Bob Oley is a professional engineer with an engineering undergraduate degree from Tufts University, and a graduate degree in Public Health from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
Bob has been involved in public health and site engineering work for over 30 years. Early in his career he served as Director of Environmental Health for the City of Stamford, CT, after which he started a public health, site engineering, and land use planning consulting business serving Connecticut and New York.
For the last three years he has worked in the Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas as a Public Health Consultant specializing in tick-borne disease prevention. An important aspect of his consulting work involves advising families and businesses on how to make their properties safer from ticks, and on what personal protection measures can be taken to safeguard family members and workers.
Bob also conducts educational seminars on Lyme disease and tick-borne disease prevention. He has spoken before such diverse groups as the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Whitpain Township, the Montgomery County Public Works Association, the Montgomery County Lyme Disease Support Group, the Lower Bucks County Lyme Disease Support Group, the Swarthmore Garden Club, the International MOMS Club of the Greater Ambler Area, as well as numerous others.
Bob has appeared on several radio shows, including You Bet Your Garden (NPR), Sirius XM Doctor Radio, and the Magic Garden Show, where he has talked about tick-borne diseases and prevention. He has also recently appeared on TV on NBC News 4 New York, where he talked about what parents can do to prevent their children from getting bitten by ticks when away at camp.
He presently is associated with various organizations involved with educating the public and raising awareness about tick-borne diseases and prevention including:
+ Advisory Board, Tick-Borne Disease Alliance
+ Advisor, Montgomery County Chapter of PA Lyme Resource Network
+ Prevention Partner, Tick Encounter Resource Center
Bob resides in eastern Pennsylvania with his wife, and maintains a busy schedule with his public health consulting work.