The BPE platform has a permanent team of around 30 people. This logistical and operational support team is made up of all the needed professions to carry out pharmacoepidemiological studies: physicians, pharmacists, epidemiologists, project leaders, team leaders, data managers, statisticians, database programmers, clinical research assistants, administrative agents as well as a secretarial / accounting unit. This team is located on the same operational platform (nearly 1,000 m2), which facilitates the management of studies through the use of efficient operational tools, and thus optimizes data and results quality to be submitted to health authorities and sponsors in the required timeframe.

The size of the team is adapted to the projects conducted by BPE by integrating and training new staff as needed. Training and teaching are an integral part of the activity of the BPE team, which regularly participates in teaching at Bordeaux University (Master 2 de PEP-PVDIU ToMARSDIU FARC-TECDU PEP).

DIRECTION​

Nicholas Moore, MD, PhD, FISPE, FRCP (Edin.) is the Founding President of BPE. He is a cardiologist and emeritus professor of medical pharmacology (PU-PH) at the Université de Bordeaux and Bordeaux teaching hospital. He was a member of the ENCePP Steering Committee. He has been President of the International Society of Pharmacovigilance (ISoP), Vice President of the European Association of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (EACPT) and 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) in the case of analgesia, the assessment of their effectiveness and safety.
Nicholas Moore
President
Cécile Droz-Perroteau, PhD is a pharmacoepidemiologist. She has been working for > 20 years in epidemiology & pharmacoepidemiology, within BPE since 2003. She is a member of the ENCePP Steering Committee. She has been supervising large national and international studies, using various and complex designs, various data sources (primary and secondary data) in diverse therapeutic fields. She has extensive experience in analysis of the French National Healthcare Insurance System (SNDS) data. She has been involved in many multi-country and multi-database projects, and has managed several field studies. She has published more than 85 papers in peer reviewed journals. She is currently the Director of BPE.
Cécile Droz-Perroteau
Director
Patrick Blin, MD, PhD is a physician specialized in Public Health, Pharmacoepidemiology and Biostatistics. He has been working for more than 30 years as scientific director and consultant in epidemiology and pharmacoepidemiology, conducting either field or database-based studies. He has also more than 10 years of experience in clinical trials. He has extensive experience of the data from the French nationwide claims database (SNDS) and has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He was the Vice-President of the CEREES and now 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. He is currently Senior Scientific Consultant at the BPE.
Patrick Blin
Senior Scientific Consultant

SCIENTIFIC EXPERTISE

Pauline Bosco-Lévy (married name Prince), MD, PhD is a physician specialized in Public Health and pharmacoepidemiology. She has experience in the use of data from the Système National des Données de Santé (SNDS) and field studies. She is involved in real-world investigations, including drug utilization studies, comparative effectiveness research, and validation studies, in national and international projects.
Pauline Bosco-Lévy
Scientific Officer
Nicolas Thurin, PharmD, PhD is a pharmacist specialized in pharmacovigilance and pharmacoepidemiology. He has experience on data standardization, common data model implementation, and federated analyses execution in the Système National des Données de Santé (SNDS). He collaborates in real-world investigations, including drug utilization studies, comparative effectiveness research, and validation studies, in national and international projects.
Nicolas Thurin
Scientific Officer

STUDY MANAGEMENT

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Aurélie Balestra
Team Leader

Aurélie Balestra, MSc in Cell Engineering and Therapeutic Strategies, team leader since 2007, 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 has been involved in the organizing committee of the Bordeaux PharmacoEpi Festival and, participates in the BPE communication and in studies valorization.

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Emmanuelle Bignon
Team Leader

Emmanuelle Bignon, MSc in Applied Molecular Cytology, team leader for more than 13 years, participates in research projects from design to dissemination of results. She has acquired a strong experience in field studies in oncology, gastro-enterology, hematology, allergology, and more recently, on database studies in gastro-enterology and rheumatology (osteoporosis). She has been involved in the archiving process of BPE studies.

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Caroline Dureau-Pournin
Project Leader
Regulatory aspects

Caroline Dureau-Pournin, MSc in pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilance, has been working for 20 years at BPE. She has been coordinating field and database studies, in particular using the SNDS data, from conception until results publication. She is a senior project leader at BPE and the regulatory referent. She supports project teams in the regulatory process for study implementation and the BPE director to set-up collaboration agreements with partners.

