Alexis Descatha (d'Escatha)
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  • Location : UNIV Angers Inserm- Univ Hospital of/CHU Angers, France
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Alexis Descatha (d'Escatha) 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 (CHU Angers), France  

2019 -           Inserm U1085, Ester Unit, University of Angers (Univ Angers), France 

2021 -           Appointed as Clinical Professor of Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology and Prevention, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine, Hofstra/Northwell, USA

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)        

(Member of the board of Journal of occupational rehabilitation, Springer)

Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur

Scientific summary

I am a Professor of Occupational Health in France (Paris, now Angers). My research focuses on the epidemiology of work disorders, musculoskeletal and other chronic diseases. My interest is in exposure assessment using a job exposure matrix and long working hours (I was co-lead reviewer for the WHO/ILO joint burden of disease initiative). I lead the Clinical Toxicological Unit - Poison Control Center, Western France, and involved in Clinical Data Center. I also conduct research on emergencies in occupational settings and I am Chair (and creator) of ICOH’s scientific committee on Emergency Preparedness and Response, and involved in COVID preparedness. In 2021, I was honored by my President, as Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur. I am collaborating with USA, and was appointed Clinical Professor of Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology and Prevention. 

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