Olivier Telle, head of Territorial Dynamics axe at CSH and senior visiting fellow at the CPR, is an urban health geographer at Centre National de la Recherche Française (CNRS). He is currently associated to Sci Fi 2 project in which he is developing a research on diseases geography in Delhi (Dengue, Chikungunya and Diarrheal diseases).
The general aim of his research is to better understand how socio-spatial dynamics of cities are connected to epidemic diffusion, in India (Delhi), as well as Asia (Vientiane, Bangkok). By integrating human mobility, socio-economic and governance disparities, Olivier aims to reduce disease diffusion within and between cities. He is particularly interested in reconnecting sanitation with urban health.
Before being recruited by CNRS, Olivier conducted a 3 years postdoc at Institut Pasteur Paris (Functionnal Genetic of Infectious Diseases).