Dr Gabrielle Breugelmans joined EDCTP in August 2012 as North-North Networking Manager. Dr Breugelmans is a senior epidemiologist specialised in infectious diseases with over ten years of experience in public health, programme management and research. She obtained a Master’s in Public Health and a PhD in epidemiology from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (United States of America). She holds a Master in Health Sciences from the University of Maastricht (the Netherlands) and is a graduate of the European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET).
Before joining EDCTP, Dr Breugelmans led the vector borne disease and pharmaco-epidemiology programme at the Agence de Médecine Préventive in Paris, France for five years. She also worked for a pharmaceutical company specialised in vaccinology for several years.