Charge:

The primary roles of the team are to:

  • Provide strategic guidance informed by current and emerging research findings and public health guidance;
  • Review and suggest modification to university planning based on current understanding; and
  • Assist with accurate communication of findings and university plans (based on available literature, CDC, VDH, etc.).

Members:

First Name

Last Name

Title

Office/Center/Department

Organization

Heather

Armstrong

Environmental Health & Safety Manager

Environmental Health and Safety

SRI Shenandoah Valley

Gonzolo

Bearman

Chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Department of Internal Medicine

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

Chris

Berndsen

Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

James Madison University

Amanda

Biesecker

Program Director and Professor

School of Integrated Sciences

James Madison University

Robert

Brent

Professor

School of Integrated Sciences

James Madison University

Audrey

Burnett

Associate Professor

Department of Health Sciences

James Madison University

Steve

Cresawn

Associate Professor

Department of Biology

James Madison University

Maria

deValpine

Professor

School of Nursing

James Madison University

Michelle

Doll

Associate Hospital Epidemiologist

Department of Internal Medicine

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

Jonathan

Gass

Plant Manager

Merck Elkton

Merck

Krisztina

Jakobsen

Associate Professor

Department of Psychology

James Madison University

Bryan

Lewis

Research Associate Professor

Biocomplexity Institute

University of Virginia

Madhav

Marathe

Distinguished Professor in Biocomplexity

Biocomplexity Institute

University of Virginia

David

Onestak

Director

Counseling Center

James Madison University

Rakhee

Palekar

Principal of Public Health

Health Technical Center

MITRE

Andrew

Peachey

Academic Unit Head

Department of Health Sciences

James Madison University

Sam

Prins

Interim Dean

College of Science and Mathematics

James Madison University

Cindy

Prins

Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs

College of Public Health and Health Professions

University of Florida

Sharlene

Richards

Professor

School of Communication Studies

James Madison University

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