Flu Experts at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

Article ID: 568940

Released: 29-Sep-2010 9:00 AM EDT

Source Newsroom: Johns Hopkins Medicine

Newswise — Johns Hopkins has a wide range of experts available for interviews and comments about seasonal flu, H1N1, emergency preparedness, infection control, flu transmission in children, vaccine safety, flu treatment, public health ethics, flu in cancer patients, and related public communications strategies. If you would like to interview a Johns Hopkins expert, call or e-mail the designated information officer in the list below.

If you do not see an expert in your field of interest, contact Mark Guidera in Media Relations at 410-735-6429 or by e-mail mguider1@jhmi.edu

Flu Pandemic, Public Health Crises Planning and ResponseArea of expertise: Planning, preparedness and rapid response for medical facilities and institutions; disaster and emergency response; and coordination with federal, state and local governments as well as disaster assistance organizations.

Gabor Kelen , M.D.Director, Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR)Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine http://www.hopkins-cepar.org/About/Bios/kelen.html

James ScheulenExecutive Director, Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR)Chief Administrative Officer, Department of Emergency Medicinehttp://www.hopkins-cepar.org/About/Bios/scheulen.html

Christina Catlett, M.D.Associate Director for Health System Preparedness, Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response ( CEPAR)Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicinehttp://www.hopkins-cepar.org/About/Bios/catlett.html

To schedule an interview with one of these experts, please contact Mark Guidera, communications manager, CEPAR and Marketing & Communications: 410-735-6429, 443-898-2320 (cell), or mguider1@jhmi.edu.

Infection ControlArea of expertise: Infectious diseases, protecting patients and hospital staff from outbreaks of illness, epidemiology, and infectious-disease identification and monitoring.

Trish Perl, M.D.Director of Johns Hopkins Hospital Epidemiology and Infection ControlProfessor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Infectious Diseaseshttp://myprofile.cos.com/tperl

John Bartlett, M.D.Stanhope Bayne-Jones Professor of MedicineJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineInfectious Diseaseshttp://myprofile.cos.com/bartletj05

Howard GwonAdministrator, Office of Emergency ManagementJohns Hopkins Hospital

To schedule an interview with one of these experts please contact Gary Stephenson, assistant director, Media Relations, Marketing and Communications. 410-955-5384 or gstephenson@jhmi.edu.

Child Health (Pediatrics)Area of expertise: H1N1 transmission in children, vaccine safety for children, and planning for and response to flu in children.

Julia McMillan, M.D.Professor of PediatricsVice Chair for Education and Director of the Pediatric Residency Program in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatricshttp://www.hopkinschildrens.org/Julia-McMillan-MD.aspx

Aaron Milstone, M.D.Assistant Professor of Pediatric Infectious DiseasesAssociate Hospital Epidemiologisthttp://www.hopkinschildrens.org/staffDetail.aspx?id=2376

Allen Walker, M.D.Associate Professor and Director of Pediatric Emergency MedicineDirector of Pediatric Emergency Medicinehttp://www.hopkinschildrens.org/staffDetail.aspx?id=3140

Niranjan Bhat, M.D.Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins Children’s Centerhttp://www.hopkinschildrens.org/staffDetail.aspx?id=7078

To schedule an interview with one of these experts, please contact Kim S. Martin, director, Communications & Public Affairs, Johns Hopkins Children's Center, 410-516-4958; or Kim Hoppe, associate director of Public Affairs, 410-516-4934.

Flu in Cancer PatientsSuzanne M. Cowperthwaite, M.S.N., R.N.Assistant Director of Nursing, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center

To schedule an interview with this expert, please contact Vanessa Wasta, communications associate, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Public Affairs: 410-614-2916 or wastava@jhmi.edu.

Influenza Viruses/Vaccine DevelopmentArea of expertise: Swine flu, avian flu and other influenza viruses; respiratory viruses, such as SARS; and vaccine development and effectiveness.

Andrew Pekosz, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Bloomberg School of Public Healthhttp://faculty.jhsph.edu/default.cfm?faculty_id=1972

Ruth Karron, M.D.Professor , Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public HealthDirector, Center for Immunization Research; Director, Johns Hopkins Vaccine Initiativehttp://faculty.jhsph.edu/default.cfm?faculty_id=360

Public Health Law and EthicsArea of expertise: International, national, state and local aspects of legal preparedness and emergency responses, including issues such as emergency declarations, public health powers at the federal, state, and local levels, and ethical issues on testing, screening, vaccination, quarantine, isolation and civil liberties interests.

Ruth Faden, Ph.D.Professor, Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public HealthExecutive Director, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics; Philip Franklin Wagley Professor in Biomedical Ethicshttp://faculty.jhsph.edu/Default.cfm?faculty_id=210

Holly Taylor, Ph.D., M.P.H.Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public HealthCore Faculty, Berman Institute of Bioethicshttp://faculty.jhsph.edu/default.cfm?faculty_id=695 Nancy Kass, Sc.D.Professor, Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public HealthPhoebe R. Berman Professor of Bioethics and Public Healthhttp://faculty.jhsph.edu/default.cfm?faculty_id=362

Influenza Epidemiology (Disease Tracking, Mapping)Area of Expertise: Tracking of influenza spread and computer modeling of disease.

Derek Cummings Ph.D., M.P.H.Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Healthand International Healthhttp://faculty.jhsph.edu/default.cfm?f=Derek&l=Cummings

Women’s HealthArea of expertise: seasonal, pandemic, and avian influenza in women and during pregnancy, sex-based differences in response to flu infection and vaccination.

Sabra Klein, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunologyhttp://faculty.jhsph.edu/default.cfm?faculty_id=1038&grouped=false&searchText=&department_id=0&departmentName=Molecular%20Microbiology%20and%20Immunology

Vaccine SafetyArea of Expertise: Vaccine safety, children and vaccines, and other vaccine production questions.Neal Halsey, M.D. Professor, International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Healthhttp://faculty.jhsph.edu/default.cfm?faculty_id=290

Global Disease Transmission (Disease Vectors)Area of Expertise: Role of air transportation in the spread of influenza.Greg Glass, Ph.D.Professor Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Bloomberg School of Public Healthhttp://faculty.jhsph.edu/?faculty_id=287

Behavior Communication and Prevention PlanningArea of expertise: Communication strategies in the context of pandemic flu preparation.Douglas Storey, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Health, Behavior and Society, Bloomberg School of Public HealthAssociate Director, Communication Science & Research, The Health Communication Partnershiphttp://faculty.jhsph.edu/?faculty_id=1207 To schedule an interview with one of these experts, contact Tim Parsonsdirector, Public Affairs, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health410-955-7619 or tmparson@jhsph.edu.


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