Experts by Expertise: Infectious Disease

For help reaching an expert on deadline, please contact UB's media relations team at 716-645-6969 or ub-news@buffalo.edu.

10/22/18

Jared Aldstadt

Associate Professor of Geography

Expertise: Zika virus, dengue fever, chikungunya, mosquito-borne illness, disease transmission, epidemiology

Phone: 716-645-0481

Email: geojared@buffalo.edu

7/1/20

Oscar G. Gómez-Duarte

Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases in the Department of Pediatrics

Expertise: pediatric infectious diseases, vaccines, childhood diarrhea, health disparities, COVID-19 community interventions

Phone: 716-323-0150. Gómez-Duarte can also be reached through Ellen Goldbaum in University Communications at 716-645-4605 or goldbaum@buffalo.edu, or Douglas Sitler in University Communications at 716-645-9069 or drsitler@buffalo.edu

Email: oscargom@buffalo.edu

12/5/16

Marc Halfon

Professor of Biochemistry

Expertise: genetics; gene expression; gene drive; genome editing; mosquito genome; cell growth, differentiation and development

Phone: 716-829-3126

Email: mshalfon@buffalo.edu

6/22/20

Mark Daniel Hicar

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Expertise: pediatric infectious diseases, viral infections, antibody responses against HIV, Kawasaki disease

Phone: 716-323-0150

Email: markhica@buffalo.edu

3/24/20

Timothy F. Murphy

SUNY Distinguished Professor of Medicine

Expertise: infectious diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), vaccine development, children’s ear infections, health disparities, clinical and translational science

Phone: 716-881-8911

Email: murphyt@buffalo.edu

3/26/20

Yotam Ophir

Assistant Professor of Communication

Expertise: misinformation; persuasion; effect of media content on audiences, including in health, science, politics and terrorism

Phone: 716-645-1158

Email: yotamoph@buffalo.edu

7/17/19

Blaine Pfeifer

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Expertise: metabolic engineering; biosynthesis of antibiotics and other compounds; vaccine design and delivery

Phone: 716-645-1198

Email: blainepf@buffalo.edu

3/25/20

Thomas A. Russo

Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine

Expertise: infectious diseases; superbugs; antibiotic resistance; drug and vaccine development

Phone: 716-829-2674. Russo can also be reached through Ellen Goldbaum in University Communications at 716-645-4605 or goldbaum@buffalo.edu, or Douglas Sitler in University Communications at 716-645-9069 or drsitler@buffalo.edu

Email: trusso@buffalo.edu

5/13/20

Frank A. Scannapieco, DMD, PhD

Chair of Oral Biology

Expertise: link between oral and overall health; oral health care in hospitals and nursing homes; dental plaque

Phone: 716-829-3373

Email: fas1@buffalo.edu

12/26/18

John A. Sellick Jr.

Professor of Medicine

Expertise: infectious disease, outbreaks and pandemics, vaccinations, bioterrorism planning, flu, Ebola

Phone: 716-862-8758

Email: jsellick@buffalo.edu

3/24/20

Sanjay Sethi

Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine in the Department of Medicine

Expertise: respiratory infections and lung disease, especially in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung infections, such as bronchitis and pneumonia

Phone: Sanjay Sethi can be reached through Ellen Goldbaum in University Communications at 716-645-4605 or goldbaum@buffalo.edu, or Douglas Sitler in University Communications at 716-645-9069 or drsitler@buffalo.edu.

Email: ssethi@buffalo.edu

5/1/17

Andrew Talal, MD

Professor of Medicine

Expertise: diagnosing and treating hepatitis C virus, developing and evaluating new therapies for liver disease  

Phone: 716-829-6208

Email: ahtalal@buffalo.edu

3/28/20

Janet Yang

Associate Professor of Communication

Expertise: science, health, environmental and risk communication

Phone: 716-645-1169

Email: zyang5@buffalo.edu