Western medical and health experts available to speak about COVID-19 pandemic

about COVID-19

As the world continues to fight coronavirus 2, which causes the COVID-19 disease, experts from Western University are available to speak with media to comment on this global event.

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Eric Arts
Canada Research Chair in HIV Pathogenesis and Viral Control and Chair and Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Direct contact: [email protected]

Areas of Expertise: vaccine delivery methods, virulence in regards to transmission, disease progression, drug resistance and global HIV spread

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Stephen Barr
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Direct contact: [email protected]

Areas of Expertise: complex virus-host interactions, emerging viral pathogens, virus containment

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Greta Bauer
Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Direct contact: [email protected]

Areas of Expertise: biostatistics, marginalized populations and social determinants, mental health, public health and epidemiology

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Chil-Yong Kang
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Direct contact: [email protected]

Areas of Expertise: molecular virology, viral-specific vaccine development against various diseases including AIDS and MERS, genetic engineering and biotechnology

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Anita Kothari
Associate Professor, School of Health Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Direct contact: [email protected]

Areas of Expertise: public health systems and services, health policy and knowledge translation

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Francisco Olea Popelka
Beryl Ivey Endowed Chair in One Health, Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Direct contact: [email protected]

Areas of Expertise: one health, public health, veterinary medicine, epidemiology, domestic species, wild animals, and humans

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Art Poon
Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Direct contact: [email protected]

Areas of Expertise: virus evolution, bioinformatics, molecular evolution, machine learning, phylogenetics

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Maxwell Smith
Assistant Professor, School of Health Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences

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Areas of Expertise: ethics and pandemics

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Saverio Stranges
Chair and Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Direct contact: [email protected]

Areas of Expertise: epidemiology and public health

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Ryan Troyer
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Direct contact: [email protected]

Areas of expertise: infectious diseases, pathobiology

Commentary reflects the perspective and scholarly interest of Western faculty members and is not an articulation of official university policy on issues being addressed.

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