Jean-Claude joined Institut Pasteur in February 2022 in the Legal Department (‘Health-Ethics-Compliance’ Department). As head of the ethics unit, Jean-Claude is administrator of the IRB of the Institut Pasteur. He holds a PhD in philosophy from the Universities of Brussels (ULB) and Nancy, and he is qualified in CNU sections 17 (philosophy) and 72 (epistemology, history of science and technology).
Before joining Institut Pasteur, Jean-Claude was Deputy Director of Hospinnomics since 2015, a research chair in health economics (AP-HP – PSE/Paris School of Economics) created in 2014 by Pr. Lise Rochaix (U. Paris 1 and PSE). In this experience, Jean-Claude has been involved in the design, funding, coordination and conduct of 20+ research projects in health, health economics or ethics. During this period, 50+ young researchers (mainly in economics, but also a few in ethics or human and social sciences) were hosted and trained in conducting research in hospital settings and more generally in healthcare.
Jean-Claude keeps active in ethics research, notably in paediatric oncology following the EU-FP7 Network of Excellence project ENCCA (2011-2015) or about innovation and research practices’ issues, notably following the EU-H2020 project IMPACT-HTA (2018-2021). He is an associate member of the ethics research laboratory ETRES (ethics, research, translations) attached to the Cordeliers Research Centre of Paris Cité University; he teaches ethics and research ethics to Master 2 ethics- and to bachelor degree professional- students in the Paris Cité University.
His expertise covers economic evaluation and health technology assessment (Haute Autorité de Santé, Commission d’évaluation économique et de santé publique, of which he was a member from 2008, then vice-chair from 2018 to 2021) as well as research ethics (member of the following IRBs AP-HP.5 and J-PAL/PSE, vice-chair of the ethics committee CPP IDF 2).