Elisabeth Delarocque-Astagneau is an epidemiologist, MD, PhD, HDR. She joined the PhEMI research group in 2011. Prior to working in the group, she worked as an epidemiologist at the infectious diseases department, French Public Health Surveillance Institute (INVS) and in the “Epidemiology and Emerging Diseases” Unit at the Institut Pasteur where she coordinated hepatitis research projects in Egypt. Her areas of expertise include epidemiology, public health, infectious diseases, community cohorts, viral hepatitis, drug resistance and sexually transmitted diseases.
Her main research topics focus on the epidemiology of multiple strain infections and their potential impact on anti-infective evasion and prevention strategies. Along with the coordination of field investigations, she carries out research projects on the impact of the introduction of vaccination on the ecology of different human papillomavirus genital infections, on Chlamydia trachomatis genital infection and prevention of serious complications, and on mother-to-child transmission of multi-resistant bacteria and neonatal sepsis in low income countries. These projects are nested in two population-based cohort studies: the students’ cohort I-Share (Internet-based Students Health Research Enterprise; universities of Bordeaux and Versailles Saint-Quentin; “Investissement d’Avenir” framework), and the international pediatric cohort BIRDY (Bacterial Infections and antibiotic Resistant Diseases among Young children in low-income countries).