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Jean-Pierre Van geertruyden

  • Research Expertise:My main expertise lies in bio-statistical support, designing and implementing (clinical) epidemiological study designs and conducting clinical trials (Phase 1-2-3). (Development of) molecular tools are incorporated in the majority of our studies. Apart from malaria related research (main expertise), I’ve set up research lines on NCDs, cervical cancer diagnosis & treatment, vaccine development, Infectious disease prevention & control (IPC), etc. with colleagues with complementary expertise. Ongoing collaborations in DRCongo (ebolavaccin), Tanzania, Burundi, Uganda, Peru, Ethiopia,... I consider health & education as two of the main drivers of development and have the privilege to work as a researcher on the interface of these two domains. Conducting academic activities with colleagues from and in LMICs creates a new generation of academics. They train the next generations of graduates and professors. In addition, they may invent home grown solutions, may give a sound expert advice to their policy makers taking into account their local needs and interests. It provides also a powerful academic network. Societal relevance and local ownership are import assets and academic initiatives need to be demand and need driven. Previously fifteen years of operational experience in humanitarian aid and emergency preparedness (including; outbreak of IP site, investments and control, including cholera, measles, , meningitis, malnutrition, ...)
  • Disciplines:Tropical medicine, Biostatistics, Epidemiology
  • Research techniques:epidemiologie, studie design, disease control, statistics, clinical trials
  • Users of research expertise:Press, collegues, communication department,