Fassia has been granted a Clinical Research and Development Fellowship from the European and Developing Countries’ Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)/ Tropical Diseases Research-World Health Organization (TDR/WHO). Her fellowship has commenced at European Vaccine Initiative (EVI) on 8 January 2018.
Native of Benin, she obtained a DIT (Diplôme d’Ingénieur des Travaux) in Radiology at “École Polytechnique d'Abomey-Calavi” of National University of Benin in 2003. In 2006, she obtained a Master degree (MSc) in Epidemiology from the Laval University in Quebec, where she subsequently worked until 2007. From 2008 to 2011, she worked at the National Institute of Public Health of Quebec on several topics including climate change and health impact of uranium mines as research officer. Since 2013, she worked as epidemiologist at the Service of Parasitology and Mycology of University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar (UCAD) where she has been involved in several malaria projects. She also attended courses on Good Clinical Practices and on Methodology of Clinical Trials and Practical Implementation.
She plans to pursue a PhD position in Epidemiology and Public Health. Already she has authored/co-authored several articles published in peer reviewed international journals.