About ALDF

The information on Lyme disease presented on this web site has been reviewed and approved by one or more members of our Board of Directors or Scientific Advisory Board.

Mission Statement

The American Lyme Disease Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease.

The Foundation plays a key role in providing reliable and scientifically accurate information to the public, medical community and government agencies about Lyme disease and its effects on human health and quality of life.

This is accomplished by means of its regularly updated website ( www.aldf.com ) , as well as through the distribution of educational materials provided at a nominal price.

The Foundation is not a patient support organization. Consequently, it does not give medical advice, recommend specific physicians, or provide information on various medical or financial services related to the treatment/management of Lyme disease.

Although the Foundation gratefully accepts unsolicited donations, it does not participate in fund-raising activities.

All Officers, members of the Board of Directors, and Scientific Advisors serve on a voluntary basis, without financial compensation. All unsolicited donations received are used to support the Foundation’s website and educational activities. Please refer to the section on Donations for additional information.

Executive Director

Phillip J. Baker, Ph.D.,

Executive Director,

P.O. Box 466, Lyme, CT 06371

Executivedir@aldf.com

Board of Directors

Directors

  • Maria Aguero-Rosenfeld. M.D.
    Assoc. Director of Clinical Laboratories and
    Director of Microbiology
    NYU Langone Medical Center
    Director of NYU Cancer Center Laboratories
    New York, NY 10016
  • Paul G. Auwaerter, M.D., M.B.A.
    Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
    Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Professor of Medicine
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Baltimore, MD 21205
  • Alan G. Barbour, M.D.
    Professor of Medicine and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
    University of California Irvine School of Medicine
    Irvine, CA 92697
  • Durland Fish, Ph.D.
    Professor
    Dept. of Epidemiology & Public Health
    Yale University School of Medicine
  • Peter J. Krause, M.D.
    Senior Research Scientist
    Yale School of Public Health & Yale School of Medicine
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  • Red Pfohl
    Business Development
    Jordan River Advisors
    New York, NY
  • Robert A. Proctor III
    Managing Director
    Oak Hill Consultants, LLC
    200 Nottingham Road
    Richmond, VA 23221
  • Eugene D. Shapiro, M.D.
    Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology
    Yale University School of Medicine
  • Gary P. Wormser, M.D.
    Chief of Infectious Disease
    New York Medical College
  • Emeritus
    Susan O’Connell, M.D.

National Scientific Advisors

  • Alan G. Barbour, M.D.
    Professor of Medicine and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
    University of California Irvine School of Medicine
  • Maria Diuk-Wasser, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Department of Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Biology
    Columbia University
  • Durland Fish, Ph.D.
    Professor
    Dept. of Epidemiology & Public Health
    Yale University School of Medicine
  • Linden Hu, M.D.
    Department of Molecular Biology & Microbiology
    Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Adriana Marques, M.D.
    Head, Clinical Studies Unit
    Laboratory of Clinical Investigations & Diseases
    National Institutes of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
    National Institutes of Health
  • Scott Samuels, Ph.D.
    Professor of Biology
    Division of Biological Sciences
    University of Montana

 

  • Robert T. Schoen, M.D.
    Clinical Professor of Medicine
    Yale University School of Medicine
  • Daniel E. Sonenshine,Ph.D.
    Professor of Biology
    Department of Biological Sciences
    College of Sciences
    Old Dominion University
  • Leonard Sigal, M.D.
    Chief of Rheumatology and Connective
    Tissue Research
    Director of the Lyme Disease Center
    Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Allen Steere, M.D.
    Director of Rheumatology
    Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Jean Tsao, Ph.D.
    Department of Fisheries & Wildlife
    Michigan State University