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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 Medicin

Relevant areas of expertise

  • Disease Surveillance Systems
  • Global Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Public Health
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Vaccination Programs
Robert  Breiman, MD

Carlos del Rio, MD

Executive Associate Dean of Emory University School of Medicine at Grady Health System

Professor of Medicine, Global Health and Epidemiology

Emory University School of Medicine and Rollins School of Public Health

Relevant areas of expertise

  • Clinical Trials
  • Global Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pandemics
  • Public Health
  • Social Distancing
Carlos del Rio, MD

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
Gregory Esper, MD, MBA

Raymond Hill

Senior Lecturer in Finance, Goizueta Business School

Relevant areas of expertise

  • Global Economics
  • Stock Market
  • US Economy
Raymond Hill

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
Alex Isakov, MD

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
Denise Jamieson, MD

Ted Johnson

Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine

Paul W. Seavey Chair and Chief, General Med & Geriatrics

Chair, Family and Preventive Medicine

Investigator, Birmingham/ Atlanta VA Geriatrics Rehabilitation, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC)

Relevant areas of expertise

  • Community Outreach and Support
  • Primary Care
  • Aging and Geriatrics
  • Veterans' Affairs
Ted Johnson

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
Nadine Kaslow

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
Colleen Kraft, MD

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
Aneesh Mehta, MD

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
George Painter

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
Anne Spaulding

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
Sharon Vanairsdale