Scientific committee 2021-04-28T09:56:11+00:00

Scientific committee

Our Scientific Committee, composed of doctors, professors and other medical experts, accompanies us daily and is called upon to give its opinion on all matters of a scientific and ethical nature.

Lise Radoszycki

Chief Operating Officer & Group Executive Director Data Science

Lise Radoszycki is Carenity’s Data Science Director. She coordinates the actions of the Data Science team which produces real-life studies conducted with platform users. She also oversees Operations and coordinates digital projects and strategy to grow and engage the community. In 2018, she’s co-chaired Carenity’s Science and Ethics Committee. Since 2021, she is head of Carenity’s Scientifc Committee.

Lise Radoszycki is a Method and Models statistic engineer with a degree from INSA (National Institute of Applied Sciences) in Toulouse, France. She also studied at the Universidad de Guadalajara (Mexico). She’s an active member of AFCRO (French CRO Association) and participates in the European think-tank “Health Data Institute”.

Doctor Alexis Astruc

Senior doctor
and general practitioner

Senior doctor and general practitioner, Dr. Alexis Astruc is attached to the Sorbonne University Paris Nord (formerly Université PARIS 13) and is a practitioner at the Ellasanté Health Center in Paris 8th.

Dr. Astruc is committed to digital health where he is an expert. During his studies at the Paris-Descartes Faculty of Medicine, he studied public health and obtained a diploma in connected health. Parallel to practicing general medicine in private practices in the city, as a substitute, for 5 years, he worked as a volunteer for several start-ups such as NUMA or New Health. At New Health, an independent association in charge of promoting health innovation, he participated in the organization of “Innovation Challenges” such as Hackathons or the National Health Innovation Day at the Cité des Sciences. 

Today, at the Ellasanté center, he works as a general practitioner with patients, but he is also responsible for setting up the center’s teleconsultation services.

As head of the clinic at the Sorbonne Paris Nord University, he is co-responsible for the research commission, head of the thesis pre-commission and thesis director. He is also a local ethical referent at the Collège National des Généralistes Enseignants (CNGE).

Now, in parallel with his activity, his current research work concerns the contributions of new information and communication technologies in primary care, medical prescription of adapted physical activity and cardiac telerehabilitation.

He is currently a member of the Carenity Scientific Committee.

Michael Chekroun

President at Carenity and Group Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer

Michael is Carenity’s founder, a company he created in 2011, with the goal of providing patients and carers with a digital platform that could make connecting with other people living with chronic illnesses easier.

Today the Carenity community has grown to almost 400 000 active members around the world and is a place where patients share their opinions on treatments and illnesses, where they can find quality medical information and where they can participate in online studies to make their opinions on their health heard. The results of these studies allow medical researchers to better understand the needs of patients, improve their treatments and the health care services targeted to patients and their families.

Michael oversees a team of 25 collaborators in France and the United States. With a degree from Edhec and the London School of Economics, Michael started out his career as a strategic consultant before becoming a mergers and acquisition consultant.

Doctor Laurent Chiche

Internal medicine physician

An Internal Medecine Specialist at the Hopital Europeen in Marseille, France). Doctor CHICHE specialises in caring for auto-immune diseases, and launched a clinical research project on Lupus. The objective of the project was to identify the parameters that signal a lupus flare-up via an innovative method: the Lupus Living Lab. Research was focused on patient daily life instead of being limited only to the laboratory. To do this, all available technology was brought to the patient’s home, giving them a new method of prevention and control of their lupus. Anyone living with lupus can join the research project and imagine with the professionals, a service that will help them better predict flare-ups and improve their medical care:

Dr. CHICHE’s project consist of 2 axes:

  • The biological axis: Setting-up procedures for non-invasive samples (blood and stool) and carrying-out broadband analyses with an “interferon” score and exploring the patients’ microbiota
  • The computing axis: This patient-centred solution allows them to declare intercurrent events from their homes, get alerts (ex: when it’s time to take a sample) in accordance with environmental factors (such as UVs).

Full disclosure: Doctor Laurent Chiche works or has worked with companies in the health care sector. More information at: https://www.transparence.sante.gouv.fr/.

Doctor Bruno Halioua

Dermatologist

Doctor HALIOUA is a dermatologist, and splits his time between private practice and the Institut Alfred Fournier in Paris. He practices both general and esthetic dermatology, and specializes in infectious and tropical diseases. Besides his medical career, Dr. HALIOUA also has an DEA in contemporary history and is a member of the French Society of Medical History. He also teaches at Paris IV University.

