U.S. Navy Capt. Patrick Blair, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the College of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Wake Forest University, an instructor for the Naval Ethics and Leadership Command, and serves as a consultant for the World Health Organization. He has extensive experience in virology, infectious diseases, immunology, vaccines, diagnostic testing, and product development. Capt. Blair has received numerous military awards, including the Delores M. Etter Award for the Navy’s Top Scientist in 2011, and has published 145 scientific manuscripts and book chapters throughout his career. Military awards recognizing Capt. Blair’s achievements include the Legion of Merit Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (five times), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three times), Navy Achievement Medal (two times), Air Force Achievement Medal, and Meritorious Unit Citation (two times).