Dr. Tierno is the author ofThe Secret Life of Germs: Observations and Lessons from a Microbe Hunter. He served on Mayor Guiliani's Bioterrorism Task Force, is Co-founder and President of the non-profit organization "Foundation for Scientific Research in the Public Interest," and became internationally known for his work in resolving the mystery of Toxic Shock Syndrome.
His expertise in environmental and medical microbiology has resulted in many appearances on national TV, documentaries, and investigative reports, including The Today Show, Oprah, 20/20, Montel, ABC News Primetime, etc.
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