Dr. Kenneth Dardick is a founding member of Mansfield Family Practice. He has lived in Mansfield since 1976. In the early 1980’s his interest in child safety led him to form the Connecticut Safety Belt Coalition. As President of the CSBC he was instrumental in gaining passage of Connecticut’s Child Safety Restraint Law, one of the first in the country. He has been active in health and public health activities both locally and state-wide, having served as a Councilor of the Connecticut State Medica Society, Chief of the Medical Staff at Windham Community Memorial Hospital, Chair of the Hypertension Task Force of the Connecticut chapter of the American Health Association, Director of Health for Ashford, Mansfield and Willimantic and Medical Advisor to the Eastern Highlands Health District. He holds a faculty position as Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Connecticut and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Travel Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (Scotland). His research interests include Lyme disease and tick-borne infections, and traveler’s health and tropical diseases. Dr. Dardick is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and has studied at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has held leadership positions in the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (Councilor, American Committee on Clinical Tropical Medicine and Traveler’s Health) and the International Society of Travel Medicine (Chair of the Examination and Certification Committee).