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An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge


I study zoonoses - diseases transmitted between animals and humans - in displaced populations, with a focus on the Greater Horn of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. Previously I worked with the UN, Netherlands Government and NGO’s across Asia and Eastern Africa focusing on forced migration, protection, human rights and shelter, before returning to academia with a MSc in International Animal Health (Edin), writing a thesis on animal health in complex humanitarian emergencies.


Zoonotic disease risk in displacement; social epidemiology; determinants of health.


Key publications: 

(2020) Power, Participation and their Problems: A consideration of power dynamics in the use of Participatory Epidemiology for One Health and zoonoses researchPreventive Veterinary Medicine. 2020. Ebata A., Hodge C., Braam D., Waldman L., Sharp J., MacGregor H., Moore H.

(2015) Integrating resilience in South Asia. Zhou M. and Braam DForced Migration Review 49, pp 64-5. 2015.

Other publications: 
PhD Gates Scholar, zoonotic disease risks in displaced populations
 Dorien   Braam
Available for consultancy


Departments and institutes: 
Person keywords: 
Global Health
Public Health
neglected tropical diseases
international governance
Cross-species transmission
global health security
Public Policy