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Sasco Annie Jeanne

E-mail: annie.sasco@u-bordeaux.fr

Annie J. Sasco, MD PhD, is currently team leader of Epidemiology for Cancer Prevention in an Inserm (NIH) research unit at the school of public health of the Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 University in France. After having training at the Bordeaux medical school, she went to Harvard where she earned two masters and a doctoral degree in epidemiology, while also working as a teaching fellow of Harvard University. She then worked for 22 years at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France, including 9 years as Group Leader and then Unit Chief of Epidemiology for Cancer Prevention and 2 years as Acting Chief of the Cancer Control Programme of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Dr Sasco is a European expert on the human health effects of growth promoters used in animal husbandry. She also holds Visiting Professorship appointments at the Center for Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, USA and at the Faculty of Veterinarian Medicine and Zootechny, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Having been described as an “over-graduated woman”, she considers herself a positive mix of a European-American medical-scientific training providing her with the background and expertise needed for carrying out sound, methodologically valid, yet innovative epidemiologic research, which she then translates to policy-making individuals and institutions. Her major goal is to contribute to the inspiration and formation of future generations of scientists and citizens, including her own children. She is a convinced feminist.
Dr. Sasco is the author of more than 400 publications including more than 135 indexed in Medline and has numerous editorial activities for peer-reviewed journals. She is currently the member of many expert committees, scientific and other boards, as well as civil societies groups. She is co-founder and vice-president of the European Society of Environmental Health and a member of the Ethics and Philosophy group of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology. In 2005, she was one of the 1000 women nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. A true citizen of the world, she speaks and works in French, English and Italian, with notions of German and Spanish.

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