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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
Assistant 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
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
Assistant Professor of Marketing · Goizueta Business School
Field experiments Social interaction Marketing Strategy Digital Marketing
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
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
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
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
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
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
Goizueta Foundation Term Associate Professor of Information Systems & Operations Management · Emory University, Goizueta Business School
Behavioral Economics Online Consumer Behavior Electronic Commerce Crowdsourcing Cybersecurity
Associate Professor of Strategic Communications · Elon University
Vanessa Bravo is an expert in government-diaspora relations, migration and public diplomacy.
Public Diplomacy Government-diaspora Relations Public Relations Interpersonal Communications Journalism
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
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
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
Assistant Professor · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Moral Psychology Collecting Judgment and Decision Making Pattern Perception
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
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
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
Dean of the School of Communications and Professor of Strategic Communications · Elon University
Rochelle Ford is one of the foremost experts in diversity and inclusion in the public relations, advertising, and communications industries.
Public Relations Pedagogy Public Relations First Year Experience, Higher Education Diversity Assessment
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
Chief Science Officer · Diabetes Canada
Providing scientific and strategic direction to Diabetes Canada.
Diabetes Public Health Epidemiology Internal Medicine Healthcare Communications
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
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
Associate Professor · Georgia Southern University
Lindsay Larson is an expert in consumer judgment and decision-making.
Social Cognition Marketing and Sales Consumer Behavior
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
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
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
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
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
Director, Global Corporate Communications · Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Director, Global Corporate Communications at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Corporate Communications Crisis Communications Crisis Management
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Assistant Professor of Decision and Information Technologies · Indiana University, Kelley School of Business
Asa Palley is an expert in the areas of decision analysis, wisdom of crowds, judgement and decision making and forecasting.
Forecasting Wisdom of Crowds Decision Analysis Judgment and Decision Making
Goizueta Foundation Term Professor of Organization & Management · Emory University, Goizueta Business School
Creativity and Innovation Informal Social Networks Work-Life Initiatives