Patricia Randrianavony, PhD

A pharmacologist and aesthetician, Patricia is head of the Department of Animal Physiology and Pharmacology at the University of Antananarivo, where she earned a DEA and a PhD in pharmacology. She assists in academic coordination, provides overall program support, and occasionally serves as advisor to SIT students whose ISPs involve laboratory investigation of medicinal plants used in traditional medicine. A recipient of the Prince Bernhard Scholarship for Nature Conservation in 1993, Patricia has worked with rural communities in Madagascar and Uganda on health and conservation issues. She served as an advisor to Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda when it was developing a pharmacology laboratory and rural healthcare program.


  • PhD, University of Antananarivo
  • DEA, University of Antananarivo
Patricia Randrianavony, PhD

SIT Study Abroad

Program Assistant

MADAGASCAR: Traditional Medicine and Healthcare Systems

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