Thomas Mather

Thomas Mather, leading tick expert in the United StatesOne 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 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 to learn how to safely remove and identify ticks. Dr. Mather recommends Insect Shield permethrin treated clothing as a first line of defense against tick bites and tick borne illnesses, and check out this recent video interview: Preventing Tick Bites and Avoiding Lyme Disease.

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