Philippe Autier, MD, MPH, PhD


Dr. Philippe Autier is a leading figure in several fields including research on cutaneous melanoma and breast cancer, especially in domains related to the causation, prevention and early detection of these cancers. He is also very involved in the clinical testing of new methods for cancer detection and in health technology assessment.

Dr. Autier, who was born in Brussels, Belgium, received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in 1982 and a diploma in tropical medicine from the Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp in 1983.   In 1990 he received a Fulbright fellowship with a grant from the Frank Boas Foundation to study at Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, where he was awarded an MPH. In 2011, he received a PhD from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam for his works on the cutaneous melanoma.  In 2013 he was appointed Professor of Public Health at Strathclyde University, Glasgow Scotland.

Since 2009, Dr. Philippe Autier has been the Vice-President, Population Studies at the International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI).   The position requires project coordination and supervision of scientific works done by a team of biostatisticians, computer specialists and assistants, and involves collaboration with economists, engineers and with other professionals.   In the past 3 years Dr. Autier has been the Keynote lecturer at eleven conferences where he has presented conclusions of his studies to official bodies, public companies, Associations and NPO’s through-out the world.   He has contributed to over 165 scientific publications since 1987 as lead author or in collaboration with other researchers.