Faculty Advisor

Bakermans, Marja


Lyme disease is the most prominent tick-borne disease in the United States. Island systems, like Nantucket contain isolated populations of reservoir and reproductive hosts that aid in the spread of disease. Tourists that come to Nantucket generally lack knowledge of the risk of contracting Lyme disease because they are not from areas that are at risk. The objective of this project is to educate tourists about Lyme disease. To achieve our objectives we created an online survey to assess tourist knowledge of Lyme disease and a poster to provide tourists with a way to access the survey. These tools will serve as an excellent foundation for future intensive research and intervention relating to Lyme disease on Nantucket Island.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Undergraduate Studies