Dr Michel Vaillant, MStat, MPH, PhD, Head of Unit
Competence center for methodology and statistics, Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH), Luxembourg
Dr Michel Vaillant is head of the CCMS, part of the clinical research hub within the Department of Population Health, composed of 4 biostatisticians and 3 clinical data managers.
He has a background in Biology, Statistics and Epidemiology from the Universities of Montpellier and Bordeaux, France.
He holds a Bachelor in “biology of organisms”, a Master in statistical Methods, and a Master in Epidemiology/Biostatistics and a PhD in Epidemiology/Biostatistics.
He started his career at the International medical research centre of Franceville, Gabon in 1995 working mainly on Malaria but also on HIV and immunology. He worked in a small epidemiology group before joining in 1997 a French contract research organization (CRO) for the pharma industry in Dijon, France.
Since 2003, he is with LIH. He has applied up-to-date statistical methods to different clinical and epidemiological studies from analysis of variance to generalized mixed models. He has worked on several reviews and meta-analyses, individual patient data meta-analyses and secondary analyses. Currently his research topic is applied individual patient data network meta-analysis and generalized linear mixed models. He is interested in the methodology of clinical trials.
Dr Michel Vaillant has been project leader for the data management and statistics aspects of 3 large clinical trials with WHO/TDR. He is also regularly member of the Data Safety Monitoring Committee of randomized clinical trials. He is currently involved in 4 consortia of accepted European grants (EDCTP) with 2 as Coordinator.
Dr Michel Vaillant teaches data management (Bachelor in Business Intelligence), Public Health and Research Methodology (Master in ‘Healthy Aging’) at the University of Metz. He leads a capacity building framework for Africa within CCMS including the WHO/TDR capacity building programme.
Dr Vaillant is representing LIH on the MIMVaC-Africa consortium, leading WP5 on data management.