University of Richmond Experts Share Research, Knowledge, and Helpful Tips Related to COVID-19

University of Richmond Experts Share Research, Knowledge, and Helpful Tips Related to COVID-19

University of Richmond faculty and staff are available to provide their insight as you continue to cover the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact the media relations team to connect with one of these experts today. Click here to see a condensed version of UR’s leading COVID-19 experts.
Eugene Wu


Eugene Wu, a biology and biochemistry professor, can provide insight on potential anti-virals for COVID-19.

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Jory Brinkerhoff

Infectious Disease

Jory Brinkerhoff, a biology professor, can discuss the spread of disease.

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Jenny Pribble

COVID-19 in Latin America

Jenny Pribble, associate professor of political science, can speak to how Latin American countries have responded to COVID-19.

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Joanna Wares

Herd Immunity

Joanna Wares, associate professor of mathematics, can explain herd immunity and when it is effective against disease.

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Marcella Torres

Mathematical Biology

Marcella Torres can discuss the intersections of mathematical and biological sciences relevant to COVID-19.

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Lester Caudill

Modeling Infection Spread

Lester Caudill, professor of mathematics, can provide insight on how math is used to predict disease.

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Stephanie DuPaul

College Enrollment

Vice President for Enrollment Management Stephanie DuPaul, can discuss trends and best practices during COVID-19.

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Martha Merritt

International Education

Dean of International Education Martha Merritt, can provide prospective on study abroad considerations during a pandemic.

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Gil Villanueva

College Admissions

Associate Vice President and Dean of Admissions Gil Villanueva, can discuss how college admission professionals are adjusting and innovating processes.

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Tom Arnold

Impact on Retail

Tom Arnold, a finance professor, can discuss COVID-19's impact on retail businesses. 

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Randy Raggio

Economic Impact on Virginia

Randy Raggio, a finance professor, can discuss the statewide economic impacts of COVID-19. 

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Tracy Roof

Economic Assistance

Political scientist Tracy Roof, can discuss how government assistance programs like food stamps impact the economy.

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Andy McGraw

Impact on Music Industry

Andy McGraw, a music professor and ethnomusicologist, can discuss the pandemic's impact on the music industry. 

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Andy Spalding

Olympics Postponed

Andy Spalding, a law professor and chair of the Olympics Compliance Task Force, can provide insights into the decision to postpone the Olympic Games.

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Carl Tobias

Judicial Impacts

Carl Tobias, a law professor, can provide insight on how COVID-19 is affecting judicial activity.

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Becca Shelton

Career Advice

Becca Shelton, a UR career advisor, shares advice for those on the hunt for new jobs during COVID-19.

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Shana Sumpter

Information Security

Shana Sumpter, director of information security, can provide advice on practicing good cyber hygiene while working remotely and avoiding scams.

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Allison Tait

Estate Planning

Allison Tait, a law professor who specializes in estate and family law, can discuss why now is the right time to revisit your will.

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Don Forsyth

Social Isolation

Don Forsyth, a social psychologist, shares insight on how to mentally manage social isolation.

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Kelly Lambert

Healthy Brains

Kelly Lambert, professor of behavioral neuroscience, can discuss how to keep our brains healthy during uncertain times.

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Camilla Nonterah

Healthy Behavior

Camilla Nonterah, a counseling psychologist, can discuss how to manage anxiety and avoid unhealthy behavior during crisis situations.

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Sarah Lee

Health and Wellness

Sarah Lee, UR health educator, shares tips for sticking with your exercise routines while social distancing.

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Monti Datta


Monti Datta, a political science professor, leads mindfulness initiatives on campus. He shares how our mind can a be tool for stress management during uncertain times.

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Laura Knouse

Emotional Resiliency

Laura Knouse, a psychology professor and clinical psychologist, shares how focusing on daily tasks can help us through uncertain times.

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Heather Russell

Remote Teaching

Heather Russell, a mathematics professor, reflects on what professors should consider while teaching from home. 

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Theran Fisher

Working from Home

Theran Fisher a talent management professional, provides tips on how to be sucessful at working from home. 

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Kevin Cruz

Remote Work Etiquette

Kevin Cruz, a management professor, can provide tips on how to interact with coworkers remotely. 

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David Routt

Pandemics of the Past

David Routt, a history professor, can compare today's COVID-19 pandemic with pandemics of the past.

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Elizabeth Outka

Pandemic Literature

Elizabeth Outka, an English professor, can discuss how past pandemics have shaped cultures for years to come. 

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Kevin Pelletier

Post-Apocalyptic Culture

Kevin Pelletier, associate professor of English, can tell us what we might learn from his post-apocalyptic literature class during an international pandemic. 

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Scott Allison

Everyday Heroes

Scott Allison, a psychology professor and expert on the heroes journey, can discuss how everyday people step up as heroes during a health crisis.

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Tammy Milby

K-12 Reading Comprehension

Tammy Milby, director of reading, can share how parents can practice reading comprehension skills with their children while social distancing.

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Rania Sweis

Front Lines of Health Care

Rania Kassab Sweis, a medical anthropologist, can compare war time health care and the experiences of health care professionals during a pandemic.

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