Professor Philippe Guérin

Professor of Epidemiology and Global Health; Director of the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO)


Professor Philippe Guérin is Director of the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO), a scientifically independent, multi-disciplinary coalition of the global infectious disease community. He joined the WorldWide Antimalarial Research Network (WWARN) – the prototypic model for IDDO – as Director in January 2009. Professor Guérin has extensive experience working in the field for Médecins Sans Frontières; as a researcher for a Wellcome Trust Research Unit in Africa and Asia; and as a Senior Advisor at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. Before moving to WWARN, Philippe served as Scientific Director for six years at Épicentre in Paris.


  • Data sharing in the time of COVID-19 with a focus on lower and middle-income countries
  • Antimalarial drug resistance - monitoring, identifying, responding
  • Malaria, visceral leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminthiases, scrub typhus, trachoma, melioidosis, noma, lymphatic filariasis, mycetoma, febrile illness
  • Generating new research evidence from fragmented, existing data for infectious disease affected communities worldwide
  • Epidemiology


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