Lisa Cavalerie is a vet epidemiologist with experience in quantitative and qualitative research as well as policy making on various zoonotic diseases.
In 2011, she graduated from French National Vetschool of Alfort and completed an advanced master program on risk management at AgroParisTech with a thesis on the socio-economic impacts of bovine tuberculosis policy in France.
During her PhD, she worked on Rift Valley fever persistence in Mayotte, a French oversea territory, part of the Comoros archipelago, using different approaches from mathematical modelling, to surveillance system evaluation and participatory epidemiology.
In 2014, she took a policy officer position at the Animal Health Office at the French Ministry of Agriculture in Paris. She was leading the French national bovine tuberculosis action plan aiming at bTB eradication. From 2015 to 2017, she has been managing bluetongue national policy during and after the crisis caused by its unexpected reemergence. During that time, she also served as a deputy and then principal national focal point for wildlife for the OIE and was involved in several other projects : AIHP surveillance in wild birds, brucellosis management in mountain goats.
In 2018, Lisa has been detached from the French agriculture and environment administration to serve research abroad. She joined the institute of Infection and Global Health at the University of Liverpool as a postdoctoral research associate and is based at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.