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EXPERTS AVAILABLE: Coronavirus & Response — Viruses, Economics, Readiness

March 18, 2020

MOSCOW, Idaho — March 18, 2020 — The University of Idaho offers the following experts to comment on various angles related to the coronavirus outbreak:

Tanya Miura, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
208-885-4940 / tmiura@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/sci/biology/people/faculty/tmiura
Area of expertise: Coronaviruses.

Lee Fortunato, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
208-885-6966 / lfort@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/sci/biology/people/faculty/lfort
Areas of expertise: Virus and host interactions, how viruses spread and how our bodies respond to viruses.

Chuck Staben, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
cstaben@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/sci/biology/people/faculty/cstaben
Areas of expertise: Coronavirus readiness.

Dilshani Sarathchandra, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
208-885-6664 / dilshanis@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/class/soc-anthro/faculty-and-staff/dilshani-sarathchandra
Areas of expertise: Risk perceptions, anticipated public responses and strategies for risk communication.

Liang “Jimmy” Lu, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
208-885-5849 / llu@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/cals/agricultural-economics-and-rural-sociology/our-people/liang-lu
Areas of expertise: Effect of global economy on agricultural markets.

Bill Warren, Associate Professor, U of I Extension Educator in Clearwater County
uidaho.edu/extension/our-people/u-z/bill-warren
208-476-4434, 208-476-8980, 208-553-1279 / williamw@uidaho.edu
Areas of expertise: U of I state contact for the Extension Disaster Education Network, a collaborative multi-state effort by Extension Services across the country to provide resources and reduce the impact of disasters through research-based education.

Shenghan Xu, Associate Professor, Department of Business
208-885-1083 / shenghan@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/cbe/our-people/business-faculty/shenghan-xu
Areas of expertise: Chain management, effects of interruptions in imports and exports on supplies of food, water, medical equipment and disease prevention materials.

More U of I experts who are available to comment on angles related to the coronavirus outbreak are atuidaho.edu/vandal-health-clinic/coronavirus/experts.

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Jodi Walker
Director of Communications
208-885-4295, 208-791-2109
jwalker@uidaho.edu

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Contact

University Communications and Marketing

Phone: 208-885-6291

Fax: 208-885-5841

Email: uinews@uidaho.edu

Web: Communications and Marketing

U of I Media Contacts