Midcoast Lyme Draws Crowd: HHS Working Group Slides Available From HHS V. Chair

May 2018

Hundreds of people came out to hear about Lyme disease at the 4th Annual Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education Conference in Augusta, Maine, on April 28th, 2018. Over thirty experts spoke, including LDA President Pat Smith, Drs. Brian Fallon, Neil Spector, Lee Cowden and Kristen Honey, PhD, PMP, Vice Chair of the HHS Tick-Borne Disease Working Group. Dr. Honey is also a Lyme survivor. Her presentation titled Lyme Innovation, provided an overview of the TBD Working group– it’s background, responsibilities, including details of operation, reporting and timelines. CLICK HERE TO VIEW SLIDE PRESENTATION:  http://www.mldse.org/

Working Group meetings are open to the public, and minutes, reports, expenses and related documents are stored in a searchable database that is available to the public.

Vanila Singh
Bio – Kristen Honey, PhD, PMP (Vice-Chair, HHS Tick-Borne Disease Working Group)

Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Management and Budget,
Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer
Executive Office of the President;
Senior Research Scholar, Stanford University;
Member, Stanford University Lyme Disease Working Group

Dr. Honey is a Senior Policy Analyst in the White House Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, Washington D.C. She is also a Senior Research Scholar at Stanford University and member of the Stanford University Lyme Disease Working Group. As a broadly trained biologist and ecologist with a passion for real-world challenges, she gravitates to “wicked problems” like tick-borne diseases. She transforms scientific methods through open data, open science, open source, and open innovation (e.g., crowdsourcing, citizen science, prizes, challenges, and public-private collaborations). In 2015 to 2016, Dr. Honey co-founded Lyme Innovation and led data-driven innovations for invisible illness, mental health, and suicide prevention from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She was a 2013–2015 Science and Technology Policy Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Dr. Honey earned her Ph.D. at Stanford University in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in the Environment and Resources, School of Earth Sciences, while simultaneously earning a Ph.D. minor in Civil and Environmental Engineering. She holds an M.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a B.A. in Human Biology with Honors from Stanford University. She is originally from Portland, Maine, and the small island town of Long Island in Casco Bay, Maine, and is a late-stage Lyme disease survivor.

In Her Own Words: “I am a late-stage Lyme disease survivor. My personal Lyme healing journey is one of grit, courage, and inspiring recovery.”

CLICK HERE FOR INFO/REGISTER FOR 4TH MEETING OF THE TBD WORKING GROUP – MAY 10, 2018 https://lymediseaseassociation.org/govt/govt-agencies-a-policy/hhs-tbd-working-group/1854-tick-borne-disease-working-group-4th-meeting-may-10-online-and-open-for-comment

CLICK HERE FOR INFO/REGISTRATION FOR 5TH MEETING OF THE TBD WORKING GROUP – MAY 15-16, 2018  https://www.hhs.gov/ash/advisory-committees/tickbornedisease/meetings/2018-05-15/index.html








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