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Daniel Pastula, MD

Daniel Pastula MD, MHS

Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Neurology, Medicine (Infectious Diseases) (SOM)
  • Department of Epidemiology
  • Neurology (SOM)

Dr. Pastula is a board-certified neurologist, CDC-trained medical epidemiologist (EIS), veteran of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), policy maker, scientist, and teacher. He has cross-disciplinary experience and interests in neurohospitalist medicine, neuro-infectious and emerging infectious diseases, public health and epidemiology, outbreak investigation and control, emergency preparedness and response, environmental health and toxicology, meteorology and climatology, public policy, communication, and education. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Neuro-infectious diseases
  • Emerging infectious diseases
  • Neurohospitalist medicine
  • Public health and epidemiology
  • Environmental health and toxicology

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • MD, Medicine, Duke University, 2009
  • MHS, Clinical Research, Duke University, 2008
  • ScB, Biophysics, Brown University, 2003



  • Fellow, American Academy of Neurology, 2022
  • James H. Nakano Citation, CDC, 2021
  • Executive Director Performance Award, CDPHE, 2020
  • Health Equity Award, CDC, 2020
  • Top Doctor in Neurology Recognition, 5280 Magazine, 2018
  • Outstanding Unit Citation, U.S. Public Health Service, 2015  


  • American Academy of Neurology, Member
  • CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Alumni Association, Lifetime Member

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