Ron Hamlen received a PhD in Plant Pathology and Nematology and postdoctoral training in Insect Pathology and Microbial Insect Control from the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Hamlen also received certificates in Health Risk Assessment (Harvard School of Public Health) and in Six Sigma Green Belt quality management (E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Co., Inc.). Dr. Hamlen is currently Vice-chair for the Lyme Disease Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania, a member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society, and has served as a member of the Delaware Task Force to Examine the Prevalence of Lyme Disease in Delaware.
Formerly a Biology Research Fellow and Global Technical Product Manager for E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Co., Inc. and an Associate Professor of Entomology and Nematology with the University of Florida, Dr. Hamlen, now retired, conducts workshops and training forums on Lyme disease and related tick-borne infections for the public, schools, corporations, and state government employees.
Dr. Hamlen has co-authored research and review articles on Lyme disease, related tick-borne infections, and their prevention.
• Hamlen, RA. 2012. Tick-Borne Infections—A Growing Public Health Threat to School-Age Children: Prevention Steps That School Personnel Can Take. NASN School Nurse 27 (2): 94 – 100 (in press).
• Hamlen, RA, and Kliman, DS. 2010. Lyme Disease and Tick-Borne Infections: Causes and Physical and Neuropsychological Effects in Children. Chapter in: Pediatric Disorders: Current Topics and Interventions for Educators, National Association of School Psychologists and Corwin Press (division of Sage
• Hamlen, RA, and Kliman, DS. 2010. Lyme Disease: Information for Parents and Educators. In: Helping Children at Home and School III: Handouts for Families and Educators. Canter, A., Paige, L. Z., & Shaw, S. (Eds.), National Association of School Psychologists, Bethesda, MD (CD).
• Hamlen, RA, and Kliman, DS. 2009. Pediatric Lyme Disease - A School Issue: Tips for School Nurses NASN School Nurse 24: 114-118.
• Hamlen, RA, and Kliman, DS. 2007. Lyme Disease: Etiology, Neuropsychological Sequelae, and Educational Impact. Communiqu (National Association of School Psychologists) 35(5): 34-36.
• Hamlen, R. A. 2006. Scientist as Patient: Chronic Lyme borreliosis symptoms recorded over a several year period. International Lyme and Associated Diseases (ILADS) Sci. Conf., October 2006 (poster).
• Hamlen, R. 2004. Lyme borreliosis: perspective of scientist-patient. The Lancet Infectious Diseases 40: 603-04. (A British Medical Journal)
• Kliman, HL, Kliman, DS, Fearn, DW, Vanderbilt, C, Linford, L, Hamlen, RA. 2005. Lyme disease survey of a single ZIP code in Cecil County, Maryland. ILADS Sci. Conf., Philadelphia, PA, 10/05 (poster).
• Kliman, HL, Kliman, DS, Fearn, DW, Vanderbilt, C, Linford, L, Hamlen, RA. 2004. Lyme disease: population survey in a small SE Pennsylvania township. ILADS annual scientific session, Rye, NY, 10/04 (poster)