Dr. Eric D’Ortenzio (MD, MPH), is a medical epidemiologist, specialist in emerging infectious diseases. He is currently working at ANRS|Maladies infectieuses émergentes (Inserm) in France as the head of the department of Strategy and Partnerships. He is member of the board of EDCTP association and scientific coordinator of AFROSCREEN, a capacity building project for genomic surveillance. He is also clinician consultant in tropical medicine at the outpatient clinic of Bichat hospital (AP-HP) in Paris.
Prior to joining ANRS|Maladies infectieuses émergentes, Dr D’Ortenzio served as physician for health centers in Central African Republic and French Guiana, as field coordinator for MSF-F 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 also coordinated REACTIng-Inserm, a French consortium on research and actions targeting emerging infectious diseases.
He has 25 years’ experience in preparedness and emergency outbreak response, primary health care, tropical medicine, humanitarian assistance, epidemiological surveillance, clinical and epidemiological research, capacity building and partnerships in complex and limited resources settings.
He has been trained as a Medical Doctor (Aix-Marseille University) with a specialization in General Medicine and in Public Health. He holds a Master Research Degree in Epidemiology (Paris Sorbonne University). He co-authored more than 100 articles in international scientific journals on emerging infectious diseases.