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Table 1 Advisory board and affiliations

From: Effective media communication of disasters: Pressing problems and recommendations

Advisory Board Member Affiliation
Robert J. Alvey Public Information Officer
Bioterrorism Preparedness Team,
Arkansas Department of Health
C. Kirk Avent, MD Medical Director of Disease Control
Jefferson County Department of Health, Birmingham, Alabama
Steven M. Becker, PhD Associate Professor
University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health, Birmingham, Alabama;
Member, Scientific Committee 46-14, NCRP
Eric Braun Vice President for Convergence and corporate news director
Raycom Media, Inc., Montgomery, Alabama
Jerdan Bullard Executive Director, Alabama Broadcasters Association, Birmingham, Alabama
Joy Carter Media Relations, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
Vincent T. Covello, PhD Director, Center for Risk Communication,
New York, New York
Sharon Dunwoody, PhD Evjue-Bascom Professor and Director
University of Wisconsin, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Madison, Wisconsin
Jamey Durham Risk Communication Specialist,
Alabama Department of Public Health, Montgomery, Alabama
David R. Franz, DVM, PhD Chief Biological Scientist,
Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, Kansas;
Director, National Agricultural Biosecurity Center, Kansas State University
Sharon Friedman, PhD Professor of Journalism and Communication;
Director of the Science and Environmental Writing Program; Lehigh University, Lehigh, Pennsylvania
L. Sam Hansen, EMT-P Battalion Chief, Vestavia Hills Fire Department, Vestavia Hills, Alabama;
Instructor, Texas A&M University National Emergency Rescue esponse Training Center
Captain David K. Hartin Public Information Officer, Tuscaloosa Police Department and Tuscaloosa County Emergency Management Agency, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Robert J. Howard, MS, MPH Consultant. Former press officer and Director of Strategic Communication, National Centers for Infectious disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Duluth, Georgia
Corporal Don Kelly Baton Rouge Police Department, Office of the Chief of Police, Media Relations Division;
Past President, National Information Officers Association
Donald Koss Instructor, Mississippi Fire Academy, Pearl, Mississippi;
Former Public Information Officer, Hattiesburg (MS) Fire Department
Deborah Potter Executive Director,
Radio-Television News Directors Foundation
Scott C. Ratzan, MD, MPA Editor, Journal of Health Communication;
Vice President, Government Affairs, Johnson & Johnson Europe (Belgium)
Thomas E. Terndrup, MD Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine; Director, Center for Emergency Care and Disaster Preparedness,
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
Laura Tutor Metro Editor, Anniston Star, Anniston, Alabama
Edward Van Horne Executive Director,
Southern Newspapers Publishers Association,
Atlanta, Georgia
Chris Waddle Director,
Ayers Family Institute for Community Journalism;
Vice President for News, Consolidated Publishing; Publisher, Anniston Star, Anniston, Alabama
Ann Wright Public Information Officer,
Arkansas Department of Health;
Regional Representative (Region VI),
National Public Health Information Coalition
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