Field Epidemiology and Training
Sandra Cohuet graduated as a medical doctor specialized in Public Health at the medical university in Rennes, France. She completed a master’s degree in control of infectious diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Diseases in London, United Kingdom, and obtained the European Program for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET) diploma in 2008.
Sandra joined Epicentre as Medical epidemiologist in June 2010. She collaborates to the implementation of mortality and nutritional surveys in emergencies context, surveillance systems and operational research projects in post-crisis setting, mainly in African countries.
Isabel Martinez-Pino joined Epicentre as EPIET (European Program for Intervention Epidemiology Training) in September 2011.
Isabel Martinez-Pino is a medical doctor specialized in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. She completed a master’s degree in Public Health and her medical residency in Barcelona (Spain) where she also concluded her PhD in Public Health and Biomedical Research Methodology.
After finishing a traineeship program of 4 months in the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (Stockholm, Sweden) she worked for 2 years at the National Center of Epidemiology in Madrid, Spain.
Jonathan Polonsky joined Epicentre as an epidemiologist in February 2010. He has an undergraduate degree in Human Sciences from Oxford University, and a Masters degree in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Prior to joining Epicentre, he worked as a researcher at LSHTM, a field epidemiologist with MSF-Holland and with the Health and Nutrition Tracking Service (HNTS), and as a Public Health Officer with the World Health Organisation.
Jonathan is principally involved in conducting surveys and establishing surveillance systems among crisis-affected populations, with additional work in responding to outbreaks, conducting medical research, and participating in training other public health professionals.
Axelle Ronsse is a Belgian general practitioner with a tropical medicine degree and a master's in public health in developing countries. Once she was bitten by the humanitarian aid bug, she spent eight years at emergency spots around the planet with Médecins Du Monde. She has now found a berth at Epicentre, putting her experience and scientific spirit to work for the organization...but her world tour continues!
Isabelle Beauquesne trained as a nurse, then, after several years spent in France and in the field, decided to focus on training. She extended her hands-on experience with two master's degrees, in Health Education and Training Management.
She joined Epicentre in 2003 as a trainer and has been in charge of coordinating the Training Department since 2005.
She ensures that the training courses provide high quality teaching (Epicentre) and designs new training courses (instructional design). She takes part in a number of training courses as a trainer, including the “Training Trainers” course.
Danielle Michel joined Epicentre in 1992 after 15 years working as a physiotherapist. She perfected her administrative skills with a management master's from Paris-Dauphine University. She is in charge of organization, supplies and financial management for Epicentre’s training activities. She also provides teaching support.