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.
Penn State has a wide range of faculty experts studying the many economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, from the global and domestic economic impact and gig economy to supply chain logistics and impacted industries like restaurants and hotels—all with a goal of informing best practices in recovery measures.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 coronavirus pandemic is impacting societies across the globe in ways far beyond the immediate health concerns. Penn State faculty are looking at the long-term consequences of these areas — all with an eye on how we can cope and what our changing societies may look like in the future.Explore Available Resources
As COVID-19 vaccines begin to roll out across the United States, questions related to vaccine safety and effectiveness, equity of delivery, supply chain disruptions, vaccine hesitancy, and misinformation on social media, among many other topics, are surfacing.
Penn State researchers bring their deep knowledge in their fields of expertise to bear on these questions, providing simple explanations to the complex issues we face with these vaccines. Our experts are readily available to offer their insights during the pandemic’s constantly shifting landscape.
Penn State faculty experts are available to speak on a wide range of issues as they emerge on the campaign trail, including election security, civil rights and social movements, climate change, infectious diseases, immigration laws, and many more topics.Explore Available Resources
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.