Patrick A. Robinson, M.D., MPH, FACP, FIDSA, is an Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine physician and an Epidemiologist. He is Research Professor, Dept. of Public Health Sciences at University of North Carolina Charlotte, and is a member of the Academy for Population Health Innovation (APHI), a collaboration between UNC Charlotte and Mecklenburg County Public Health. He has had a long-standing interest in clinical virology, epidemiology of infectious diseases and anti-infective therapeutics. During his career in Translational Medicine and as a Clinical Trialist in pharmacologic drug development, he worked on the development of medications for the treatment of HIV and serious fungal and bacterial infections. Dr. Robinson received his medical degree at Wayne State University in Detroit, and did his specialty and fellowship training at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Oklahoma. He served in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the Centers for Disease Control, in Atlanta; as Head of the Infectious Disease Division, West Virginia University; and Deputy International Therapeutic Area Head – Infectious Disease at Boehringer Ingelheim. His current professional projects include the epidemiology of HIV prevention and treatment in Mecklenburg County and helping to establish effective county-wide approaches to the treatment and prevention of HIV.