Christian Lovis

David-Zacharie Issom

M. David-Zacharie Issom

Specialist in medical informatics, PhD student in Global Health

Campus Biotech G6
+41 22 379 08 16

Curriculum vitae

David has a Bachelor degree in Business Information Systems from the Geneva School of Business Administration and holds a Master degree in Health Informatics from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. He is passionate about Digital Health and Global Health. Combining his background in biomedical and computer sciences, he is currently PhD Student at the University of Geneva and is particularly interested in developing technologies supporting patients' self-management needs and health prevention.

Research domains

Mobile Health

Quantified-Self and Internet of Things

Conversational human-machine interfaces

Interoperability in eHealth and Knowledge Representation (e.g. IHE, HL7 FHIR, CDA, SNOMED-CT, ICD-11)

Chronic disease management and Patient empowerment (e.g. e-Patients)

Patient-driven research and participative medicine

Value-based care models and Integrated Care

Global Health (i.e. chronic diseases, neglected non-communicable diseases and rare diseases)


eHealthConnector ( (link is external))

HEDANET: Health data network for clinical research

MICMAC: Development of a multiontological categorizer for medical coding


Original peer-reviewed papers

Woldaregay, A.Z., Issom, D.Z., Henriksen, H., Pfühl, G., Marttila, H., Sato, K., Lovis, C. & Hartvigsen, G. Motivation factors for user engagement with mHealth apps: A qualitative approach. pHealth 2018.

Dina Vishnyakova, Christophe Gaudet-Blavigniac, Selen Bozkurt, David-Zacharie Issom, Renat Vishnyakov, Christian Lovis. Report on the NTCIR-12 MedNLPDoc Task Results. NTCIR, 2016.

Issom, D.Z., Woldaregay, A.Z., Chomutare, T., Bradway, M. & Årsand, E. (2015). Mobile applications for people with diabetes published between 2010 and 2015. Diabetes Management, Vol. 5(6). pp. 539-550.

Issom, D.Z., Zosso, A., Wipfli, R., Ehrler, F., Lovis, C., Hartvigsen, G. & Kjellander, c. (2015). Meeting Sickle Cell patients’ unmet needs with eHealth tools: a preliminary study. Proceedings of the 13th Scandinavian Conference on health informatics, pp. 66-67.

Issom, D.Z., Zosso, A., Ehrler, F., Wipfli, R., Lovis, C. & Koch, S. (2015). Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities of eHealth Tools for Patients with Sickle Cell Disease. Studies in health technology and informatics, Vol. 216, p. 898.

Ehrler, F., Albuquerque, P., Gluck, F., Rainac, S., Issom, D.Z. & Lovis, C. (2014). Agrégation de données d’un réseau de capteurs physiologiques. SWISS MEDICAL INFORMATICS, Vol. 30.

Issom, D.Z. & Lovis, C. (2013). LiSA - Live System Analysis: A robust approach for the real time monitoring of clinical environments. SWISS MEDICAL INFORMATICS, Vol. 29.

Issom, D.Z., Lovis, C. & Ruch, P. (2012). PEACE: Personal Enhanced Acquisition for Citizen's Environment. SWISS MEDICAL INFORMATICS, Vol. 28.

Issom, D.Z., Hagry, C., Mendo, L.W., Seng, H., Ehrler, F. & Lovis, C. (2012). Challenges and issues of geolocation in clinical environment. Studies in health Technology and informatics, Vol. 180, pp. 447-451.

Ehrler, F., Issom, D.Z. & Lovis, C. (2011). Technological choices for mobile clinical applications. Studies in health technology and informatics, Vol. 169, pp. 83-87.



Issom, D.Z., Lovis, C. (2018) Online access to information of people with Sickle Cell Disease: Where do patients talk about their health? GENEVA HEALTH FORUM 2018

Issom, D.Z., Hartvigsen, G., Bonacina, S., Koch, S. & Lovis, C. (2016). User-centric eHealth tools to connect people with sickle cell disease. NURSE INFORMATICS 2016.

Issom, D.Z., Bonacina, S., Zosso, A., Hägglund, M., Hartvigsen, G., Koch, S. & Lovis, C. (2016). Comprehensive mHealth tools for people with sickle cell disease. GENEVA HEALTH FORUM 2016.

Issom, D.Z. & Lovis, C. (2012). Patient Trajectory: Build a Dashboard to show Relevant Information of Electronic Patient Records Based on N-Tier Architecture. Swiss eHealth Summit 2012.

Medical Semantics and Data Analysis