6 January 2021
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Strengthening the Digital Health and Artificial Intelligence axis at LIH
LIH appoints new Director of the Department of Population Health
Dr Guy Fagherazzi, Group Leader of the Deep Digital Phenotyping Research Unit at the LIH Department Population Health (DoPH), will ensure the leadership of DoPH effective January 1st 2021. His appointment will further deepen the integration of digital data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) within the department’s and the institute’s research activities.
Dr Fagherazzi first joined LIH in June 2019 as Research Leader of the Digital Epidemiology and e-Health hub, having subsequently been appointed Group Leader of the newly established Deep Digital Phenotyping Research Unit. In these positions, he has started developing a transversal priority research axis around the topics of digital epidemiology, with the aim of strengthening the digital capacity of the department’s research groups, ultimately contributing to the creation of new and innovative public health solutions.
Having co-authored more than 200 publications, Dr Fagherazzi has a strong expertise in public health and digital epidemiology research, as well as in the analysis of large cohort studies leveraging AI methods.
As the new Director of DoPH, Dr Fagherazzi’s primary objective will be to implement his vision of modern and dynamic public health research and advance towards the concept of precision health, by aligning existing research activities in the department with the transversal and translational strategy of LIH, while expanding the use of digital health and AI. Dr Fagherazzi will also concomitantly maintain his present role as Group Leader of the Deep Digital Phenotyping Research Unit.
Prior to joining LIH, Dr Fagherazzi was a Senior Research Scientist in Digital and Diabetes Epidemiology at the Center of Research in Epidemiology and Population Health (Inserm, Paris-South Paris-Saclay University, Gustave Roussy).
He holds a Master of Science degree in “Modelling in Clinical Pharmacology and Epidemiology” from the University of Rennes, jointly obtained with a Master’s level engineering degree in “Statistics and Life Sciences” from the National School for Statistics and Information Analysis (ENSAI). In 2011, he was awarded a PhD in Epidemiology from the Paris South-Paris Saclay University, specialising in diabetes epidemiology and digital health data analytics.
“I am deeply honoured to have taken on this new position and would like to take this opportunity to thank my predecessor, Prof Laetitia Huiart, for her remarkable work over the past three years, as well as Dr Sophie Couffignal and Dr Manon Gantenbein for their support in steering the Department during the transition period", states Dr Fagherazzi.
"I am looking forward to reinforcing the collaborative work between DoPH and the other LIH departments, in line with the institute’s transversal and translational strategy, as well as continuing developing a relationship of trust with our national stakeholders and international partners”