Nohra Mateus-Pinilla


Dr. Mateus’ research program is centered on the evaluation of environmental and epidemiological variables associated with disease occurrence at the interface of conservation, wildlife, human and livestock health. She is responsible for planning, developing, and conducting multidisciplinary field and laboratory-oriented research studies. She provides direction guidance and oversight to different projects, and maintains strategic alignment between publications, the research program, sponsors, completion of research projects and the mission(s) of education, teaching, research and outreach.

Degrees DVM, MS, Veterinary Internal Medicine, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
PhD, Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
MBA, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Current Position Dr. Mateus-Pinilla is the Director of the Wildlife Veterinary Epidemiology Laboratory at the University of Illinois, Illinois Natural History Survey. She serves as a research mentor for undergraduate students and as faculty advisor and Co-advisor for Post-doctoral research associates, MS and PhD graduate students. Her work is open to the ideas and creativity of students from different disciplines, backgrounds and origins. She builds innovative multidisciplinary partnerships that serve the expansion of scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of the conservation of ecosystems, populations and global health. She embraces the path of discovery, research, teaching, collaboration and mutual growth.