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.

Somya Pokharna

Health Writer

Somya is a content creator at Carenity, specialised in health writing. She is pursuing a Masters degree at NEOMA Business School. Outside of work, Somya enjoys singing, cooking, and exploring new places.

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.

Claudia Lima

Health Writer

Claudia is a content creator at Carenity, specializing in health writing.

Claudia holds a master's degree in Entrepreneurship and an Executive MBA in Sales and Marketing Management. She is specialized in digital marketing.

On a personal note, Claudia loves sports, photography, animals, and cooking.

Candice Salomé

Health Writer

Candice is a content creator at Carenity and specialises in writing health articles. She has a particular interest in the fields of women's health, well-being and sport. 

Candice holds a master's degree in marketing and communication from Skema Business School in France and a diploma in digital communication.

On the personal side, Candice likes sports, nature, music and animals.

Laury Sellem

Doctor of Nutrition

Laury holds a PhD in Nutrition Sciences (University of Reading, UK) and a master's in Nutrition and Human Health (AgroParisTech, France). She has conducted clinical and epidemiological research projects in Nutrition and Health for 5 years, the award-winning results of which have been presented at international congresses. Her work has focused on the impact of saturated fats and dairy products on cardiovascular health, as well as the role of food additives on the risk of cancer, which has resulted in the publication of several articles in scientific journals. 

In conjunction with her research, Laury has written numerous popular science articles in the United Kingdom in order to inform the general public about healthy and balanced nutrition in an accessible and rigorous way. 

Balkis Ounaies

Health writer

Balkis holds a doctorate in pharmacy and a master's degree in health economics from the Université de Paris Cité.

Today, as a Data Scientist at Carenity, Balkis is responsible for writing articles, as well as, ensuring the reliability and quality of the articles published on the site.

On the personal side, Balkis has a penchant for travelling, museums and historical monuments.

Emma Zylbermine

Pharmacist and health writer

Emma holds a doctorate in pharmacy from the Université Paris-Saclay and a master's degree in management,. Motivated by a desire to use her knowledge to help patients improve their quality of life, she joined the Carenity team in November 2023.

Emma's hobbies include art, theatre, cooking and baking.

Sarah Moreau

Ingrid Fournier

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Lizzi Bollinger

Health Writer

Lizzi is a content creator at Carenity specializing in writing health articles. Lizzi holds an MBA in Corporate Social Responsibility from Audencia Business School in Nantes, France. On the personal side, Lizzi enjoys exploring new cities, thrift shopping, and staying up-to-date on sustainability topics.

Alain Lagreze

Expert Patient from LFSEP

Alain Lagreze draws on his own experiences to propose therapeutic patient education (TPE) workshops entitled "Parler de sa maladie avec ses enfants" ("Talking about your illness with your children"), delivered with the teams at Timone hospital in Marseille.

Hela Ammar

Pharmacist, data scientist

Hela is a PharmD and holds a master's degree in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Management from ESCP Business School. Through her various experiences, Hela has acquired a transversal vision of the health field and has hands-on experience with patients. 

In addition to being athletic, Hela is a lover of gastronomy and dancing. 

Polina Kochetkova

Health Writer

Polina is a content creator at Carenity, specialised in health writing. Polina is pursuing her bachelors in fashion marketing from IFA Paris University and in her spare time loves to play tennis and listen to music.

Marion Moulin

Health writer

Marion is a content creator at Carenity, specialising in health writing. In her free time, she enjoys reading, drawing and listening to music.

Nada Doukkali

Pharmacy student, Health Writer

Nada is a pharmacy student at the Faculty of Pharmacy in Rouen, France. Her knowledge of the medical field allows her to write health articles and help in the creation of Carenity's patient surveys.

On the personal side, Nada likes. culture and music.

Rahul Roy

Health Writer

Rahul is a content creator at Carenity, specialised in health writing. Rahul is pursuing his masters in management from EDHEC Business School and in his spare time loves to play football and listen to music.

Bianca Jung

Health Writer

Bianca specialises in managing online patient communities. She has 8 years of experience as a journalist, community manager and in marketing. She has a particular interest in the fields of psychology, women's health and nutrition.

Bianca holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and French Philology from the University of Trier and a Master's degree in Catholic Theology, Philosophy and Anthropology from the Faculty of Theology in Trier. 

On the personal side, Bianca enjoys cooking and baking, surveys, reading, dancing, hula hooping and Formula 1.

Andrea Barcia

Health Writer

Andrea specialises in managing online patient communities and writing health articles. She has a particular interest in the fields of neuropsychology, nutrition and sport.

Andrea holds a master's degree in International Marketing Strategies and Communication from the European Institute Campus Stellae in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

On the personal side, Andrea enjoys fitness, Japanese culture, cooking and traveling.

Berthe Nkok

Health Writer

Berthe is a content creator at Carenity, specialising in writing health articles.  

Berthe is in the process of obtaining her Master's degree in International Trade and B-to-B Marketing and aspires to develop her skills in digital marketing.  

