Ph.D – Research Director and Project coordinator
Pierre Echaubard is the Research director and Project coordinator of Global Health Asia Institute (GHAI). Creative, bold and passionate, his objective is to advance knowledge, communicate innovations and contribute to transformative education at the interface between health, the environment, ecology and sustainability. Understanding that collective intelligence and smart collaboration is what matters when it comes to sustainability, he is building interdisciplinary networks as an active member of the Future Hearth Open Networks and actively contributes to the development of planetary health education led by the Harvard-based Planetary Health Alliance.
His research contextualizes expertise in infectious diseases ecology and evolution within a broader transdisciplinary and sustainability framework. Combining System Thinking, Resilience theory, Global Health and Community-based resources management he currently develops integrative research along three intersecting focuses 1) better understand and sustainably control human infectious diseases transmission 2) Health development and the Sustainable Development Goals; 3) Biodiversity and community-based conservation. He is a regular consultant for the WHO-TDR (WHO special program on disease of poverty) and for numerous academic institutions and governmental organizations.
He has academic experiences and postgraduate degrees from the University of Montpellier, France, the ETH Zurich, Switzerland and a PhD in infectious disease ecology and evolution from Laurentian University, Canada where he is also currently an adjunct professor. He is an associate editor for the Elsevier journal Infection Genetics and Evolution and for Evolutionary Applications an international journal publishing high quality research on the applied dimensions of evolutionary sciences (Wiley).