Gabrielle Breugelmans is responsible for the direction and delivery of the Foundation’s research programmes and other research activities. She is an infectious disease epidemiologist with broad expertise in global health, poverty-related diseases and vaccinology in low- to middle-income countries. She holds a PhD and Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the U.S., and a Master’s degree in Health Sciences from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands.
Before joining the Foundation, Gabrielle led the networking team at the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), where she was responsible for identifying collaboration opportunities and creating partnerships with private- and public-sector organisations to accelerate the development of medical interventions against poverty-related diseases. She has also held various positions at the Agence de Médecine Préventive, a French NGO specialised in field-based vaccinology and epidemiology, and at Sanofi Pasteur MSD, where she oversaw the epidemiological programme for the quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine.