October 02, 2020

Media Advisory – Impact of President Trump testing positive for COVID-19

Southern Illinois University Carbondale has experts from a variety of perspectives who are available to discuss the impact of President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump testing positive for COVID-19.

Those experts, with contact information to arrange for interviews, include:

  • Sarah L. Patrick, epidemiologist and public health Ph.D. program director is a former epidemic intelligence service officer for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state epidemiologist for the states of Missouri and South Dakota. She has extensive experience and knowledge pertaining to public health. She can be reached at 618-559-1513.
  • Benjamin Bricker, assistant professor of political science, is now teaching a University Honors Program class on the 2020 elections and will be participating in an upcoming virtual panel discussion on the election Oct. 19. He can be reached at 202-664-3873 or brickeb@siu.edu.
  • John Jackson, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute visiting professor, has more than four decades of political expertise and research in presidential politics, campaigns and elections. He can be reached at 618-303-1240.