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UK Expert Available to Comment on African American History, Racial Inequality

Vanessa Holden has a dual appointment in the Department of History and African American and Africana Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. Her research focuses on African American women and slavery in the antebellum South.

Related Content: Juneteenth Explained: 'History Doesn't Repeat Itself; People Do' and 400 Years Since Slavery Began: 'History is Full of Beginnings, the Present can be one too'

Contact: Lindsey Piercy,

UK Experts Available to Comment on Politics

UK faculty members with expertise in politics have been monitoring the evolving situation and are available to comment. 

- Al Cross - College of Communication and Information

Joshua Douglas - Rosenberg College of Law

Tiffany Barnes - Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Stephen Voss - Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Michael Zilis - Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Related Content: 'Behind the Blue': Joshua Douglas Discusses Adapting Our Elections in the Time of COVID-19


UK HealthCare Experts Available to Comment on COVID-19:

Virology, Epidemiology

Rebecca Dutch is considered a leader in the field of virology — the study of viruses — and now serves as chair of UK’s Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry.

Related Content: 'Behind the Blue': Rebecca Dutch on UK's Efforts to Treat, Understand and Eradicate COVID-19

Contact: Elizabeth Chapin,


Kathleen Winter, assistant professor in UK's Department of Epidemiology in the College of Public Health, is available to comment on infectious disease epidemiology and vaccines.

Related Content: Op-ed: Novel Virus Means We Need to Take on Novel Ways of Living

Contact: Grace Colville,


Medicines, Treatment and COVID-19

In this ever-evolving situation, it's important to stay updated with information from reliable sources. Frank Romanelli, a professor and associate dean at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, can comment on what medications may or may not be useful to treat symptoms of COVID-19.

Contact: Mallory Olson,


Cancer Treatment During COVID-19

For patients currently undergoing treatment for cancer, the possibility of contracting COVID-19 is particularly scary. Some of the treatments and medications used to fight cancer can leave patients with weakened immune systems, which puts them at a higher risk for developing serious health problems if they contract the virus. Experts at UK Markey Cancer Center can provide information and tips for patients.

Contact: Allison Perry,


Alzheimer's Caregiving During a Pandemic

In Kentucky, there are more than 272,000 people caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease. Experts with UK's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging are available to share information on best practices during this time of uncertainty. 

Contact: Hillary Smith,


UK Expert Available to Comment on Mental Health and Wellness During COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about the disease can cause strong emotions in adults and children. Learning how to properly cope with stress will make you, the people you care about and your community stronger. Mary Chandler Bolin, director of the UK Counseling Center and a licensed psychologist, is available to provide helpful information.

Related Content: Is Social Distancing Working? New UK Study Suggests So

Contact: Ryan Girves,


UK Expert Available to Comment on the Economic Impact of COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the U.S., the government is responding in unprecedented ways. Measures to protect the nation's most vulnerable citizens, though necessary, will have a lasting impact on the global economy. Michael Clark, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research in the Gatton College of Business and Economics, is available to answer pressing questions and provide useful advice. 

Related Content: UK Expert, Economist Michael Clark Weighs in on Impact of COVID-19

Contact: Lindsey Piercy,