Robert is a research scientist with training in epidemiology and experience working with zoonotic diseases. He obtained his veterinary training at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania and later pursued MSc in Tropical Animal Health specializing in Epidemiology at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium. He joined IHI in 2008 and since then he has been involved in a number research activities including natural resources management, demographic surveillance system and outdoor mosquito control project. Currently he is pursuing a PhD program at the University of Liege and Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium, studying the Epidemiology of Rift Valley fever in the Kilombero river valley, Tanzania. Robert is also working on research that employ one health research approach to address linkages between humans, animals, and their shared environments, for investigation into the epidemiology of Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) and Brucellosis in Kilombero valley, Morogoro and Ruaha ecosystem, Iringa.