Dr. Patrick Pithua earned a BVM degree from Makerere University in Uganda in 2002. He received a Master of Science degree in epidemiology in 2004 from the Royal Veterinary College and The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine at the University of London. In 2004, Pithua joined the graduate program at the University of Minnesota, earning a Ph.D. in Veterinary Epidemiology. Pithua is a recipient of several honors and awards, including the UK’s DFID Shared Scholarship and the University of Minnesota Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. Pithua joined the University of Missouri in 2009 as an assistant professor of epidemiology. Pithua has an ongoing applied research program in which he synthesizes epidemiological evidence by evaluating the effectiveness of interventions to support practical decision making for disease prevention and control at the human-animal interface. Pithua teaches two graduate-level epidemiology courses. He has presented his research at several national conferences. Pithua enjoys soccer and cycling.