Eric D'Ortenzio is a medical doctor (Aix-Marseille University), specialized in Public Health and in General Medicine. He also obtained a Master of Science in Public Health (Epidemiology) degree at Sorbonne University and diplomas in tropical medicine (Aix-Marseille University), in malarialogy (Aix-Marseille University), in HIV care (Paris Sud University) and in liver infectious diseases (Sorbonne University).
He has several years of field experience in tropical settings and France, as a clinician or as an epidemiologist for NGOs (MSF in Ivory Coast and Sudan ; Solthis), hospitals/health centres (French Guyana, Central African Republic and Paris) and public health agency (Sante Publique France-Reunion Island). He has lead during 3 years the research unit of infectious diseases epidemiology at the Institut Pasteur of New Caledonia.
Since 2015, he is working for Inserm (French National Institute of Health and Medical Research) in Paris as the scientific coordinator of REACTing (REsearch and ACTion targeting emerging infectious diseases) and Prevac (Partnership for Research on Ebola VACcinations) in Guinea, a clinical trial evaluating the tolerance and the immunogenicity of Ebola vaccines. He is also consultant in tropical medicine and migrant health in the outpatients clinic of Bichat Hospital in Paris.
His topics are infectious diseases epidemiology, research on emerging infectious diseases (Ebola, Zika, Chikungunya, Dengue, Influenza, etc.), global health projects, tropical diseases and migrant health. He is the author or co-author of more than 60 publications in international peer reviewed scientific journals.