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Experts by Expertise: Natural Disasters

For help reaching an expert on deadline, please contact Rachel Stern in UB Media Relations at or 716-645-9069 for assistance.


Tracy K. P. Gregg

Associate Professor of Geology

Expertise: volcanology, volcanoes on Mars and Venus, the search for water on Mars, volcanism on the moon, deep-sea eruptions, basaltic lava flows

Phone: 716-645-4328



Pavani Kalluri Ram

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health; Co-Director, UB Community of Excellence for Global Health Equity

Expertise: public health consequences of natural disasters, global health inequities, child survival and mortality, handwashing

Phone: 716-829-5380



Greg A. Valentine

Director of the Center for GeoHazards Studies

Expertise: volcanoes, volcanic eruptions, disaster preparedness, supervolcanoes

Phone: 716-645-4295



Andrew Whittaker

Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

Expertise: earthquake engineering, blast engineering, risk assessment of nuclear power plants

Phone: 716-645-4364