Bios of Current Members

Joel Ankri, MD 

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Dr. Ankri is professor of public health at the Ile-de-France Ouest Medical Faculty, University of Versailles St-Quentin (UVSQ), France. Professor Ankri has completed his medical studies at Paris University specializing in statistical methodology applied to clinical research and to epidemiology and in pharmacokinetics and clinical trials methodology. He is now the head of the Center of Gerontology of Sainte Périne Hospital and the director of the Research Unit (EA2506) Health, Environment and Aging. He is also an expert of the French agency for evaluation of medicinal products (AFSSAPS) and the European agency (EMEA).

His research includes the study of disabilities and dependency of French elders (particularly of elders suffering from dementia) and epidemiological aspects of health conditions’ consequences of the elderly and the answers of the health and social system. He has also been main investigator in multicentric phase III clinical trials in Alzheimer’s disease. He is a member of the French Geriatrics and Gerontology Society’s scientific committee. He chairs the scientific committee of the federation of Gerontological Networks of the Ile-de-France region. He is the director of the master of methodology of public health interventions program (UVSQ). He is a member of the editorial board of the Gerontologie & Societé journal. He has published numerous scientific peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

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