Jennifer Weis Monsky is an Executive Editor at St. Martin’s Press in NYC. During her tenure there, she has acquired and published many health-related books including most recently CLIMATE OF HOPE by Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope, HOW CAN I GET BETTER by Dr. Richard Horowitz and Yolanda Foster’s BELIEVE ME.
Jennifer’s personal experiences with Lyme Disease began in 1990 when she got sick. She was treated for two years, recovered and nine years later got either a new infection or recurrence of the old, she will never know. It took five and a half years, and many doctors, for her to get well that time. Her family has also struggled with Lyme.
She joined the Columbia Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases Research Center board in 2008, and served as its chair for three years. She is also a pioneering member of the Gray Matters program at Columbia and continues to serve on its board. This program is devoted to funding young Fellows in Psychiatry. Additionally, Jennifer is a member of the Columbia University Psychiatry Board. As various advocacy groups have worked on addressing the Lyme Disease problem, Jennifer has participated in their national fundraising and strategic activities in both leadership and Board member positions. She is a member of the Yale Public Health School Leadership Council and UJA Publishing Executive Committee.
Jennifer received her B.A. and M.A. in English from Yale. She lives in NYC with her husband John Monsky, Yale ’81, and is the mother of four children.