Cameras on as we welcome Monica White co-founder and President of Colorado Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Association. Born on the East coast, Monica spent her childhood and early adulthood active in the outdoors of New England, graduating with a BS in Wildlife Management from the University of New Hampshire in 1992. She moved west to Colorado where she worked as a wildlife biologist and wildland firefighter throughout most of her career with the United States Forest Service, until becoming ill with Lyme disease and multiple co-infections.
Monica is a mom of two children infected with Lyme disease and multiple co-infections, her husband was infected as well. She serves on the Public Tick Integrated Pest Management working group, served as a subcommittee member on the Federal Health & Human Services Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (TBDWG) Disease Vectors, Surveillance and Prevention Subcommittee in 2018 and Babesia & other Tick-Borne Pathogens Subcommittee in 2020. She is currently a programmatic panel member of the DoD’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP),Tick-Borne Disease Research Program (TBDRP). She annually partners with Center for Lyme Action to advocate for increased Federal funding of Lyme and other TBD disease research and serves as a board member for Mothers Against Lyme. She hopes to contribute to the change needed to combat Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, especially in children.
She Co-Authored: H Joel Hutcheson, James W Mertins, Boris C Kondratieff, Monica M White, Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases of Colorado, Including New State Records for Argas radiatus (Ixodida: Argasidae) and Ixodes brunneus (Ixodida: Ixodidae), Journal of Medical Entomology, 2020; tjaa232, https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjaa232
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