Medicine


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The source database below contains experts from racially or ethnically underrepresented backgrounds who can provide context and insight on the COVID-19 crisis. Each source has spoken to the media on their topic of expertise before, and most of them have spoken on the radio.

Added 02/02/21 | Location: Georgia | Subjects:

Crystal Burwell is a mental health counselor who specializes in treating young people suffering from depression, PTSD, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders. As a director of Newport Academy, a youth mental health clinic in Atlanta, Ga., Burwell focuses on systemic and environmental factors.

Updated 07/16/20 | Location: Florida | Subjects:

Dr. Kartik Cherabuddi is a clinical associate professor of infectious diseases at the University of Florida and the hospital epidemiologist and director of antimicrobial stewardship at UF Health. As an expert on infectious diseases, Cherabuddi can provide insight into the coronavirus situation in Florida and how things will develop over the coming weeks.

Updated 05/25/20 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Dr. Stephen Lockhart is the chief medical officer at Sutter Health, where he oversees the quality and safety of the organization’s patient care, as well as research and education. Sutter Health is a not-for-profit health care network in California.

Updated 05/17/20 | Location: New York | Subjects: , ,

Dean Seneca is CEO of Seneca Scientific Solutions, a consulting agency that provides tribal nations and other clients with assistance in economic and community development. The agency’s services include strategic planning, epidemiology and health research.

Added 03/30/20 | Location: Michigan | Subjects:

Dr. Lona Mody is a professor of internal medicine, geriatrics and epidemiology at the University of Michigan. Her research lab studies antibiotic-resistant pathogens and develops measures to prevent their spread. With a research focus on the aging population, Mody has studied interventions to prevent infections and reduce transmission of drug-resistant pathogens in high-risk populations.

Updated 04/12/21 | Location: South Carolina | Subjects: ,

Dr. Krutika Kuppalli is an assistant professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at the Medical University of South Carolina and an infectious disease physician who has focused on the care of vulnerable patients in the U.S. and abroad.

Added 01/25/19 | Location: New York | Subjects: ,

Miesha Marzell is an assistant professor of public health at Binghamton University, part of the State University of New York system. She is an expert on the causes and prevention of substance abuse among racial/ethnic minority youth.

Updated 04/16/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Regina Shih is the director of the Social and Behavioral Policy Program and a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. Previously, she led the Climate Change and Health Group at RAND. Her research areas are aging policy, environmental health and behavioral health.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: Washington | Subjects: ,

Jay Shendure is a professor of genome sciences at the University of Washington. His lab investigates the genetic basis of human disease and develops new technologies for genetics, genomics and molecular biology, largely using next-generation DNA sequencing.

Updated 04/13/21 | Location: Georgia | Subjects:

Imelda Reyes is a clinical assistant professor at Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and a pediatric nurse practitioner with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Her research focuses on identifying and managing overweight and obesity in children; parental perception of weight and health of children; and reproductive healthcare of teenagers.

Updated 04/11/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: ,

Bindu Kalesan is an assistant professor of medicine and director of the Center for Clinical Translational Epidemiology and Comparative Effectiveness Research Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology at the Boston University School of Medicine. Previously, she was an assistant professor of surgery and epidemiology at Columbia University.

Updated 04/16/21 | Location: Arizona | Subjects: , ,

Dr. Martha Gulati is a professor of medicine and division chief of cardiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix. Her research interests include women’s heart health and heart disease prevention practices in women.

Updated 04/16/21 | Location: North Carolina | Subjects: ,

Darin Padua is a professor and the chair of the Exercise and Sport Science department and associate director of the Motion Science Institute at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: Maryland | Subjects:

Dr. Nora Volkow is an expert in drug abuse and addiction. She is the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health.

Updated 04/13/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Esmeralda Casas-Silva is a scientific program manager at the National Cancer Institute, where she leads the Cancer Moonshot Biobank project. Her research focuses on gene expression and cancer biology, specifically the genetic drivers of cancer. She blogs at Vulgar Science. Expertise: Biomedical science, oncology, human genetic networks Location: Washington, D.C. Email: mail@emicasas.com | emi.casas-silva@nih.

Updated 02/10/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Dr. Georges Benjamin is the executive director of the American Public Health Association in Washington, D.C. He is an expert on infectious diseases and administrative leadership in health systems. Benjamin is a board certified doctor in internal medicine.

