I am French-American and have worked in injury prevention research and policy, first in the United States at the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, and then in Austria with the Austrian Road Safety Board. This entailed the creation and implementation of European Commission project grants, including budgeting and reports, as well as coordination of the internal team and communication with partners throughout Europe.
In addition to research projects, I was the conference manager for the 1st European Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion held in Vienna, Austria in June 2006 and the conference manager for the World Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference, June 2004.
I am co vice-president of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) Section on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion.
I hold a Ph.D. from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, a Master of Public Health from the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the U.S. and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy.
My research is on improving well-being of individuals. This includes child injury prevention, prevention of violence against women, in all spheres of life, from traffic to the home environment. Children are particularly vulnerable to injuries and need special consideration to safeguard their right to health and to a safe environment, free from injury. As childhood is a crucial life stage, exposure to disadvantages has lasting effects on health and well-being in adult life.
Inequalities also has a major role to play in well-being, therefore I am a member of the ISAC group with studies the consequences of injuries.
I teach the Practice part of the Science course to Master of Public Health students in the spring semester. The course is on how to structure, write and orally present the Master Thesis.
Academic honours, awards and prizes
Truman scholar, financial support for graduate school