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Cassidy Rist, DVM, MPH, DACVPM

Assistant Professor
  • Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine
Cassidy Rist
Department of Population Health Sciences
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
205 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Master of Public Health, Global Epidemiology, 2014
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Magna Cum Laude, 2005
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

  • Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, 2018

2016–present
Assistant Professor
Population Health Sciences
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2015–2016
Veterinary Medical Officer

United States Department of Agriculture 
Richmond, VA

2014–2016
Contractor

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

2014–2015
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

2012–2014
Research Fellow

National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

2011–2012
Veterinarian, General Practice

Trenton Animal Hospital
Trenton, FL

2009–2011
Veterinarian, Emergency and Critical Care

Affiliated Pet Emergency Services
Gainesville, FL

2007–2009
Veterinarian, Emergency and Critical Care

Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center
Santa Fe, NM

2006–2007
Intern, Small Animal Surgery

Wheat Ridge Veterinary Specialists
Wheat Ridge, CO

2005–2006
Intern, Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care

New England Animal Medical Center
West Bridgewater, MA

  • Investigating the use of endectocides in livestock as a novel malaria vector control tool
  • Economic evaluation of One Health programs and policies
  • Building domestic and international collaborative programs at the intersection of human, animal and environmental health
  • Training veterinary students for diverse careers in the public sector
  1. Ivermectin Roadmappers. "A roadmap for the development of ivermectin as a complementary malaria vector control tool." The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene 102.2s (2020): 3-24.
  2. Errecaborde KM, Rist C, Travis D, Ragan V, Potter T, Pekol A, Pelican K, Dutcher T (2019). Evaluating One Health: the role of team science in multisectoral collaboration. OIE Scientific and Technical Review, Vol. 38(1). doi:10.20506/rst.issue.38.1.2937
  3. Imbahale, S. S., Lopez, J. M., Brew, J., Paaijmans, K., Rist, C., & Chaccour, C. (2019). Mapping the potential use of endectocide-treated cattle to reduce malaria transmission. Scientific reports, 9(1), 5826. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-42356-x
  4. Rist CL, Garchitorena A, Ngonghala CN, Gillespie TR, Bonds MH (2015). The burden of livestock parasites on the poor. Trends in Parasitology, 31(11):p527-530. doi:10.1016/j.pt.2015.09.005
  5. Rist CL, Ngonghala CN, Garchitorena A, Brook CE, Ramananjato RH, Miller AC, Randrianarivelojosia M, Wright PC, Gillespie TR, Bonds MH (2015). Modeling the burden of poultry disease on the rural poor in Madagascar. One Health, vol 1:p60-65. doi:10.1016/j.onehlt.2015.10.002
  6. Rist CL, Arriola CS, Rubin C (2014). Prioritizing zoonoses: A proposed One Health tool for collaborative decision-making. PLoS ONE 9(10): e109986. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0109986
  1. USDA Economic Research Service and Farm Foundation, 2018. Meeting on Challenges to Changing Antibiotic Use in Food Animal Production: Economics, Data and Policy: “Impact of FDA Veterinary Feed Directive Policies on Practicing Veterinarians: Results of a Qualitative Survey
  2. American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Annual meeting, 2018: “Malaria Ivermectin Roadmap Symposium, Enhancing Impact from One Health Strategies”. Oral presentation.
  3. Potomac Regional Veterinary Conference, 2017. Small Animal and Public Health joint section presentation: “A Comparative Perspective on Lyme Disease
  4. Honors Seminar Course at the University of Maryland, February 9 and 11, 2016. “Outbreak Investigation Methods” and “Major Disease Outbreaks in Humans and Animals”
  5. Health and Humanitarian Emergencies Course at the Johns Hopkins University, January 14 and 15, 2016. “The Impact of Disasters on Agriculture and Food Security” and “Emerging Infectious Diseases: Ebola, from disease to disaster”
  6. International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, October 3, 2015. “A coupled epidemiological-economic model for measuring the burden of poultry disease on the rural poor in Madagascar”
  7. Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health Seminar Series at the Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, April 6, 2015. "Reaching National Consensus for Disease Control: Prioritization at the Human, Animal and Environmental Health Interface"
  8. Health and Humanitarian Emergencies Course at the Johns Hopkins University, January 12, 2015. “Emerging Infectious Diseases: Ebola, from disease to disaster”
  9. Veterinary Epidemiology Course at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, April 14, 2014. “The CDC One Health Office and Pathways to Public Health”
  10. Division Seminar at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, April 2, 2014. “Lemurs In the Backyard, Chickens In the Kitchen: Finding One Health Solutions for Madagascar”