Expert Pitches

FSU expert available to discuss vaccine hesitancy

Rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine is continuing, but some people are hesitant to get vaccinated against the disease. Dr. Christie Alexander, an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health in the Florida State University College of Medicine and a past president of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, recently participated in […]

FSU expert reflects on US-UK relationship and 80th anniversary of Atlantic Charter

In 1941, the United States and the United Kingdom were already preparing for the aftermath of World War II. In August of that year, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill met in Canada for a series of discussions. Those talks became the basis of the Atlantic Charter, a statement from the […]

FSU experts available to discuss history, preparation and impact of Olympic Games

After a year’s delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tokyo Olympics will commence at the end of July to much fanfare, but with no actual fans in the stands.   The games begin July 23 and run through Aug. 8.   Florida State University researchers are available to assist reporters who are covering the Summer Olympics. Researchers with expertise in sports psychology, […]

FSU experts available to discuss Juneteenth 2021

In the past year, high-profile incidents of police brutality, protests and mass marches have broadened the national dialogue on race and raised the profile of Juneteenth, a holiday which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.  Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, to announce that the Civil War had ended, and all enslaved people were to be freed. The troops came […]

Pride Month: FSU physician sheds light on LGBTQ health disparities

Recent moves by the Biden administration to prohibit health care discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity were widely applauded by civil rights groups. But health officials are still fighting a battle when it comes to making sure all LGBTQ individuals receive adequate health care. Dr. Jonathan Appelbaum, professor and chair of the Department […]

Sea Turtle Week: FSU marine biologist available to comment on importance of these keystone species

Sea turtles have existed on Earth for more than 100 million years. But today, most species of these oceangoing reptiles are threatened or endangered. Scientists and resource managers are working to better understand and manage their populations, and they’re using work like that led by Mariana Fuentes, an associate professor in the Department of Earth, […]

Expert ready to provide insight on global ocean health crisis

For the past two weeks, a cargo ship has been burning off the coast of Sri Lanka filled with several tons of plastic pellets loaded with toxic chemicals. According to Sri Lanka’s Marine Protection Authority, this is “one of the worst beach pollutions in our history.” Ian MacDonald, a professor in the Florida State University Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, is […]

Experts available to comment on Colonial Pipeline cybersecurity breach and supply chains 

The recent cybersecurity breach of the Colonial Pipeline sent ripples from the Gulf Coast of Texas to New York and then throughout the American economy.  Panicked consumers sought to gas up their vehicles out of fears of an impending shortage and drained pumps throughout the Southeast. Cybersecurity experts and a host of government and law enforcement […]

FSU expert available to discuss intellectual property and COVID-19 vaccines

President Joe Biden has expressed his support for a World Trade Organization proposal to waive intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines. Florida State University law professor Frederick Abbott, the Edward Ball Eminent Scholar Professor of International Law, is available to comment on international intellectual property rights and global economic issues around the proposal. Abbott regularly […]

FSU expert available for comment on COVID-19 Hate Crimes Bill

President Joe Biden signed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act on Thursday, a law that will expedite the Justice Department’s review of hate crimes related to COVID-19 and designate an official at the department to oversee the effort, as well as issue new guidance to state and local law enforcement for online reporting. The legislation is intended to target an increase […]

FSU experts available for context after Chauvin verdict

Florida State University has experts available to offer context on topics related to the Derek Chauvin trial and verdict. POLICING AND POLICE REFORM Emma E. Fridel, assistant professor, College of Criminology and Criminal Justice (201) 452-0384; efridel@fsu.edu Fridel researches violence and aggression with a focus on homicide, including school violence, homicide-suicide, serial and mass murder […]

Video: FSU experts provide insights for upcoming hurricane season

Florida State University faculty members shared their insights into the upcoming hurricane season with members of the news media in a virtual briefing. Assistant Professor of Geography Bradford Johnson, Associate Professor of Risk Management and Insurance Charles Nyce, FAMU-FSU Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Eren Ozguven, Associate Professor of Geography Chris Uejio and Assistant Professor […]