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The UT Knoxville Experts Guide is a directory of selected faculty who are available to provide quotes, background information, and comments on a wide variety of topics. This is a resource for members of the media but not an exhaustive list of experts.


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Mary Lehman Held

Mary Lehman Held on Mental Health

Mary’s research is centered on the mental health and well-being of vulnerable populations.

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Dawnie Steadman

Dawnie Steadman on Forensic Anthropology

Dawnie directs the Forensic Anthropology Center and researches forensic anthropology.

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Zack Buck

Zack Buck on Health Care Law

Zack specializes in health care law and policy, bioethics, and tort law.

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Dayakar Penumadu on Structural Joints

Dayakar is an expert in the use of advanced materials, in particular in areas where such materials form a joint.

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Charles Kwit on Forestry Conservation

Charles focuses on conservation and wildlife-plant interactions.

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Patricia Roberson

Patricia Roberson on Family Relationships

Patricia studies marriage and family relationships and how they are linked to health outcomes.

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