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February 19, 2019

Posted by Darcy MacRae on February 19, 2019

Please find below suggested Dalhousie University experts on current topics of regional, provincial, national and international interest for Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Gerald Butts leaves PMO, resigns as principal secretary to the Prime Minister
Dalhousie Expert: 
Lori Turnbull, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science.
Research Specialties: Canadian parliamentary governance, political ethics, elections, electoral systems, and public engagement.
Contact: lturnbul@dal.ca and 902-494-6605. 

Social media partly to blame for anti-vaccine conspiracy theories
Dalhousie Experts: 
Dr. Noni MacDonald, Professor, Department of Pediatrics. 
Research Specialties: Vaccine safety, vaccine hesitancy, vaccine pain mitigation. 
Contact: Noni.MacDonald@Dal.Ca and 902-470-8799. 

Climate change and the impact on coastal communities: Ocean Frontier Institute invests $16 million into new research 
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Anya Waite, Associate Vice-President Research (Ocean). 
Research Specialties: Ocean biogeochemistry, particle dynamics, marine food webs, biophysical coupling, mesoscale dynamics, carbon fluxes, nitrogen uptake, nitrogen fixation.
Contact: anya.waite@dal.ca and 902-494-1921/902-494-8823. 

Truck convoy driving from Alberta to Parliament Hill to put spotlight on Canada’s energy sector
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Howard Ramos, Professor, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology.
Research Specialties: Social justice and inequality, migration – immigration, social change, social movements, social statistics. 
Contact: howard.ramos@dal.ca and 902-494-3130/902-494-6595.

New research suggests best way to manage nutritional health is to build personalized diets
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Sara Kirk, Professor, School of Health and Human Performance. 
Research Specialties: Socio-ecological approaches, population health intervention research, chronic disease prevention, obesity prevention, healthy public policy, weight bias and weight-based teasing. 
Contact: sara.kirk@dal.ca and 902-494-8440. 

Sixteen states suing President Trump’s administration over national emergency declaration
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Robert Huish, Associate Professor, Undergraduate Advisor, Department of International Development Studies.
Research Specialties: Global health, North Korea, Cuban development, activism and social justice.
Contact: huish@dal.ca and 902-494-2979.