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, senior director of media relations. All of our experts are part of the UChicago Academic Communicators Network.

Featured Experts

In the news:

Continued investigation of the Capitol insurrection

Director of the Chicago Project on Security and Threats, Robert Pape specializes in international security affairs and is a leading expert on suicide terrorism.

Media Contact:

Mary Naset

mnaset@uchicago.edu

(773) 834-4238

In the news:

Vaccine equity issues

Monica Peek, MD, MPH, specializes in general internal medicine and preventive health for adults. She has a particular interest in reducing health care disparities and concentrates these efforts on diabetes care and breast cancer-screening education for African American patients. 

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

Vaccine distribution challenges

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:

Post-impeachment political fallout

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:

Latest COVID-19 trends

Emily Landon’s research is focused on protecting patients from the harm and mortality that come from healthcare-associated infections and suboptimal use of antibiotics and other antimicrobials. She studies novel electronic hand hygiene monitoring techniques and evaluates the impact of direct, individual-level feedback to encourage provider actions that prevent infections.

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254

In the news:

COVID-19 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:

Biden administration policies

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:

Municipal finance

Julie Roin is a leading expert in the legal aspects of pension reform. She studies local government and finance, and can speak about the challenges of Chicago's underfunded pension obligations. 

Media Contact:

Colleen Mastony

cmastony@uchicago.edu

(773) 702-4254