Experts on Covid-19 topics.

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Dra. María Eugenia Jiménez Corona

Deputy General Director of Epidemiology · Directorate General of Epidemiology (DGE)

Dra. María Eugenia Jiménez Corona serves as Deputy General Director of Epidemiology, Secretary of Health.

Vaccination COVID-19 Organization Analysis Fund Raising Immunology

David Banach

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

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

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

Phillip Coule

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

Monica Diamond-Caravella

Assistant Professor, Nursing · Farmingdale State College

Dr. Diamond-Caravella teaches nursing at Farmingdale State College. She brings more than 41 years of nursing experience into the classroom.

Coronavirus Public Health Work with Vulnerable Populations Asthma Management Service Learning

Dr. José-Luis Díaz-Ortega

Investigador - Departamento de Evaluación de Vacunas del Centro de Investigación Sobre Enfermedades Infecciosas (CISEI) · Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública

Medical Doctor Specializing in Epidemiology and Immunology

Vaccination COVID-19 Measles Immunology Epidemiology

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

Robert Fuller, M.D., FACEP

UConn Health Chairman of Emergency Medicine · University of Connecticut

Fuller has responded to nations battered by natural and manmade disasters -New York after 9/11, Haiti ; Philippines after a typhoon.

Coronavirus Efficiency of Emergency Services International Disaster Medical Response Emergency Medical Care Natural Disasters

Dr. Javier Garau

Senior Consultant, Hospital Universitari Mutua de Terrassa, Barcelona Clinic Rotger, Palma de Mallorca · University of Barcelona

Dr. Javier Garau is a Senior Consultant at Hospital Universitari Mutua de Terrassa, Barcelona Clinic Rotger, Palma de Mallorca in Barcelona.

Vaccination COVID-19 Primary Respiratory Pathogens Epidemiology Management of Community-Acquired Infection

Robert Garry

Professor · Tulane University

Dr. Garry has published over 100 papers in the area of retrovirology

COVID-19 Pathology Lassa Fever Molecular Mechanisms of Viral Pathogenesis Ebola

Xianjun Geng

Norman Mayer Professor of Business & Management Science Area Coordinator · Tulane University

Geng's research interests include pricing, information security, business analytics, supply chain management and behavioral economics

Supply Chain Management Pricing Business Analytics Information Technology Management Information Security

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

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

Susan Hassig

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.

Coronavirus Vector-borne disease Infectious disease outbreaks HIV and associated infections COVID-19

Robert Hawkes, MSPA, PA-C

Expert in primary care medicine · Florida Gulf Coast University

Robert Hawkes focuses on emergency and out-patient medicine.

Geriatric Assessment Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Preventative Health Emergency Medicine Primary Care Medicine

Rebecca L. Heise, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director, Department of Biomedical Engineering | B.S. Chemical Engineering, B.S. Biomedical and Health Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University | Ph.D. Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Heise studies pulmonary mechanotransduction, including lung injury and pulmonary regenerative medicine

Coronavirus Lung injury Pulmonary regenerative medicine Mechanobiology Tissue Engineering

Julie Hernandez

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

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

Thomas LaVeist

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.

COVID-19 Obesity Demographic Analysis Sociology Social Policy

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

Prof. Raina MacIntyre

Head, School of Public Health and Community Medicine & Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology · University of New South Wales

Prof. MacIntyre is an international expert in infectious diseases, vaccinology (especially for the elderly) and biosecurity.

Vaccination COVID-19 Biosecurity Epidemic Response and Emerging Infectious Diseases Vaccinology

Lina Moses

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

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

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

Dr. Vivek Nangia

Director, Pulmonology, Medical Critical Care and Sleep Disorders · Fortis Flt Lt Rajan Dhall Hospital

Dr Nangia is an Interventional Pulmonologist and Infectious Disease Specialist with training in Sleep and Critical Care Medicine.

Coronavirus Adult Vaccination Pulmonology Sleep Medicine Interventional Bronchoscopies

Douglas Nelson

Professor of Economics · Tulane University

Douglas Nelson's current research interests are focused on the political economy of trade policy

Trade Economic Policy Political Economy of Trade Globalisation Trade Policy

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

David B. Peden, M.D.