He has published over ten books on history and medicine.

Full disclosure: Doctor Bruno Halioua works or has worked with companies in the health care sector. More information at: https://www.transparence.sante.gouv.fr/.

Doctor Florence Levy-Weil

Rheumatologist

Doctor LEVY-WEIL is a rheumatologist and former Department Head at the Centre Hospitalier d’Argenteuil. She has a D.E.S. in Rheumatology and a D.E.A. in Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology. Doctor Levy-Weil particpated in the creation of service oriented towards therapeutic education and the role of patients in their medical care.

Since 2015, Florence LEVY-WEIL has medically supervised biotherapy on rheumatoid arthritis at Sanofi Genzyme (a branch of the Sanofi laboratory). The branch is a biotechnology company that specializes in rare diseases, with a concentration on rare genertic diseases, multiple sclerosis, cadiovascular disease and endocrinology.

Full disclosure: Doctor Florence Levy-Weil works or has worked with companies in the health care sector. More information at: https://www.transparence.sante.gouv.fr/.

Professor Antoine Magnan

Pulmonologist

Professor MAGNAN is a pulmonologist and allergist at the Institut du Thorax in Nantes, France. He oversees the Medcial Commision CHU in Nantes and the National Committee of Research Coordination. He is also a member of the INSERM Scientitic Council.

Professor MAGNAN specializes in severe asthma and lung transplant research. He was awarded the François Petay Prize by the Fondation de la recherche medicale in November 2018.

Son projet de recherche a notamment pour but de développer des molécules pour le traitement de l’asthme sévère.

Full disclosure: Professor Antoine Magnan works or has worked with companies in the health care sector. More information at: https://www.transparence.sante.gouv.fr/.

Doctor Julien Mancini

Public Health Specialist

Former intern and resident at the Marseille Hospital Group, Dr. Mancini has a doctorate in Science on informing and the participation of patients in the diverse contextes for decision-making in oncology. Today he is the Master of University Conferences – Hospital Practitioner at the Universite d’Aix-Marseille, where he teaches epidemiology and bio statistics. He’s also a member of the SESSTIM research unit (“Economic and Social Health Sciences & Medical Information Processing”).

His principal research subjects concern cancer epidemiology, with for example cancer patient autonomy when making a decision or the long-term psychological impact of cancer.

Full disclosure: Doctor Julien Mancini works or has worked with companies in the health care sector. More information at: https://www.transparence.sante.gouv.fr/.

Professor Denis Raccah

Endocrinologist

Denis Raccah is currently the University Professor and Hospital Practioner for Public Assistance at the Hopitaux de Marseille group and Department Head for the Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolic Diseases services. Professor Raccah is also a member of the inaugural ADOCIA Medical Board (society and biotechnology).

Professor Raccah is particularly interested in therapeutic education, and his commitment to patients has allowed him to direct a study on an artificial pancreas for insulin-dependent diabetic patients. An experimental protocol that could completely transform patient lives. He is also working on fondamental research on insulin pumps.

Full disclosure: Professor Denis Raccah works or has worked with companies in the health care sector. More information at: https://www.transparence.sante.gouv.fr/.

Professor Harry Sokol

Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist

Former intern and resident at the Marseille Hospital Group, Dr. Mancini has a doctorate in Science on informing and the participation of patients in the diverse contextes for decision-making in oncology. Today he is the Master of University Conferences – Hospital Practitioner at the Universite d’Aix-Marseille, where he teaches epidemiology and bio statistics. He’s also a member of the SESSTIM research unit (“Economic and Social Health Sciences & Medical Information Processing”).

His principal research subjects concern cancer epidemiology, with for example cancer patient autonomy when making a decision or the long-term psychological impact of cancer.

Full disclosure: Doctor Julien Mancini works or has worked with companies in the health care sector. More information at: https://www.transparence.sante.gouv.fr/.

Doctor Laurent Suchet

Neurologist

Doctor Suchet is a Neurologist, a former assistant clinic director in the Inflammatory Diseases of the Central Nervous System unit at the Hopital Europeen in Marseille, France. He is currently a private practitioner in Marseille. He specializes in the care of patients suffering from Multiple Sclerosis.

Besides seeing patients, he is involved in a variety of activities including hosting patient meet-ups, training GPs, consulting actors in the pharmaceutical industry and giving presentations during conferences.

Full disclosure: Doctor Laurent Suchet works or has worked with companies in the health care sector. More information at: https://www.transparence.sante.gouv.fr/.