Digital Public Health – Graduate Program


The Digital Public Health Graduate Program, directed by Pr. Rodolphe Thiébaut, is a project conceived by the Bordeaux Population Health research center (BPH) and the Bordeaux School of Public Health (ISPED) and awarded by the third French Program on Investments for the Future (Programme d’Investissements d’Avenir, PIA3). The project relies on numerous academic and industrial partners concerned by digital health, and is open for international collaborations.

The Digital Public Health Graduate Program includes the creation of a new Master of Science (MSc) embedded in the Master programmes of ISPED, a Doctoral Program (PhD) open to students from all disciplines, and a novel professional certification (DU) program on connected devices and e-Health which responds to needs of capacity building in the field as articulated by regional and international private companies.

The teaching programs are built on the digital innovation brought by big data and connected devices for public health, as well as on the enormous current need to train students and staff in this emerging domain through a modular and multidisciplinary teaching approach. Innovative training methodologies based on real-life projects and data-centered seminars are employed to foster collaborative problem solving, project management and dissemination skills. All courses are delivered in English.

Given the international influence of the researches undertaken at BPH and of the innovative teaching vision of the ISPED, the Digital Public Health Graduate Program has the potential to turn into an international leader center on training and research in the field of digital public health. Graduates from this program will be highly employable data chief officers and future experts and leaders of the digital public health domain.

Key scientific fields: Public Health; Epidemiology; Biostatistics; Digital and IT Sciences; Humanities

Current Executive Board

    • Rodolphe THIEBAUT – Head, Scientific Director
    • Christophe TZOURIO –  Co-Head, Partnership Officer
    • Ilaria MONTAGNI – Operational Manager
    • Carole DUFOUIL – International Relations Coordinator
    • Ahmadou ALIOUM – Academic Officer
    • Eugénie DESTANDAU – Head of Communication
    • Sandrine DARMIGNY – Administrative Assistant



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