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All Experts

Bruce Christensen

Bruce Christensen

Professor, pathobiological sciences

Expert on mosquito-borne diseases and tropical parasitology

Thomas Friedrich

Thomas Friedrich

Assistant professor, pathobiological sciences; virology services unit head, Wisconsin National Primate Research Center

Expert on viral immunity, viral evolution, design and testing of vaccines.

Ruthanne Chun

Ruthanne Chun

Clinical associate professor, veterinary medical sciences

Expert on the teaching and practice of clinical oncology, which encompasses client communication and cancer biology

Mary Behan

Mary Behan

Professor, comparative biosciences; associate dean for research and graduate training, School of Veterinary Medicine

Expert in vertebrate neuroanatomy

Carrie Laboski

Carrie Laboski

Associate professor, soil science and civil and environmental engineering

Expert on economically and environmentally sustainable soil fertility/nutrient management programs for field and forage crops

Susan Nitzke

Susan Nitzke

Professor emeritus, nutritional sciences

Specializes in nutrition education topics of interest to Wisconsin individuals and families

Francis Halzen

Francis Halzen

Professor, physics; principal investigator, IceCube Research Center

A theoretician studying problems at the interface of particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology

Sarita (Sara) Karon

Sarita (Sara) Karon

Senior scientist, Center for Health Systems Research and Analysis

Expert on measuring and improving quality of life/quality of care for people receiving long-term care at home or in institutions

Sandra (Sandi) Sawchuk

Sandra (Sandi) Sawchuk

Clinical instructor, section head, primary care service, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital

Small animal (dogs and cats) veterinarian with extensive media experience

James Stein

James Stein

Professor, cardiovascular medicine; director, preventive cardiology

Cardiologist with expertise in preventive cardiology and cardiovascular imaging. Research focus on atherosclerosis and arterial imaging

James (Jay) Ford

James (Jay) Ford

Director of research, industrial engineering, National Institute for Addiction Treatment (NIATx)

Expert on process improvement in behavioral health and data systems

James (Jim) Cleary

James (Jim) Cleary

Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health; Palliative Care Physican; Director, Pain and Policy Studies Group.

Expert on hospice and palliative care, cancer pain relief, cancer communication and palliative care as part of cancer control programs

Caitilyn Allen

Caitilyn Allen

Professor, plant pathology; science adviser to dean of International Studies

Expert on plant diseases caused by bacteria, tropical plant diseases, genetic engineering for plant disease control, women in science issues

Tracy Schroepfer

Tracy Schroepfer

Associate professor, social work

Expert on end of life, aging, cancer health disparities, community-based participatory research, intervention with dementia-related behaviors,

Doug Maynard

Doug Maynard

Professor, sociology

Using audio and video recordings, I study the practices of talk and interaction in legal, medical and other settings

David Rakel

David Rakel

Assistant professor, family medicine

Expert in integrative medicine, health and healing, primary care, mind-body and nutritional influences on health, and creation of health

Dhavan Shah

Dhavan Shah

Professor, mass communication and political science

Expert on social psychology of media influence, especially communication effects on political judgment, public opinion, civic participation and electoral engagement

Edward  Friedman

Edward Friedman

Professor emeritus, political science

Expert on Chinese politics, US-Asian relations, international political economy, democratization

James  LaGro Jr.

James LaGro Jr.

Professor, urban and regional planning, Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Expert on urban planning and design, land use policy, and sustainably built environments

Anita Bhattacharyya

Anita Bhattacharyya

Senior scientist, Waisman Center

Expert on neural stem cells and their use in modeling neurodevelopmental disorders.