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:
Lee Fortunato, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
208-885-6966 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Areas of expertise: Virus and host interactions, how viruses spread and how our bodies respond to viruses.
Dilshani Sarathchandra, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
208-885-6664 / email@example.com
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Areas of expertise: Effect of global economy on agricultural markets.
Bill Warren, Associate Professor, U of I Extension Educator in Clearwater County
208-476-4434, 208-476-8980, 208-553-1279 / email@example.com
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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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