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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 Gates Scholar, zoonotic disease risks in displaced populations

Dorien Braam is available for consultancy.


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.

Departments and Institutes

Veterinary Medicine:

Research Interests

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


  • Livestock
  • Global Health
  • Public Health
  • neglected tropical diseases
  • international governance
  • Cross-species transmission
  • global health security
  • Public Policy


  • Displaced populations
  • Communicable disease
  • Public Health
  • COVID-19
  • Zoonoses
  • Neglected tropical diseases

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.