Media Resources

The following experts can address trending topics in the news. To see a full list of experts click here, and to arrange an interview contact Colleen Mastony, director of media relations. All of our experts are part of the UChicago Academic Communicators Network.

Featured Experts on Coronavirus

In the news:

China's role

Faculty director of the UChicago Center in Beijing, Dali Yang is a leading expert on the politics of China’s development, particularly regulation, governance and state-society relations. 

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Impact on the 2020 campaign

William G. Howell is an expert on the American presidency. He is the author of Relic: How Our Constitution Undermines Effective Government—and Why We Need a More Powerful Presidency (2016).

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

American health care system

Harold Pollack has published widely at the interface between poverty, policy and public health. He is co-director of The University of Chicago Crime Lab.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Health policy changes

A leading scholar in the economic analysis of health policy, Katherine Baicker studies public and private health insurance, with a focus on finance and the effect of reforms on quality of care. 

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Impact on athletics

Allen Sanderson is an authority on sports and economics, and studies the economic impact of big ticket events such as the Olympics, the Super Bowl and the World Cup. 

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Social isolation and the elderly

Sociologist Kathleen Cagney examines social inequality and its relationship to health. She can discuss how isolation will affect older adults, and steps people can take to support friends and neighbors. 

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Paid sick leave

About 33 million people do not have paid sick leave in the US. Marci A. Ybarra, an expert on poverty and inequality, can discuss what needs to be done now so that workers can afford to stay home when they are sick. 
 

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

U.S. economic impact

A former chair of President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, Austan Goolsbee’s research activities center on the internet, tax policy and business decisions, capital investment and government policy.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Impact on the homeless

Jennifer Mosley can discuss factors – including the lack of sanitation and already stressed immune systems – that put homeless people at greater risk for coronavirus, and steps that can be taken to protect them.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Stock market uncertainty

Steven Neil Kaplan conducts research on issues in private equity, venture capital, entrepreneurial finance, corporate governance and corporate finance.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254