Dr. Anne Perrocheau is a medical doctor and epidemiologist with technical expertise in surveillance and outbreak investigation.
She was trained in family medicine and infectious diseases in France and completed her medical residency in New Caledonia. Dr. Perrocheau earned a Master of Science in Biostatistics at Tulane University, New Orleans, USA as well as a Ph.D. in Epidemiology. From 1996 to 2005, she worked for the National Institute of Public Health (SPF) in Paris during which time she held critical leadership positions in the surveillance and control of meningitis at the national level. During her tenure, she published a number of scientific studies, as well as evaluations of surveillance systems and guidelines. After leaving SPF, Dr. Perrocheau moved to Geneva to work as an international consultant for the control of infectious diseases.
In 2017 she joined the Emergency Program of the World Health Organization (WHO) where she currently leads the Outbreak Toolkit Project, aimed at supporting field epidemiologists in outbreak investigation. During her career Dr. Perrocheau designed three regional surveillance systems for the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the Center for European Surveillance of AIDS in Europe, and the French Agency for development (AFD) in Europe and the Indian Ocean. Working with MSF, SPF and WHO, she has conducted outbreak investigations for most epidemic-prone diseases, and has led successful investigations of outbreaks of unknown origin.
Dr. Perrocheau has been teaching, training and mentoring junior and field epidemiologists all along her career in the field. Sharing experiences and transferring knowledge is one of the pillars of her career.