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Experts Available to Discuss New Coronavirus Outbreak

By Kat Kerlin on January 21, 2020 in Human & Animal Health

Wuhan Coronavirus: What You Should Know

The following experts from the UC Davis One Health Institute and UC Davis Health are available to offer commentary about the novel coronavirus. 

From One Health Institute 

Tracey Goldstein is a professor in the Department of Pathology, Immunology and Microbiology and associate director of the One Health Institute, where she directs the One Health Institute Laboratory. She can discuss infectious disease detection and transmission among wildlife, domestic animals and people, as well as the use of testing protocols to detect the Wuhan coronavirus. She leads the pathogen detection and laboratory capacity building objectives for the USAID PREDICT project. Contact:

Christine Kreuder Johnson is a professor of epidemiology and ecosystem health and associate director of the One Health Institute, where she directs the EpiCenter for Disease Dynamics. She can discuss disease spillover and spread and the drivers of zoonotic disease transmission. She directs animal and human surveillance activities for USAID’s Emerging Pandemic Threats PREDICT project. Contact: 

[Watch Goldstein and Kreuder Johnson on UC Davis Live interview.] 

From UC Davis Health

Dean Blumberg is chief of pediatric infectious diseases and associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. He can discuss preventing and treating infections such as the novel coronavirus. He is also co-host of the Kids Considered podcast, a conversation between two pediatricians, discussing child health topics of interest to parents in plain, non-medical language. Contact:

Stuart Cohen is chief of infectious diseases at UC Davis Health. Dr. Cohen specializes in treating challenging syndromes linked with infectious diseases, infection and outbreak control, and the epidemiology of resistant microorganisms. His research focuses on developing new antimicrobial agents. He is available to comment on the novel coronavirus. Media contact: or

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