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Special Report: The Coronavirus Effect

Special Report: The Coronavirus Effect

Update: 2020-03-13


In this episode of Beyond the Expected -- “The Coronavirus Effect” -- Interim President Michael Alan Bernstein has gathered the diverse expertise of three Stony Brook University faculty who can discuss many of the different impacts our campus community is feeling related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. From health and wellness, clinical, economic, and an historical perspective, what does COVID-19 mean to us at this moment in time and how can we thrive through this trying pandemic turned public health crisis.

About the guests:

Stacey Finkelstein, PhD, is an associate professor of marketing at the Stony Brook University College of Business. With her research expertise and focus on marketing strategies, consumer behavior and consumer judgement as well as consumer insights, Stacey will address the Coronavirus effect and impact of panic on consumer purchasing decisions and purchasing trends. She is currently on the Editorial Review Board (ERB) of the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, the Journal of Consumer Affairs, and Appetite and earned her PhD, from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. She joins this podcast remotely from her home in the New York State designated COVID-19 containment zone in New Rochelle, NY.

Sharon Nachman MD, is the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Stony Brook Children's Hospital and Associate Dean for Research in the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University. Dr. Nachman is an international leader in the area of pediatric infectious diseases and the treatment of children with AIDS, flu and measles. She has been the principal investigator of more than 30 clinical trials of promising medicines for patients treated at Stony Brook University Hospital. These include international trials in areas such as new vaccines, Lyme disease, and AIDS. She also directs the Maternal Child HIV/AIDS Program.

Nancy Tomes, Ph.D., is a researcher, SUNY Distinguished History Professor and Stony Brook University Senate President. Nancy joins this podcast to share her expertise of the history of Pandemics and American healthcare. She has researched historic epidemics like HIV AIDS and the Spanish Flu and what we can learn from these previous occurrences. Professor Tomes has taught at the University since 1978 and describes her own work as being focused on the intersection between expert knowledge and popular understandings of the body and disease. She is a multiple award-winning author of four books. While she enjoys research, Professor Tomes teaches undergraduate and graduate students with survey courses in American history along with more specialized courses on the history of disease and the evolution of the American mental hospital  in historical perspective.

Production Credits

Thanks to our extraordinary panel of experts: Associate Professor Stacey Finkelstein, Dr. Sharon Nachman, and SUNY Distinguished History Professor Nancy Tomes.

Guest Host: Michael Bernstein

Executive Producer: Nicholas Scibetta

Producer: Lauren Sheprow

Art Director: Karen Leibowitz

Assistant Producer: Emily Cappiello

Facebook Live and Social Media: Meryl Altuch

Assistant Producer: Joan Behan-Duncan

Content Contributors: Robert Emproto, Jacob Levich, Glenn Jochum

Podcast photography: Dennis Murray

Podcast Director: Jan Diskin-Zimmerman

Engineer/Technical Director: Phil Altiere

Production Manager: Tony Fabrizio

Camera/Lighting Director: Jim Oderwald

Camera: Greg Klose

Original score: “Mutti Bug” provided by Professor Tom Manuel

Special thanks to the Stony Brook University School of Journalism for use of its podcast studio.









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Special Report: The Coronavirus Effect

Special Report: The Coronavirus Effect

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