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GW Experts Available to Speak for Halloween Stories

WASHINGTON (Oct. 24, 2019) — Halloween is just around the corner and the George Washington University has experts available to discuss how people can enjoy the spooky festivities and treats in a healthy way.

To schedule interviews with experts from the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, please contact Ashley Rizzardo at 202-994-8679 or 

Nicole Ehrhardt, MD, assistant professor of medicine, is an expert in endocrinology. She can speak on the impact of sugar on the body and how to curb consumption while still enjoying the sweet treats.

Adam Friedman, MD, interim chair of the Department of Dermatology, is an expert in skin infections and diseases. He can speak about the proper removal methods for costume makeup and treatment of allergic reactions to costume materials, makeup, and jewelry.

Robert Shesser, MD, chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, is an expert in emergency medicine administration. He can speak about the reasons why Halloween is a busy time for emergency departments across the country.

To schedule an interview with Allison Sylvetsky Meni, PhD, from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at GW, please contact Mina Radman at 202-486-2529 or 

Allison Sylvetsky Meni, PhD, assistant professor of exercise and nutrition sciences, is an expert on nutrition and children's health. She can speak on how candy and sugary drinks affect children's nutrition, how parents can help kids consume candy in moderation, and healthier treats for Halloween.