Updated 04/20/21 | Location: Illinois | Subjects: ,

Aida Luz Maisonet Giachello is a research professor in preventive medicine at Northwestern University. Her work focuses on social and racial health disparities and chronic diseases, particularly among Latinos and African Americans. She is a member of the board of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee at the American Diabetes Association.

Updated 04/13/21 | Location: Florida | Subjects:

Dr. Henri R. Ford is a pediatric surgeon and dean of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine.

Added 08/06/15 | Location: Minnesota | Subjects:

Purna C. Kashyap is an assistant professor of medicine and physiology at the Mayo Clinic. He studies the complex interactions between gut bacteria and dietary carbohydrates and their influence on host physiological function, such as gastrointestinal motility. His current research focuses on how gut bacteria influence gastrointestinal physiology by affecting gastrointestinal motility, secretion and sensation.

Updated 04/20/21 | Location: Virginia | Subjects: ,

Pearl Chiu is an associate professor at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, the department of psychology and the department of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at Virginia Tech University. She specializes in the emerging field of computational psychiatry.

Updated 04/21/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: ,

Dr. Wendy Chung is a clinical and molecular geneticist and the Kennedy Family Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University. Her work is in human genetic research, looking at diseases such as breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, congenital heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, inherited arrhythmias, obesity, diabetes and autism, among others.

Updated 03/04/21 | Location: Texas | Subjects: ,

Dr. Ximena Lopez is a pediatric endocrinologist who sees patients at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. As medical director and founder of the GENder Education and Care, Interdisciplinary Support (GENECIS) program at Children’s Medical Center, her primary focus is the care of youth with gender dysphoria.

Added 06/23/15 | Location: California | Subjects:

Dr. Praveen Mummaneni is a neurosurgeon at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. He teaches at and vice-chairs the UCSF department of neurosurgery, as well as co-directs UCSF’s Spine Center.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: Michigan | Subjects: ,

Trachette L. Jackson is professor of mathematics at the University of Michigan. Her research is in mathematical oncology — developing mathematical approaches that address how tumors progress and how to target them with drugs at the molecular level. She and her colleagues have developed several mathematical models of cancer stem cell-driven tumor growth.

Updated 04/09/21 | Location: Georgia | Subjects:

Oncologist and epidemiologist Dr. Otis W. Brawley is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University, where he focuses on developing cancer screening strategies and ensuring their effectiveness. He also directs community outreach programs for underserved populations throughout Maryland.

Updated 04/11/21 | Location: Georgia | Subjects: ,

Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice is the president and dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine. Rice is the first woman to lead a freestanding medical school. She is a Harvard-trained obstetrician and gynecologist and a specialist in women’s and minority health issues.

Updated 04/11/21 | Location: Illinois | Subjects:

Dr. June McKoy is an associate professor of medicine, medical education and preventive medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She is also a specialist in geriatric medicine at the Northwestern Medical Group.

Updated 04/21/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: ,

Carl Hart is the Ziff Professor of Psychology at Columbia University and an expert on substance abuse and addiction. He has spent much of his career studying the interaction of the environmental, neurobiological and psychological factors that influence human behavior.

Updated 04/22/21 | Location: Nevada | Subjects: ,

Dr. Pedro “Joe” Greer is the founding dean of the Roseman University College of Medicine, a Nevada-based medical school in the planning stages. Previously, he was a professor of medicine, founding chair of the Department of Humanities, Health, and Society, and associate dean for community engagement at Florida International University.

Added 09/06/13 | Location: Arizona | Subjects:

Roberta Diaz Brinton is the director of the UA Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences and a professor of pharmacology and neurology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She specializes in Alzheimer’s, the aging female brain and regenerative therapeutics.

Updated 04/09/21 | Location: California | Subjects:

Janet Tomiyama is an associate professor of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and director of the DiSH (Dieting, Stress and Health) Lab. She researches eating behavior, psychological stress, and cellular aging with focus on macro factors like socioeconomic status and micro factors like telomere shortening (a biomarker of age).

Updated 04/06/21 | Location: New Jersey | Subjects: ,

Dwayne Proctor is the senior adviser to the president at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which works to improve health and healthcare. He focuses on issues of health equity and the social determinants of health.

Updated 01/11/21 | Location: Massachusetts | Subjects: , , , ,

Dr. Raynard Kington is the Head of School at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass. Previously, Kington served as the president of Grinnell College from 2010 to 2020. Kington’s research interests are in “socioeconomics and race and how they impact health and health care.” Kington holds a bachelor’s of science and an M.D.