The BPE relies on a permanent structured core team of 20 people,
all of the positions required to carry out real-world studies on the same site.
Jules-Antoine Vaucel, MD, is a physician specialized in general practice, emergency medicine, and toxicology. He has been working at BPE since 2023 as a medico-scientific assistant. He has experience in conducting database studies (SNDS and SICAP) and clinical research. He supports the scientific team in the implementation of real-life pharmaco-epidemiology studies. Additionally, he continues to practice as a general practitioner.
Founder & Emeritus President
Nicholas Moore MD, PhD, FISPE, FRCP (Edin.), is the Founding President of BPE. He is Emeritus Professor of Medical Pharmacology (PU-PH) at the University of Bordeaux and Bordeaux Teaching Hospital. He has been a member of the ENCePP Steering Committee, President of the International Society of Pharmacovigilance (ISoP), Vice-President of the European Association of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (EACPT) and also a member of the Board of Governors of the International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE). He has a particular interest in the use of low-dose nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), the assessment of their effectiveness and safety.
Senior Scientific Officer Consultant
Patrick Blin, MD, MSc, is a Physician specialized in Public Health, Pharmacoepidemiology and Biostatistics, working for more than 30 years as Scientific Director and Consultant in Epidemiology and Pharmacoepidemiology, conducting either field or database-based studies. He has extensive experience with data from the French nationwide claims database (SNDS) and has published more than 120 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is the Vice-President of the CESREES, the Committee in charge, before the authorisation of the CNIL, to provide scientific and ethical opinions on study projects requiring the use of personal health data, including those of the SNDS.
Aurélie Balestra, MSc in Cellular Engineering and Therapeutic Strategies, Study Manager at BPE since 2007, she participates in research projects from design to dissemination of results. She has acquired a strong experience in field studies in oncology, pneumology and balneotherapy and more recently, on database studies in cardiology. Since 2019, she is involved in the organizing Committee of the Bordeaux PharmacoEpi Festival, participates in projects valorization and implements the platform communication strategy as Community Manager.
Emmanuelle Bignon, MSc in Applied Molecular Cytology, participates in research projects from design to dissemination of results at BPE since 2009. She has acquired a strong experience in field studies in oncology, gastro-enterology, hematology, allergology, and more recently, on database studies in gastro-enterology. She is involved in the archiving process of BPE studies.
Caroline Dureau-Pournin, MSc in Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance, has been working for over 20 years at BPE. She coordinates field and database studies, in particular using the SNDS data, from conception until results publication. She also supports project teams in the regulatory process for study implementation and the BPE director to set-up collaboration agreements with partners.
Angela Grelaud-Boussinot, MSc, has been working at BPE with 20 years of experience, involved in both field and database-based studies (SNDS in particular), whatever the domain, with some preference for unusual designs or topics. For several years, she also assists Cécile Droz-Perroteau, the BPE director, with general management aspects. She is also involved in the communication of the BPE Platform.
Adeline Grolleau, PhD, has been working in Pharmacoepidemiology since 2005, with 10 years’ experience in managing research projects from the design until result publication. She is involved in both field studies with pharmacovigilance program and database-based studies, SNDS in particular. She is involved in proposals for response to public or private Calls for Projects.
Estelle Guiard has a MSc in Neurosciences and Neuropharmacology has been trained in Epidemiology, with 20 years’ experience at BPE in pharmacoepidemiology from the conception of studies until result publication. She is involved in several field studies with pharmacovigilance program and database-based studies using the French National Healthcare Insurance System (SNDS) in many therapeutic areas as cardiology and diabetology. She is also involved in the scientific promotion group of the BPE Platform.
Stéphanie Lamarque has a PhD in Biological and Medical Sciences, supplemented by an Epidemiology training, with 20 years of experience in pharmacoepidemiology at BPE Platform. She manages from the design to dissemination of results, several field and database-based studies in many therapeutic areas, especially in oncology and pneumology/allergology. She is also involved in the communication of the BPE Platform and supports the team in responding to public and private Calls for Projects.
Séverine Lignot-Maleyran, MSc in Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance, has been working at BPE with 20 years of experience. She coordinates national and European field and database studies, including ones relying on the French National Healthcare Insurance System (SNDS). She is also the quality referent in charge of developing and implementing the Quality Management System to follow and maintain the ISO 9001: 2015 certification of BPE.
Project Acquisition Manager
Magali Rouyer, MSc, has enriched her training with a huge experience in Pharmacoepidemiology of 25 years, most of which at the BPE, involved in both field and database-based studies using the SNDS, notably in the area of oncology. She ensures the smooth progress of studies in terms of methods, budget, quality and timelines. She also assists the BPE team for proposals in response to public or private Calls for Projects.
Abdelilah Abouelfath, MSc in Public Health, has over 20 years of experience at BPE Platform and has an experience of field studies and database-based studies using the French National Healthcare Insurance System (SNDS). He has published more than 35 papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Marie-Agnès Bernard, MSc in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, has over 18 years of experience at BPE Platform in analysing data from field studies and database-based studies using the French National Healthcare Insurance System (SNDS).
Jérémy Jové, MSc in Biostatistics, has 20 years of experience at BPE Platform and has an extensive experience of field studies and database-based studies using the French National Healthcare Insurance System (SNDS). He has participated in several projects and has published more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Chief of Biostatistics
Régis Lassalle, MSc in Statistics, has been working at BPE Platform since 2005. He has an extensive experience of field studies and database-based studies using the French National Healthcare Insurance System (SNDS). He participates in several multi-country and multi-database projects and has published more than 85 papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Ludovic Liège, graduated with a Licence in Computer Science, joined the BPE Platform in 2002. He is in charge of the IT management and the development of databases. He is involved in supervision and management of database managers and developers team and in the management of the planning, design and quality of the IT applications developed within the BPE (medical data entry, study follow-up, quality control).
Dunia Sakr, MSc in Biostatistics supplemented with an MSc in Mathematical Statistical and Economic Engineering, has over 10 years of experience in biostatistics, first in a research team of INSERM then in a private French CRO and for 5 years at BPE. She is involved in field studies and database-based studies using the French National Healthcare Insurance System (SNDS).
Romain Sylvestre, graduated with a two-year University Degree in Technology with over 14 years of experience, first in Defence, then in embedded software development, and finally as an application designer, Developer and Data Manager for all BPE health studies since 2013.
Hélène Soussal has worked in administrative management for more than 20 years. She is taking care of all the administrative tasks within the BPE Platform since 2021 and she is involved in the organizing Committee of the Bordeaux PharmacoEpi Festival.
Nathalie Vidal is in charge of monitoring and controlling accounting operations with the different supervisory bodies, budget forecasts and consolidated balance sheets at BPE Platform since 2003. At the administrative level, she also manages the follow-up of contract signatures with partners and the pre-establishment of a personal contract. She supports the secretary in centralising orders.