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Media turn to Rutgers experts for insights on current issues, research and trends

Rutgers faculty share their knowledge and commitment to academic excellence many ways – through teaching, research, mentorship and service beyond the university community. In addition to scholarly talks and publishing in prestigious journals, many also share their expertise through the news media, providing context and expertise to key issues and sharing the results of their research. Every day, Rutgers experts appear in global, national and regional news outlets, lending their voices to current and critical topics ranging from climate change, economic trends, agriculture and politics to the opioid abuse epidemic and other health-related issues.

Throughout the year, University Communications and Marketing tracks news coverage of Rutgers, including experts in the news, through a media monitoring platform. During the last academic year, Rutgers was cited in more than 500,000 news stories around the world. We applaud our many faculty who take the time out of their busy schedules to speak with reporters and to share their expertise. They have appeared in outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education and TIME magazine; television networks including CNN, FOX and the BBC; as well as regional outlets including The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Star-Ledger and The Record of North Jersey.

Here’s a list in alphabetical order of 50 Rutgers faculty who emerged as the most cited for their expertise in various media, including television appearances, research noted, attributed quotes, columns and editorials.

Kenneth Able, Distinguished Professor, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Topics in the news: Marine and coastal research and fish species
The Weather Channel, The CBC, The Sandpaper

Atiya Aftab, part-time lecturer, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Topics in the news: Islam and promoting understanding between Jewish and Muslim communities
Associated Press, Today, The Record

Shawn Arent, director, Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health Center for Health and Human Performance; director, graduate program in kinesiology and applied physiology; associate professor, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Topics in the news: Exercise endocrinology, ergogenic aids, sports nutrition and exercise physiology
Scientific American, Inside Science, Business Insider

Bruce Baker, professor, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Topics in the news: Education finance, economics and equity
The Atlantic, The Washington Post, NPR
Ross Baker, professor, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Topics in the news: National politics, presidential politics and elections
USA Today, The Hill, CNN
W. Steven Barnett, Board of Governors Professor, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Topics in the news: Economics of early care and education, including costs and benefits; the long-term effects of preschool programs on children's learning and development; and the distribution of educational opportunities
NBC News, POLITICO, Mother Jones
Yarimar Bonilla, associate professor, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University-New Brunswick 
Topics in the news: Effects of Hurricane Maria, sovereignty, citizenship and race across the Americas
Democracy Now, The Intercept, WNYC
Paul Breslin, professor, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Topics in the news: Taste perception with an emphasis on taste discrimination, taste enhancement and suppression, and taste localization
Reader's Digest, Women's Health, Well + Good
Joel Cantor, director, Center for State Health Policy; Distinguished Professor, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Topics in the news: Innovations in health service delivery and the regulation of private health insurance markets
Politifact, The Record, NJ Spotlight
Michael Carrier, Distinguished Professor, Rutgers Law School, Camden
Topics in the news: Antitrust, patent and intellectual property law focusing on pharmaceutical, high-technology and music industries
The New York Times, CNN, The Wall Street Journal
Susan Carroll, professor, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Topics in the news: Women’s participation in politics
NPR, The Atlantic, CNN
Brittney Cooper, assistant professor, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Topics in the news: Black women’s intellectual history, black feminist thought, hip-hop feminism, hip-hop studies, race and gender representation in popular culture, digital feminism and new media
WNYC, The New Republic, C-SPAN
Nancy DiTomaso, Distinguished Professor, Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick
Topics in the news: Issues of diversity, culture and inequality
CBS News, Kansas City Star
Kelly Dittmar, assistant professor, College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University-Camden; scholar, Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Topics in the news: Women running for or serving in political office
WNYC, The New York Times, Vice
Paul Falkowski, Distinguished Professor, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Topics in the news: Origins of life, how electron transfer reactions are mediated and how organisms transformed the geochemistry of Earth
The Guardian, NJTV News, Forbes
Craig Feibel, professor, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Topics in the news: Stratigraphy, sedimentology, paleoenvironments, geoarchaeology and environmental geology
Live Science, Scientific American
Jay Feinman, Distinguished Professor, Rutgers Law School, Camden
Topics in the news: Insurance law, torts and contract law
CBS News, Reader’s Digest, WNYC
Jennifer Francis, research professor, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Topics in the news: Extreme weather, Arctic warming and weather patterns
The Boston Globe,  The Guardian, The Washington Post
David Greenberg, professor, School of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Topics in the news: Contemporary politics, public affairs and American political and cultural history
POLITICO, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post
Perry Halkitis, dean, School of Public Health, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Topics in the news: LGBTQ rights and health care policy
The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Bloomberg
Ben Horton, professor, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Topics in the news: Sea level and environmental change
WHYY, The Press of Atlantic City, The Daily Mail
James Hughes, University Professor, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Topics in the news: Demographics, housing and regional economics
The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, NJ 101.5
Robert Kopp, professor, School of Arts and Sciences, and director, Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Topics in the news: Sea-level rise and past and future climate change and its impact on the economy
Scientific American, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Mail
Thomas Leustek, associate dean for academic administration, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Topics in the news: Plant biology
The Daily MailVoice of America

