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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.

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Earth Science

Climate Change

The effects of human-caused climate change are rippling around the world. Penn State experts are at the forefront of the science behind the effects and possible solutions.

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Economic and Industry Impact

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.

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Health & Medicine

Coronavirus Pandemic: Infectious Disease Experts

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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Coronavirus Pandemic: Social and Educational Impact

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.

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Telecommunications

Cybersecurity

Penn State has experts in both the technical and policy aspects of cybersecurity.

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Politics & Policy

Election 2020

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.

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Earth Science

Extreme Weather

In recent years some extreme weather events have been attributed to human-induced global warming, with Penn State studies indicating an increasing threat from extreme weather in the future.

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Health & Medicine

Substance Misuse & Mental Health

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.

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