covid-19


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Added 01/04/22 | Location: India | Subjects: ,

Anirudh Shingal is an associate professor in economics at the S P Jain Institute of Management and Research in Mumbai, India. He’s spent more than a decade in academia and research, and nearly two decades conducting data and policy analysis of international trade and development issues.

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Added 09/16/21 | Location: Alabama | Subjects: ,

Henna Budhwani is an associate professor at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, School of Public Health. A medical sociologist, Budhwani researches the causes and effects of health disparities among populations stigmatized due to their background, health status and residence in areas that lack resources. Her recent research focuses on improving COVID-19 and HPV vaccine uptake by addressing hesitancy.

Added 09/16/21 | Location: Iowa | Subjects:

Aliasger Salem is the Bighley Chair and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. He researches the design of novel drugs and gene delivery systems to target specific diseases and parts of the body, decrease side effects and increase efficacy.

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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.

Added 04/06/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Priti Krishtel is a health justice lawyer and the co-founder of I-MAK, a nonprofit that focuses on improving global access to vaccines and medicines by challenging drug patent monopolies. Krishtel has spent nearly two decades exposing structural inequities affecting access to medicines and vaccines across the Global South and in the United States.

Added 02/10/21 | Location: New Jersey, Pennsylvania | Subjects: ,

Kishana Taylor is a postdoctoral researcher of virology at Carnegie Mellon University and the co-founder and president of the Black Microbiologists Association.

An Argentine-American women with long brown hair smiles directly at the camera. She is wearing a black v-neck sweater with white buttons, standing in front of a blurred, brightly lit background.
Updated 07/20/21 | Location: Pennsylvania | Subjects: ,

Dolores Albarracín is the 28th Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor and the Alexandra Heyman Nash University Professor, with joint appointments in the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of

Added 09/02/20 | Location: Texas | Subjects: ,

Terry Loftis is the president and executive director of The Arts Community Alliance, a nonprofit supporting the arts in North Texas through grant making, capacity building and thought leadership.

Added 08/24/20 | Location: Texas | Subjects: , , ,

Isabel Araiza is an associate professor of sociology at Texas A&M, Corpus Christi, where she teaches in the Mexican American and women and gender studies programs.

Added 08/17/20 | Location: Tennessee | Subjects:

Joris M. Ray is the superintendent of Shelby County Schools in Tennessee and an expert in K-12 education. As superintendent, Ray has focused on combating education inequality with efforts including providing digital devices and Internet access for every student.

Added 08/10/20 | Location: Ohio | Subjects: ,

Trevon Logan is a professor of economics and the associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University.

Added 08/03/20 | Location: Nevada | Subjects: , ,

Jayce Farmer is an assistant professor in the School of Public Policy and Leadership at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Updated 12/08/21 | Location: Florida | Subjects:

Dr. Kartik Cherabuddi is a clinical associate professor of infectious diseases at the University of Florida and the director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at UFHealth.

Updated 09/24/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Dr. Stephen Lockhart is the chairman of the nonprofit Parks California, which supports the state’s parks.

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.

Added 05/04/20 | Location: Illinois, New York | Subjects:

Dr. Aletha Maybank is the first chief health equity officer of the American Medical Association and one of its vice presidents.

Added 04/20/20 | Location: Minnesota | Subjects:

Shashi Shekhar, a McKnight Distinguished University Professor at the University of Minnesota, is a leading scholar of spatial computing (think Google Maps, Uber and geotagging) and Geographic Information Systems.

Added 04/13/20 | Location: Texas | Subjects:

Sylvia Partida is the CEO of the National Center for Farmworker Health, where she oversees efforts to train medical professionals at community health centers serving uninsured or underinsured patients on

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 a medical officer with the World Health Organization in emerging diseases and zoonoses unit supporting COVID-19 health operations. She works with technical and clinical teams to help develop tools and guidance on treating COVID-19 patients.