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FIU experts available to discuss coronavirus

FIU experts available to discuss coronavirus

March 16, 2020 at 1:00pm

As the coronavirus outbreak continues, FIU experts are available to discuss medical, social, political and economic impacts of the crisis. 

Health

Aileen Marty
Professor, Translational Medicine
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Dr. Marty is an expert in the fields of infectious diseases, public health, mass gatherings and disaster response. She is currently working with Qatar’s Ministry of Health in advance of their 2022 FIFA World Cup. Marty is available for interviews in Spanish.
Email: amarty@fiu.edu 
Phone: 305-348-0377

Eneida O. Roldan
Chief Executive Officer for FIU HealthCare Network
Associate Dean for International Affairs
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Dr. Roldan is the immediate past CEO and President for the Jackson Health System in Miami, one of the largest safety net health systems in the country. Roldan has over 30 years’ experience in the health care industry having served in multiple roles both in the private and public sector including administrative roles in the non-for-profit and for-profit sectors; private practice; consulting, and in academia (nationally and internationally). Roldan is a known national and international speaker in the areas of obesity, health policy, health care reform, health care management and systems and leadership. She is available for interviews in English and Spanish.
Email: eoroldan@fiu.edu
To speak with Dr. Roldan, please contact Ileana Varela: 305-348-4926,ilvarela@fiu.edu

Mary Jo Trepka
Infectious Disease Epidemiologist & Chair of the Department of Epidemiology
Robert Stempel College of Public Health

Trepka was the director of epidemiology and disease control for the Miami-Dade County Health Department from 1998–2003 and joined Florida International University full time in 2003. She is board certified in preventive medicine and public health and a fellow in the American College of Preventive Medicine. Her particular interest is the role of social determinants in health disparities in HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. Trepka trained as a postdoctoral fellow at the GSF-Research Center for Health and Environment in Munich, Germany from 1994-1996 and as an epidemic intelligence service officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 1996-1998. 
Email:
 trepkam@fiu.edu

Carlos Espinal
Director, Global Health Consortium
Robert Stempel College of Public Health
Dr. Espinal’s expertise is in tropical and geographical diseases, epidemiology and malaria vaccine development. He earned his degree in medicine at the University of Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia. He continued his academic career as a fellow at both the New York University School of Medicine and the University of New Mexico School Of Medicine, where he specialized in tropical geographical diseases, epidemiology and malaria vaccine development. Sequentially he also earned a certificate in Public Health and Vaccinology from the Carlos Slim Health Institute, Mexico. He is the editor of multiple consensus and guidelines on pediatric, adult vaccination, occupational health and travel medicine in Latin America.
Email:caespina@fiu.edu

William W. Darrow
Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Robert Stempel College of Public Health

Before accepting a position at Florida International University (FIU) in 1994, Darrow was chief of the Behavioral and Prevention Research Branch, Division of STD/HIV Prevention, National Center for Prevention Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He currently conducts scholarly research and teaches courses to doctoral students on the history and foundations of Public Health as well as on ethical issues in Public Health. In both courses, we look at historical precedents to see how they might shape contemporary policies and practices in global, national, and local perspectives. 
Email:darroww@fiu.edu
Cell: 305-248-6619

Tomás R. Guilarte
Dean, Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work
A renowned expert in public health, Guilarte joined FIU after serving as the inaugural Leon Hess Professor and Chairman of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University School of Public Health in the City of New York. Prior to Columbia University, he received his doctorate and spent three decades as a professor and researcher in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Email: tguilart@fiu.edu
Office: 305-348-5344

Financial markets, Economy & Interest Rates

Sheng Guo
Professor, Department of Economics
Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs

Guo is an expert in macroeconomics, labor economics, financial economics, the economics of sports and household finance. He is from the region in China where the outbreak began. 
Email: sguo@fiu.edu 
Office: 305-348-2735