Faculty · UNC-Chapel Hill

Nationally recognized as a leader in pediatric allergy and immunology, with particular interest in inflammatory processes of the body.

Coronavirus Lung Biology Environmental Sciences Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Allergy and Immunology

Tim Platts-Mills, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, with Joint Appointments in the Departments of Anesthesiology, Medicine and the Division of Geriatrics · UNC-Chapel Hill

Improving the quality of emergency care for older adults through research and support of geriatric emergency medicine researchers.

Coronavirus Geriatric Emergency Medicine Anesthesiology Emergency Medicine Geriatric Medicine Research

Prof. Roman Prymula

Director · University Hospital, University of Defence

Dr. Prymula is involved in various research activities in preventive medicine, including clinical development of new vaccines

Vaccination COVID-19 Infectious Diseases Vaccines Medical Microbiology

Dr. Hugo López Gatell Ramírez

Director of Innovation in Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control · National Institute of Public Health

Physician, specialist in Internal Medicine, and Master in Medical Sciences.

COVID-19 Internal Medicine Epidemiology Public Health Coronavirus

Chad Ray

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

Todd Reinhart, Sc.D.

Dean, School of Sciences and Health Professions, Professor, Biology and Health Professions · Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Expertise: Infectious diseases and microbiology

Coronavirus Cancer Biology Infectious Diseases Regenerative Medicine AIDS

Leia Saltzman

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

William Schaffner

Professor of Preventative Medicine · Vanderbilt University

Internationally renowned infectious disease specialist and public health expert.

Coronavirus Preventive Medicine Swine Flu Pandemics Influenza

Dr. John Schieffelin

Assistant Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics, Sections of Pediatric & Adult Infectious Diseases · Tulane University

His research focuses on the natural history, clinical care and immunology of viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs)

COVID-19 Clinical Infectious Disease Infections in Transplant Recipients Virology and Immunology Tuberculosis

Dr. Holly Seale

Senior Lecturer · University of New South Wales

Dr. Seale has an interest in improving awareness and acceptance of immunisation amongst special at-risk groups

COVID-19 Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment Public Health and Health Services Epidemiology Preventive Medicine

Pamella A. Seay, J.D.

Expert in criminal, constitutional, aviation and international law · Florida Gulf Coast University

Pamella Seay specializes in international law and the courts.

Aviation Law Courts Criminal Justice Criminal Law International Law

Dr. Marla Shapiro

Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine | Preventive Medicine · University of Toronto

Dr. Shapiro was named a member of the Order of Canada, for contributions as a family physician and trusted source of health information.

Vaccination COVID-19 Community Health Family Medicine Epidemiology

Carolyn Snider

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

James K. Stoller, MD, MS

Chair, Education Institute · Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic's leading expert on physician leadership development offers provocative ideas and new perspectives to your audience

Coronavirus Physician Leadership Leadership in Healthcare Developing Physician Leaders COVID-19

Yinliang “Ricky” Tan

Assistant professor of management science and the Irving H. Lavalle Professor · Tulane University

Tan can address issues related to global manufacturing and how the COVID-19 outbreak disrupts the global supply chain.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Global manufacturing Global supply chain disruptions

David J. Thomas, Ph.D., LMHC

Expert in policing in America · Florida Gulf Coast University

David Thomas is a veteran police officer specializing in mental health, police and minority relations, active shooters and mass casualties.

Psychology of School Shooters Law Enforcement Mental Health Policing in America Police Psychology Use of Force by Police

Jared Tippets

Vice President for Student Affairs · Southern Utah University

Specializing in student retention, organizational changes, and administration in higher education

Retention of First Year College Students Diversity & Inclusion in Higher Education Student Involvement in Higher Education Organizational Change in Higher Education Management Systems

Prof. Antonio Torres

Full Professor of Medicine, Head of Respiratory Intensive Care Unit · Hospital Clinic de Barcelona

Torres is Full Professor in Medicine at the University of Barcelona (UB) and Head of the Respiratory Intesive Care Unit at Hospital Clínic

Coronavirus Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS-ALI) Immunocompromised Patients Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Lung Infections

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