Niko Speybroeck

Management committee: CODIR

Professor of Quantitative Epidemiology (research interests in the areas of epidemiology, biostatistics, spatio-temporal analysis, mathematical models, surveillance systems, epidemics)

Phone:     +32 (0) 27 64 33 75

Dominique Vanpee

Management committee: CODIR

Professor of Medicine, President of the Institute for Research on Health and Society (IRSS)


Phone:     +32 (0) 27 64 30 99

Nathalie Chaidron

Management committee: CODIR

Administrative coordinator of the Institute

Phone:     +32 (0) 27 64 34 61

Sandy Tubeuf

Research committee

Professor of Health Economics (research interests in the area of Health Economics, Labour Economics and Applied Econometrics

Phone:     +32 (0) 27 64 34 54

Regina Below

Staff, Database Manager, Documentalist

Regina is Database Manager and Documentalist at CRED, where she has been working for over 30 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).

Phone:     +32 (0) 27 64 33 26

Thomas Jideofor Ogbu

Staff, Research associate and PhD research candidate

Thomas holds a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics from the University of Nigeria Nsukka, and a Master’s degree in Biostatistics from Hasselt University Belgium. He also has a Master’s in Public Health Methodology from Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).  He has worked on several projects in both the financial and health sectors in Nigeria and Belgium. He started in CRED in October 2018.

Phone:     32 (0)2 764 34 48

Aditi Kharb

Staff, Research associate

Aditi Kharb holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics from University of Delhi and a Master in Public Policy and Development from Paris School of Economics. She has worked on projects in Africa and Latin America. Her main research interests include Health Economics, Development Economics and Climate Change. 

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Damien Delforge

Staff, Postdoctoral Researcher

Damien Delforge starts his research career in 2013 as a research assistant at the Earth and Life Institute (ELI, UCLouvain) on flood risk management and hydrology projects.

From 2017 to 2020, he completes a Ph.D. in partnership with the Seismology and Gravimetry department of the Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB) where he studies the hydrology of the Rochefort caves in Belgium using recent machine learning tools and statistical methods of causal analysis.

In 2021, he is doing a postdoctoral fellowship for the Centre National d'Etude Spatial (CNES) at the “LIttoral ENvironnement et Sociétés” (LIENSs) in La Rochelle, France, and in the Reference Systems and Planetology department of the ROB on the global analysis of the Earth’s system dynamics, in particular, mass variations in the continents and oceans. At the end of 2021, Damien joins the CRED team to work on the EM-DAT database and its future development.

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Rebecca Jones

Staff, Research fellow and PHD candidate

Rebecca Jones holds a Bachelors of Science (BSc) in Human Physiology at the University of Leeds (UK) and a Master of Science (MSc) in Health Economics, University of York (UK).

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Valentin Wathelet

Staff, Development, Main Attaché

Valentin holds a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences, and a Master's degree in Biomedical Sciences (Clinical Biomedical Sciences Specialization), both from the Université Catholique de Louvain. Valentin has also been trained in Bioinformatics and Programming at the University of Liège.

He is interested in programming and development, his work focuses on the EM-DAT database and its usability. He started the development of the new EM-DAT public portal, working now part time on the project.

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