Patrick Kachur is a public health physician with 30 years of experience in global health practice. He completed clinical and residency training at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital and Johns Hopkins University and a community health fellowship at the University of Ilorin in Nigeria.
For much of his career he was based at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where he held leadership roles in the Malaria Branch and Center for Global Health, receiving the agency's highest service award. His scholarship has focused on experimental and observational epidemiology and health systems studies examining the effectiveness and equity of malaria and child health interventions, with an emphasis on real world research that shapes policies and programs.
He contributed to interdisciplinary research establishing the efficacy of insecticide-treated nets in western Kenya and the feasibility and impact of routine use of artemisinin-based combination therapy in Tanzania. Patrick joined the faculty in 2018, where he coordinates implementation science partnerships with a focus on expanding access to quality primary health care services. He serves on the World Health Organization's Malaria Policy Advisory Committee.