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Annick Fontbonne


M.D., Ph.D.

Senior Researcher at the Inserm (French National Institute of Health and Medical Research)

Diabetes Epidemiology and Care Management


Training: Medical studies, Clermont-Ferrand University, 1974-1981 - Medical resident, Endocrinology-Diabetology, Nancy University Hospital, 1980-1983 - Researcher in training, Diabetes Epidemiology, Inserm-U21, Villejuif, 1984-1986 - Lecturer/hospital assistant, Paris 5 and 6 Universities and Broussais and Cochin hospitals, 1987-1988

Research experience

Full-time researcher, Inserm Montpellier, IRD Montpellier, Inserm Villejuif, 2004-present

Supervisor research team, with interests in 1) metabolic syndrome as a risk factor for type 2 diabetes in French overseas territories; 2) evaluation of pilot experiences for type 2 diabetes management in the Languedoc-Roussillon region; and 3) evaluation of health services for type 2 diabetes management in emerging and developing countries.

Visiting researcher, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Recife, Brazil, 1994-1999 and 2010-2013

Participation in the research line "Epidemiology and management of chronic diseases". Co- coordinator of three population-based studies about hypertension and diabetes management by the Brazilian Family Health Program (SERVIDIAH, INTERDIA, RedeNut, 2007-2017). Teacher and advisor to students of the public health courses offered by the research centre.

Researcher, Inserm, Villejuif, France, 1983-1993 (tenured since 1989)

Analyses of the Paris Prospective Study which contributed to support the concept of the metabolic syndrome as a risk factor for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Design and coordination of the BIGPRO trial, first attempt to test, vs. placebo, an insulin sensitising agent, metformin, for correcting metabolic abnormalities in upper-body obese, non-diabetic subjects.


Journal articles7 documents

  • N. P. de Souza, E. A. Pessoa Cesse, W. Vieira de Souza, Annick Fontbonne, Maria Nelly Sobreira de Carvalho Barreto, et al.. Temporal variation in prevalence, awareness and control of hypertension in urban and rural areas in Northeast Brazil between 2006 and 2016. Cadernos de Saúde Pública, Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, 2020, 36 (4), pp.e00027819. ⟨10.1590/0102-311x00027819⟩. ⟨hal-03144346⟩
  • L. Delisle, Stéphane S. Besançon, D. Beran, E. Aronica, Maryvette Balcou-Debussche, et al.. Déclaration de Grenoble : la lutte contre les maladies non transmissibles, dont le diabète, une urgence sanitaire pour l’Afrique. Médecine et santé tropicales , John Libbey Eurotext, 2019, 28, pp.371 - 372. ⟨10.1684/mst.2018.0837⟩. ⟨hal-02015105⟩
  • Nathália Paula de Souza, Pedro Israel Cabral de Lira, Annick Fontbonne, Fernanda Cristina de Lima Pinto, Eduarda Ângela Pessoa Cesse. (Mal)nutrition and the new epidemiological trend in a context of development and inequalities. Ciência and Saúde Coletiva, Associação Brasileira de Pós-Graduação em Saúde Coletiva, 2017, 22 (7), pp.2257 - 2266. ⟨10.1590/1413-81232017227.03042017⟩. ⟨ird-01626182⟩
  • Sophie Pilleron, Estelle Pasquier, Ivy Boyoze-Nolasco, Josephine Jasmin Villafuerte, Davide Olchini, et al.. Participative decentralization of diabetes care in Davao City (Philippines) according to the Chronic Care Model: A program evaluation.. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, Elsevier, 2014, epub ahead of print. ⟨10.1016/j.diabres.2014.01.026⟩. ⟨hal-00958671⟩
  • Tasnime N. Akbaraly, Josyane Arnaud, Margaret Rayman, Isabelle Hininger-Favier, Anne-Marie Roussel, et al.. Plasma selenium and risk of dysglycemia in an elderly French population: Results from the prospective Epidemiology of Vascular Ageing Study.. Nutrition and Metabolism, BioMed Central, 2010, 7 (1), pp.21. ⟨10.1186/1743-7075-7-21⟩. ⟨inserm-00457717⟩
  • Tasnime N. Akbaraly, Annick Fontbonne, Alain Favier, Claudine Berr. Plasma carotenoids and onset of dysglycemia in an elderly population: results of the Epidemiology of Vascular Ageing Study.. Diabetes Care, American Diabetes Association, 2008, 31 (7), pp.1355-9. ⟨10.2337/dc07-2113⟩. ⟨inserm-00274820⟩
  • Roselyne Defay, Isabelle Jaussent, Annie Lacroux, Annick Fontbonne. Relationships between glycaemic abnormalities, obesity and insulin resistance in nondiabetic Polynesians of New Caledonia.. Int J Obes (Lond), 2007, 31 (1), pp.109-113. ⟨10.1038/sj.ijo.0803384⟩. ⟨inserm-00000102⟩