UCLA experts available to discuss various topics related to novel coronavirus outbreak

News about the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) continues to develop rapidly as the outbreak that began in Wuhan, China, in late 2019 spreads to other parts of the globe.

Jeffrey Klausner, MD, is a clinical professor in the division of infectious diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and an expert on prevention strategies related to the spread of infectious diseases. He is also an epidemiologist at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Klausner is a frequent advisor to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization.

Anne W. Rimoin, PhD, MPH is a professor in the department of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the infectious disease division at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Rimoin has worked internationally, including in Africa, on emerging infectious diseases. She is available to speak about emerging infectious diseases, global health, disease surveillance, immunization and the current novel coronavirus outbreak.

Lisa Dabby, MD, is an emergency department physician at the Nethercutt Emergency Center at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Having treated hundreds of children and adults with flu symptoms during a decade in the emergency department, she is available to speak about when patients should visit the emergency room and common concerns and questions that patients have about infectious diseases, including the novel coronavirus.

Robert J. Kim-Farley, MD, is a professor of both epidemiology and community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. He is the former director of the Division of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Dr. Kim-Farley is available to speak about international public health, health policy and preparation, and the response to public health situations, including the current novel coronavirus outbreak.

For an interview with any of these experts, please contact [email protected] or Brad Smith, of the Fielding School of Public Health, at [email protected]

 

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