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Part of Oklahoma State University's land-grant mission is sharing knowledge and information. For members of the media, faculty experts from across OSU are available to comment and answer questions about COVID-19.
Faculty available to discuss COVID-19:
Steven Shepherd, PH.D. — Assistant Professor in the Spears School of Business
Shepherd can speak to the social consequences of self-isolation and the importance of maintaining social connection without physically meeting up with friends, the potential value of social media here, the role of social norms and the behavior of others in shaping individual's behavior, how people respond to resource scarcity and how effective messaging/communication might help increase adoption of recommended health behaviors
918-594-8165 or email@example.com
Engineering, Architecture and Technology
Sunderesh Heragu, PH.D. — Regents Professor and Industrial Engineering & Management
Heragu can speak to preparedness and response to pandemics.
405-744-6055 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Arts and Sciences
Thad Leffingwell PH.D. — Clinical health psychologist and head of the OSU Department of Psychology
Leffingwell can speak to effective coping methods for these new situations.
Oklahoma Center for Respiratory and Infectious Diseases
Lin Liu, Ph.D. — Regents Professor, Director of the Oklahoma Center for Respiratory and Infectious Diseases, Lundberg-Kienlen Endowed Professorship in Biomedical Research
405-744-4526 or email@example.com
Jared Taylor, DVM, MPH, Ph.D., DACVIM — Associate Professor of Veterinary Pathobiology
Taylor is available to speak on the public health aspect.
405-744-7537 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Oomens, Ph.D. — Associate Professor of Veterinary Pathobiology
Oomens can speak about the virus and the disease.
405-744-4397 or email@example.com
Clinton Jones, Ph.D. — Regents Professor, Sitlington Professor of Infectious Diseases,
Jones can speak about the virus and the disease.
405-744-1842 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Studer, DVM, DACVO — Director of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
Studer can speak about hospital operations/protocols, how veterinary practices and the veterinary industry is responding, etc. 405-744-8464 or email@example.com
Lyndi Gilliam, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM — Associate professor of Equine Internal Medicine,
Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Gilliam can speak to COVID-19 and horses.
405-744-7000, ext. 2 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Ravi Jadeja — Food Safety Specialist for the Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center, Oklahoma State University
Dr. William McGlynn — Food Scientist for the Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center
Jake Nelson — Meat Processing Specialist for the Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center
Sarah Johnson, PH.D. — Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of OSU-Tulsa Counseling
Johnson can speak on wellness while at home.
405-744-9188 or email@example.com
Danielle Brown — OSU Tulsa Wellness Coordinator
Brown can speak on being productive at home.
918-594-8126 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Oklahoma State University news on COVID-19:
This page will be updated regularly. For general media inquiries, contact:
Monica Roberts |Director of Media Relations | Monica.Roberts@okstate.edu |405-744-4800