Mary Beth Pfeiffer, author of Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change, has been a journalist for four decades. In the last five years, Pfeiffer has emerged as the nation’s leading investigative reporter on Lyme disease, attracting national and international attention and winning seven awards for her groundbreaking articles. Judges who awarded her the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Award called her articles, “Exhaustively reported…a great example of explanatory journalism on a matter of public health concern.” She credits the Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Journal, where she worked for 30 years, for supporting her research. Her previous book is Crazy in America: The Hidden Tragedy of Our Criminalized Mentally Ill.