Peter Oba is a male Ugandan, who holds a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) degree and a Master of Science degree in International Infectious Diseases Management (IIDM) from Makerere University, Uganda. I also hold an International Diploma in Pig Husbandry and Animal Feed from Practical Training Centre (PTC ), Barneveld, The Netherlands (2008). Since January 2011, I work as Research Officer / Animal Health Scientist at National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO), Abi Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute in West Nile region in Uganda. My current work entails research and technology generation, communication and information dissemination. At NARO, I hold various responsibilities in research programs coordination and design of research studies. I have actively participated in field research initiatives to assess the burden of neglected zoonotic diseases of veterinary and public health importance. Prior to this position, I worked as a Veterinary officer at Pallisa District Local Government in Uganda (9 years), where I deeply interfaced with farming communities. Later, from 2008 to 2010, (2½ years), I was engaged as a Part-time Lecturer at Busitema University, Soroti, Uganda. Currently, I am a Norman E. Borlaug International Fellow undertaking training on brucellosis and other zoonotic diseases diagnostics at Texas A & M University in the United States (3 months). I am an author of 5 publications in peer reviewed journals, and made more than 10 presentations in international conferences. At the moment, I am reviewing 3 papers for submission to journals for publication. I have also participated in the review of at least 12 manuscripts from colleagues and other authors.
Peter Oba's research interests are economic impact analysis of animal and zoonotic diseases and modelling transmission of infectious/zoonotic diseases.