Pr. Gérard Salem is 66 years old, French nationality. Married, 3 children.
After completing a B.A. and M.A. degree in geography (University of Paris 1 – Sorbonne) (First class Honors), he went on to receive a Ph.D. in African Studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (E.H.E.S.S.) in Paris. Additionally, he completed a master in urbanism at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (NVQ Level 5, First class Honors), and another master in epidemiology from the Pasteur Institute in Paris (NVQ Level 5, First class Honors).
As a researcher with ORSTOM, he worked from 1980-1988 and from 2009-2013 in Senegal, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gabon; has been Full Professor of Geography of Health at the University of Paris-Nanterre (1997-2016) leading researchs in France, Thaïland, Laos, Vietnam. He is currently Professor emeritus, member of the boards the International Society of Urban Health, International Geographical Union, and French National Health Insurance.
His thematic field of expertise are urban health, social and territorial inequalities of health, geography of health, and cooperation between researchers and decision-makers. His geographical expertise in mainly about Africa, South East Asia, and Europe.
P.O. Box 11-5020 Riad El Solh 11072809 - Beirut, Lebanon