Experts by Expertise: Natural Disasters

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

3/16/20

Joana Gaia

Clinical Assistant Professor of Management Science and Systems

Expertise: health information systems; business intelligence; digital security and privacy; data analytics; emergency management; girls and STEM careers

Contact: Joana Gaia can be reached most quickly through Jackie Ghosen in the School of Management Communications Office at 716-645-2833 or mgt-pr@buffalo.edu.

10/24/17

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

Email: tgregg@buffalo.edu

8/20/19

Howard Lasker

Chair of Environment and Sustainability

Expertise: coral reefs; coral bleaching; climate change and oceans

Phone: 716-645-4870

Email: hlasker@buffalo.edu

8/20/19

E. Brooke Lerner

Professor of Emergency Medicine

Expertise: emergency medicine, emergency care for children, mass shootings, mass casualty incidents

Phone: 716-645-9726

Email: lerner@buffalo.edu

9/5/17

Chris S. Renschler

Associate Professor of Geography

Expertise: flooding, soil erosion, watersheds, hurricanes, radioactive fallout, disaster preparedness and response, natural resources management, GIS

Phone: 716-645-0480

Email: rensch@buffalo.edu

5/11/20

Joann Sands

Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing

Expertise: disaster response education and training; emergency preparedness and management; the role of nurses in disasters

Phone: 716-829-2342

Email: jsnyder2@buffalo.edu

3/16/20

Natalie Simpson

Chair of Operations Management and Strategy

Expertise: emergency services and disaster response; supply chain risk and resilience; creative and temporary operations; complex networks

Contact: Natalie Simpson can be reached most quickly through Jackie Ghosen in the School of Management Communications Office at 716-645-2833 or mgt-pr@buffalo.edu.

11/26/18

Kevin Smiley

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Expertise: urban issues, social inequality, environmental justice, climate change, disaster resilience, bicycling, immigration

Phone: 716-845-8465

Email: ktsmiley@buffalo.edu

7/16/18

Greg A. Valentine

Director of the Center for Geohazards Studies

Expertise: volcanoes, volcanic eruptions, disaster preparedness, supervolcanoes

Phone: 716-645-4295

Email: gav4@buffalo.edu

1/13/20

Andrew Whittaker

SUNY Distinguished Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

Expertise: earthquake engineering; seismic protective systems; blast engineering; bridge engineering; infrastructure; design and assessment of nuclear power plants; performance-based engineering; risk engineering

Phone: 716-645-4364

Email: awhittak@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