Prof. Karine Lacombe


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Karine Lacombe is a Professor of Infectious Diseases at Sorbonne University Faculty of Medicine and a Hospital Practitioner in Infectious Diseases, Head of Infectious and Tropical Diseases Department at Saint-Antoine Hospital. Regarding her research activities, she is part of Inserm unit UMR-S1136 - Institut Pierre Louis de Santé Publique (Epidemiology, Information Systems, Modeling) in CLEPIVIR team (Clinical Epidemiology of Chronic Viral Diseases).

Biography: Since 2002, Karine has been or is the supervisor of a clinical research team part of the Infectious Diseases Department at St. Antoine Hospital. She is also investigator or co-investigator of several national and international cohort studies and multicenter trials in the field of HIV-viral hepatitis co-infection and more recently Covid19 and is a scientific manager of interventional studies in public health. Karine is co-president of AFRAVIH, a French-speaking association of HIV, hepatitis and sexual health stakeholders and a plenary speaker at international "Post Graduate" conferences. She is also a member of prestigious societies such as European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), Société de Pathologie Infectieuse de Langue Française (SPILF), Collège des Médecines Infectieuses et Tropicales (CMIT), European Aids Clinical Society (EACS) and European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL).

Education: Karine Lacombe holds a master's degree in public health, a doctorate in epidemiology (Paris VI), a diploma of complementary specialized study in infectious diseases (Paris VI), university diplomas in antibiotic therapy (Paris VII) and tropical medicine and travel medicine (Paris VI).