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Hey there, I’m Gatien.

How to pronounce my name

I’m a health economist and policy analyst by profession, originally from Canada but with close cultural ties to my family’s homeland, France, and my birthplace, Japan. I graduated from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and now work for its International Vaccine Access Center. I bring an open mind to all of my projects, with an awareness of the many differences and commonalities that working in international context elicits.

I’m also a degree-stacker, self-proclaimed “relaxed gentleman traveller”, resourceful chef, and amateur saxophonist.

I’m passionate about my work and I hope to make a meaningful contribution for more accessible health knowledge and health care. These past few years I have been focusing my work on vaccine economics (demand forecasting, logistics, economic impact assessment) and health literacy. My contributions to the Interdisciplinary Journal of Health Sciences led me to work on open access publishing, while my academic curriculum oriented my research on waiting times in health care, universal healthcare coverage and adverse events in medication for the elderly.

My blogs

Lately, I started a new blogging endeavor with my father: NonSolumData.com. Building on our experience (and enthusiasm!) for the social determinants of health, we discuss issues and advancements in economics/public policy in the fields of education and health.

I am restructuring the blogs HealthLiteracy.Info and its French counterpart LitteratieEnSante.Info to be more responsive to the demands of health care professionals, clinical managers and patient advocacy groups, while ensuring a solid ground in evidence-based policy-making.

Blog policy

On my blogs, professional and personal, I want to share thoughts and connect interesting ideas found along the way. The content does not represent the views of my current or former employers and work partners, unless written otherwise.

I believe that open access knowledge and data ultimately help the promotion of science and literacy. Unless specified otherwise, everything posted on this blog is open access, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International.

Feel free to reuse it, in part or as a whole, as long as you provide its original reference.

There is usually a suggested reference at the end of every article.