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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

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Dorien Braam

Dorien  Braam

PhD Student

I study the prevalence of zoonoses in displaced populations, to gain a better understanding of disease dynamics and control.

Departments and Institutes

Veterinary Medicine:

Research Interests

I study the prevalence of zoonoses - diseases transmitted between animals and humans - in displaced populations, addressing some of the most pressing global challenges of the next decade: climate change, displacement and emerging infectious diseases. Disease transmission between wildlife and livestock, the increased risk of zoonoses in areas where people and animals with weakened immune systems live closely together, and the emergence of infectious diseases among naive host communities are areas that need to be increasingly researched. Gaining a better understanding of disease prevalence and dynamics, control and prevention will support institutional responses.

Key Projects, Countries, and Partners:

TBD: Ethiopia and Pakistan


  • Host-Pathogen Interaction
  • Public Health


  • Zoonoses
  • Neglected tropical diseases