Professor Philippe Guérin

Professor Philippe Guérin was appointed WWARN Director in January 2009. Philippe has extensive experience working in the field for Médecins Sans Frontières and as a researcher for a Wellcome Trust Research Unit in many countries in Africa and Asia. Following three years as a Senior Advisor to the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Philippe joined Épicentre in Paris - a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Research in epidemiology and response to emerging diseases. Philippe served as Scientific Director for six years at Épicentre before moving to WWARN. He now leads the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO), which is applying WWARN’s methods, structure and programmes, developed for malaria, to a variety of infections.