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.us.

Candice Salomé

Community Manager France

Candice Salomé is Community Manager France at Carenity. She is also involved in the writing of articles for Santé Magazine. Responsible for member engagement on Carenity's French platform, she accompanies patients and their families on a daily basis and participates in the improvement of the site to enable them to navigate it as easily as possible. 

Candice Salomé holds a master's degree in ....

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.

Charlotte Avril

Data scientist

Charlotte Avril is currently Data Scientist Intern at Carenity. Her role consists in drafting the survey questionnaires proposed to patients, analyzing the data collected, and contributing to the writing and publication of scientific articles available in the Health Magazine.

Courtney Johnson

Community manager UK & US

Courtney is Community Manager for Carenity’s UK and US platforms. Her role is to facilitate discussion and answer questions among Carenity’s English-speaking members. She also assists in the editing and translation of articles in the Health Magazine.

Bianca Jung

Community Manager Germany

Bianca Jung is currently Community Manager Germany at Carenity. Her role consists of running the German Carenity platform, exchanging with members on a daily basis, and translating articles from the Health Magazine to adapt them to the German platform.

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

Content and Partnership Manager

Gilda Teissier is the Content and Partnership Manager at Carenity. She has a double mission.

On the one hand, she is responsible for defining and implementing the content strategy for all Carenity sites, always ensuring that the content created is of quality, as well as of interest to our members.

On the other hand, she is also in charge of defining and managing the Growth Hacking and Partnership strategy for our site in the United States.

Léa Blaszczynski

In charge of the patient's experience

With a background in communication specialised in digital, Léa has been working at Carenity since 2013 with the objective of helping as many patients and their families as possible to find support and no longer feel alone facing of their illness.

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, analyzing the collected data and contributing to the writing and publication of scientific articles available in the Health Magazine, as well as updating 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.  

Andrea Barcia

Community Manager Spain

Andrea is a marketing and communication specialist who has worked in the wellness, tourism and health sectors. Now the Community Manager of Carenity Spain, she wants to help patients find answers to their questions or simply get support.

Marie-Gabrielle Evanno

Product & Engagement Manager

Marie-Gabrielle is Product & Engagement Manager within the Carenity Team. Her role is twofold:

Her knowledge of communities enables her to help Carenity's application products (forum, health magazine, survey space) evolve in line with the needs of its users, i.e. its members. She draws from the community of members and their experiences and challenges to build a forum/magazine/survey space that corresponds to their expectations.

She is also in charge of the platform's engagement strategy, or implementing actions to build loyalty among Carenity members. Her role is therefore to ensure that members, patients, and friends of patients feel comfortable within the Carenity communities, so that they can be informed and share about their illnesses within caring and welcoming communities.  

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.

Baptiste Eudes

Community manager Italy

Specialist in the field of health sports and digital communication, Baptiste joined Carenity in 2016 as Community Manager Italy. His objective is to help Carenity members to make the most of the platform and provide them with support and advice to better manage their daily lives.

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.

Zahir Amoura

Intern doctor

Professor Amoura is head of the Internal Medicine Service and Technical Coordinator of the National Reference Center 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.

Alexis Bombezin-Domino

Data Scientist

Alexis Bombezin-Domino is a Data Scientist at Carenity. His writes questions for patient surveys, analyzes the data gathered and contributes to editing of scientific articles. He also oversees improvements to Carenity's survey rubric.

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.

Amine Brakni

Full-stack web developer

Amine Brakni is a full-stack web developer on the IT team at Carenity. He is in charge of developing and maintaining the tools that allow the operation of the Carenity websites both on the back-end and on the front-end, whilst implementing the UX/UI user experience reflexes that he has acquired during his previous experiences.

Michael Chekroun

President and Founder

Michael is Carenity's founder, a company he created in 2011, with the goal of providing patients and carers with a digital platform that could make connecting with other people living with chronic illnesses easier.

Doctor Laurent Chiche

Internal medicine physician

Internist at Marseille European Hospital; specialises in systemic autoimmune diseases.

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, analyzing the data collected and contributing to the writing and publication of scientific articles.

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.

Camille Graff

Data Scientist

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

Doctor Bruno Halioua

Dermatologist

Dermatologist practising both in a private practice and at Alfred Fournier Institute in Paris. Holds a Master’s degree in History and teaches at Paris IV University.

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".

Jérémy Huet

Lead developer and Web project chief

Jeremy Huet is Carenity's Lead Developer. He ensures that all of the human and technological elements necessary are present to keep the web platform evolving and functioning optimally. He oversees different computing development projects in coordination with the developers and makes sure the computing infrastructure is operational.

