Anne Degrand Guillaud (France), Head of Sector at the European Commission in the Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Brussels. Research Project: "The coordination of European Union Members States at the United Nations towards the promotion of social development"
Doctor Anne Degrand-Guillaud is a French Medical Doctor specialized in epidemiology, qualified in Statistics and Infection Control. She received her MD at Montpellier University (France, 1983). Her thesis was on "nutrition policy: comparison of eating patterns between developing countries and western countries". She also holds a Master degree in Public Health (Grenoble, France, 1993).
She worked for ten years on epidemiological research in France, leading projects and managing surveys studying Public Health issues. During this time, she coordinated an international research project between Duke University (USA) and INSERM (France). In 1995, she took up a position as hospital practitioner and was appointed head of the Department of Public Health and Hygiene, responsible for prevention and epidemiological surveillance of nosocomial infections (Lyon Region, France).
In 2000, Anne Degrand-Guillaud joined the European Commission in the Directorate General for Research and Development. She had responsibility within the Health Program for managing research projects on poverty related diseases. She was active in the creation of a large scientific partnership between European and developing countries against HIV-AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis including its legal aspects.
As from 2004, Anne Degrand-Guillaud joined the Directorate General of Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities. As Head of a new team, she mainstreamed occupational health into other European policies aiming at improving the working environment within various economic sectors in the European Union.
Anne Degrand-Guillaud has a wide experience of working at the frontiers of several disciplines. She is committed to building bridges between traditionally separated domains such as public health (Health Ministry) and occupational health (Labor Ministry) or establishing connections between legal and policy aspects on the one hand and sciences and medical development on other hand. Throughout her career, she has maintained a strong and active interest in international relations with a particular focus on the relationship between Europe and developing countries.
At NYU, Doctor Degrand-Guillaud will do a research project on the place of the European Union within the United Nations and how the EU could contribute to social and human development at a global level. During her fellowship, she will be affiliated to the Jean Monnet Center.
Emile Noel Fellows for the Academic Year 2007-2008