Anne Conan, DVM, PhD
DVM Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire (ENV) de Nantes, France
MSc Epidemiological surveillance of human and animal diseases, CIRAD/ENV Maisons-Alfort, France
PhD Epidemiology, Pierre and Marie Curie University/La Sorbonne, France
Dr. Anne Conan is a veterinarian epidemiologist specialized in infectious diseases in low-income areas. She has extensive experience in zoonosis study, fieldwork, data management, and study design.
Dr. Conan completed her DVM and MSc in epidemiological surveillance in 2008. She worked at the Public Health and Epidemiology Department in Pasteur Institute in Cambodia for 5 years. Her projects focused on H5N1 avian influenza and Newcastle disease in backyard poultry flocks, and on chikungunya and dengue in humans.
After completing her Ph.D. in Epidemiology in 2013, Dr. Conan started a post-doctorate fellowship at the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases at the University of Pretoria (South Africa). She worked on health and demographic surveillance systems in cattle and dogs in underserved communities, and she coordinated field activities for a Community Program at the border of the Kruger National Park.
Dr. Conan joined RUSVM in 2015 as a post-doctorate fellow. Her research focuses on dog population and rabies, and on Q fever. She also assists other RUSVM colleagues for study design and statistics.
Epidemiology, surveillance, and control of zoonoses in low-income areas
Ecology of free-roaming and wild animal population (dog, cat, mongooses, spotted eagle ray)
Hill K., Stewart K.M., Rajeev S., Conan A., Dennis, M.M. (2019). Pathology of Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) embryos and hatchlings from nests in St Kitts, West Indies (2015-16). Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 55(4): 782-783
Dennis M.M., Izquierdo A., Conan A., Johnson K., Giardi S., Frye P., Freeman M.A. (2019). Scaphanocephalus-associated dermatitis as the basis for black spot disease in Acanthuridae of St. Kitts, West Indies. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. Accepté pour publication
Conan A., Meyer A., Reininghaus B., Van Rooyen J., Knobel D.L. (2018). A live weight-heart girth relationship in Nguni-type and brahman-type cattle as a tool for small scale farmers in South Africa Applied Animal Husbandry and Rural Development. 11: 46-52
Conan A., O'Reilly C., Ogola E., Ochieng J., Blackstock A., Omore R., Ochieng L., Moke F., Parsons M., Xiao L., Roellig D., Farag T., Nataro J., Kotloff K., Levine M., Mintz W., Breiman R., Cleaveland S., Knobel D. (2017). Animal-related factors associated with moderate-to-severe diarrhea in children younger than five years in western Kenya: a matched case-control study. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases. In Press
Knobel D., Arega S., Reininghaus B., Simpson G., Gessner B., Stryhn H., Conan A. (2017). Rabies vaccine is associated with decreased all-cause mortality in dogs. Vaccine. 35 (31): 3844-3849
Ketzis J, Conan A (2017). Estimating occurrence of Strongyloides stercoralis in the Caribbean island countries: Implications for monitoring and control. Acta Tropica. 171:90-95
Rajeev S, Conan A, Pratt N, Beierschmitt A, Palmour R (2017) High Leptospira seroprevalence in captive and wild-caught vervet monkeys on the Caribbean island of St Kitts. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. In Press.
Gessner B, Knobel D, Conan A, Finn A (2016). Could the RTS,S/AS01 meningitis safety signal really be a protective effect of rabies vaccine. Vaccine
Conan A, Akerele O, Simpson G, Reininghaus B, Van Rooyen J, Knobel DL (2015). Population dynamics of owned, free-roaming dogs: Implications for rabies control. PloS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 3(11): e0004177.
Robinson M (co-first author), Conan A (co-first author), Duong V, Ly S, Ngan C, Buchy P, Tarantola A, Rodo X. (2014). A model for a chikungunya outbreak in a rural Cambodian setting implications for disease control in uninfected areas. PloS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 8(9): e3120.
Conan A, Goutard FL, Holl D, Ra S, Ponsich A, Tarantola A, Sorn S, Vong S. (2013) Cluster randomised trial of the impact of biosecurity measures on poultry health in backyard flocks. Vet Journal; 198(3):649-55.
Huy R, Buchy P, Conan A, Ngan C, Ong S, Ali R, Duong V, Yit S, Ung S, Te V, Chroeung N, Pheaktra NC, Uok V, Vong S (2010) National dengue surveillance in Cambodia 1980–2008: epidemiological and virological trends and the impact of vector control. Bull World Health Organ; 88 : 650–657.
Robinson M, Conan A, Duong V, Ly S, Ngan C, Buchy P, Tarantola A, Rodo X. A model for a chikungunya outbreak in a rural Cambodian setting implications for disease control in uninfected areas. PloS Negl Trop Dis 2014; 8(9): e3120.
Conan A, Goutard FL, Holl D, Ra S, Ponsich A, Tarantola A, Sorn S, Vong S. Cluster randomised trial of the impact of biosecurity measures on poultry health in backyard flocks. Vet Journal 2013; 198(3):649-55.
Conan A, Ponsich A, Holl D, Goutard F, Khiev R, San S, Vong S. Community based intervention to mitigate infectious diseases in poultry: Study design of a cluster randomized trial and farmers’ training in Cambodia. Acta Trop 2013; 125(3): 294-302.
Conan A, Goutard F, San S, Vong S. Biosecurity measures for backyard poultry in developing countries: A review. BMC Vet Res. 2012; 8;240.
Huy R, Buchy P, Conan A, Ngan C, Ong S, Ali R, Duong V, Yit S, Ung S, Te V, Chroeung N, Pheaktra NC, Uok V, Vong S. National dengue surveillance in Cambodia 1980–2008: epidemiological and virological trends and the impact of vector control. Bull World Health Organ 2010; 88 : 650–657.