Dr. John Aucott is the Director of the John Hopkins Lyme Disease Clinical Research Center and an Associate Professor of Medicine at John Hopkins University. Dr. Aucott received his medical degree from the John Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University Hospitals of Cleveland and is fellowship-trained in Infectious Disease and Geographic Medicine.
Dr. Aucott has more than 15 years of research experience on the crippling effects of Lyme disease, he has published studies focusing on characteristics of early Lyme disease differences in males and females with an emphasis on prospects for prevention, diagnosis and treatment. With his colleague at the John Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center, Alison Rebman, he has overseen the design and implementation of the Studies of Lyme Immunology and Clinical Events (SLICE), an on-going translational clinical research program which gathers data and biosamples from well characterized patients. As a result of this and other collaborations, they have published over 25 peer-reviewed manuscripts from a diverse range of disciplines related to Lyme disease and post-treatment Lyme disease. Dr. Aucott is renowned for his expertise in this field, and is the current chairperson for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Tick-Borne Disease Working Group.
Dr. Aucott is a Co-Applicant on the grant along with his colleague and Co-director at the Lyme Disease Research Center, Alison Rebman. They will advise on the creation and maintenance of the national patient cohort and biobank, collaborate on the analyses of clinical data and biobank samples and serve as International members on the Scientific Advisory Committee.