Doctoral program in Global Health (PhD)

Clémentine Rossier

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Mme Clémentine Rossier

assistant professor

University of Geneva, Institute of Demographic and Life Course Studies (I-DEMO)
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Clémentine Rossier is a reproductive health specialist; she alternates quantitative and qualitative approaches to study induced abortion, contraception, and fertility decisions in Europe and Africa. She also worked on health inequalities in urban Africa.

Trained in quantitative social sciences in Lausanne and Paris IV, she obtained an MA in sociology and a PhD in demography at the University of California, Berkeley in 2002. Hired at the Institut National d’Etudes Démographiques (INED) in Paris, she worked there in collaboration with the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM.). In 2008 she obtained with the Institut Supérieur des Sciences de la Population (ISSP) at the University of Ouagadougou a grant from the Wellcome Trust to implement at the periphery of the capital of Burkina Faso a Health and Demographic Surveillance System member of the INDEPTH network.

In 2013, she received a professorship from the Swiss National Science Foundation to study obstacles to the fertility decline and contraceptive uptake in Sub- Saharan Africa at the Institute for Demographic and Life Course Studies at the University of Geneva. She collaborates with the Unit of Research in Reproductive health at the World Health Organization.

Specific research keywords

  • Abortion
  • contraception
  • family planning
  • sexual and reproductive health
  • fertility
  • health transition Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, comparative analysis

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