Experts on Covid-19 topics.

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Dr. Stefania Maggi

Immediate Past President · European Union Geriatric Medicine Society

Dr. Maggi is a Geriatrician and Epidemiologist with expertise in both areas of Clinical Geriatrics and Epidemiology of Aging.

Coronavirus Research Disease Prevention Clinical Geriatrics Epidemiology of Aging

Jonathan Abramowitz, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology and Director of the UNC Anxiety and Stress Clinic, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Professor Abramowitz is an internationally recognized expert on OCD and anxiety disorders.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Anxiety Disorders

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

John Brekke

Frances G. Larson Professor of Social Work Research Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Professor of research and clinical courses in the MSW program and PhD courses on treatment outcome research and research grant writing.

Treatment Outcome Research Mental Health Healthy Aging Grant Writing

Jodi Caldwell

Executive Director, Counseling Center · Georgia Southern University

Jodi K. Caldwell is the Executive Director Sexual Assault Response Team Chair and Regent's Advisor Council of the Counseling Center.

Professional Development Women's Health Issues Psychology Counseling Multiculturalism

Candi Cann, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Baylor Interdiscipinary Core and Religion · Baylor University

Dr. Cann teaches World Cultures, Social World, World Religions, and Buddhism.

World Religions Buddhism Death and Dying Digital Afterlife Modern Mourning Practices

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

LeaAnne DeRigne, MSW, Ph.D.

Associate Professor · Florida Atlantic University

LeaAnne DeRigne's area of research expertise is in paid sick leave, flexible work, vacation time, and pensions.

vacation time Pensions Health Care Policy Labor Market Participation Sick Leave

James Ellor, Ph.D.

Professor of Social Work · Baylor University

Dr. Ellor works with older adults around issues of mental and spiritual health

Meaning Oriented (Logo) therapy The Role of the Church as Service Provider Training Needs for Paraprofessionals and Professionals Hunger among Older Adults Spiritual Assessment Among the Elderly

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

Michael Fendrich, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Social Work · University of Connecticut

Michael Fendrich is an expert on policies, services, interventions, and risk factors related to substance misuse and mental health.

Risk Factors for Substance Misuse Addiction and Mental Health Services Research Design

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

Yaro Garcia, Ph.D., LMHC

Expert in human trafficking and violent crimes · Florida Gulf Coast University

Dr. Yaro Garcia is a counselor, advocate and educator specializing in complex trauma and disclosure in trauma survivors.

Counseling Education Disclosure in Trauma Violent Crimes Sexual Assault Human Trafficking

Annie T. Ginty, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Psychology & Neuroscience · Baylor University

An expert in neuroimaging, psychophysiological, neuroendocrine, and epidemiological methods.

Health Psychology The Nervous System Epidemiological methods Neuroimaging Neuroendocrine Methods

Samuel Gladding

Professor of Counseling · Wake Forest University

Gladding, an expert on family counseling, can address issues related to parenting, blended families, and family relationships.

Family Counseling Group Counseling Arts in Counseling International Counseling Creative Arts in Counseling

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

Jeremy Goldbach

Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Goldbach focuses on the relationship between social stigma, stress, and health among minority populations.

Psychometrics Health Stress Minority Health Social Work

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

Paul Gordon, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation · Baylor University

Expert on physical activity, and lifestyle-based research related to obesity and its co-morbidities across the lifespan

Health Human Performance Recreation Physical Activity & Health Obesity

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

Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D.

Professor · Florida Atlantic University

Sameer Hinduja is recognized internationally for his groundbreaking work on the subjects of cyberbullying and safe social media use.

Safe Social Media Use Cyberbullying

Emily Hunter, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management, Hankamer School of Business · Baylor University

Negotiation and conflict management expert, revolutionizing the fundamentals of workplace psychology

Negotiation and conflict management Work-Family Issues Stress Work-family conflict and balance Workplace Deviance

Professor Craig Jackson

Acting Head of School of Social Sciences · Birmingham City University

Craig has provided psychology input and interviews to numerous documentaries and news items about offending, crime, and general psychology.

Workplace Issues Suicide Crime and Psychology Occupational Health Spree Killers

Michelle Jackson

Assistant Vice President, Market Development · Unum

Michelle Jackson specializes in mental and behavioral health, caregiving, aging family members, paid family leave, and workplace issues

Absence Management Long-Term Disability FMLA/ADA/Workers Comp Workplace Issues Aging Family Members

Peter Koch, PhD

Assistant Professor of Philosophy · Villanova University

Peter Koch, Ph.D., is an expert in philosophical issues of biomedical and clinical ethics related to patient well-being, harm and disease.

Harm Brain Death Euthanasia Philosophy of Disability Philosophy of Disease

Matt Kritz

Senior Associate AD - Athletic Performance · UC San Diego

Kritz led the growth of New Zealand's national strength & conditioning discipline, High Performance New Zealand, from 3 to 36 staff members.

Remote Training In Isolation Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries High Performance Amateur Athletes Athletic Performance High Performance Professional Athletes

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

Janet Lenaghan

Dean, Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship · Hofstra University

Professor Lenaghan's research focuses on human resource management, specifically work-family conflict and employee benefits.

Human Resource Management Employee Benefits Recruitment

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

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

Kim Moore

Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery · Birmingham City University

Kim Moore is an expert in mental health nursing in both Australian and UK health settings.

Quality Standards in Nursing Management and Leadership in Nursing Addictive Behaviors Drug and Alcohol Nursing Mental Health Nursing

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

Dale Peeples

Pediatric Psychiatrist / Associate Professor of Psychiatry · Augusta University

Peeples is a highly-regarded psychiatrist providing tips to maintain mental wellbeing throughout the COVID-19 outbreak.

Juvenile Corrections Psychiatry Telepsychiatry Pediatric Psychiatry Juvenile Delinquency

Sara Perry, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - Management · Baylor University

Dr. Perry conducts research in management-related topics, including negotiation, employee stress and health, innovation and leadership.

Industrial and Organizational Psychology Management Organizational Behavior Negotiation Innovation

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

Anthony Santella

Associate Professor, Public Health · Hofstra University

Professor Santella is a public health educator with specialties in sexual/LGBTQ health, dental health, and HIV research.

Coronavirus Public Health HIV/AIDS Research Sexual Health LGBTQ Health

Mitchell Schare

Professor · Hofstra University

Professor of Psychology and Director of the Phobia & Trauma Clinic

Virtual Reality Exposure to treat PTSD, Fear of Flying, Public Speaking, and Other Phobias Substance Abuse Disorders Psychology Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Anxiety Disorders

Michael Scullin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience · Baylor University

Professor Scullin’s research investigates how sleep physiology impacts memory, education, health, and aging.

Neuroscience Sleep Physiology Cognitive Neuroscience Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Psychology

David Sikora

Associate Professor · Georgia Southern University

David Sikora is an expert in human resource management and employee management.

Organizational Behavior Human Resource Management Employee Management

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

Jeff Tysinger

Professor · Georgia Southern University

Dr. Jeffrey Tysinger is a Professor at Georgia Southern University, working in the Department of Leadership, Technology & Human Development.

School Psychology Consultation School Psychology Counseling Interventions

Jian Zhang

Associate Professor, Biostatistics · Georgia Southern University

Jian Zhang's research focuses on chronic disease from both public health and preventative medicine perspectives.

Coronavirus Public Health Surveillance Vaccine-preventative Diseases Epidemiology Chronic Diseases

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