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Emory experts are sharing their expertise with various media outlets as COVID-19 remains a top global public health threat. Faculty members across disciplines, including infectious diseases, drug development, public health, gynecology/obstetrics, business, nursing and law, aim to educate the public in safety precautions, prevention, preparedness, potential treatments and more.

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Emory experts available to discuss COVID-19

Emory has a number of faculty members and health care professionals who can speak about many facets of the COVID-19 outbreak. Below are some new story angles and the Emory experts who can address them.

If you are interested in speaking to any of the Emory faculty listed below please contact the Office of Communications and Public Affairs

Robert Breiman, MD

Director of the Emory Global Health Institute

Professor of Global Health and Infectious Diseases, Rollins School of Public Health

Professor of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine

Relevant areas of expertise

  • Disease Surveillance Systems
  • Global Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Public Health
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Vaccination Programs
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Carlos del Rio, MD

Executive Dean, Emory University School of Medicine

Professor of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine

Chair of the Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health

Professor of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health

Relevant areas of expertise

  • Clinical Trials
  • Global Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pandemics
  • Public Health
  • Social Distancing

Gregory Esper, MD, MBA

Professor and Vice-Chair for Clinical Affair, Department of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine

Associate Chief Medical Officer
Emory Healthcare

Relevant areas of expertise

  • Telehealth

Raymond Hill

Senior Lecturer in Finance, Goizueta Business School

Relevant areas of expertise

  • Global Economics
  • Stock Market
  • U.S. economy
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Alex Isakov, MD

Executive Director, Emory Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR)

Relevant areas of expertise

  • Disaster and Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Pandemics
  • Rapid Triage
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Denise Jamieson, MD

Chair, Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine

Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health

Relevant areas of expertise

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy
  • Public Health
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Nadine Kaslow

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Chief Psychologist, Grady Health System

Relevant areas of expertise

  • Coping in Times of Crisis
  • Psychology
  • Self-care
  • Stress

Colleen Kraft, MD

Associate Chief Medical Officer, Emory University Hospital

Associate, Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Emory University School of Medicine

Laboratory Director, Clinical Virology Research Laboratory, Emory University

Relevant areas of expertise

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology
  • Pandemics
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Aneesh Mehta, MD

Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine

Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplant Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Relevant areas of expertise

  • Clinical Trials
  • Immunology
  • Immunocompromised Patients
  • Infectious Diseases

George Painter

Professor of Pharmacology, Emory University School of Medicine

CEO, Emory Institute of Drug Development (DRIVE)

Relevant areas of expertise

  • Clinical Trials
  • Development of Antiviral Drugs
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Polly Price

Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law

Professor, Global Health, Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health

Relevant areas of expertise

  • Disease Control in Democratic Societies
  • History of Epidemics and Pandemics
  • Federalism
  • Legal Issues of Quarantine
  • Public Health Policy

Jeff Rosensweig

Associate Professor of Finance, Goizueta Business School

Director, Robson Program for Business, Public Policy, and Government, Emory University

Relevant areas of expertise

  • Global Economics
  • Travel and Tourism Industry

Tom Smith

Associate Professor in the Practice of Finance, Goizueta Business School

Relevant areas of expertise

  • Economics of the Arts and Entertainment Industry
  • Economics of Sports
  • Labor Economics
  • Real Estate Economics
  • Trade
  • Unemployment

Anne Spaulding

Association Professor, Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health

Relevant areas of expertise

  • Infectious Disease in the Criminal Justice Systems
  • Disease Prevention
  • Health and Medicine in the Criminal Justice System
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Sharon Vanairsdale

Program Director, Serious Communicable Diseases Unit, Emory University / Emory Healthcare

Program Director, National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC)

Relevant areas of expertise

  • Hospital Preparedness
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nursing
  • Outbreaks
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