MU experts available to discuss topics related to infectious disease outbreaks

March 18, 2020
Contact: Eric Stann, 573-882-3346,

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread worldwide, University of Missouri experts are available to discuss a wide range of topics related to infectious disease outbreaks, including media representations and audience perceptions; financial market impacts; global supply chain impacts; cultural behavior history; isolating and quarantining patients; pandemics; and COVID-19 prevention and testing.

Please contact Eric Stann at 573-882-3346 or to arrange an interview with one of the following experts:

Expert: Financial market impacts
Joseph Haslag, professor of economics, College of Arts and Science

Expert: Food and Drug Administration regulatory issues and administrative law
Erika Lietzan, associate professor, Center for Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship, School of Law

Expert: Media representations and audience perceptions
Monique Luisi, assistant professor of strategic communication, School of Journalism

Expert: Global supply chains
James S. Noble, professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, College of Engineering

Expert: Process of isolating and quarantining patients
Lynelle Phillips, assistant teaching professor of public health, School of Health Professions

Expert: History of how cultural behaviors influence the spread of infectious diseases in human populations
Carolyn Orbann, associate teaching professor of health science, School of Health Professions

Please contact Eric Maze at 573-884-3656 or to arrange an interview with one of the following experts from the MU School of Medicine:

Expert: infectious disease outbreaks, pandemics
Hariharan Regunath, MD, assistant professor of clinical medicine, School of Medicine

Expert: infectious diseases, COVID-19 prevention and testing
Christelle Ilboudo, MD, assistant professor of clinical child health, School of Medicine

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