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Angela Grelaud-Boussinot
Project Leader

Angela Grelaud-Boussinot, MSc, is a senior project Leader at BPE with over 15 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 has been assisting Cécile Droz-Perroteau, the BPE director, with general management aspects. She is also involved in the communication of the BPE Platform.

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Adeline Grolleau
Assistant Project Leader

Adeline Grolleau, PhD, has been working for 15 years in pharmacoepidemiology. She is currently senior assistant project leader at BPE with more than 7 years’ experience in managing research projects from the design until result publication. She has been 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.

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Estelle Guiard
Assistant Project Leader

Estelle Guiard, MSc in neuroscience and neuropharmacology has been trained in epidemiology. She is a senior assistant project leader at BPE with more than 15 years’ experience in pharmacoepidemiology from the conception of studies until result publication. She has been 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.

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Stéphanie Lamarque
Assistant Project Leader

Stéphanie Lamarque PhD in biological and medical sciences, supplemented by an epidemiology training, is currently senior assistant project leader with over 15 years of experience in pharmacoepidemiology at BPE platform. She managed 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.

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Séverine Lignot-Maleyran
Project Leader
Quality Assurance Manager

Séverine Lignot-Maleyran, MSc in pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilance is a senior project leader at BPE with over 15 years of experience. She has been coordinating 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.

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Magali Rouyer-Colombier
Project Leader

Magali Rouyer, MSc has enriched her training with a huge experience in pharmacoepidemiology. She has been a Project Leader for over 20 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.

DEVELOPMENT AND STATISTICS

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Abdelilah Abouelfath
Senior Statistician

Abdelilah Abouelfath, MSc in public health, is a statistician. He has over 17 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 participated in several projects and has published more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He’s currently a senior statistician at BPE.

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Marie-Agnès Bernard
Senior Statistician

Marie-Agnès Bernard, MSc in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, is a statistician. She has over 15 years of experience at BPE platform in analysing data from field studies and database-based studies using the French National Healthcare Insurance System (SNDS). She has participated in several projects in various areas, and more recently multi-country and multi-database projects. She is currently a senior statistician at BPE.

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Patrick Bouex
IT Manager / Database Manager

Patrick Bouex, PhD in Biological and Medical Sciences supplemented with a DESS in Computer Science of Biological and Industrial Complex System is Senior IT Manager with over 17 years of experience. He’s in charge of the management, development and security of the BPE IT system. He is also responsible for the management and development of the physical and logical security and the general engineering of the platform.

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Clélia Favary
Statistician - SAS® Programmer

Clélia Favary, MSc in Epidemiology, is a statistician. She has over 5 years of experience, first in a research team of Inserm working on Alzheimer disease, and for more than 3 years in pharmacoepidemiology at the BPE platform. She has experience of field studies and database-based studies using the French National Healthcare Insurance System (SNDS).

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Jérémy Jové
Senior Statistician

Jérémy Jové, MSc in Biostatistics, is a statistician. He has over 15 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 20 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He’s currently a senior statistician at BPE.

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Régis Lassalle
Chief of Biostatistics
& Data-management

Régis Lassalle, MSc in Statistics, is a statistician. He has over 15 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 multi-country and multi-database projects and has published more than 60 papers in peer- reviewed journals. He’s currently the Head of statistics and data management at BPE.

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Ludovic Liège
IT Manager / Database Manager

Ludovic Liège, graduated with a Licence in computer science, is in charge of the IT management and the development of databases. He has been working for 18 years in pharmacoepidemiology. He’s 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).

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Dunia Sakr
Statistician - SAS® Programmer

Dunia Sakr, MSc in Biostatistics supplemented with an MSc in Mathematical Statistical and Economic Engineering, is a statistician. She has over 7 years of experience in biostatistics, first in a research team of Inserm then in a private French CRO and for 2 years she has been working as statistician – SAS programmer at BPE. She has been involved in field studies and database-based studies using the French National Healthcare Insurance System (SNDS).

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Romain Sylvestre
Data manager
Database Programmer

Romain Sylvestre, graduated with a two-year university degree in technology with over 10 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.

SUPPORT

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Hélène Soussal
Secretary

Hélène Soussal, Secretary, she has worked in administrative management for more than 20 years. She has been taking care of all the administrative tasks at BPE platform since the end of 2021 and she is involved in the organizing committee of the Bordeaux PharmacoEpi Festival.

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Nathalie Vidal
Accountant

Nathalie Vidal, Accountant at the BPE for more than 17 years, she is in charge of monitoring and controlling accounting operations with the different supervisory bodies, budget forecasts and consolidated balance sheets. 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.