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Top 5 Academics to Follow for COVID19 Information

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Want to stay informed about updates on COVID-19 from qualified academics? Join Darshan Kulkarni as he discusses who he follows on social media for news about the disease. From deans of global health to professors of medicine, these individuals can give you a better understanding of how the pandemic is unfolding.

Darshan: Here is the list of the top 10 academics that you should follow to learn about COVID-19. The first is, @ChangingtheWorld. That's Steffanie Strathdee, who is the Associate Dean of Global Health at the University of California, San Diego. The second is @aetiology. I'm used to seeing it pronounced as etiology, but this is the other version, I guess. She is professor at Kent State University, and that's Tara Smith. The third is Florian Krammer, who is the professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The fourth is Marc Lipsitch, who is the director at Harvard Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics. That's @mlipsitch. The fourth is Tom Inglesby, who is the director at the Center for Health Security at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. That's @t_inglesby. Then you could follow Ashish Jah, who is the director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, @ashishkjha.

The next person to talk about is Devi Shridhar, who is the Professor and Chair of Global Public Health at Edinburgh University Medical School and the Director of Global Gealth GP. She can be followed @devisridhar. You could also follow Sandro Galea, who is a doctor, a scientist, and Dean and professor at Boston University School of Public Health. He can be followed at @sandrogalea.

Then you have Jeremy Konyndyk, who is the senior policy fellow for the Center of Global Development. And he can be followed at @jeremykonyndyk. And then to round off, number 10 is Dr. Alison Bateman House, who is... She actually is responsible and helps with history and ethics of research on humans, access to investigational meds, and she can be followed @abatemanhouse. That rounds out to your list of 10 people who are academics that you should follow to learn about COVID-19.

Narrator: This is the DarshanTalks Podcast, regulatory guy, irregular podcast, with host Darshawn Kulkarni. You can find the show on Twitter @darshantalks or the show's website at

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