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RTI Center for Global Noncommunicable Diseases

We create multidisciplinary, sustainable solutions to address the global burden of noncommunicable diseases – the leading cause of human death and illness worldwide. 

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COVID-19 Experts Available for Interview

Racial Disparity

LaShawn Glasgow is the Director of Community and Workplace Health at RTI. Dr. Glasgow is available to comment on COVID-19’s impact on the health of racial and ethnic minority groups across the U.S.

Food Waste and Supply

Mary Muth, PhD, conducts research studies to analyze the impacts of policies, regulations, and other initiatives affecting food and agriculture. Dr. Muth can speak on a range of topics involving food in relation to COVID-19, with an emphasis on food waste.


Pia MacDonald, PhD, is focused on strengthening countries’ capacities to prevent, detect, and respond to disease outbreaks. She can speak to the global impact and threat of COVID-19.


Brian Southwell, PhD, is an expert on the spread of misinformation and how to best counter it. Misinformation has heavily impacted the COVID-19 pandemic and the public’s perception of the virus.