EXPERTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

Faculty and research experts at the University of Kentucky (UK) are available to speak to the news media about a variety of topics ranging from finance and economics to literature and the arts. Members of the media wishing to interview or consult with these individuals should call (859) 257-1754.



 

UK EXPERTS AVAILABLE TO COMMENT ON NEW STATEMENT FROM THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION RE: HEART ATTACKS IN WOMEN

Gretchen Wells, Director of the Women's Heart Health Program, University of Kentucky's Gill Heart Institute
Contact: For interviews with Mays, contact Laura Dawahare at Laura.Dawahare@uky.edu; (859) 257-5307
Dr. Wells has extensive experience studying gender differences in the presentation of heart disease, including heart failure, neurocardiology and heart disease in pregnancy.


 

UK Expert Available for Interview on Federal Reserve Lending Rate Increase

Ken Troske, Sturgill Endowed Professor of Economics and senior associate dean of the UK Gatton College of Business and Economics, can speak on the Federal Reserve raising its benchmark lending rate to 0.25 to 0.5 percent.  This is the first time since 2006 the Fed has raised the lending rate indicating the economy is improved enough for the move.
Contact: For interviews contact Troske at 859-257-1282 or contact Kathy Johnson at 859-257-3155 or kathy.johnson@uky.edu


 

UK EXPERT AVAILABLE TO COMMENT ON New migraine drugs

 

Siddarth Kapoor, Fellow of the American Headache Society, Director of the Headache Program at the University of Kentucky's Kentucky Neuroscience Institute (KNI), Assistant Professor of Neurology
Contact: (859) 218-5441; sidkapoor@uky.edu

 


UK EXPERT AVAILABLE TO COMMENT ON New Cholesterol drugs

 

Thomas Whayne, Director of the Lipid Management Clinic at the University of Kentucky's Gill Heart Institute, Professor of Medicine
Contact: (859) 323-3705; thomaswhayne@uky.edu

 

 


UK EXPERTS AVAILABLE TO COMMENT ON INTERNATIONAL POLITICS/DIPLOMACY

Carey Cavanaugh, Former Ambassador and Director of the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, Professor of Diplomacy
Contact: (859) 257- 4666 or (859) 317-0975; ambcavanaugh@uky.edu

 

 

Stacy Closson, Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce
Contact: (859) 257-5201; stacy.closson@uky.edu

Robert Farley, Assistant Professor, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce
Contact: (859) 257-4668; robfarley@uky.edu

Cavanaugh specializes in diplomacy, Europe, Russia, the Middle East, defense and conflict resolution

Clossen specializes in conflict resolution, diplomacy, humanitarian issues, arms control, and ethnic conflict

Farley specializes in military doctrine, national security, East Asia/Pacific, foreign policy and homeland security


 

UK EXPERTS AVAILABLE TO COMMENT ON KENTUCKY POLITICS


Al Cross, Associate Extension Professor and Director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community issues
Contact: (859) 257-3744; acros3@email.uky.edu

Stephen Voss, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Political Science 
Contact: (859) 257-4313 or (859) 333-0423; dsvoss@email.uky.edu

Cross, a former political reporter for the The Courier-Journal, specializes in community journalism, rural journalism, newspapers, and Kentucky politics

Voss specializes in Kentucky politics, voting behavior, political methodology, and racial/ethnic politics


 

UK EXPERT AVAILABLE TO COMMENT ON CHILDREN AND AUTISM


Lisa Ruble, Professor of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology, College of Education 
Contact: (859) 257-4829; lisa.ruble@uky.edu

Ruble specializes in autism spectrum disorders, assessment, consultation with schools/agencies, social skill development, teacher education

Updated January 26, 2016 by Web Administrator