Jennifer Platt, DrPH
Dr. Jennifer Platt received her DrPH from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2012. She has nearly three decades of leadership practice in policy and program development, implementation and evaluation; her domestic and international experience spans local, state and federal levels of government as well as the private and nonprofit sectors. She specializes in using systems thinking approaches to solve complex problems.
After finishing her doctorate in 2012, Dr. Platt’s personal experience with tick-borne illness led her to create TickWarriors in 2016, which provides eco-friendly tick protection for people, pets and property. The pervasive need for education, research and advocacy led Dr. Platt to co-found the nonprofit Tick-borne Conditions United (TBCU) in 2018. TBCU strives to bridge the gap between patients and emerging science and education for health care providers and the public regarding lesser-known tick-borne conditions such as alpha-gal syndrome, the potentially fatal allergy to mammal products caused by a tick bite.