 On the personal side, Berthe likes cooking, travelling and photography. 

Gilda Teissier

Health Writer

Gilda has been working in the health field for 6 years and has been writing health, humanitarian, and news articles for over 10 years. She has a particular interest in the fields of neuropsychology, well-being, and nutrition.

Gilda has a master's degree in International Relations from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and is currently finishing her degree in Psychology. 

On the personal side, Gilda is a hockey fan ("Go Blackhawks!") and figure skating. When she is not skating, dancing, or traveling, she can be found devouring a book with a glass of white wine in hand.

Alizé Vives

Pharmacist, Data Scientist

Alizé holds a PharmD and a master's degree in strategy and international business from ESSEC Business School in France. She has several years of experience working with patients and members, conducting surveys for chronic illness communities. 

On the personal side, Alizé enjoys dance, arts and culture, cooking and baking.

Antoine Seignez

Pharmacist data science project manager

Antoine holds a PharmD and a PhD in life sciences, specialising in immunology. He studied at the University of Burgundy in France. Several of his research projects have been published in international journals.

In addition to his work on the online surveys, Antoine contributes to the quality and accuracy of the articles published on the site.

In his free time, Antoine likes to indulge his own bad habit, curiosity, through reading, sightseeing, travelling, gastronomy, etc.

Léo Benita

Pharmacy student

Léo is currently finishing his Doctorate in Pharmacy, as well as his Master’s degree in neurosciences at the university of Toulouse. His scientific background allows him to be involved in the elaboration of Carenity surveys, and to write articles for Carenity’s Health Magazine.

Baptiste Eudes

Health Writer

Baptiste specialises in managing online patient communities. He has a particular interest in the areas of health sports and the digital environment. He has 7 years of experience in these fields. 

Baptiste holds a master's degree in European Languages from the University of Caen Basse-Normandie in France, as well as a master's degree in sports management from the Sciences and Techniques of Physical Activities and Sports (STAPS) faculty of the University of Caen.

On the personal side, Baptiste likes American sports, Netflix series, rollerblading, and watching Top Chef.

Courtney Johnson

Health Writer

Courtney is a content creator at Carenity and focuses on writing health articles. She is particularly passionate about exploring the topics of nutrition, well-being, and psychology.

Courtney holds a double Bachelor of Arts in French and Art History from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree in marketing from NEOMA Business School in France.

On the personal side, Courtney enjoys cooking and baking (and eating), reading (especially crime and mystery novels), dance, and getting outside. 

Charlotte Avril

Pharmacist, Data Scientist

Charlotte holds a PharmD and a master's degree in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Management from ESCP Business School in Paris. She has a strong interest in e-health, health tech, rare diseases and neuroscience.

Her role at Carenity consists in writing the survey questionnaires proposed to patients, analysing the collected data and contributing to the writing and publication of scientific articles available in the Health Magazine.

On the personal side, Charlotte likes reading, animals, fitness and trying new things!

Clémence Arnaud

Digital Marketing Assistant

Clémence Arnaud is currently an intern in the digital marketing team. Her role is to lead and moderate the community so that users have the best possible experience on the platform. She is also be responsible for writing articles for the Health Magazine, medical fact sheets and creating partnerships with patient associations.

Aurélien De Biagi

Health Writer, Pharmacy Student

Aurélien is a fifth year PharmD student at the University of Lorraine in France and writes health articles for Carenity. He is particularly interested in the neuropsychiatric and cardiovascular fields.

He hopes to continue his career in the vast field of medical marketing for the pharmaceutical industry and its partners.

On the personal side, Aurélien likes animals, film and travelling.

Léa Blaszczynski

Health Writer, Communication Expert

At Carenity since 2013, writing health articles holds no secrets for Léa. She has a particular interest in the fields of psychology, nutrition, and physical activity.

Léa holds a master's degree in communication with a focus in digital communication from European Communication School in Paris.

On the personal side, Léa likes baking, dance and sports.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Manon Astruc

Abla Benamira

Pharmacist, Health writer

Abla has a doctorate in pharmacy and is currently pursuing a master's degree in health economics. She has a strong interest in public health and psychology. Her role at Carenity consists of writing the survey questionnaires proposed to patients, analyzing the data collected and contributing to the writing and publication of scientific articles available on the Health Magazine. On the personal side, Abla loves sports, pop culture and challenges of all kinds!

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.

Ana Maria Cano Lopez

Health writer

Ana has over 4 years of experience in social networks for brands in different sectors. She holds a degree in Advertising and Public Relations as well as a Master's in International Communication.

Her role at Carenity is to encourage her community to share their stories and interact with one another.

Ana enjoys learning languages, playing sports and spending time with her family.

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.

Dorothea Wachter

Community Manager Germany

Ursula Dorothea Wachter is community manger for Carenity Germany. She animates Carenity's German platform, interacts daily with members and translates Health Magazine articles, helping adapt them to a German audience.

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