Annie J. Sasco

Université Bordeaux 2, France

Annie J. J. Sasco is currently a Team Leader of Epidemiology for Cancer Prevention in an Inserm (NIH) Research Unit at the Medical School of the Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 University in France. After having been trained in the Bordeaux Medical School, she went to Harvard where she got two masters and a doctoral degree in epidemiology, being for a while Teaching Fellow of Harvard University. She then worked for 22 years at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France, including 9 years as Group Leader and then Unit Chief of Epidemiology for Cancer Prevention. The IARC is the specialized World Health Organization agency dealing with cancer research. Dr. Sasco is a European expert on the human health effects of growth promoters used in animal husbandry. She also holds a Visiting Professorship appointment at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Having been described as an “over graduated” woman, she considers herself the positive mix of a European-American medical-scientific training having provided 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, including her own children. She is the author of more than 400 publications including 127 listed in Medline and has numerous editorial activities for several peer-reviewed journals. She is currently the member of many expert committees, scientific and other boards, as well as civil societies groups. She is cofounder and Vice President of the European Society of Environmental Health. In 2005, she was of the 1000 women nominated for the Peace Nobel Prize. A true citizen of the world, she speaks and works in French, English, and Italian, with notions of German and Spanish.

Biography Updated on 23 August 2007

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