-Expertise in conceptualizing and understanding COVID-19 impacts relative to other disasters and pandemics -Expertise in data analysis, interpretation, and public communication via all media types (see http://www.drquigs.com/?page_id=122) -One of leading scientists and science/risk/crisis communicators during the 2010-2012 Canterbury earthquake sequence in New Zealand -Authored two published opinion pieces relating to COVID-19: https://speakingofgeoscience.org/2020/04/03/looking-for-another-perspective-on-the-covid-19-pandemic-earth-science-might-help/ http://www.drquigs.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVID-3.pdf -Lead author of submitted manuscript that uses epidemiological data to compare COVID-19 with other disasters. - Communicated with national and international media e.g., https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12318523
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