Laetitia Atlani-Duault

Laetitia Atlani-Duault

Laetitia Atlani-Duault

Adjunct Professor
Health Policy and Management

Office/Address:


New York NY USA
Website address: Email:

Biography

Prof. Laetitia Atlani-Duault's career over the past 25 years has been a unique blend of work in both academia and the United Nations system. As well as formulation and implementation of global health policy, she has contributed to the theory and practice of global health in diverse settings (Europe, Africa, Central Asia and Caucasus, Southeast Asia, North America). As an academic, she is a Social Anthropology and Global Health full tenured Professor in France at IRD-University of Paris, and is Adjunct Professor at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in the US in New York. She founded and is the President of the COVID19 Ad Memoriam Institute (https://www.institutcovid19admemoriam.com/), based at the University of Paris. She set up and is the Director of the newly created WHO Collaborating Centre for Research on Health and Humanitarian Policies and Practices. She is also Professor affilie at Sciences Po, where she is the Scientific Advisor of Science Po's International Sustainable Development Goals Certificate. She has published widely in English and French. Her articles have appeared in journals such as The Lancet, The Lancet Public Health, Social Science and Medicine; Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry; Transcultural Psychiatry; Medical Anthropology; Public Understanding of Science; Ethnologie Francaise, ect. Her books and edited special issues include Au bonheur des autres: Anthropologie de l'aide humanitaire [For the Good of Others. Anthropology of Humanitarian Aid] (2005, Editions de la Societe d'Ethnologie; updated edition Armand Colin, 2009), Les ONG a l'heure de la 'bonne gouvernance [NGOs in the era of "good governance"] (Autrepart, Armand Colin, 2005); Anthropologue et ONG, des liaisons fructueuses ? [Anthropologists and NGOs: Promising Relations?] (Journal humanitaire, 2007); Humanitarian Aid in Post-Soviet Countries. An Anthropological Perspective (Routledge, 2007); Eclats d'empire, un nouveau Sud ? [Shattered Empires – a new South ? (Tiers Monde, Armand Colin, 2008); Anthropologie de l'aide humanitaire et du developpement [Anthropology of Humanitarian and Development Aid] (with L. Vidal, Armand Colin, 2009); Ethnographies de l'aide [Ethnographies of Aid] (Ethnologie francaise, PUF, 2011); La sante globale, laboratoire de l'aide internationale? [Global Health, A New Laboratory for International Aid?] (Tiers Monde, Armand Colin, 2013); Chercheurs a la barre [Social Sciences Seized by Justice] (with S. Dufoix, Socio, MSH Editions, 2014); The Sounds of Survival (with Velasco-Pufleau L., Violence, SAGE, 2020); Violences extremes: Enqueter, Secourir, Juger [Extreme Violence : Investigate, Rescue, Judge] (with Bradol JH, Le Pape M. & Vidal C., MSH Editions, 2021); Lieux de memoires sonores. Des sons pour survivre, des sons pour tuer [Sonic 'lieux de memoire'. Sounds of Survival, Weaponization of Sounds] (with Velasco Pufleau L., MSH Editions, 2021). As a global health expert, she was Program Manager at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (1994-1995), Program Officer at UNAIDS (1996-1997), UNDP Chief Technical Advisor (1997-2003) and, most recently, Senior Advisor for Humanitarian Affairs at United Nations Headquarters in New York (2012-2015). Pr. Atlani-Duault is currently serving as member of the French National COVID19 Scientific Council appointed by the French government, and as a member of the French Ministry of Health's Mission for the Renewal of French Public Health. She is also a member of France's National Independent Commission on Sexual Abuses in France's Catholic Church. Pr. Atlani-Duault is a past recipient of the prestigious France's National Centre for Scientific Research's Excellence in Research Award in Social Anthropology ('medaille de bronze du CNRS'), and was recently elevated to the title of Chevalier in the Order of the Palmes Academiques by the French Ministry of Research and Education.

Back to Top