Staff

Niko Speybroeck

Management committee: CODIR

Professor of Quantitative Epidemiology (research interests in the areas of epidemiology, biostatistics, spatio-temporal analysis, mathematical models, surveillance systems, epidemics)

Phone:     +32 (0) 27 64 33 75

Sandy Tubeuf

Management committee: CODIR

Professor of Health Economics (research interests in the area of Health Economics, Labour Economics and Applied Econometrics)

Email:      sandy.tubeuf@uclouvain.be
Phone:     +32 (0) 27 64 34 54

Dominique Vanpee

Management committee: CODIR

Professor of Medicine, President of the Institute for Research on Health and Society (IRSS)

 

Phone:     +32 (0) 27 64 30 99

Nathalie Chaidron

Management committee: CODIR

Administrative coordinator of the Institute

Phone:     +32 (0) 27 64 34 61

Regina Below

Staff, Database Manager, Documentalist

Regina is Database Manager and Documentalist at CRED, where she has been working for over 30 years. As technical support staff, she is involved in different activities at the centre and is in charge of the Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT).

Email:      regina.below@uclouvain.be
Phone:     +32 (0) 27 64 33 26

Shivani Chopra

Staff, EM-DAT Developer

Shivani received her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Maharshi Dayanand University in India. She has spent more than 5 years as IT developer in various projects covering different fields of business both in India and Belgium. 

Email:      shivani@uclouvain.be
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Thomas Jideofor Ogbu

Staff, Research associate and PhD research candidate

Thomas holds a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics from the University of Nigeria Nsukka, and a Master’s degree in Biostatistics from Hasselt University Belgium. He also has a Master’s in Public Health Methodology from Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).  He has worked on several projects in both the financial and health sectors in Nigeria and Belgium. He started in CRED in October 2018.

Phone:     32 (0)2 764 34 48

Aditi Kharb

Staff, Research associate

Aditi Kharb holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics from University of Delhi and a Master in Public Policy and Development from Paris School of Economics. She has worked on projects in Africa and Latin America. Her main research interests include Health Economics, Development Economics and Climate Change. 

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Joris van Loenhout

Staff, Research Fellow

Joris van Loenhout obtained a BSc in Biological Sciences, followed by a MSc in Toxicology and Environmental Health, both at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. From 2007 to 2014, he worked at the department of Environmental Health at the Public Health Service Gelderland-Midden. Within that position, he coordinated several EU-funded projects on environmental health topics, and he also carried out a study on indoor temperature in relation to health of elderly residents. In 2015, he successfully defended his PhD thesis on the long-term health impact of Q fever.

Joris has worked at CRED since 2014, initially as a Postdoctoral fellow but currently as a research fellow. His main focus area is the impact of natural disasters on health and health systems, with a particular focus on heatwaves.

Phone:     +32 (0) 27 64 34 55

Valentin Wathelet

Staff, IT Support, Research assistant

Valentin holds a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences, and a Master's degree in Biomedical Sciences (Clinical Biomedical Sciences Specialization), both from the Université Catholique de Louvain. Valentin has also been trained in Bioinformatics and Programming at the University of Liège.

He is interested in programming and development, his work focuses on the EM-DAT database and its usability. He started the development of the new EM-DAT public portal, working now part time on the project.

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Debarati Guha Sapir

Consultancy and Previous Director

Debarati Guha-Sapir was the Director of CRED and a Professor at University of Louvain School of Public Health, in Brussels and Member of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Belgium. She founded EMDAT - international reference database on natural disasters. Trained in Calcutta University, Johns Hopkins University and University of Louvain, she has a PhD in epidemiology.

She has been involved in field research and training in humanitarian aid issues, working closely with the World Health Organization, UNHCR, UNDP and European Commission in various regions of the world, including China, Sudan, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, the Great Lakes, Somalia and Central America. Her research is focused on human impact of disasters and conflicts using Epidemiological methods. Another area of her research is the cause of mortality from crises events - a central theme for progress in the Sustainable Development Goals. She has collaborated with diverse researchers all over the world. 

Email:      debby.sapir@uclouvain.be
Phone:     +32 (0) 27 64 33 27
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