One of the nation’s leading tick experts, Thomas Mather, Ph.D., is an established authority on preventing Lyme disease, and is highly sought after for his entertaining and memorable messages about tick bite prevention. He is professor of Public Health Entomology at the University of Rhode Island and Director of URI’s Tick Encounter Resource Center (TERC). His work in tick ecology, tick control and anti-tick vaccine development is nationally and internationally recognized, and TERC’s interactive website, www.tickencounter.org is one of the nation’s leading resources for tick bite and tick-borne disease prevention.
Visit the Tick Encounter Resource Center website for comprehensive information about tick protection and disease prevention. Go to www.tickencounter.org to learn how to safely remove and identify ticks.
To learn more about Dr. Mather's latest initiative to help people avoid tick bites and tick-borne illnesses, check out this video interview: Preventing Tick Bites and Avoiding Lyme Disease