Population Health Sciences Faculty

Patrick O. Pithua, BVM, MSc, PhD, DLSHTM

Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Department of Population Health Sciences

Education

  • 2009
    PhD, Veterinary Medicine: Population Medicine Track; Epidemiology Minor
    University of Minnesota
  • 2004
    MSc, Veterinary Epidemiology
    University of London, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and The Royal Veterinary College
  • 1997
    BVM, Veterinary Medicine
    Makerere University

Research Interests

  • Emerging and endemic bacterial human diseases of animal origin
  • Emergence and persistence of antimicrobial resistance
  • Ruminant health and well fare

Professional Experience

  • 2018 – Present
    Associate Professor, Epidemiology
    Population Health Sciences
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2016 – 2018
    Associate Professor, Public Health
    Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Missouri, Columbia
    Columbia, MO
  • 2009 – 2016
    Assistant Professor, Public Health
    Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Missouri, Columbia
    Columbia, MO
  • 2015 – 2018
    Doctoral Faculty, Pathobiology Area Program
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Missouri, Columbia
    Columbia, MO
  • 2009 – 2018
    Graduate Faculty
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Missouri, Columbia
    Columbia, MO
  • 2009 – 2018
    Associate Director, Master of Public Health Program
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Missouri, Columbia
    Columbia, MO
  • 2009 – 2018
    Graduate Research Assistant
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Minnesota
    St. Paul, MN

Professional Memberships

  • African Leptospirosis Network
  • International Leptospirosis Society
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Association of Bovine Practitioners
  • Association for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
  • American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners
  • American Dairy Science Association
  • USDA/NIMSS Regional Research Group NE1201 Mycobacterial Diseases of Animals
  • Conference of Research Workers In Animal Disease