Dr. Elizabeth D. Hilborn is a writer, a scientist and a veterinarian with expertise in honey bee medicine.

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For decades Hilborn’s grown fruits and vegetables for her family and local community. Her true story, Restoring Eden, published by Chicago Review Press is available wherever books are sold.

Dr. Hilborn in the orchard

Hilborn’s scientific reports in epidemiology and environmental health science focus on the health effects associated with water pollution, emerging infections, and extreme weather events. She’s served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is a senior staff scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development.

Hilborn is frequently invited to speak to scientific and other audiences around the world.

As a registered nurse, a veterinarian, and an environmental health scientist, Hilborn appreciates the power of the One Health paradigm which reveals the complex interconnections among Earth’s life forms and how our lives are fully dependent upon a healthy planet.