Contributors

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Our Health Magazine features articles on health news, advice, videos and patient interviews. The articles are written by experienced editors and experts in the health care sector.

We also provide information on a wide variety of illnesses: their characteristics, causes, symptoms and treatments, you can learn all about them thanks to our Fact Sheets which are written and updated by our editors in close collaboration with health care professionals.

Meet the people who work on our publications: doctors, pharmacists, patient association representatives...Click on "Learn more" to discover their career paths, their areas of expertise and their qualifications.

Want to learn more? Take a look at our editorial charter.

Have a question or suggestion? Feel free to contact us at: magazine@carenity.co.uk.

Andrea Barcia

Community Manager Spain

Andrea is a marketing and communication specialist who has worked in the wellness, tourism and health sectors. Now the Community Manager of Carenity Spain, she wants to help patients find answers to their questions or simply get support.

Michael Barnes

Community Manager UK

Michael is the Carenity UK Community Manager. With a background in marketing and copywriting, he is committed to putting his writing skills to work to make Carenity a safe and welcoming community for patients and caregivers.

Léa Blaszczynski

In charge of the patient's experience

With a background in communication specialised in digital, Léa has been working at Carenity since 2013 with the objective of helping as many patients and their families as possible to find support and no longer feel alone facing of their illness.

Courtney Johnson

Community manager UK & US

Courtney is Community Manager for Carenity’s UK and US platforms. Her role is to facilitate discussion and answer questions among Carenity’s English-speaking members. She also assists in the editing and translation of articles in the Health Magazine.

Courtney holds a double Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Art History from Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, USA) as well as a Master of Science in Marketing from NEOMA Business School (Rouen, France). She joined the Carenity team in early 2020.

Josephine O'Brien

Community Manager UK

Josephine is the Community Manager of the UK with a Master’s in Publishing. She is a strong believer in the power of words and strives to make Carenity UK a comforting, vibrant and informative community for both patients and their families.

Lee Ruiz

Community Manager USA

Lee is a Juris Doctor and Doctor of Physical Therapy. Now the Community Manager of Carenity US, he strongly believes that the platform has to be a haven and a tool for patients seeking information, advice or just a friendly encounter.

Candice Salomé

Community Manager France

Candice Salomé is Community Manager France at Carenity. She is also involved in the writing of articles for Santé Magazine. Responsible for member engagement on Carenity's French platform, she accompanies patients and their families on a daily basis and participates in the improvement of the site to enable them to navigate it as easily as possible.

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Charlotte Avril

Data scientist

Charlotte Avril is currently Data Scientist Intern at Carenity. Her role consists of drafting the survey questionnaires offered to patients, analysing the data collected and contributing to the writing and publication of scientific articles available in the Health Magazine.

Marie-Gabrielle Evanno

Product & Engagement Manager

Marie-Gabrielle is Product & Engagement Manager within the Carenity Team. Her role is twofold:

Her knowledge of communities enables her to help Carenity's application products (forum, health magazine, survey space) evolve in line with the needs of its users, i.e. its members. She draws from the community of members and their experiences and challenges to build a forum/magazine/survey space that corresponds to their expectations.

She is also in charge of the platform's engagement strategy, or implementing actions to build loyalty among Carenity members. Her role is therefore to ensure that members, patients, and friends of patients feel comfortable within the Carenity communities, so that they can be informed and share about their illnesses within caring and welcoming communities.  

Doriany Samair

Digital Marketing Assistant

Within the Digital Marketing team, Doriany is in charge of writing medical fact sheets and scientific articles. She is also in charge of leading and moderating the community on the forum, in order to ensure optimal interaction between the members of the French platform. Finally, she helps to set up partnerships with patient associations.

Gilda Teissier

Content and Partnership Manager

Gilda Teissier is the Content and Partnership Manager at Carenity. She has a double mission.

On the one hand, she is responsible for defining and implementing the content strategy for all Carenity sites, always ensuring that the content created is of quality, as well as of interest to our members.

On the other hand, she is also in charge of defining and managing the Growth Hacking and Partnership strategy for our site in the United States.

Zahir Amoura

Intern doctor

Professor Amoura is head of the Internal Medicine Service and Technical Coordinator of the National Reference Centre for Lupus at Pitié Salpêtrière in Paris. He studies systemic and autoimmune diseases.

