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This guide to health sciences experts at the University of Minnesota is designed to assist regional and national media who want to connect with nationally-regarded subject matter experts. The experts listed here can comment on breaking news, national health trends, health policy and emerging research within their established area of expertise.

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  • A measles outbreak linked back to a U.S. amusement park brings attention to the importance of vaccinating children. Dr. Schleiss, a pediatric infectious disease specialist, can discuss the MMR vaccine as well as herd immunity, CMV and pediatric health. 

  • Samadani is a world renowned neurosurgeon specializing on cranial neurosurgey. She has been in many publications recently, discussing TBI and tackle football. 

  • Heart disease is the number one killer of adults in America. Dr. Hirsch studies cardiovascular diseases and treatments. He also researches the impact of health policies of vascular diseases and prevention methods for at-risk communities. 

  • She can discuss the detection and prevention strategies of avian influenza in domestic poultry.

  • She is available to discuss access and cost of health insurance, consumer use of price and quality information, wellness program evaluation, competition in insurance and hospital markets, and evaluating the effect of the Affordable Care Act on consumers and insurers.

Contact

Contact David Martinson at 612-624-7403 or dpmartin@umn.edu for media interviews with any expert within the University's health sciences programs. If you are not a member of the media and have questions about your health or other academic matters, please contact the expert directly.

Media seeking experts outside the health sciences can reach the University's news service at 612-624-5551.

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The following list of health science experts at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus are designed to assist regional and national media who would like to connect with nationally-regarded subject matter experts. The experts listed here can comment on breaking news, national health trends, health policy and emerging research within their established area of expertise.

Contact:
Heather Heart at 218-726-6976 or at hcheart@umn.edu to request an interview with any expert from the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus.