Elise Guillermet, PhD

 

Leader – People-Centred Health Services

Director of Project Implementation and Monitoring

 

Elise is a senior specialist in people-centred approach, with a strong background in operational and field research. Since 2004, she has been designing and conducting long term ethnography with a community-based approach to assess barriers for health care access and health equity. Since 2012, she has been designing and conducting operational field studies to support the tailored development of new vaccine delivery technologies to end-users’ needs in low and middle-income settings, some of them leading to WHO recommendations for pre-qualification. She also contributed to the evaluation of strategies for vaccine delivery (i.e. cholera vaccine campaigns), and for supply chain system redesign in Benin, by assessing perspectives of both recipients and healthcare professionals. Elise was also involved in the development of tools and updated standards for health data quality (for missed immunization opportunities assessments) and for implementation strategy (EYE strategy) for WHO.

Elise holds a PHD in Anthropology from Lyon II University. She is an associated researcher of the Liege University (Belgium) and a reviewer for the Vaccine Journal.

As co-founder, Elise is responsible for the management and implementation of projects. She also contributes to business development, including definition of the strategy, development of partnerships and acquisition of projects.

Publications

A rapid qualitative assessment of oral cholera vaccine anticipated acceptability in a context of resistance towards cholera intervention in Nampula, Mozambique. 2017

Démolis R, Botão C, Heyerdahl LW, Gessner BD, Cavailler P, Sinai C, Magaço A, Le Gargasson JB, Mengel M, Guillermet E.

A rapid qualitative assessment of oral cholera vaccine anticipated acceptability in a context of resistance towards cholera intervention in Nampula, Mozambique. Vaccine. 2017 Nov 23. pii: S0264-410X(17)31495-0. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.10.087. PubMed PMID: 29174106.

Innovative vaccine delivery strategies in response to a cholera outbreak in the challenging context of Lake Chilwa. A rapid qualitative assessment. 2017

Heyerdahl LW, Ngwira B, Demolis R, Nyirenda G, Mwesawina M, Rafael F, Cavailler P, Bernard Le Gargasson J, Mengel MA, Gessner BD, Guillermet E.

Innovative vaccine delivery strategies in response to a cholera outbreak in the challenging context of Lake Chilwa. A rapid qualitative assessment. Vaccine. 2017 Nov 7. pii: S0264-410X(17)31540-2. doi: 0.1016/j.vaccine.2017.10.108. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29126808.

Professional changes induced by a redesigned immunization supply chain in the Comé Health Zone, Benin. 2017

Guillermet E, Alfa DA, Gbodja R, Jaillard P.

Professional changes induced by a redesigned immunization supply chain in the Comé Health Zone, Benin. Vaccine. 2017 Apr 19;35(17):2189-2194. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.12.074. PubMed PMID: 28364929.

Costing analysis and anthropological assessment of the vaccine supply chain system redesign in the Comé District, Benin. 2017

Huang XX, Guillermet E, Le Gargasson JB, Alfa DA, Gbodja R, Sossou AJ, Jaillard P.

Costing analysis and anthropological assessment of the vaccine supply chain system redesign in the Comé District (Benin). Vaccine. 2017 Apr 19;35(17):2183-2188. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.12.075. PubMed PMID: 28364928.

Acceptability and Feasibility of Delivering Pentavalent Vaccines in a Compact, Prefilled, Autodisable Device in Vietnam and Senegal. 2015

Guillermet E, Dicko HM, Mai le TP, N’Diaye M, Hane F, Ba SO, Gomis K, Tho NT, Lien NT, Than PD, Dinh TV, Jaillard P, Gessner BD, Colombini A.

Acceptability and Feasibility of Delivering Pentavalent Vaccines in a Compact, Prefilled, Autodisable Device in Vietnam and Senegal. PLoS One. 2015 Jul 17;10(7):e0132292. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0132292. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 26186456; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4506041.

A systematic literature review of missed opportunities for immunization in low- and middle-income countries. 2014

Sridhar S, Maleq N, Guillermet E, Colombini A, Gessner BD.

A systematic literature review of missed opportunities for immunization in low- and middle-income countries. Vaccine. 2014 Dec 5;32(51):6870-6879. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.10.063. Epub 2014 Nov 4. Review. PubMed PMID: 25444813.