M. Trefethen Chair in Business Administration | Chair, Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Causes and effects of investments in health and education Causes and effects of high wages, workplace diversity, and employee involvement Obstacles to good management

Maureen Lichtveld, MD, MPH

Professor and Chair, Freeport McMoRan Chair of Environment Policy · Tulane University

Prof. Maureen Lichtveld is an expert in the field of environmental public health, with over 35 years of experience.

Coronavirus Disease Control and Prevention Disaster and Public Health Preparedness Disasters Environmental Health

Sarah Lischer

Associate Professor of Political Science · Wake Forest University

Lischer is an expert in humanitarian crises, military intervention, genocide and forced migration.

Humanitarian Crises Genocide Issues Forced Migration African Politics Military Intervention in Humanitarian Crises

Cynthia Martinez

Director, Global Corporate Communications · Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Director, Global Corporate Communications at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Corporate Communications Crisis Communications Crisis Management

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

Ananda Mitra

Professor of Communication · Wake Forest University

Mitra’s expertise makes him the go-to person for the latest trends in social media.

Technology and Communication Technology and Society Computers in Education and Training Computer Use in Data Collection Employment in U.S. and India

Don A. Moore

Professor | Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership and Communication · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Researcher of confidence and overconfidence, with a focus on forecasting, judgment, and decision making

Ethical Choice Decision-Making Overconfidence Negotiation

Jeffrey Morosoff

Associate Professor of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations · Hofstra University

Chair, Department of Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations. He blogs about the PR industry at publicrelationsnation.com

Public Relations Crisis Communication Reputation Management Community & Government Relations Public relations campaigns

Stephen Murphy

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.

Development and translation of effective disaster policy into practice Public health emergency preparedness COVID-10 (Coronavirus) Disaster resilience Impact of cumulative environmental health threats, disasters, and health disparities

Gregg Murray

Professor of Political Science | Department of Social Sciences · Augusta University

Murray's research focuses on political behavior and psychology with specific interests in voter mobilization during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Politics Political Behavior and Research Voter Mobilization Terrorism Social Science Research

Marlene Neill, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Journalism, Public Relations and New Media · Baylor University

Professor Neill's research interests include internal communication, public relations management and ethics

Ethics in Advertising Ethics in Public Relations Strategic Communication Research Public Relations Ethics Public Relations Management

Holly Oxhandler, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, Assistant Professor, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work · Baylor University

Oxhandler studies how to ethically & effectively assess and discuss clients’ religion/spirituality within health and mental health treatment

Religion and Spirituality in Clinical Practice Evidence-Based Practice Process Scale Development Mental Health (primarily Anxiety and Depression) Mentoring and Professional Development

Asa Palley

Assistant Professor of Decision and Information Technologies · Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Asa Palley is an expert in the areas of decision analysis, the wisdom of crowds, and judgment and decision making.

Wisdom of Crowds Decision Analysis Judgment and Decision Making

Jill Perry-Smith

Goizueta Foundation Term Professor of Organization & Management · Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Creativity and Innovation Informal Social Networks Work-Life Initiatives

Narda Quigley, PhD

Professor and Chair of Management & Operations | Villanova School of Business · Villanova University

Narda Quigley, PhD, is an expert in leadership, organizational behavior and teams.

Business Team Leadership Organizational Behavior Leadership Teams

Bob Ramsay

President · Ramsay Inc

Helping clients think differently about what they want to show and tell the world.

Marketing Communications Corporate Communications Brand Development Social Media Marketing Integrated Marketing

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