Experts available for stories on COVID-19

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate the news, Augusta University’s experts are available to share timely, informative interviews on issues ranging from health care to the economy. Below are a few of the news topics to consider for your upcoming stories on the coronavirus.

Your top coronavirus questions answered

From antibody testing to wearing masks on the beach, AU Health’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Phillip Coule is available to answer the most asked coronavirus questions.

Privacy fears using contact-tracing apps

As the global fight against COVID-19 continues, some of the nation’s biggest phone makers and app companies have partnered to develop contact-tracing apps. Although this technology could help slow the spread of the virus, cybersecurity experts wonder if it puts personal information is at risk. Dr. Steve Weldon, director of the Cyber Institute at Augusta University, and Dr. Nisha Panwar, an associate professor in the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences at Augusta University, are both available to share their expertise on this topic.

COVID-19’s impact on the 2020 presidential election

With the presidential election only months away, speculations are growing on how the COVID-19 pandemic will influence voters’ decisions and campaign strategies. Schedule an interview with Dr. Mary-Kate Lizotte, an expert in public opinion and political science professor in Augusta University’s Department of Social Sciences, to gain more insight into the race for the White House.

Teleconferencing and phone interview opportunities are available for these story ideas. Call 706-522-3023 to schedule an interview on any of these topics. Also, check out the Augusta University Expert Center to view a complete list of our experts.


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Danielle Harris

Danielle Harris is Senior Media Relations Coordinator at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-7511 or

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