Deanne Butchey
Senior lecturer, Department of Finance
College of Business
Butchey and holds a PhD in Finance. Before joining FIU Business, professor Butchey worked as an Investment Banker and Financial Services Stock Research Analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston in their Toronto offices. Prior to this, she was a stock broker at Scotia McLeod and Merrill Lynch in Toronto.
Email:
butcheyd@fiu.edu 
Office: 305-348-7238

Mark del Pezzo
Instructor, Department of Finance
College of Business

Pezzo is a CFA and former investment banker and portfolio manager for numerous depository institutions and trust departments. The courses he teaches include advanced investments and financial management. He has worked as a portfolio manager at both Raymond James and Deutsch Bank.
Email: mdelpezz@fiu.edu
Office: 305-348-2680

Shahid Hamid
Professor and Chair, Department of Finance
College of Business
Hamid's expertise includes financial crisis, international stock markets, interest rate risk and portfolio performance.
Email: hamids@fiu.edu

Fred Perry
Clinical professor, School of Accouting
College of Business
Perry is a clinical professor of accounting. Prior to his academic career, he was an international corporate lawyer. Perry is available for interviews in English and Spanish.
Email: fvperry@fiu.edu 

William “Lin” Humphrey
Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing & Logistics
College of Business
Humphrey researches social media and word of mouth, influencer marketing, emerging mobile technologies, and marketing education. His subject matter expertise includes digital marketing, gamification, loyalty programs and the cruise and travel industries. Humphrey held roles with Carnival Cruise Line, American Express, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, and top digital marketing agencies.
Email: whumphre@fiu.edu  

Tobias Pfutze

Associate Professor, Department of Economics
Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs
Pfutze is an expert on econometrics and microeconomics, and has extensively researched a wide variety of topics ranging from social pension income to property rights.

Email:tpfutze@fiu.edu
Office: (305) 348-2318

Mihaela Pintea
Associate Professor, Department of Economics
Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs
Pintea focuses on public policy and the way governments can affect welfare and growth through taxation and the provision of public goods (such as in infrastructure) with different productive characteristics.

Email:pinteam@fiu.edu
Office: (305) 348-3733

Edward Murray
Associate Director, Jorge M. Pérez Metropolitan Center
Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs
Murray is a leading expert on economic and housing market issues in South Florida. He has authored and presented numerous papers on economic development, affordable housing and urban planning, including articles published in Economic Development Quarterly (EDQ), the Economic Development Journal, the Journal of Public Affairs Education and the Council for Urban Economic Development’s Commentary.
Email:murrayn@fiu.edu
Office: (305) 348-1444

Maria Ilcheva
Assistant Director of Planning and Operations, Jorge M. Pérez Metropolitan Center
Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs
Ilcheva has experience and responsibility in a number of areas critical to the Metropolitan Center’s operations, including serving as Principal Investigator and/or Project Manager on a number of contracts and grants, with many of them including a public involvement element. She has over ten years of experience in working on various economic development, social and behavioral projects.
Email:milcheva@fiu.edu
Office: (954) 438-8352

Nancy Richmond
Instructor, Department of Marketing & Logistics
College of Business
Richmond is an expert and leading speaker in social media, innovation and marketing. She offers consulting and training sessions in the areas of social media and leadership development. Richmond has served as a speaker and consultant for Campbell Soup Company, NBC 6/Telemundo, and National Association of Colleges and Employers.
Email: nrichmond@fiu.edu

Gustavo Mosquera (speaks Spanish)
Visiting Instructor, Department of Marketing & Logistics
College of Business
Mosquera is an expert in marketing analytics, as well as branding, digital marketing, consumer behavior and business development. He can also discuss the economic impact of campaigns and major events.
Email: gmosquera@fiu.edu

Wendy Guess
Instructor, Department of Marketing & Logistics
College of Business
Guess has expertise in the promotion, communication, and marketing of health, wellness, and fitness across a variety of platforms and settings. She provides the innovative methods in health and fitness marketing to help organizations do what they do best – inspire healthy change.
Email: wguess@fiu.edu

