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Deputy head of ASTRE research unit, epidemiologist, Cirad

Marisa Peyre is an epidemiologist specialized in the evaluation of surveillance and control programs in animal health. She has been working for CIRAD (French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development) since 2006 where she carries out researches in the field of evaluative epidemiology. She graduated in 1998 in biotechnology engineering (Bordeaux, France) and obtained her PhD in 2005 in Immunology (public health) (London, UK). She has worked for the past 15 years on the evaluation of animal health surveillance and control both in developed and developing countries, especially of emerging zoonotic risks such as animal Influenza, Ebola and MersCov and on the strengthening of public-private partnership. She provides expertise for international organizations such as OIE, FAO, World Bank, Galvmed. Her key expertise is on design and evaluation of health systems (surveillance and control) including wildlife and integrated surveillance systems; animal health economics; participatory epidemiology and public-private partnerships. She is coordinating the international initiative PREZODE (Preventing Zoonotic Disease Emergence) for Cirad.


  • 2017–present
    Deputy Director ASTRE research unit, Cirad
  • 2006–present
    Epidemiologist, Cirad


  • 2019 
    Doctoral School GAIA, Habilitation to direct research
  • 2005 
    Open University London, PhD in Immunology