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CMU Experts on COVID — Fall 2020

Researchers join the conversation about implications and the road ahead

By Katy Rank Lev

Jason Maderer

As the coronavirus panedmic continues to shift and academia begins a new year, Carnegie Mellon University experts lend their expertise to conversations surrounding the virus, its impact and forecasts for its future.

Marlene Behrmann
Marlene Behrmann, Thomas S. Baker University Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience

The New York Times: In an Era of Face Masks, We're All a Little More Face Blind

Gretchen Chapman
Gretchen Chapman, professor, Social and Decision Sciences

Marketplace: Will it work to fine people who refuse to wear a mask? 

Baruch Fischoff
Baruch Fischhoff, Howard Heinz University Professor

The Washington Post: Deep cleans and disinfecting mists might not keep us from getting the virus, but they sure make us feel better

Martin Gaynor
Martin Gaynor, E. J. Barone University Professor Of Economics And Health Policy

The Wall Street Journal: Why Did Covid Overwhelm Hospitals? A Yearslong Drive for Efficiency

Meredith Greli
Meredith Meyer Grelli, adjunct professor of Entrepreneurship

The Washington Post: Restaurant rebellion: Limits on alcohol and indoor dining aimed at taming the coronavirus leave Pennsylvania bar owners fuming

Po-shen Loh
Po-Shen Loh, associate professor of mathematics

Forbes: What If Contact Tracing Apps Could Warn You Before You Were Exposed to COVID-19?

George Lowenstein
George Loewenstein, Herbert A. Simon University Professor of Economics and Psychology

Los Angeles Times: Op-Ed: How to get through to your risk-taking friends in the COVID-19 pandemic

Daniel Nagin
Daniel Nagin, Teresa And H. John Heinz III University Professor Of Public Policy And Statistics

Science Magazine: Pandemic inspires new push to shrink jails and prisons

Daniel Oppenheimer
Daniel Oppenheimer, professor, Psychology

Financial Times: How students can make the most of online learning

Alex Reinhart
Alex Reinhart, assistant teaching professor, Statistics and Data Science

CNBC: Over 30 million people told Facebook if they had the coronavirus or wore masks — and now it will be used for science

Roni Rosenfeld
Roni Rosenfeld, professor and head of Machine Learning

Associated Press: A Zoom Thanksgiving? Summer could give way to a bleaker fall

Denise Rousseau
Denise Rousseau, H.J. Heinz II University Professor of Organizational Behavior and Public Policy

NBC News: Summer's not over yet: Remote workers extend their vacations — to the delight of resort owners

Kishana Taylor
Kishana Taylor, postdoctoral fellow, Chemical Engineering

The New York Times: Black Microbiologists Push for Visibility Amid a Pandemic

Kelly Wilson
Kelly R. Wilson, executive director of master's admissions, Tepper School of Business

Pittsburgh Business Times: How COVID Is Impacting the MBA

Danielle Wenner
Danielle Wenner, associate professor, Philosophy

Popular Science: A coronavirus vaccine will save more lives if we share it widely

Anita Williams Woolley
Anita Williams Woolley, associate professor, Organization Behavior and Theory

The Economist: COVID-19 has forced a radical shift in working habits 

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Carnegie Mellon researchers, students and staff have contributed remarkable work to address the pandemic, related policy and its aftereffects. Read about our response to COVID