Emory experts available to discuss COVID-19

Oct. 1, 2020

PrintPrint

Emory has a number of faculty members and health care professionals who can speak about many facets of the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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

Robert Breiman, MD

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
Carlos del Rio

Carlos del Rio, MD

Executive Dean, Emory University School of Medicine

Professor of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine

Professor of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health

Relevant areas of expertise:

  • clinical trials
  • global health
  • infectious diseases
  • pandemics
  • public health
  • social distancing
Hashem Dezhbakhsh

Hashem Dezhbakhsh

Chair, Department of Economics, Emory College of Arts and Sciences
Goodrich C. White Professor of Economics

Relevant areas of expertise:

  • pandemic and global economics
  • stock market
  • U.S. economy

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
Thomas Gillespie

Thomas Gillespie

Associate Professor, Emory Department of Environmental Sciences

Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health

Relevant areas of expertise:

  • Disease ecology
  • Zoonotic diseases
  • Biodiversity and health
  • Global health
Jodie Guest

Jodie Guest

Professor and Vice- Chair, Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health

Relevant areas of expertise:

  • epidemiology
  • Latino and/or migrant worker health
  • emergency COVID-19 response
  • LGBTQ Health
Raymond Hill

Raymond Hill

Senior Lecturer in Finance, Goizueta Business School

Relevant areas of expertise:

  • global economics
  • stock market
  • U.S. economy
Alex Isakov

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
Denise Jamieson

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
Nadine Kaslow

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
Kathy Kinlaw

Kathy Kinlaw

Associate Director, Emory Center for Ethics

Director, Healthcare Ethics Consortium

Head Clinical Ethicist, Emory Healthcare

Relevant areas of expertise:

  • allocation of resources
  • ethics and spirituality/religious beliefs
  • medical codes and policies for triage and allocation
  • neonatal and pediatric ethics
  • palliative and end of life care
  • patient and family decision making
  • public engagement, ethics, and health policy
  • public health ethics
Colleen Kraft

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
Aneesh Mehta

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

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
Polly Price

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
Jeffrey Rosensweig

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

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

Anne Spaulding, MD, MPH

Associate 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
Sharon Vanairsdale

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
wolpe_sized.jpg

Paul Root Wolpe

Director, Emory University Center for Ethics

Raymond F. Schinazi Distinguished Research Chair in Jewish Bioethics

President, Association of Bioethics Program Directors

Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience

Relevant areas of expertise:

  • allocation of resources
  • bioethics
  • ethical uses of data in times of crisis
  • ethics and spirituality/religious beliefs
  • ethics of medicine and technology
  • medical codes and policies for triage and allocation
  • social and cultural responses to health and medicine