Isabelle Durand-Zaleski is a medical doctor and Professor in Public Health. She carried out her PhD research in economics and management at Paris IX University. She holds a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University and a diploma from the Political Study Institute of Paris (Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris). She has been the head of the Evaluation Department in the National Health Authority. She is the current head of the Paris Health Economics and Health Services Research Unit and the head of the Public Health Department of the Henri Mondor teaching hospital in Créteil, France.