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Montclair State Experts Help Others Understand the Pandemic

Faculty are part of the national conversation as the public health crisis unfolds

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Faculty members from across the University who are sharing their expertise with local and national media

As the nation grapples with the ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic, Montclair State University faculty experts are part of the conversation – lending their expertise to both New Jersey and national media to help readers and viewers understand the ramifications of the global health crisis caused by this highly contagious, fast-spreading virus with an alarming death rate. Our experts are talking with The New York Times, WNYC, NJ.com, the Arizona Republic and German Public Radio, as well as local media, about everything from the impact of K-12 school closings to what being at the epicenter of the pandemic means to the psychology behind “panic shopping” and how the national health emergency will impact the economy. Videos that Professor of Public Health Stephanie Silvera, who specializes in epidemiology, created with University Communications will be broadcast on Montclair township’s public access TV34 Bulletin Board for National Public Health Week. You can read what our experts had to share with the public by following the links below.

千亿体育网站This information is current as of April 20, 2020 and is updated as commentary is published.

  • Professor of Applied Mathematics Eric Forgoston discussed the need for global collaboration in fighting the pandemic in a story that appeared on Forbes.com. (April 20).
  • Professor of Applied Mathematics Eric Forgoston discussed how increased testing is needed before states can reopen with the Arizona Republic. (April 20).
  • Professor of Marketing Patrali Chatterjee discussed how the pandemic is impacting businesses with NJ 101.5 FM. (April 19).
  • Professor of Public Health Stephanie Silvera discussed whether or not New Jersey could see a second peak with NJ.com. (April 17).
  • Professor of Psychology Ruth Propper discussed how the pandemic may impact your dreams in a story for Wired. (April 16).
  • Director of Undergraduate Nursing Courtney Reinisch discussed how the pandemic is affecting nursing students in an interview with American Mobile. (April 16).
  • Career experts Adam Mayer and Jeffrey Poulos discussed tips for college seniors on the verge of entering the job market in an interview with NJTV. (April 15).
  • Professor of Public Health Stephanie Silvera discussed whether or not New Jersey could see a second peak in an interview with NJTV. (April 14).
  • Assistant Professor of Public Health Sze Yan Liu discussed the racial disparities in coronavirus-related deaths with NJ.com. (April 14).
  • Professor of Public Health Stephanie Silvera discussed how a lack of data can inhibit the ability to make important policy decisions with the Arizona Republic. (April 13).
  • Professor of Biology Sandra Adams participated in a Q+A with NJ.com in which she answered questions surrounding how the coronavirus works. (April 13).
  • Professor of Public Health Stephanie Silvera discussed the right way for New Jersey to move out of quarantine with NJ.com. (April 13).
  • Director of Career Development Adam Mayer and College of Education and Human 千亿体育网站 Career Advisor Jeffrey Poulos shared their tips for college graduates entering the job market in this feature story, which ran in the print edition of The Record and was featured on Northjersey.com. (April 9).
  • Professor of Applied Mathematics Eric Forgoston discussed the importance of weighing many different mathematical models to track the impact of the pandemic with The Record. (April 6).
  • Director of Undergraduate Admissions Jeff Gant discussed Montclair State’s virtual admissions initiatives and the importance for students to still get a sense of a school’s culture as they make their college choices with The Record. (April 6).
  • Professor of Applied Mathematics Eric Forgoston participated in a virtual panel discussion titled, “COVID-19 Testing, Drug Discovery, Infectiousness, and more” for Newswise, in which he discussed common terminology being used in the mathematical models tracking the pandemic and the countries that are doing the best job at “flattening the curve.” (April 3).
  • Professor of Public Health Stephanie Silvera discussed NJ Governor Phil Murphy’s decisions in a story about how Murphy went from cancer surgery in early March to “meeting the biggest challenge of his political life” in (March 31).
  • Professor of Public Health Stephanie Silvera explained why New York and New Jersey are at the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic (March 28).
  • Professor of Public Health Stephanie Silvera discussed how “contact tracing” proves easier when dealing with a social gathering such as a party in (March 26).
  • Professor of Economics Luis Portes cited the multiple ways the pandemic is impacting the New Jersey economy (March 24).
  • Professor of Economics Luis Portes discussed the rise in New Jersey unemployment claims (March 20).
  • Professor of Public Health Stephanie Silvera (March 20).
  • Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health Director Gerard Costa (March 19).
  • Professor of Public Health Stephanie Silvera discussed why the number of cases given by the State of New Jersey may not be accurate (March 15).
  • Professor of Public Health Stephanie Silvera stated that New Jersey was past the point of containing the pandemic in (March 13).
  • Professor of Economics Luis Portes discussed how “panic shopping” is the first sign of economic disruption with (March 13).
  • Professor of Public Health Stephanie Silvera discussed when New Jersey schools should ideally close due to the Coronavirus (March 12).
  • Associate Professor of Nutrition and Food Studies Lauren Dinour explained how closings could impact thousands of New Jersey children who receive free meals at school in a story for (March 12) and (March 11).
  • Professor of Economics Luis Portes detailed why northern New Jersey could see economic disruption due to the pandemic for (March 11). .
  • Professor of Public Health Stephanie Silvera detailed the process of “contact tracing” and how public health officials will use it to determine who may be infected with the coronavirus in (March 6).
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