Debarati Guha Sapir


Debarati Guha-Sapir is the Director of CRED and a Professor at University of Louvain School of Public Health, in Brussels, Belgium. She holds an Adjunct Professorship at Tulane University Medical Centre (New Orleans) for Health and Humanitarian Aid. Trained in Calcutta University, Johns Hopkins University and University of Louvain, she has a PhD in epidemiology.

Since 1984, she has been involved in field research and training in emergency and humanitarian aid issues, working closely with the World Health Organisation, UNHCR, UNDP and European Commission in various regions of the world, including China, Sudan, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, the Great Lakes, Somalia and Central America. She is particularly interested in health systems research, epidemiology in unstable situations and international policy related to relief and post conflict transition.

Phone:     +32(0)27643327

Regina Below

Database Manager, Documentalist

Regina is a Database Manager and Documentalist at CRED, where she has been working for over 20 years. As technical support staff, she is involved in different activities at the centre and is in charge of the Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT).

Projects:  EM-DAT
Phone:     +32(0)27643326

Pascaline Wallemacq

Research Analyst (Geography)

Pascaline Wallemacq is a Research Fellow at CRED. She obtained a Bachelor's degree in Geographical Sciences at the Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix (Namur) and a Master's degree in Geographical Sciences at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL).

Since joining CRED in december 2013, she has been working on the georeferencing of the footprint of natural disasters (EM-DAT) and its various applications.

Projects:  EM-DAT
Phone:     +32(0)27643373

Joris van Loenhout

Postdoctoral Researcher

Joris obtained his MSc in Toxicology and Environmental Health at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, in 2006. From 2007 to 2014, he worked at the department of Environmental Health at the Public Health Services Gelderland-Midden. From 2010 onwards, he carried out a PhD project on the long-term health effects of Q-fever at Radboud University Nijmegen, which he defended in early 2015.

Projects:  EM-DAT
Phone:     +32(0)27643455

Tefera Darge Delbiso

Research Associate and PhD student

Tefera Darge Delbiso is a Research Associate and PhD student at CRED. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Statistics and a master’s degree in Population Studies from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia; and an Advanced Master’s degree in Public Health Methodology from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium. He was a Lecturer at Hawassa University, Ethiopia, and Research Advisor at Marie Stopes International Ethiopia.

Since joining CRED in June 2014, he has been involved in analyzing different datasets. His main research focuses on the application of Bayesian methods to improve public health needs assessments in poor emergency settings.

Projects:  CE-DAT
Phone:     +32(0)27643448
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