Michael Assel, Ph.D., evaluates children with a range of developmental differences and is co-investigator of several studies funded by the Texas Education Agency and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Assel specializes in learning disabilities, children’s behavior, child development, adolescent issues and behavior, pervasive developmental disorders, language delays, attention deficit disorder and the effects of early maternal interaction behaviors. Assel is also available to discuss how to talk with children about approaching storms.
Pamela Berens, M.D., specializes in obstetrics, gynecology, birth control options, menopause and breastfeeding. She is the contributing author and editor of the Physician Pocket Guide to Breastfeeding, published by the Texas Department of Health; and contributing author of What About Me: A Girl’s Guide to Health, published by The Women’s Fund for Health, Education and Research.
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Richard Bradley, M.D., specializes in emergency medical services and out-of-hospital care, disaster medicine, military medicine and injury prevention.
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Ian J. Butler, M.D., specializes in pediatric stroke, seizures, headaches, autism, developmental disorders, neuromuscular disorders, Tourette Syndrome, movement disorders, and neurocardiogenic syncope with dysautonomia. He can also discuss neurological complications from infectious diseases. He is an attending physician at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and a consulting neurologist at Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Shriners Hospital for Children-Houston.
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Carmel Dyer, M.D., specializes in the care of older adults and is nationally recognized for her work in elder mistreatment and self neglect.
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Robert Emery, Dr.PH., specializes in safety issues associated with infectious disease outbreaks, disaster preparedness, radiation safety hazards, industrial safety, occupational health risks and disaster response.
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Susan P. Fisher-Hoch, M.D., is one of the world's leading virologists. Fisher-Hoch is able to discuss the influenza virus, viral outbreaks, tropical medicine, diabetes, health disparities, medical virology and infectious diseases such as hepatitis C, typhoid and hemorrhagic fever.
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Lex Frieden, M.D., LL.D. (hon), specializes in disability informatics, independent living, community-based service systems, disability rights, rehabilitation technology and robotics, consumer empowerment and health care access, effectiveness and costs.
James McCarthy, M.D., can discuss adult and pediatric care, post-disaster related emergencies, and medical needs of patients with chronic medical needs during disasters. He can also discuss common minor emergencies, heat safety as well as injury prevention.
Luis Z. Ostrosky, M.D. FACP, FIDSA, specializes in infectious diseases, including Ebola, hospital epidemiology, infection control, and fungal infections. Ostrosky is available for interviews in English and Spanish.
Elda Ramirez, Ph.D., RN, FNP-BC, FAANP, specializes in adult, pediatric and geriatric care. She is available to discuss acute care, emergency care; heat exhaustion and dehydration, common minor emergencies, injury prevention and Hispanic health issues. Ramirez is available for interviews in English and Spanish.
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Carlos Roldan, M.D. specializes in adult and pediatric care. He is available to discuss emergency care, heat exhaustion, safety and injury prevention and common minor emergencies. He can also address pain management, environmental emergencies, tropical diseases and variety of other topics. Roldan is available for interviews in English and Spanish.