Dr Patrick Katoto

Clinician & Lecturer Department of Internal Medicine (Division of Pulmonology and Infectious Diseases), School of Medicine and Public Health, Catholic University of Bukavu, Dem. Rep. of Congo (DRC)
PhD Candidate, Laboratory of Respiratory Medicine (Lung Toxicology Unit), KU Leuven, Belgium E-mail: katotopatrick [at] gmail [dot] com, patrick [dot] katoto [at] kuleuven [dot] be
Patrick de Marie trained medicine at Ngozi University (Burundi) and Catholic University of Bukavu (DRC) where he holds a clinical and academic position in the department of internal medicine since 2009. After a one-year clinical training at Université Catholique de Louvain, Saint Luc hospital in Brussels (Belgium), he moved to Stellenbosch University (South Africa) where he completed a two-year MSc in Clinical Epidemiology in 2017.

He is currently undertaking a PhD at KU Leuven (Belgium), with Professor B. Nemery as mentor. His PhD research includes experimental work and clinical-epidemiological studies of respiratory illnesses attributable to environmental pollution (from household air pollution to mining air pollution), with a particular interest in the association of exposure to pollutants with the high triple burden of Tuberculosis, MDR-TB and HIV infection. He is also interested in evidence synthesis (evidence-informed policy and clinical practice guidelines development) and into implementation science, especially for poverty related diseases in low and middle income-countries (LMICs).

Patrick de Marie joined the PATS-MECOR family in Kenya in 2012. He completed the three levels and gained the 2016 ATS Foundation MECOR Award for his project ‘Household Air Pollution and Risk of Tuberculosis in HIV Infected Patients in the Congo’.