Dr Philippe Cavailler, Assistant Director for Epidemiological Research, leads the Center’s epidemiological research and training programs on emerging infectious diseases. Dr. Cavailler joined REDI Center in February 2009.
Before joining REDI Center, Dr Cavailler was a senior epidemiologist at the Pasteur Institute in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where he coordinated outbreak investigations of avian influenza and a regional project on hospital-based surveillance for respiratory infections and human encephalitis in Vietnam, Laos, China and Cambodia (SISEA). In addition he supervised the local practical field training of Cambodian trainees enrolled in Thailand’s International Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP).
From 2000-2005 Dr Cavailler was a Senior Epidemiologist and Head of Department at Epicentre in Paris where he coordinated and implemented field research activities on HIV and TB in various African and Asian countries, and coordinated anti-malarial drug efficacy trial in Uganda, Burundi and Sudan and a study on the feasibility and cost effectiveness of a cholera vaccine strategy in Mozambique. In addition, he conducted emergency outbreak assessments in Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Darfur and tsunami health effects in Indonesia and SARS in China. He also worked as a WHO consultant in Indonesia, where he assessed HIV and STI surveillance and treatment programs.
Dr Cavailler has an MD Degree from Xavier Bichat School of Medicine in Paris, a Diploma in Medical Statistics from Pierre and Marie Curie School of Medicine in Paris and a Master’s degree in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.