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Jennifer Weis Monsky

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Jennifer Weis Monsky

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Jennifer Weis Monsky, ’91 MA, 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 DIRT IS GOOD by Drs. Jack Gilbert and Rob Knight. She is also known for her fiction bestsellers, among them THE NANNY DIARIES, SARAH'S KEY, THE HOUSE OF NIGHT and BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. Jennifer became interested in public health through her personal experiences with Lyme Disease. She joined the Columbia Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases Research Center board in 2008, and served as its chair for 3 years. She became 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, she 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 from both leadership and board member positions. Currently, she is on the Executive Board of Project Lyme based in NYC.  She is also a member of the UJA Publishing Executive Committee. Jennifer received her BA and MA (in English) from Yale. She is married to John Monsky, Yale '81, and is the mother of 4 children.