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About Fidy

I am an Assistant Professor at East Carolina University and a wildlife veterinarian interested in the ecological approaches to health and particularly the “One Health” concept and the field of “Conservation Medicine”.

I obtained my veterinary degree (DVM) from the University of Antananarivo, Madagascar and a Master’s degree in epidemiology from the faculté de médecine vétérinaire of the Université de Montréal, Canada and a PhD in Biology (Ecology, Evolution and Systematics) at the University of Missouri Saint Louis, USA. 

Prior to joining ECU, I was a postdoctoral research associate in the Metcalf Lab at Princeton University


Using a combination of fieldwork, laboratory and data analysis as well as computational modeling, my research interests focus on the potential impacts of humans and domestic animals on wildlife health in Madagascar.


To facilitate research in Madagascar, help build local scientific capabilities of Malagasy researchers and advance conservation science, I co-founded Mahaliana Labs in Madagascar. At Mahaliana, I lead and manage several research projects, mainly on the health and diseases of wild animals and their interactions with humans & domestic animals.

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