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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Louise Bollecker

Community Manager France and Content Manager

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.

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.

Courtney holds a double Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Art History from Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, USA) as well as a Master of Science in Marketing from NEOMA Business School (Rouen, France). She joined the Carenity team in early 2020.

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.

Lee Ruiz

Community Manager USA

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. 

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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.


Christie Rocha

Senior Director of Business Development

Christie Rocha is Carenity's Senior Director of Business Development. Her role involves growing and expanding Carenity’s business in the United States. She is responsible for developing and executing business strategy and organizational growth in North America.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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".

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.

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 ).

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.

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.

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