Research Assistant Professor

Contact Information:
Address:  TYB1-A405
Phone: +852 3442 4952
Email: ayconan@cityu.edu.hk


Dr. Anne Conan joined OHRP as Research Assistant Professor in July 2020. Dr. Conan is a veterinary epidemiologist specialized in infectious diseases in low-income area. Her main research topics are the consequences of intensification of chicken farming in Asia (One Health Poultry Hub), the epidemiology of African swine fever in South East Asia, the epidemiology of Coxiella burnetii in humans and livestock, and the control of rabies in humans and dogs. She is a research fellow at the One Health Research Foundation.

Dr. Conan completed her DVM and MSc in epidemiological surveillance in 2008. She worked at the Public Health and Epidemiology Department in Pasteur Institute in Cambodia during 5 years. Her projects focused on H5N1 avian influenza and Newcastle disease in backyard poultry flocks and on chikungunya and dengue in humans.

After completing her PhD in Epidemiology in 2013, Dr. Conan started a post-doctorate fellowship at the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases at the University of Pretoria (South Africa), coordinating field activities and health and demographic surveillance systems in cattle and dogs in underserved communities at the border of the Kruger National Park. She then joined Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (St. Kitts and Nevis) in 2015 as a post-doctorate fellow before becoming an Assistant Professor in Epidemiology in 2017.

Relevant publications (full list available here):

Sintayehu M Arega, Darryn L. Knobel, Felix N. Toka, Anne Conan. “Non-Specific Effects of Veterinary Vaccines: A Systematic Review.” Vaccine, November 20, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.11.034

Eric Wikramanayake, Dirk U. Pfeiffer, Ioannis Magouras, Anne Conan, Stefan Ziegler, Timothy C. Bonebrake, David Olson (2021) “A Tool for Rapid Assessment of Wildlife Markets in the Asia-Pacific Region for Risk of Future Zoonotic Disease Outbreaks.” One Health 13: 100279https://doi.org/10.1016/j.onehlt.2021.100279

Christianah I.Odita, Anne Conan, Marshalette Smith-Antony, Juliet Battice, Shianne England, Donna Barry, Bradford D. Gessner, Darryn L. Knobel (2021) “Non-Specific Effects of Rabies Vaccine on the Incidence of Self-Reported Common Infectious Disease Episodes: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” Vaccine. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.06.007.

Darryn L. Knobel, Sintayehu M. Arega, Anne Conan (2021) “Sex-Differential Non-Specific Effects of Rabies Vaccine in Dogs: An Extended Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial in a High-Mortality Population.” Vaccine. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.01.029.

Anne Conan, Anne A. M. J. Becker, Viviana Alava, Aspinas Chapwanya, Julia Carter, Kurt Roman, Harutyun Avsaroglu, Christa Gallagher (2020) “Detection of Coxiella Burnetii Antibodies in Sheep and Cattle on a Veterinary Campus in St. Kitts: Implications for One Health in the Caribbean Region.” One Health. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.onehlt.2020.100163.

Sintayehu Arega, Anne Conan, Claude T. Sabeta, Jan E. Crafford, Jeanette Wentzel, Bjorn Reininghaus, Louise Biggs, Andrew L. Leisewitz, Melvyn Quan, Felix Toka, Darryn L. Knobel (2020) “Rabies Vaccination of 6-Week-Old Puppies Born to Immunized Mothers: A Randomized Controlled Trial in a High-Mortality Population of Owned, Free-Roaming Dogs.” Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease. 5(1). https://doi.org/10.3390/tropicalmed5010045.

Darryn L. Knobel, Christianah Ibironke Odita, Anne Conan, Donna Barry, Marshalette Smith-Anthony, Juliet Battice, Shianne England, Bradford D. Gessner (2020) “Non-Specific Effects of Rabies Vaccine on the Incidence of Common Infectious Disease Episodes: Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial.” Trials 21(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-020-04467-z.

Anne Conan, Ciara E. O’Reilly, Eric Ogola, J. Benjamin Ochieng, Anna J. Blackstock, Richard Omore, Linus Ochieng, Fenny Moke, Michele B. Parsons, Lihua Ziao, Dawn Roellig, Tamer H. Farag, James P. Nataro, Karen L. Kotloff, Myron M. Levine, Eric D. Mintz, Robert F. Breiman, Sarah Cleavelant, Darryn L Knobel (2017)  “Animal-Related Factors Associated with Moderate-to-Severe Diarrhea in Children Younger than Five Years in Western Kenya: A Matched Case-Control Study.” PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 11(8). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0005795.

Anne Conan, Oluyemisi Akerele, Greg Simpson, Bjorn Reininghaus, Jacques van Rooyen, Darryn Knobel (2015) “Population Dynamics of Owned, Free-Roaming Dogs: Implications for Rabies Control.”. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 9(11). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0004177. 

Anne Conan, Flavie Luce Goutard, Davun Holl, Sok Ra, Aurélia Ponsich, Arnaud Tarantola, San Sorn, Sirenda Vong (2013) “Cluster Randomised Trial of the Impact of Biosecurity Measures on Poultry Health in Backyard Flocks.” Veterinary Journal 198(3). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tvjl.2013.09.010.

Anne Conan, Flavie Luce Goutard, San Sorn, Sirenda Vong (2012) “Biosecurity Measures for Backyard Poultry in Developing Countries: A Systematic Review.” BMC Veterinary Research 8(1) https://doi.org/10.1186/1746-6148-8-240.