Anou Dreyfus, Dr.med.vet., Ph.D.
- Senior Research Fellow
Having travelled extensively since her childhood in low income countries, Dr. Anou Dreyfus has been sensitized to health issues in a setting of poverty from early on. This -together with her interest in science and veterinary medicine- lead Dr. Dreyfus to pursue a career as a veterinary epidemiologist with a special interest in public health and neglected infectious diseases. In 2001 she graduated as a veterinarian from University of Berne, where she also was awarded her doctorate (2002-03). Dr. Dreyfus obtained her epidemiological training at the Royal Veterinary College and School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London (2005, postgraduate MSc) and at Massey University, New Zealand, where she obtained a PhD on leptospirosis in humans and pastoral livestock in 2013. She gained national and international work experience in the field of public health, working for the Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome in a BSE capacity building project in Serbia (2003-04) and for the Federal Office of Public Health in Berne on pandemic influenza planning among many other projects (2006-08).
In February 2013 she joined the Veterinary Epidemiology Group in Zurich as senior research assistant, lecturer and statistical consultant. Her main research area of interest is the investigation of the leptospirosis burden in humans and animals, improvement of Leptospira laboratory capacity in a resource poor setting and the development of control strategies nationally and globally. She is an active member of GLEAN, the Global Leptospirosis Environmental Action Network (http://glean-lepto.org) of WHO.
Anou left our group to set up a leptospirosis research group at the Swiss TPH in Basel.