Studying drivers of arboviral emergence: the case of Rift Valley fever in Mayotte


  • Dr Raphaelle Metras

    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Project summary

Raphaelle is a veterinary epidemiologist, with specific interests in vector-borne and zoonotic diseases. During her Fellowship she will work towards further understanding the dynamics of Rift Valley fever (RVF) virus emergence by combining comprehensive datasets with modern dynamic modelling. She will work in collaboration with Professor John Edmunds's and Professor Matt Keeling's groups at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Warwick respectively, for the modelling aspects, and with Dr Eric Cardinale at CIRAD (Agricultural Research for Development, France) for the RVF expertise and data collection.