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 Coronavirus Clinical Infectious Disease Infections in Transplant Recipients Virology and Immunology

Shan-Lu Liu

Professor I Department of Veterinary Biosciences · The Ohio State University

Professor Liu studies virus-host interactions, in particular how RNA viruses enter host cells and cause pathogenesis in humans and animals.

Viral Infections HIV Ebola Lung Cancer Cancer Biology

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

Tomeka Robinson

Professor of Rhetoric & Public Advocacy · Hofstra University

Dr. Robinson is an expert on effective public debate as well as health communication. She directs Hofstra's award-winning forensics team.

Public/Social Advocacy Rhetoric Health Communications Argumentation and Debate Intercultural Communication

Marci Lynn Drees, M.D., MS

Chief Infection Prevention Officer and Hospital Epidemiologist · ChristianaCare

Marci Drees, M.D., MS, FACP, DTMH, is highly sought after national expert on infectious disease and vaccines.

Vaccines COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Influenza (Flu) Healthcare-associated Infections Mass Vaccination

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

Ana Santos Rutschman, SJD, LLM

Professor of Law · Villanova University

Professor Rutschman, SJD, LLM researches topics in health law, biotech, innovation policy, patent law, and law and technology.

Health Tech Biotech Pharmaceuticals Vaccines Health AI

Michael von Fricken

Associate Professor/Director · University of Florida

Michael von Fricken focuses on vector-borne disease surveillance, control, and pathogen discovery.

Global Health Security Emerging Infectious Diseases Vector-Borne Diseases One Health Epidemiology

Alex John London

Professor · Carnegie Mellon University

Alex John London’s work focuses on ethical and policy issues surrounding novel technologies in medicine.

AI Ethics Bioethics Responsible AI

Carl Zimmer

Columnist · The New York Times

Columnist at The New York Times

Books Magazine Articles Newspaper Science Biology

Greg Garrett, Ph.D.

Carole McDaniel Hanks Professor of Literature and Culture, Department of English · Baylor University

Popular theologian and cultural critic, exploring the intersections between film and popular culture, literature, religion, and politics.

Public Speaking Media Resource Creative Writing Religion and Culture Popular Culture and Society

Karen Shackleford, Ph.D.

Doctoral Faculty - Media Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Media violence; Fandom and the construction of meaning from media; Media, race and gender.

Media Psychology Media Effects Social Psychology Gender Race

Jessica Ferne

Director, Global Health Impact · CanWaCH (Canadian Partnership for Women and Children's Health)

Leader in disaster response, international development, youth & women-led programming, and sexual health & rights

Monitoring and Evaluation Adolescent Health Non-Profit Leadership Program Management Public Health

Derek Cummings

Professor · University of Florida

Derek Cummings’ research on emerging pathogens has included studies of MERS, Ebola and novel influenza.

Emerging Pathogens Immunology of Infectious Diseases Global Health Ebola Influenza

Ruth McDermott-Levy, PhD

Professor; Co-Director, Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing · Villanova University

Dr. McDermott-Levy, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN is an expert in environmental health, global health, and public health nursing

Lead Exposure Climate Change Fracking and Health Immigrant Health Public Health

E. Alison Holman

Professor of Nursing · UC Irvine

E. Alison Holman studies the early post-event predictors of co-morbid trauma-related mental and physical health problems.

Physical health Acute Stress Acute Stress & Cardiovascular Disease Psychological Trauma Media Exposure

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.

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

Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

Professor · Georgia Southern University

Dr. Isaac Chun-Hai Fung is a digital health expert and an infectious disease epidemiologist.

Digital Health Outbreak Responses Epidemiology Infectious Disease Epidemiology Emergency Preparedness