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Research Associate, Kenya Medical Research Institute

Fred Andayi is a research epidemiologist in communicable diseases. He sis currently a Research Associate at Lady Davis Institute of Medical Research at Jewish General Hospital, a McGill University Centre, in Canada. In the course of his career, he has made significant research contributions on influenza and other respiratory illness, insect-transmitted viruses (arboviruses and haemorrhagic fevers), viral hepatitis and childhood vaccine-preventable infections. He also consults and provides technical support in infectious disease outbreak management and pandemic preparedness, infectious disease surveillance systems design and performance evaluations, and mapping of health outcomes. Previously, he worked at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC), UNHCR, Medicins Sans Frontiers (MSF-OCA), and the University of Montreal (UdeM). He also holds a research affiliation to Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI). Fred has a veterinary medical background with postgraduate qualifications in public health epidemiology (infectious diseases).


  • 2019–present
    Research associate, Lady Davis Institute of Medical Research at Jewish General Hospital-McGill University
  • 2017–2019
    Public Health Specialist, US Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • 2016–2017
    Epidemiological Activities Manager, Médecins San Frontiers (MSF-OCA), Montreal Canada
  • 2015–2016
    Research associate, University of Montreal (GREZOSP-CFIA), Montreal Canada


  • 2015 
    university of Montreal, Montreal Canada, Postdoc
  • 2014 
    University of Aix Marseille, Marseille, France. , PhD Public Health (Epidemiology)
  • 2009 
    EHESP, Paris City, France , Master of Public Health (Biostatistics and Epidemiology)
  • 2005 
    University of Nairobi, Nairobi City, Kenya, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine