Dr. Véronique Chevalier is an epidemiologist and a veterinarian (DVM, PhD, HDR) with work experience in Africa, Middle East, Southeast Asia and Europe
She spent the last 20 years working on emerging diseases epidemiology and modelling, with a special emphasis on vector borne diseases, such as Japanese Encephalitis, Rift Valley fever and West Nile fever. She coordinated several research projects on vector borne disease, as well as on MersCov, published more than 80 research papers and has supervised a dozen of post-graduate students during that period.
She is the head of the One Health group, at Institut Pasteur du Cambodge, Cambodia. This group is part of a collaboration between the CIRAD (French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development) and IPC. Its main focus is on zoonotic diseases with a strong modelling component. Diseases addressed by this One Health group include Betacoronaviruses, rabies, Japanese encephalitis and Nipah virus. She is actually coordinating the ZooCoV research project funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR), Région Occitanie and Pasteur Foundation Asia. ZooCOv aims to better understanding and preventing the risk of emergence of new viruses, and particularly Betacoronaviruses, in human populations of Cambodia.