Penn State’s faculty experts with media experience are available to provide context and commentary on a variety of topics. You can search by name or by topic to identify the most appropriate expert for your story.
The Penn State community includes a wide range of faculty members and researchers who contribute to an open, public dialogue on important political issues across the state, nation and world. Our faculty often speak with the media on research related to issues that are top of mind during elections.Explore Available Resources
Penn State experts are at the forefront of research on virus evolution, transmissibility and pathogenicity, as well as outbreak prediction and rapid identification of viral strains, all with a goal of informing the development of the best possible treatment and preventive measures.
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that more than 130 people die every day from opioid-related drug overdoses. Penn State hosts the Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH), the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center and the newly-formed Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse (CCSA) to help find research-based solutions to adress substance misuse and mental health.