Earthquake in Chile

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Experts:

• Women and children’s special disadvantages during disasters
Dr. Afaf Meleis
Dean, School of Nursing
University of Pennsylvania
Media contact: Joy McIntyre at 215-898-5074 or joymc@nursing.upenn.edu

• Social-networking sites during disasters
Dr. Keith N. Hampton
Assistant Professor of Communication
University of Pennsylvania
Media contact: Joe Diorio at 215-746-1798 or jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu

• Death, grief and bereavement
Joseph McBride
Lecturer, School of Social Policy & Practice
University of Pennsylvania
Media contact: Jill DiSanto-Haines at 215-898-4820 or jdisanto@upenn.edu

• Animal suffering in natural disasters
Dr. Cynthia Otto
Associate Professor of Critical Care
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Media contact: Jordan Reese at 215-573-6604 or jreese@upenn.edu

• The science of earthquakes
Dr. Benjamin P. Horton
Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Science
University of Pennsylvania
Media contact: Jordan Reese at 215-573-6604 or jreese@upenn.edu

• Managing the economic consequences of disasters
Dr. Erwann Michel-Kerjan
Managing Director, Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes
Center

University of Pennsylvania
Media contact: Julie S. McWilliams at 215-898-1422 or juliemcw@upenn.edu

• Mental-health issues and volunteer efforts following disasters
Dr. Richard Gelles
Dean, School of Social Policy & Practice
University of Pennsylvania
Media contact: Jill DiSanto-Haines at 215-898-4820 or jdisanto@upenn.edu

• Effectively channeling philanthropic dollars after disasters
Dr. Carol McLaughlin
Research Director for Global Health, Center for High Impact Philanthropy
University of Pennsylvania
Media contact: Jill DiSanto-Haines at 215-898-4820 or jdisanto@upenn.edu

• Rebuilding education infrastructure and teacher training after disasters
Dr. Katherine Schultz
Associate Professor of Education
University of Pennsylvania
Media contact: Jill DiSanto-Haines at 215-898-4820 or jdisanto@upenn.edu

• Role of faith-based social services in disaster relief
Dr. Ram Cnaan
Professor, School of Social Policy & Practice
University of Pennsylvania
Media contact: Jill DiSanto-Haines at 215-898-4820 or jdisanto@upenn.edu

• Post traumatic stress disorder in survivors of disasters
Dr. David Yusko
Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Media contact: Kim Guenther at 215-662-6183 or kim.guenther@uphs.upenn.edu

• Societal aspects of the Chilean disaster
Dr. Stephen Paul Phipps
Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Science
University of Pennsylvania
Media contact: Jordan Reese at 215-573-6604 or jreese@upenn.edu

• Managing low-probability/high-risk natural disasters
Dr. Howard Kunreuther
Co-Director, Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes
Center

Media contact: Jacquie Posey at 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu