Currently is the Director of the Graduate Public Health Program at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health (CVMNAH), Tuskegee University, and teaches and mentors graduate students who are pursuing degrees leading to the Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) and in the Master of Public Health (MPH). During the period 2014 – 2015, he served as the Interim Associate Dean for the CVMNAH. Previous academic experience involved teaching Veterinary Public Health to first level entry veterinarians as graduates at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago; and also taught graduate students at the Faculty of Agriculture, at the St Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Trinidad and Tobago. He received the Honorary Achievement Award from the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society for distinguished service and contribution to the field of public health in 2013. Prior to joining his Alma Mater (Tuskegee University) in 2011, he served as the Caribbean Regional Adviser on Veterinary Public Health for the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization for ten years. As a researcher, he enjoys collaborating on research projects and conducting research in the field of food hygiene, public health, epidemiology and zoonotic diseases. Several research projects were undertaken in collaboration with Caribbean regional governments and international agencies on topics of importance to Veterinary Public Health. Currently he is engaged in working with communities to address public health issues that are affected by biomedical research and linked to One Health and Global Health. He is deeply passionate about engaging public health graduates and veterinary students at the School of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee University in seeking out research and community development opportunities that could be valuable to minority and underserved populations.
Presently, in light of the animal-human-environmental concerns that arise because of the strong inter-connectedness, he has become sensitive to the need for veterinary involvement in public health issues relative to advancement of community health and well-being. In so doing, the human issues related to the social determinants of health must be center-stage, as well as the translational concerns of biomedical research that are absolute imperatives for community development and the health and well-being of the people in those populations.