Bahi Takkouche is a Professor of Preventive Medicine at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, where he teaches epidemiologic methods. Trained as an Epidemiologist in Algiers (Algeria) and at Harvard University (USA), he gained his Ph.D. degree at the University of Santiago de Compostela. Using large-scale cohort studies, his research focuses on the determination of genetic and environmental risk factors of the so called Minor Diseases (diseases with high incidence, scarce severity and high impact on the economy and/or quality of life) such as common cold, allergic rhinitis, mouth ulcers or dysmenorrhea. He is also very active in the meta-analysis field (theory and practical applications) with widely cited articles and a patented software: HEpiMA. Professor Takkouche was employed as an Epidemiologist in the Department of Nutrition of the World Health Organization (Geneva, Switzerland) and was responsible for the launching of the world database of iodine deficiency.
Biography Updated on 29 August 2012