Maurice Pitesky is a faculty member at University of California School of Veterinary Medicine-Cooperative Extension with an appointment in poultry health and food safety epidemiology. Dr. Pitesky earned his B.S. in biology from UCLA, and his DVM and MPVM from UC Davis. Pitesky is also boarded in Preventative Veterinary Medicine (DACVPM). Pitesky’s research interests are focused in mapping of avian diseases, food safety epidemiology and in gaining a better understanding of small scale poultry production with respect to environmental sustainability, poultry health and food safety.