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Field Epidemiology and Training


Epidemiology :
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PORTEN Klaudia
Director
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ABDALLAH Saif El Din
Epidemiologist
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BALANDINE Serge
Computer engineer
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BASTARD Mathieu
Statistician

Mathieu Bastard completed his master's in applied mathematics in 2009 at Lyon, specializing in statistics and IT.

In January 2010, he joined Epicentre's Clinical Research Department as a statistician. He is based in Geneva at MSF Switzerland. He works closely with epidemiologists on HIV, tuberculosis and neglected tropical diseases. He uses his main field of expertise, mathematical modelling, to find answers to research questions.

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BEN FARHAT Jihane
Epidemiologist
Jihane Ben Farhat has a degree in biostatistics and epidemiology. She followed up her studies with a biostatistics internship at the George Institute in Sydney. She took advantage of her time there to explore Australia in a van, New Zealand on a bicycle and South East Asia in flip-flops.
 
She becomes part of the Epicentre team in August 2010. She mainly works on pediatrics and adolescent projects. She is also member of the FUCHIA group.
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BERNASCONI Andrea
Epidemiologist
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COHUET Sandra
Epidémiologist

Sandra Cohuet graduated as a medical doctor specialized in Public Health at the medical university in Rennes, France. She completed a master’s degree in control of infectious diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Diseases in London, United Kingdom, and obtained the European Program for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET) diploma in 2008. 

Sandra joined Epicentre as Medical epidemiologist in June 2010. She collaborates to the implementation of mortality and nutritional surveys in emergencies context, surveillance systems and operational research projects in post-crisis setting, mainly in African countries. 

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GRANDESSO Francesco
Epidemiologist

After two missions with MSF in 1995 and 1999 as nurse, Francesco awarded in 2001 the MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He started working in Epicentre in December 2002, initially appointed for one year and a half at the Mbarara Research base (Uganda) where he coordinated the field activities of a study on the efficacy of Coartem. In June 2004 he joined the headquarter team in Paris working mostly on mortality and malnutrition surveys, surveillance system implementations and epidemic investigations. After an intermezzo of two years (2007-2009), when he attended the European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training, he rejoined Epicentre, where I have been working mostly on malaria research.

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GRELLETY-BOSVIEL Emmanuel
Epidemiologist
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LLOSA Augusto
Epidemiologist

Augusto Llosa joined Epicentre in 2010. His research interests include vaccine preventable diseases and  mental health in humanitarian settings.

Prior to Epicentre Augusto held field based coordination positions in Asia, Latin America and Africa with Médecins Sans Frontières and the Institute for OneWorld Health.

He received his Ph.D. in epidemiology from Stanford University.

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MAMAN David
Epidemiologist

David Maman joined epicentre in March 2010. Medical doctor, he previously worked as a clinician in MSF HIV programs in Malawi and Democratic Republic of Congo and completed a MSc of Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medical. He initially joined Epicentre for his PHD and is now in charge evaluating impact and population outcomes in HIV programmes in high prevalence settings in Malawi, Kenya, Swaziland and south Africa.

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ROEDERER Thomas
Statistician

Thomas graduated from the National Statistics and Information Analysis School (ENSAI) in 2002. He was bitten by the travel bug during his first posting as a statistician in Thailand working on a clinical trial led by the Institute of Research for Development (IRD). He then spent three fruitful years at Nancy teaching hospital's Clinical Epidemiology Centre.

In 2007, his dream came true as he left on a humanitarian aid project for Epicentre in Niger. He has since worked at headquarters as a statistician as well as managing other, mainly nutrition-related projects.

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Formation :
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MICHEL Danielle
Training Assitant

 

Danielle Michel joined Epicentre in 1992 after 15 years working as a physiotherapist. She perfected her administrative skills with a management master's from Paris-Dauphine University. She is in charge of organization, supplies and financial management for Epicentre’s training activities. She also provides teaching support.

 

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SOULIER Marie-Hélène
Training Officer
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