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I study the prevalence of zoonoses - diseases transmitted between animals and humans - in displaced populations, addressing some of the most pressing global challenges of the next decade: climate change, displacement and emerging infectious diseases. Disease transmission between wildlife and livestock, the increased risk of zoonoses in areas where people and animals with weakened immune systems live closely together, and the emergence of infectious diseases among naive host communities are areas that need to be increasingly researched. Gaining a better understanding of disease prevalence and dynamics, control and prevention will support institutional responses.

Publications from Elements

Theses / dissertations

2023 (No publication date)

  • Braam, D., 2023 (No publication date). Zoonotic disease dynamics in displacement: A multisite case study in Sindh, Pakistan and Mafraq, Jordan
  • Journal articles

    2022 (Accepted for publication)

  • Braam, D., 2022 (Accepted for publication). Excluding livestock livelihoods in refugee responses: a risk to public health Journal of Refugee Studies,
    Doi: 10.1093/jrs/feac006
  • 2022

  • Braam, DH., 2022. Zoonoses in the margins: environmental displacement and health outcomes in the Indus Delta. Int J Equity Health, v. 21
  • 2021

  • Braam, DH., Srinivasan, S., Church, L., Sheikh, Z., Jephcott, FL. and Bukachi, S., 2021. Lockdowns, lives and livelihoods: the impact of COVID-19 and public health responses to conflict affected populations - a remote qualitative study in Baidoa and Mogadishu, Somalia. Confl Health, v. 15
  • Braam, DH., Jephcott, FL. and Wood, JLN., 2021. Identifying the research gap of zoonotic disease in displacement: a systematic review. Glob Health Res Policy, v. 6
  • Braam, DH., Chandio, R., Jephcott, FL., Tasker, A. and Wood, JLN., 2021. Disaster displacement and zoonotic disease dynamics: The impact of structural and chronic drivers in Sindh, Pakistan. PLOS Glob Public Health, v. 1
    Doi: 10.1371/journal.pgph.0000068
  • Tasker, A. and Braam, D., 2021. Positioning zoonotic disease research in forced migration: A systematic literature review of theoretical frameworks and approaches. PLoS One, v. 16
  • 2020

  • Ebata, A., Hodge, C., Braam, D., Waldman, L., Sharp, J., MacGregor, H. and Moore, H., 2020. Power, participation and their problems: A consideration of power dynamics in the use of participatory epidemiology for one health and zoonoses research. Prev Vet Med, v. 177