Resume (CV)

Professional experience


  • 2021 - Present Director of the Department of Precision Health, Luxembourg Institute of Health

  • 2020 - Present Group Leader of the Deep Digital Phenotyping Research Unit, Department of Population Health, Luxembourg Insitute of Health


  • 2019 - 2020 Research Leader in Digital Epidemiology and e-Health, Department of Population Health, Luxembourg Institute of Health

  • 2013 – 2019 Senior Research Scientist in Digital & Diabetes Epidemiology, Inserm CESP, Paris South University, France. Coordinating a team of 5 people on diabetes epidemiology and artificial intelligence application in epidemiology

  • 2012 & 2013 Visiting Scientist, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Diabetes and Population Health unit, Melbourne, Australia (Total duration: 5 months). The collaboration is still ongoing.

  • 2011 – 2013 Head of the Biostatistics Department and postdoctoral research in diabetes epidemiology, Team “Nutrition, Hormones and Women’s Health”, Inserm CESP unit


  • 2019 Accreditation to direct research. University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

  • 2016 Habilitation thesis (HDR : French habilitation for PhD supervision, the highest university diploma in France allowing applications for a position of full professor). Title: Dietary and lifestyle factors and risks of type 2 diabetes and its complications. Faculty of Medicine, Paris South/Paris Saclay University, France

  • 2008-2011 PhD in Epidemiology, obtained with honors. Title: Dietary factors, components of the metabolic syndrome and risks of type 2 diabetes and breast cancer in the E3N cohort study. Faculty of Medicine, Paris South University, France. Supervisor: Françoise Clavel-Chapelon

  • 2008 Master of Science - Modelling in Clinical Pharmacology and Epidemiology. Faculty of medicine, Rennes 1 University, France

  • 2008 Master’s level engineering degree in Statistics and Life Sciences, National School for Statistics and Information Analysis (Ensai) - Rennes, France

Principal Investigator

Teaching and supervision experience

Teaching activities

  • 2017 - 2020 University degree of Disease Management for patients with diabetes – Topic: Diabetes Epidemiology, Paris Descartes University, France (3h/year)

  • 2017 – 2018 Medical School – Topic: Critical review of scientific articles, Paris South University, France (4h/year)

  • 2013 Master degree in Sociology – Topic: Introduction to R programming (lectures and tutorials), Paris Sorbonne University, France (15h)

  • 2012 – 2013 Licence degree - Topic: Epidemiology (lectures & tutorials), University Institute of Technology, Paris Descartes University, France (9h/year)

  • 2012 – 2013 Master’s level engineering degree in Biostatistics and Life Sciences – Topic: Survival analysis, National School for Statistics and Information Analysis, Rennes, France (24h/year)

  • 2008 – 2012 Licence degree - Topic: Probability and Statistics (lectures & tutorials), Paris Dauphine University, France (64h/year)


  • 3 Postdocs (Francesca Mancini, Kalina Rajaobelina, Nasser Laouali)

  • 8 PhD students (Florence Perquier, Aurélie Affret, Courtney Dow, Doua El Fatouhi, Adrian Ahne, Charline Bour, Abir Elbéji, Aurélie Fischer)

  • 19 Master Students (Hanin Ayadi, Nolwenn Badier, Hugo Allemand, Théophile Louvet, Zoé Mavroeidi, Maxime Beaulieu, Abir Albéji, Eduardo Higa, Charline Bour, Nene Djenaba Barry, Adrian Ahne, Zohra Rahy-Monceau, Emmanuelle Besse, Clélia Chambraud, Anissa Hammache, Marie Mangin, Aude Lasfargues, Sarah Neqqache, Laureen Dartois)

Institutional responsibilities

  • 2015 - 2018 Member of the Evaluation Juries of the Master of Public Health and Epidemiology, Paris South University, France and the International Master of Public Health, French School of Public Health, Paris, France

Expert activities

  • Since 2022 Member of the International Scientific Advisory Board on Digital Health, Pfizer USA

  • Since 2022 Scientific Advisor, Akuity (startup on digital vocal biomarkers)

  • Since 2016 Scientific Advisory Board on Diabetes Research for the ComPaRe Study, France

  • Since 2015 Scientific Advisory Board for the Surveillance Program of Diabetes in France, the Entred Study (National and Representative Study on Diabetes), and member of the Working Group on connected medical devices in diabetes, National Public Health Agency (Santé Publique France), France

  • 2015 – 2017 Expert in Epidemiology and Biostatistics for the French National Cancer Institute (Inca) and for the French High Authority of Health (HAS)

Editorial & Peer Review Activities

  • 2015 - Present Associate Editor, "Diabetes & Metabolism" and "Diabetes Epidemiology & Management" Journals, Elsevier

  • 2020 - 2021 Guest Editor, COVID-19 Special Issue, Journal of Medical Internet Research

  • Peer reviewer for the following journals (non-exhaustive list): The BMJ, JAMA, Plos Medicine, Diabetologia, Diabetes Care, NPJ Digital Medicine, Scientific Reports, Diabetes & Metabolism, International Journal of Epidemiology, International Journal of Obesity, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition

Major International Collaborations

  • Since 2012 Baker IDI, Diabetes and Population Health Unit, Melbourne, Australia. Long-term collaboration on diabetes and obesity epidemiology (ie. common publications, students exchanges) with Ass. Pr Dianna Magliano, Pr Jonathan Shaw

  • Since 2008 Active member and author for the EPIC network (European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition) and French correspondent for the European InterAct study (350,000 participants across 10 European countries to study the interaction between lifestyle and genetics on type 2 diabetes)

  • 2013-2018 Creation and funding of an International Associate Laboratory with the Mexican Public Health Institute on “Nutrition, Lifestyle factors and the risk of cardiometabolic diseases (Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Diseases)”, in collaboration with Pr Martin Lajous, senior epidemiologist in Mexico


  • So far, I have obtained a total of 2.3M€ as a PI or co-PI for my own research projects and I manage a team of 5 people dedicated to diabetes research and the use of AI-based methods in diabetes epidemiology.

Awards and scientific prizes

  • 2015 Prize for Best Young Researcher on Diabetes, Embassy of Sweden in France

  • 2012 & 2013 French-Australian Science Innovation Collaboration Grants. Two grants of 6500€ to fund two research stays as a visiting scientist in the unit “Diabetes and Population Health” at Baker IDI, Melbourne, Australia

Learned societies

  • Since 2017 Member of the French-Speaking Diabetes Society (SFD)

  • 2019-2022 Member of the Scientific Committee, French Speaking Diabetes Society (SFD)