Interviews and surveys have been conducted with over 1000 patients on studies related to personal experiences with diagnosis, management, and treatment of tick-borne Diseases. A study was also completed exploring the impact Alpha-gal Syndrome has on quality of life.
Faculty and students at the University of Lynchburg have been conducting urban tick surveillance in yards, parks, trails, and the perimeters of practice sports fields and playgrounds since 2019. Results led to a partnership with Lynchburg Parks & Recreation to install tick education and warning signs on trailheads and park kiosks.
Studies have been conducted with personally affected populations including agricultural workers, endurance athletes, caregivers, and parents. More information and resources will shared soon.