Faculty Experts

University at Buffalo faculty experts can provide commentary and analysis on topics in the news. For help finding a faculty expert, contact UB Media Relations at 716-645-6969 or ub-news@buffalo.edu.

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COVID-19 Experts at UB:

Experts at the University at Buffalo are available to discuss COVID-19 and the societal impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The importance of the gathering needs to be balanced with potential consequences, especially if some family members are vulnerable and are at risk for a bad outcome if they become infected with the new coronavirus.



Lack of ventilators and PPE to protect staff will be the main obstacles to following guidelines, UB faculty member says.


"The list of the challenges they were facing in 1918 goes on and on, and yet Buffalo came out of it," says Shauna Zorich, a UB expert on infectious disease epidemiology.


As COVID-19 spreads throughout the U.S. and social distancing and school closures begin, families of children with special needs are already experiencing the consequences.



UB psychology professor’s research suggests that many guilty pleasures may actually help people feel socially connected.

The views and opinions expressed by faculty in commentary to news media are based on their scholarship and/or research and do not represent the official positions of the University at Buffalo.