Experts on Covid-19 topics.

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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

Deborah Best

William L. Poteat Professor of Psychology · Wake Forest University

Best is a psychologist who studies child development with a particular focus on gender stereotypes and young children.

Developmental Psychology Cognitive Development Memory Development Stereotypes and Attitudes Cross-cultural psychology

John Broome

Associate Professor of Education · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Broome’s research centers on social justice and civic education.

Classroom Management Instructional Technology Culturally Responsive Teaching Service Learning Experiential Education

Mariana Brussoni

Associate Professor · University of British Columbia

Brussoni's research focuses on child injury prevention, including risky play, parents' perspectives on safety, and Aboriginal injuries.

Injury Prevention Child Development Parenting Outdoor Play Higher Education

Joseph Bush, PhD

Faculty Research Specialist - Clinical Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Pediatric Psychology; Child Pain; Parent-Child Interactions in Stressful Medical Situations; Psychological Effects of School Gardens

Health Psychology Pediatric Psychology Statistics Child Development Pain Assessment and Management

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

Jenene W. Craig, PhD, MBA, OTR/L, CNT

Program Director - Infant & Early Childhood Development - School of Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Neonatal health; Collaborative, progressive leadership & management with clinical experience in non-profit higher education

Neonatal Intensive Care Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Trauma-Informed Care Infant and Early Childhood Development Parent-Infant Attachment

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

Tina Fietsam

Adjunct Assistant Professor · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Expert in the areas of mental health and children and families

At-Risk Youth Parenting Social Work Mental Health Children & Families

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

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

Dara Goldyne, PhD

Adjunct Faculty - Clinical Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Critical thinking; psychological assessment; parent-infant mental health; psychoeducational evaluation; child abuse prevention and treatment

Critical Thinking Research Methods Psychological Assessment Forensic Psychology Child/Adolescent Psychopathology

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

Alison Wishard Guerra

Associate Professor · UC San Diego

Wishard Guerra’s research focuses on culture and development in early childhood.

Early Childhood Education K-12 Education During Pandemics Coronavirus COVID-19 Applied Developmental Psychology

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

Roberto Joseph

Associate Professor of Teaching, Learning and Technology · Hofstra University

Specialist in Technology in the Classroom

Educational Technology Gaming and App Development as a K-12 Teaching Tool Culture, Learning and Technology

Sheri Kelfer

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

Sheri Kefler is a social worker, psychotherapist and child development specialist, focused on sexual, physical and emotional abuse.

Trauma Including Childhood Sexual Abuse Child Development Physical Abuse Sexual Abuse Emotional Abuse

Eileen Kennedy-Moore

parenting & child development expert - author, psychologist, speaker

Parenting and Child Development Expert with National Media Experience

Psychology Parenting Child Development Social & Emotional Learning Mental Health

Corinne Kyriacou

Associate Professor of Health Professions · Hofstra University

Dr. Kyriacou studies public health challenges for the chronically ill. She was the Master of Public Health Program's founding director.

Health Care System Organization, Financing, Delivery and Reform Health and Aging Policy Public Health Leadership Planning, Implementation and Evaluation of Community Health Programs Integrated Care

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

Miriam Liss

Professor of Psychology · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Liss is internationally known expert on parenting and work-family balance issues.

Work-Life Balance Parenting Feminism Autism Developmental Disorders

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

Natalie Moser

Director of the MSU Psychological Clinic · Michigan State University

Natalie Moser directs the MSU Psychological Clinic and specializes in pediatric psychology, child anxiety and parent consultation.

Mental Health Bullying Pediatric Psychology Parenting Child Anxiety

Amy Nuttall

Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies · Michigan State University

Amy K. Nuttall is an expert in the areas of family relationships, parenting, and how families cope with stress.

Family Dynamics Maltreatment Parenting Caregiving Quantitative Psychology

Sharon O'Neill

Director Family Nurse Practitioner Program Clinical Associate Professor Dept. of Nursing at the School of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Nursing expert, with a penchant for health care regulatory law.

Coronavirus Healthcare Public Policy Children's Health COVID-19

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

Shayne Piasta

Associate Professor | Teaching and Learning · The Ohio State University

Expert in reading and literacy in early and middle childhood education.

Child Development Early Childhood Education Childhood Literacy Literacy Reading and Literacy

Susan Prentice

Professor · University of Manitoba

Professor Prentice's primary specialization is contemporary and historical childcare policy and advocacy

Social Inequality Social Change Systemic Discrimination Historical Sociology Childcare Policy

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

Russell A. Sabella, Ph.D.

Expert in school counseling, cyberbullying, technology and social networking · Florida Gulf Coast University

Russell Sabella is an expert in solution-focused brief counseling, consultations and parent conferences.

Social Networking Stress and Anxiety Cyberbullying Solution Focused Brief Counseling School Counseling

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

Holly Schiffrin

Professor of Psychology · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Schiffrin is an internationally known expert on intensive and helicopter parenting.

Statistics and Methods Infant and Child Development Developmental Disabilities Parenting Coaching Positive Psychology

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

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

Noam Shpancer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor · Otterbein University

Professor Shpancer specializes in clinical and developmental psychology

Psychopathology Child Development Clinical Psycchology Developmental Psychology Psychotherapy

Judith Smetana

Professor of Psychology · University of Rochester

Smetana is an expert on adolescent-parent relationships, moral reasoning, and development in cultural contexts.

Teens and Self-Esteem Cultural Contexts Children's Moral and Social Reasoning Adolescent-Parent Relationships Parenting Beliefs

Emily Smith

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology · Baylor University

Expert in epidemiology, public health and health economics

Coronavirus Health Economics Global surgery Public Health Cost-effectiveness research

Cynthia Soria

Adjunct Lecturer · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Cynthia Soria has worked have worked for over a decade with families in various community settings

Trauma Mental Health Conscious Parenting Social Work Attachment Theory

Maurice Suckling

Professor of Practice, Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Writer and historian specializing in narrative for video games and board game design.

Game Design & Development Board Games Narrative and Dialogue in Video Games Videogame Design History of Games

Martha Tingen

Associate Director, Cancer Prevention, Control and Population Health · Augusta University

Tingen is a behavioral nurse scientist targeting the impact of COVID-19 on those who smoke or vape.

Coronavirus Pediatric Research in Prevention Community-Based Prevention Cancer Prevention and Control Tobacco Control

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

Claire Vallotton

Associate Professor of Child Development · Michigan State University

An expert in early childhood education and intervention; parent-child interaction and communication; early development of social skills

Childcare Infant Mental Health Parenting Early Childhood Education Child Development

President Scott L Wyatt

President · Southern Utah University

A leader in higher education specializing in creating transformative learning experiences and achieving high-quality outcomes.

Organizational Changes in Higher Education Dual Enrollment in Higher Education Law Campaigns and Elections American National Government

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