Patrick N. Kpanyen is a nurse, epidemiologist, and public servant in Liberia. He currently serves as deputy director general for administration at the National Public Health Institute of Liberia. He provides oversight to safeguard and protect public health. Patrick has helped oversee the nation’s COVID-19 response. With more than 20 years of experience leading health-related organizations, as well as training and research institutions, Patrick has served as a faculty member at the Cuttington University Graduate School and published articles on infectious diseases. He is principal investigator on several public health projects in Liberia in partnership with the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Washington University in St. Louis. Patrick earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Public Health from Cuttington University and a doctorate in epidemiology and biostatistics from the Medical College at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China.