alexis descatha
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  • Phone : + 33 6 14 38 38 25
  • Location : UNIV Angers Inserm/ Univ Hospital of Angers, France
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alexis descatha MD PhD, Prof.

Course and current status

Medical degree :

1999      Residentship : 57e / 3650 (National, North), First in occupational health .

2002      Medical Doctor, Lauréat de la faculté et médaille de bronze (27 juin 2002).

2004      Speciality: occupational health.

2006      Graduate in Emergency medicine.

Scientific degree :

1999      Master of science, first level (Anatomy)

2003      Master of science, second level (Toxicology)

2007      Thesis (Ph.D) in Public Health. INSERM U1018, Villejuif, France.

2010      HDR (no English equivalence)

Job Experience


2000-2000      Hepatobiliar surgery

2000-2001      Occupational health

2000-2002      Pneumology

2000-2003      Psychiatry

2000-2004      Epidemiology

2000-2005      Emergency care

Research year 7 INSERM, Pr JC Pairon/Mme MC Jaurand (Mondor).

                        Sujet : Recherche de perte d’hétérozygotie au sein de tumeurs mésothéliales induites par des fibres dans un modèle murin.

2003-2004    Occupational health


2004-      2008          Assistant Hospitalo-Universitaire, Occupational health, Pr J Ameille, R. Poincaré Teaching hospital AP-HP (Garches).

MCU-PH (Associated professor)

2008-    2013  Occupational health, Pr J Ameille, R. Poincaré Teaching hospital UVSQ (Versailles and St Quentin University) AP-HP (Garches).       UVSQ INSERM U1018, Centre for research in Epidemiology and Population Health, Epidemiology of occupational and social determinants of health, F-94807, Villejuif, France

PU-PH (full-time Professor)

2013-  2019        Occupational health - Head of the Unit, R. Poincaré Teaching hospital UVSQ (Versailles and St Quentin University) AP-HP (Garches).    Member of the  “Population-Based Epidemiological Cohorts” Research Unit (UVSQ, Inserm, UMS 011) and of the “Aging and chronic diseases: Epidemiological and public health approaches (UVSQ, Inserm UMR1168 VIMA).

2019 -              Poisonig Control Center and Toxicological surveillance Unit (Head)/ Clinical Data Center (CDC Medical director),University hospital of Angers, France  

                       Inserm U1085, Ester Unit, University of Angers, France 

Editor in Chief

2013 -         "les Archives des maladies professionnelles et de l'environnement" (Occupational and Environmental Disorders Archives-Elsevier -Masson)

Associate Editor

2019 -         Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health (Taylor and Francis)

Scientific summary

My major field is occupational health. My primary research topic concerns the epidemiology of work disorders, musculoskeletal and other chronic disorders, and have a particular interest in exposure assessment using Job Exposure Matrix. I am leading now a Toxicological Unit and Poison Control Center in Angers. I also conducts research on emergencies in occupational settings, and I am the chairman of the scientific committee of Emergency Preparedness and Response for ICOH (International Commission on Occupational Health, ).

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