Brian A. Fallon, MD, MPH
Brian A. Fallon, MD, MPH is director of the Lyme & Tick-borne Diseases Research Center at Columbia University Irving Medical Center where he leads a research team focused on biomarkers, diagnostics and treatment. Dr. Fallon has published and lectured widely on the chronic aspects of Lyme disease. His team's current work includes epidemiology, diagnostics, coinfections, brain imaging, and treatment studies. Current studies include: 1) a nation-wide cohort study in Denmark to assess whether Lyme disease confers an increased risk of psychiatric disorders; 2) a neuroimaging study to determine whether patients have hyper-activated pain pathways; 3) a post-mortem Lyme study to examine whether Bb infection can be found in human brains; and 4) a treatment study examining whether disulfiram can help to reduce symptoms. Dr. Fallon and Dr. Jennifer Sotsky are the authors of “Conquering Lyme Disease: Science Bridges the Great Divide” (Columbia University Press, 2018).