Staff

Debarati Guha Sapir

Director

Debarati Guha-Sapir is the Director of CRED and 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 holds a PhD in epidemiology. Since 1984, she has been involved in field research and training in emergency and humanitarian aid issues, working closely with World Health Organisation, UNHCR , UNDP and the 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.

Email:      debby.sapir@uclouvain.be
Phone:     +32(0)27643327

Regina Below

Database Manager, Documentalist

Regina has worked at CRED for over 20 years. As technical support staff, she is involved in different activities of the centre and is in charge of the International Disaster Database (EM-DAT) project.

Email:      regina.below@uclouvain.be
Phone:     +32(0)27643326

Jose M Rodriguez-Llanes

Research Fellow

Jose Rodriguez is a Research Fellow at CRED. He holds a degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Cordoba, Spain and completed postgraduate studies at the Veterinary School of Maisons Alfort in Paris, France. He worked in Conservation Biology for three years in Spain and was trained in Biostatistics at KU Leuven. Since joining CRED in 2009, he has been analyzing flood impacts on child malnutrition and studying the trends in exposure to floods in Europe.

Phone:     +32(0)7643372

Alizée Vanderveken

Research Analyst

Alizée has a Master's degree in Geographical Sciences, in Climatology orientation, from the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL). She graduated with an upper-secondary school teaching certificate (AESS - Agrégation de l'enseignement secondaire supérieur) at UCL and has worked as a geography teacher in English immersion for 4 months at the Institut de l'Enfant-Jésus, Nivelles. 

She is mainly involved in the EM-DAT project and Snowball –  a project aiming to decrease the impact of aggravating factors in crisis situations with the help of adaptive foresight and decision-support tools. She works extensively on georeferencing the footprint of natural disasters following a defined methodology, and is also in charge of CRED's visibility on social and professional networks - such as Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin. 

 
Phone:     +32(0)27643368
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