Eric D’Ortenzio, MD, MPH is currently acting at Inserm as scientific coordinator of REACTing (https://reacting.inserm.fr/) and clinical trials and capacity building projects in Africa. He also provides consultation in tropical diseases, travel medicine and migrant health at Bichat hospital and for the Samu Social, in Paris. He is member of the IAME (Infection, Antimicrobials, Modelling, Evolution) research center, an alliance from basic to clinical and population-based research towards medical progress in the fight against infectious diseases (https://www.iame-research.center/).
He has 20 years’ experience in primary health care, humanitarian assistance, emergency response, epidemiological surveillance, operational research, clinical trials and capacity building in complex and various settings. Prior to joining Inserm, he served as physician for health centers in French Guiana and in Bangui, as field coordinator for MSF in Ivory Coast and in Sudan, epidemiologist for Public Health France in Reunion Island, head of the epidemiology research unit for Institut Pasteur New-Caledonia and scientific director for Solthis NGO.
He has been trained as a clinician (Medical Doctor, Aix-Marseille University) with an initial specialization in General Medicine then followed by a second specialization in Public Health & Social Medicine. He has a Master Research Degree (M2) in Public Health/Epidemiology (Sorbonne University).