Jean-Paul J. Gonzalez

Health For Development, H4D, USA


Jean-Paul J. Gonzalez, a Virologist and Epidemiologist, was a Research Professor Director (retd.) at the French Institute of Research for Development (IRD, France). Gonzalez serves as a Science Advisor of the Company “Health for Development” Scientific Board. He currently holds other posts as a Member of the Biological Agent Working Group of the European Center for Disease Control, Editorial Advisory Board of Scientific Journals, and Working Group on Arenavirus of the International Committee of Taxonomy of Viruses. In addition, Gonzalez served on IRD Scientific Board, American Committee on Arthropod-Borne Viruses (ACAV). Jean-Paul J. Gonzalez graduated as a Doctor of Medicine from the Medical School of Bordeaux, Bordeaux II University, Bordeaux, France, and earned his Ph.D. degree in molecular viral ecology at the Faculty of Sciences, Clermont-Ferrand University. Dr. Gonzalez joined IRD as a Medical Researcher and subsequently was a Director of Research Teams from the Pasteur Institute International Network, Central African Republic, and Senegal; moreover, he was a Guest Researcher at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA; a Visiting Professor of epidemiology and public health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA; a Visiting Professor of microbiology, Mahidol University, Salaya, Thailand; a General Director of the International Centre for Medical Research, Franceville, Gabon; a Project Manager for the French Foreign Office; and a Senior Scientist for Metabiota Company. Dr. Gonzalez dedicated his career for research, training, and expertise in the developing countries. He is a Recognized Global Health Authority and an Educator with an expertise on viral ecology, arbovirology, hemorrhagic fevers, emerging diseases, and biosurveillance, among others. Dr. Gonzalez revisited the dynamics of viral hemorrhagic fever deciphering the spatial and temporal fundamentals of disease emergence and early proposed a transdisciplinary pioneering approach of infectious diseases that subsequently made him a One Health Advocate. In addition, he has published numerous peer-reviewed articles.

Biography Updated on 16 March 2017

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