Supply Chain & Logistics 

Sebastián J. García-Dastugue 
Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing & Logistics
College of Business
García-Dastugue’s main area of research is how technology innovations impact supply chain management. His interest in innovation is twofold: examining how technology innovations disrupt supply chains, and also how supply chain professionals can assess and communicate these disruptions. He also works in B2B relationship management and supply chain strategy. His research has been published in Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Supply Chain Management and The International Journal of Logistics Management.
Email: sgarciad@fiu.edu
Office: 305-348-2571

Craig Austin
Instructor, Department of Marketing & Logistics
College of Business
Austin specializes on export marketing, import/export and international logistics, as well as transportation logistics. Austin has more than fifteen years of experience in international logistics, CFS & Gateway operations, and supply chain logistics. He is director of Business Development & Supply Chain Logistics at PolePixie.com, a division of NetOrg.com. Previously he was the regional cargo ops manager at Laparkan Air & Ocean Shipping, International Division.
Email: laaustin@fiu.edu
Office: 305-348-6747

Greg Maloney
Director, MS in Logistics & Supply Chain Management
College of Business
Specializes in marketing analytics plus marketing channels. He can discuss marketing analytics, its role in brands’ messaging, as well as multi-channel/omni-channel strategy, which has gained traction in the industry. Earlier in his career Maloney led the analytics department at Bacardi USA, driving marketing and sales outreach.
Email: Gmaloney@fiu.edu

Sushil Gupta
Professor, Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics
College of Business
Gupta is a well-recognized researcher in his field. He has expertise in supply chain management and production and operations management. Gupta is one of the founding members of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), an international professional organization, and has played a key role in its initiation, development and growth. The topics he teaches include managing global production and technology, operations analysis and operations management.
Email: guptask@fiu.edu

Politics

Thomas Breslin 
Professor of Politics and International Relations

Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs
Breslin is an expert on U.S. diplomatic history; China’s foreign relations history; U.S.-China relations; and ethnicity and religion in foreign affairs. Breslin is the author of the groundbreaking exploration of the effect of presidential ethnicity on American foreign relations from George Washington to George W. Bush, The Great Anglo-Celtic Divide in the History of American Foreign Relations.
Email: thomas.breslin@fiu.edu
Office: 305-348-3765

Brian Fonseca
Director, Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy
Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs
Fonseca's technical expertise is in U.S. national security and foreign policy. His 2018 publications focus on Russian engagement in Latin America—including information operations, diaspora diplomacy and Russian-Venezuelan relations.

Email:fonsecab@fiu.edu
Office: (305) 348-2977

Eduardo Gamarra
Professor, Department of Politics & International Relations
Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs
Gamarra has been involved in research and public policy issues, academic exchanges, fund raising, and other multiple activities in most countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. He has served as the principal consultant on security sector reform, foreign policy, campaign strategy and strategic communications to several heads of state and government in the Americas.

Email:gamarrae@fiu.edu
Office: (305) 348-1718

Remote Learning & Working from Home 

Ravi Gajendran 
Associate Professor, Department of Global Leadership and Management
College of Business
Gajendran's research focus is virtual work arrangements such as telecommuting, virtual teams, distributed teams and computer mediated communication. Before joining FIU he worked in the business industry for more than six years in sales, marketing, and market research. He held positions at Procter and Gamble and Cadburys India Limited.
Email: rgajendr@fiu.edu

Crisis Communication

Aileen Izquierdo
Director, Global Strategic Communications master’s degree program
College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts
Izquierdo is a communications professional with more than 25 years of strategic communications, branding and crisis communications experience in private and public sector organizations. She has held several executive and management positions throughout her career, including serving as vice president for communications and marketing at multiple institutions. Izquierdo currently serves as the interim chair for the communication department at Florida International University and is part of the faculty. She also oversees the Global Strategic Communications master’s degree program at FIU.
Email:aiizquie@fiu.edu
Office: 305-348-1984