Vadim Levin, professor, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Topics in the news: Seismological structure of the lithosphere and the upper mantle, and what it tells us about past and present processes inside the Earth
Fox NewsUSA TodayMashable

Petros Levounis, professor and chair, Department of Psychiatry, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Topics in the news: Addiction, co-occurring psychiatric disorders and LGBTQ health
Newsweek, The Washington Post, NBC News
Kriste Lindenmeyer, dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School, Rutgers University-Camden
Topics in the news:  History of childhood, American history, public policy and social entrepreneurship
NPR, History News Network
Matthew Mayer, associate professor, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Topics in the news: School violence prevention and emotional behavioral disorders
The New York Times, The Record, The Asbury Park Press
Lorraine Minnite, associate professor and chair, Department of Public Policy and Administration, Rutgers University-Camden
Topics in the news: Voters' rights, inequality and racial and social justice
HuffPost, The Philadelphia Inquirer, CNN
Thomas Molnar, associate professor, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Topics in the news: Plant biology and genetically improved crops
The Star-Ledger, CBS 3 Philadelphia, Now This
Lewis Nelson, chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Topics in the news: Prescription drug misuse
The Philadelphia Inquirer, Live Science, Salon
Barbara O’Neill, Distinguished Professor, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Topics in the news: Personal finance and financial management
U.S News & World Report, MarketWatch, The New York Times
Boris Paskhover, assistant professor, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Topics in the news: Facial plastics and reconstructive surgery
Vox, Vice, Mic
Malin Pinsky, assistant professor, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Topics in the news: Global change in the ocean and its impact on society and population
Forbes, Truthdig, The Boston Globe
Carlton Pryor, professor, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Topics in the news: Observational and theoretical studies of the structure and evolution of both star clusters and individual galaxies
NJ 101.5, The Asbury Park Press
David A. Robinson, Distinguished Professor, School of Arts and Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Topics in the news: Climate and climate change
CBS 2 New York, The Press of Atlantic City, The Star-Ledger
Alan Robock, Distinguished Professor, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Topics in the news: Geoengineering and nuclear winter
Business Insider, Wired, Scientific American
William Rodgers, professor, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Topics in the news: Labor economics and the economics of social problems
CNN, The Washington Post, The Star-Ledger
Bruce Ruck, managing director, New Jersey Poison Center, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Topics in the news: Poison prevention and drug safety
Wall Street Journal, NJ 101.5, News 12 New Jersey
Donald Schaffner, Distinguished Professor, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Topics in the news: Food science and food safety
Philadelphia Magazine, Business Insider, NBC News
Stuart Shapiro, professor, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Topics in the news: Economics, environmental planning and policy and political institutions
Bloomberg, NBC News, The Star-Ledger
Michael Steinberg, professor, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Topics in the news: Smoking cessation, cancer screening and prevention
U.S News & World Report, The Asbury Park Press
Patricia Suplee, associate professor, School of Nursing-Camden, Rutgers University-Camden
Topics in the news: Maternal mortality
NPR, PopSugar, Nurse.com
Pauline Thomas, professor, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Topics in the news: Preventive medicine
CNN
Luis Ulloa, associate professor, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Topics in the news: neuromodulation of the immune system in sepsis
New Atlas, New Scientist
Paula Voos, professor, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Topics in the news: Labor economics, employment relations theory and labor relations
The Los Angeles Times, Vox, NJBIZ
Debbie Walsh, director, Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Topics in the news: Women and trends related to women in U.S. politics
USA Today, The New York Times, TIME
Junius Williams, guest, School of Arts and Sciences-Newark; former director, Abott Leadership Institute, Rutgers University-Newark
Topics in the news: Improving K-12 education in Newark and civil rights
The Star-Ledger, WNYC
Walter Zahorodny, associate professor, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Topics in the news: Development, psychological and neuropsychological assessments of children and adolescents, and autism
ABC News, USA Today, NJ 101.5
Liping Zhao, professor, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Topics in the news: Microbiology
WebMD, UPI, Forbes