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Cassidy Rist, DVM, MPH, DACVPM

Assistant Professor, Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine
Cassidy Rist
Room 331
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
205 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Dr. Rist is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. A veterinary epidemiologist with a background in One Health, infectious diseases, and emergency preparedness, Dr. Rist supports programs and initiatives in the Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine.

DVM, University of Florida
MPH, Global Epidemiology, Emory University
Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine

  • Building collaborative programs at the intersection of human, animal and environmental health
  • Investigating the use of endectocides in livestock as a novel malaria vector control
  • Strengthening international veterinary capacity for disease detection and response
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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/
  • 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
  • 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