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Annie Cook is a post-doctoral fellow in epidemiology at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Her role is to investigate the epidemiology of diseases at the wildlife-domestic-human interface. She is currently investigating emerging zoonotic diseases in bats and rodents as well as conducting research on diseases transmitted to cattle from wildlife. Annie is a veterinarian and spent 8 years in clinical practice in Australia and the UK before focusing full time on research. She has a Masters in Wild Animal Health and a Masters in Public Health. She has conducted research projects investigating the epidemiology of zoonotic diseases in Uganda and Kenya. Annie’s PhD research investigated the epidemiology of zoonotic diseases in slaughterhouse workers in western Kenya.


  • 2014–2018
    Epidemiologist, International Livestock Research Institute