Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases are highly prevalent in Wisconsin and can lead to serious complications without proper treatment. Unfortunately, there is a significant gap in effective communication and education between the scientific community and general public, leading to widespread misinformation about causes and appropriate treatment of Lyme disease. This results in a significant public health cost due to over-diagnosis, over-treatment, and inappropriate treatment of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases. Therefore, more effective methods of outreach and education by healthcare professionals are needed. Our mission is to serve as a bridge between the scientific research community and the general public. This program is proudly led by the Lochhead Lab in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).