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Rado Rakotonanahary, Ph.D.
Research Fellow in Global Health and Social Medicine (EXT), Harvard Medical School

Dr. Rakotonanahary holds a PhD degree in environmental and life sciences; he specialized in immunology, immunopathology, and immunodiagnostics. His dissertation was on “Risk assessment of rickettsial exposure in Madagascar: seroepidemiological study in humans and molecular detection of Rickettsia spp. in rodents’ fleas.” The Science Faculty of the University of Antananarivo, in Madagascar, awarded his PhD in March 2019.

Dr. Rakotonanahary seeks to advance his knowledge of health systems research at its intersection with immunology and immunopathology. Under the mentorship of Dr. Matthew Bonds, associate professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Dr. Rakotonanahary will study the health system response to COVID-19 in a district of Madagascar. His knowledge of disease sero-surveillance and diagnostics in rural Madagascar provides a strong basis for pursuing this research. Dr. Bonds has developed a comprehensive integrated platform for COVID-19 research in Madagascar.

Reconciling model predictions with low reported cases of COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa: insights from Madagascar.
Authors: Authors: Evans MV, Garchitorena A, Rakotonanahary RJL, Drake JM, Andriamihaja B, Rajaonarifara E, Ngonghala CN, Roche B, Bonds MH, Rakotonirina J.
Glob Health Action
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Short- and long-term humoral immune response against Yersinia pestis in plague patients, Madagascar.
Authors: Authors: Andrianaivoarimanana V, Iharisoa AL, Rahalison L, Ralimanantsoa ML, Ratsitorahina M, Rakotonanahary RJL, Carniel E, Demeure C, Rajerison M.
BMC Infect Dis
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Networks of Care in Rural Madagascar for Achieving Universal Health Coverage in Ifanadiana District.
Authors: Authors: Cordier LF, Kalaris K, Rakotonanahary RJL, Rakotonirina L, Haruna J, Mayfield A, Marovavy L, McCarty MG, Tsirinomen'ny Aina A, Ratsimbazafy B, Razafinjato B, Loyd T, Ihantamalala F, Garchitorena A, Bonds MH, Finnegan KE.
Health Syst Reform
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Molecular and serological evidence of flea-associated typhus group and spotted fever group rickettsial infections in Madagascar.
Authors: Authors: Rakotonanahary RJ, Harrison A, Maina AN, Jiang J, Richards AL, Rajerison M, Telfer S.
Parasit Vectors
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