Dan Tumusiime holds a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and an MSc. Livestock development planning and management of Makerere University. In 2008, he started serving as a public Veterinary officer in Western Uganda. In 2014, he started working as Senior Veterinary Officer in the central Epidemiology Unit at MAAIF. He has vast experience in animal health care systems, epidemic response and designing of disease control strategies. He is the national coordinator of the control and eradication of PPR in Uganda and is a member of the Vaccination strategy working group of the PPR Global Research and Expertise Network (PPR GREN). He is a member of the National Task Force on zoonoses. He also worked with ILRI in 2019 to develop Uganda’s Rift Valley Fever (RVF) risk map. He currently serves as a co-leader of the RVF component on the ILRI/BMZ BUILDUganda program and is a member of the Program Management Committee of the BUILDUganda research consortium. He has now joined ILRI since February 2020 as a PhD graduate research fellow on Epidemiology of RVF in Uganda under the BMZ funded BUILDUganda program.. Specific interests include research on the epidemiology of zoonoses and Transboundary Animal Diseases.