SmartRevenue is pleased to announce its participation with Lyme Connection, a CT-based Lyme disease task force, in an ethnographic pilot study to better understand the community’s beliefs, behaviors, and experiences around Lyme disease. SmartRevenue’s planned ethnographic approach to the study will reflect input from medical doctors who represent a range of professional opinion as well as local community stakeholders and families who have been impacted by Lyme disease.
With collaboration from Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN), ethnographers from SmartRevenue will be conducting ethnographic interviews with participants at the May 12th Lyme Connection Health Fair, in Danbury, CT. The ethnographic data collected will be anonymous, and the research will serve as an inclusive platform to support a candid conversation among all parties to elevate awareness and promote continued focus on prevention, research, and development of better care and treatments for people with Lyme disease. Ethnographic data will also be collected through on-the-street interviews, online surveys, and in-depth home interviews with families in the community.
SmartRevenue would like to acknowledge those who have helped us develop this ethnographic pilot study:
- Dr. Daniel Cameron, MD, MPH, PC, President, International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society
- Dr. Carolyn M. Couture, MD
- Dr. Christienne S. Coates, MD
- Rudy Marconi, Ridgefield First Selectman, Town of Ridgefield
- Jennifer Reid, Co-Chair Lyme Connection
- Joann R. Petrini, PhD, MPH
- Amber Butler, MPH