Prof. Valérie D’Acremont is a physician, epidemiologist and global health expert specialized in infectious and tropical diseases, head of Digital and Global health at Unisanté, University of Lausanne, and research group leader at SwissTPH, Basel.
She also worked as Febrile illness expert at WHO, Geneva. She is presently leading large operational research projects aimed at decreasing morbidity and mortality in patients living in resource-limited countries or coming back to Europe from the tropics, using electronic clinical decision algorithms connected to biosensors and point-of-care tests.
The aim of these projects is also to enhance disease surveillance and outbreak detection, while preserving essential resources, such as antimicrobials, and limiting the carbon footprint and impact on the environment.She is presently involved in the daily operational management of the COVID-19 epidemic at primary care and community level in collaboration with the Canton de Vaud health authorities.
She designed several urgent applied scientific projects aimed at finding the best strategies to monitor and prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in Switzerland, in collaboration with FOPH and SSPH+.