Dr Denis Coulombier
Dr Denis Coulombier is a medical doctor and a specialist in tropical diseases and public health with extensive international experience. He joined the Epidemic Intelligence Service of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1991 and subsequently worked in the Epidemiology Programme Office of the CDC in Atlanta.
In 1995 he returned to native France to head the Unit for information systems in the National Institute for Public Health. In 2000, Dr Coulombier was seconded to the World Health Organisation to lead the team in charge of epidemiology capacity strengthening.
From May 2005, Dr Denis Coulombier was the Head of Unit for Preparedness and Response, and from April 2011 he is the Head of Unit for Surveillance and Response Support in the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, in Stockholm, Sweden.