Philippe Quénel, medical doctor, expert in epidemiology and bio-statistics, is a specialist in public health. He began his career at Inserm (a public research organization in France dedicated to human health) before joining the environmental health department of the French Institute for Public Health Surveillance (InVS) from 1994 to 2002. From 2003 to 2011, he was scientific coordinator of InVS regional office in the French overseas Departments of America, where he coordinated the strengthening of surveillance and alert systems for vector-borne diseases, including in particular arboviruses (dengue, chikungunya). On the basis of this experience, in 2006, he contributed to the strengthening of chikungunya surveillance and to the management of the crisis during the huge epidemic that occurred in Reunion Island. From 2011 to 2014, he was Director of the Institut Pasteur of French Guiana, a research, surveillance and training institute on tropical and emerging infectious diseases.
Since 2014, he has been Director of the LERES (Laboratory for Study and Research in Environment and Health) at the he EHESP School of Public Health. Since 2016, he has been President of Epiter, an association for the development of field epidemiology, and of the Scientific Council of Public Health France (the National Public Health Agency). Since May 2018, he has also been Chairman of the Vectors WG at ANSES (Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail)
Intervention during the conference:
14:00 – 16:00 workshops: Preventing epidemics: a community- and public-health-oriented approach