Édouard Begon

Dermatologist

Doctor Begon is a Hospital Practitioner in the Dermatology Department at the Pontoise Hospital in the Paris Region and at Saint-Louis Hospital in Paris.

Louise Bollecker

Community Manager France

Community Manager of Carenity in France, Louise is also editor-in-chief of the Health Magazine to provide articles, videos and testimonials that focus on patients' experiences and making their voices heard. With a multidisciplinary background in journalism, she coordinates the writing of content for the Carenity platforms and facilitates the members' interaction on the site.

Philippe Boulu

Neurologist

Doctor Boulu is a neurologist practicing in Paris and a Hospital Practitioner at Beaujon Hospital. He is particularly devoted to the study of the effects of age on the brain and has written a book called "La dynamique du cerveau".

Pierre Bourgeois

Rheumatologist

Professor Pierre Bourgeois is Head of the Rheumatology Department at the Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, and professor at the Pierre and Marie Curie University. He is also a former Vice-President of the French Rheumatology Society.

Camille Dauvergne

Junior Community Manager France

Camille Dauvergne is currently a Junior Community Manager at Carenity. She assists the France Community Manager in animating the platform, easing member navigation of the site and encouraging them to interact. Camille also participated in writing scientific articles published on the Health Magazine, as well as updating illness and medication fact sheets.

Carenity Editorial Team

Editorial Team

The Carenity Editorial Team is made up of experienced editors and specialists in the healthcare field who aim to provide impartial and high quality information. Our editorial content is proofread, edited and validated by the Content Manager as well as by the members of the Scientific Committee or a healthcare expert if necessary. We regularly update our content to reflect advances in medical knowledge.

Pauline Heyries

Data Scientist

Pauline Heyries is currently a Data Scientist Intern at Carenity. Her role consists of drafting the survey questionnaires offered to patients, analysing the collected data and contributing to the writing and publication of scientific articles available in the Health Magazine, as well as updating the health and drug fact sheets.

Pauline Heyries is a 5th year pharmacy student at the University of Aix-Marseille and is aiming for a career in the pharmaceutical industry, hoping to work in the field of health economics later on.

Gérard Huchon

Pulmonologist

Professor Huchon is Head of Pulmonology at the Hôtel-Dieu hospital in Paris, as well as a professor of Pulmonology at Cochin-Port Royal hospital in Paris. He is president of the National Committee for the Fight Against Respiratory Diseases. Gérard Huchon is the author of a book called "Pneumologie".

Marcel Ichou

General Practitioner

Doctor Marcel Ichou has been a general practitioner in Paris since 1980. He is also a columnist on Europe 1 and particpates on the "Vivement dimanche" programme on France 2. He is the author of two books: "Votre ordonnace santé" and "La tele-health vous ment".

Alexandre Moreau

Digital Marketing Assistant

Within the Digital Marketing team, Alexandre is in charge of writing medical factsheets and scientific articles. He is also in charge of leading and moderating the community on the forum, in order to ensure optimal conditions for exchange between members on the platform. Finally, he participates in the setting up of partnerships with patient associations.

Alexandre is a 5th year student in pharmaceutical sciences and is currently oriented towards the industry sector. He would like to work later in marketing, innovation or medical affairs.

Jean-Jacques Mourad

Intern doctor

Professor Mourad is a professor of Medicine and Head of the Internal Medicine Department at the Paris Saint-Joseph hospital group. Professor Mourad chaired the French Committee to Combat Arterial Hypertension (CFLHTA) and currently chairs the scientific council of the French College of Vascular Pathology (CFPV ).

Henri Rubinstein

Neurologist

Dr. Rubinstein specialises in functional exploration of the nervous system, and has worked for several years on the use of laughter for therapeutic purposes. He is the author of several books on medical subjects aimed at the general public which describe the relationship between an individual and their health, and the interactions between patients and caregivers.

Philippe Touraine

Endocrinologist

Professor Philippe Touraine is Head of the Department of Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine at the Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris. He specialises in endocrine gland function and hormones. Specifically, he treats hormonal disorders that touch patients living with diabetes and obesity.

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