François Dabis is a Doctor of Medicine, Professor of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health (ISPED) at the University of Bordeaux. He has more than 30 years of experience in research on HIV epidemiology and prevention and global health.

From 2001 to 2015, he led the research team on HIV in Africa of the INSERM Public Health Unit/Centre at the Institute of Public Health (ISPED). He is still a member of the two research teams on HIV and viral hepatitis (France and Africa) of the Inserm Centre U1219. His scientific interests focus on public health challenges, both in prevention and care approaches: prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, cohort studies in adults and children on antiretroviral treatment, use of antiretroviral drugs for prevention as a means of controlling the epidemic. The research programme of Dr. Dabis and his team is being conducted in Aquitaine, France, West Africa, particularly in Côte d’Ivoire and South Africa.

François Dabis was President of Coordinated Action No. 12 of the French National Agency for Research on AIDS and Viral Hepatitis (ANRS) from 2003 to 2015, in charge of the Agency’s scientific programme in countries with limited resources. From 2003 to 2012, he was President of the Scientific Council of the National Institute for Health Surveillance (INVS). To date, he has published 676 articles in international journals (Source: PubMed/Medline) and numerous book chapters and his H index is 66 (Source: Web of Science). François Dabis published at the end of 2012 as Coordinating Editor a reference book in French on Field Epidemiology.

François DABIS has been Director of the ANRS since March 2017.