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.

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.

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.

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. 

Lauriane Armand

Health Writer, Pharmacy Student

Lauriane is a fifth year PharmD student at the University of Aix-Marseille in France and is planning to complete her studies with a Master's degree specialised in digital transformation, marketing and strategy.

One of her roles at Carenity is to contribute to the writing of health articles. She has a particular interest in the fields of rare and orphan diseases and oncology.

On the personal side, Lauriane likes board games (although she is a sore loser), baking (especially eating her creations) and astronomy (but she knows how to keep her feet on the ground).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Loane Danès

Data Scientist

Loane Danès is currently a Junior Data Scientist at Carenity. Her role consists of writing the survey questionnaires offered to patients, analysing the data collected and contributing to the writing and publication of scientific articles.

Maëva Gourdon

Health Writer, Pharmacy Student

Maëva is a fifth year PharmD student at the University of Poitiers in France and is an intern on Carenity's data science team. She is next looking to pursue a master's degree in strategy and management.

One of her roles at Carenity is to write health articles, contributing her scientific and medical knowledge. She has a particular interest in neurological conditions. Maëva is also interested in the area of patient well-being.

On the personal side, Maëva loves travelling, sport, and hiking, to combine the two.

Camille Graff

Data Scientist

Camille is currently a Junior Data Scientist at Carenity. Her role consists of writing the survey questionnaires offered to patients, analysing the data collected and contributing to the writing and publication of scientific articles.

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".

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.

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.

Ophélie Wilczynski

Data Scientist

Ophélie Wilczynski is currently a manager on Carenity's Data Science team. Her role is to ensure the scientific quality of the studies carried out on patients, in order to best represent their voice to the various players in the health sector. She also ensures compliance with current regulations.

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