Kristen T. Honey, PhD, PMP

 

“Innovator in Residence” with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Vice-Chair of the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group.

Dr. Honey is the Vice-Chair of the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group and an “Innovator in Residence” with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Dr. Honey has worked at the science-policy interface for the past five years in Washington D.C., specifically tackling complex challenges like Lyme disease by harnessing the power of open science, open data, crowdsourcing, citizen science, prizes, challenges, and innovative public-private partnerships. Prior to joining HHS in 2018, Dr. Honey spent three years in the White House. She worked as a Senior Policy Analyst in the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and as a Policy Advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Her OMB and OSTP portfolios included IT modernization, Open Data, My Data (e.g., Blue Button health data interoperability), and data science with citizen engagement. She champions interdisciplinary approaches and breaks down silos through data-driven insights. Dr. Honey earned her Ph.D. at Stanford University in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in the Environment and Resources, School of Earth Sciences, while simultaneously earning a Ph.D. minor in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. She holds an M.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a B.A. in Human Biology with Honors from Stanford University.

In her own words:

Some supporting Lyme Innovation have said, “You were born to do this”. No, *WE* survived to do itTransformative change in healthcare and Lyme science is a team sport and we need everyone. Join us! #LymeTippingPoint