Dr. Mao is a pediatric infectious diseases physician with special focus on Lyme disease and associated infections. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and did her pediatric residency and pediatric ID fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. For 25 years, she worked at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) where she focused on pediatric HIV clinical care and research, serving as a site coinvestigator for numerous NIH-/NIAID-funded multicenter pediatric HIV clinical trials, and was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. She turned her focus to Lyme disease and associated coinfections after gaining extensive clinical experience with pediatric Lyme disease patients at BCH’s referral ID clinic. She moved to the Pediatric Infectious Disease Department at Massachusetts General Hospital and provided consultative pediatric ID specialty care in a multidisciplinary clinic for children with complex Lyme disease at the Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. She is currently the Curriculum Director at Invisible International.