Dr. Clark has studied Lyme disease and other tickborne diseases in the southeastern United States for the past 20 years. His studies have involved ecological investigations of Lyme Borrelia in vertebrates and ticks, as well as studies of tickborne infections in humans. Much of his work in the past decade has been focused on developing improved molecular detection methods for Lyme Borrelia and other tickborne disease agents. His work demonstrates that Lyme disease is much more common in the southern U.S. than previously thought, and that Lyme disease in the U.S. is associated with multiple species of Lyme Borrelia.
Dr. Clark has a B.S. in Community Health/Public Health from Western Kentucky University and a M.P.H. (Epidemiology) from University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Clark earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences from University of South Carolina’s School of Public Health. His Ph.D. worked specialized in arthropod vectors and relation to disease as well as vector bionomics and field techniques.