Doctor Florence Levy-Weil

Rheumatologist

Head of Rheumatology Department at the Centre Hospitalier of Argenteuil, has contributed to the establishment of the department the main concern of which is the role of patient in therapeutic management of their disease.

Jiangning Lin

Developer

Jiangning Lin is a junior Web Developer at Carenity. She facilitates the evolution of the website and makes sure everything is functioning properly. She also makes suggestions for improvements to Carenity's mobile platform.

Professor Antoine Magnan

Pulmonologist

Pulmonologist, specialized in severe asthma and lung transplant research. President of the Establishment Medical Commission of the Nantes university medical center and President of the National Committee of Research Coordination. Member of the INSERM Scientific Board.

Doctor Julien Mancini

Public Health Specialist

Master of University Conferences - Hospital Practitioner, specialist in public health, former intern and resident at the Hopitaux de Marseilles. Doctor Mancini has a doctorate in Sciences on information and participation of patients in the various contexts of decision-making in oncology.

Ailin Moreno

Full-stack Web Developer

Ailin Moreno is currently a full-stack web developer within the IT team at Carenity. Her mission is mainly the corrective and applicative maintenance of applications within Carenity.

Matthieu Morillon

Acquisition Manager

Matthieu Morillon is Carenity's Acquisition Manager. He works to encourage new members to join the platform. He's also in charge of organic SEO, customer acquisition publicity campaigns, and measuring and analyzing activity on the site (analytics).

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 ).

Asmae Moustansir

Fieldwork Manager France

Asmae Moustansir is Fieldwork Manager France at Carenity.

She assists our data scientists in the management of online surveys, the optimization of recruitment channels and project feasibility studies.

She also collaborates with the Digital Marketing team on the acquisition of new members to expand the Carenity community.

Carine Odouard

Business Development Director

Carine Odouard is Business Development Director. Her mission is to bring the patient's voice to the private sector worldwide by facilitating real-life studies.


Emilie Pain

Data Scientist

Emilie Pain is a Data Scientist and Carenity's Data Protection Officer (DPO). She conducts real-life patient studies and participates in scientific article writing and publication. She is also manages the PatientLive platform.

Professor Denis Raccah

Endocrinologist

Head of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic diseases Department, at the CHU of Marseille; is involved in fundamental research on insulin pumps, artificial pancreas and smart artificial beta cells.

Lise Radoszycki

Data Scientist

Lise Radoszycki is Carenity's Data Science Director. She coordinates the actions of the Data Science team which produces real-life studies conducted with platform users. She also oversees Operations and coordinates digital projects and strategy to grow and engage the community. Since 2018, she's co-chaired Carenity's Science and Ethics Committee.

Henri Rubinstein

Neurologist

Dr. Rubinstein specializes 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.

Antoine Seignez

Data scientist

A pharmacist and a Doctor of Pharmacy in life sciences, Antoine Seignez is a Data Scientist at Carenity, where he carries out all stages of real-life research studies, from their development to their publication.

Professor Harry Sokol

Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist

Department of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Saint-Antoine Hospital in Paris, specialisation: the role of microbiota in the immunity.

Doctor Laurent Suchet

Neurologist

Neurologist, ex-Head of Clinic, Hospital Assistant at Marseille European Hospital. Particulary interested in patient care for people suffering with MS.

Philippe Touraine

Endocrinologist

Professor Philippe Touraine is Head of the Department of Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine at the Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris. He specializes in endocrine gland function and hormones. Specifically, he treats hormonal disorders that touch patients living with diabetes and obesity.

Pasquale Varriale

Data Scientist

Pasquale Varriale is Project Manager in Carenity's Data Science team. He conducts real-life patient studies, develops innovative methodologies and analyses, oversees client relations, contributes to writing and publishing scientific articles and trains junior analysts and interns.

Thomas Verjus

Business development

Thomas Verjus is currently Carenity's Business Development Manager. His role involves accompanying our industry and institutional partners both in France and abroad as they carry out real-life studies to better understand patient needs.

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.

Jie Yang-Mouzac

Senior Web Developer

Jie Yang-Mouzac is currently a senior web developer at Carenity. Her mission is to maintain and develop the tools used to run the website, other web tools and the back office. This requires a good sense of analysis and that she be a driving force in making proposals on software architectures and servers and finally that she provides an operational support role.

Doctor Jean Zetlaoui

Medical Science and Clinical Development consultant

Hospital Practitioner in the fields of anesthesia and reanimation; Medical Director at a pharmaceutical company. President of the Scientific Committee at Carenity.

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