Health economist, research engineer, CNRS
Trained as an economist, Yaël Tibi-Lévy has a doctoral degree in public health (major: health economy) (2007), a Magistère in modelling applied to economy and management (1994) and a Diplôme d’Études Approfondies in finance (1994). After having worked as a researcher at the Management Research Centre (CRG) at the Polytechnical School, then the National School of Public health (ENSP, Image Group), she joined the CNRS in 2002 as a research engineer, first at the Centre for Research on Economics and Management Applied to Health (CREGAS), then at Cermes (Centre for research on medicine, science, health, and society). Her thesis, entitled “Palliative care teams in the process of making care rational – Between ideological commitment and financial constraints”, gave rise to numerous publications, which she supplemented with unpublished work (notably on the need for information by people at the end of life – and their families – concerning the place and role of accompanying volunteers in care units, as well as on the dissemination of the palliative approach in French hospitals). She is specialised in the quantitative and qualitative evaluation of health care actions, and her present work is focused on three research subjects: 1/ the quality of life of persons who have consulted a Memory Centre, subsequent to feelings of cognitive impairment (a study that uses a capabilities approach and carried out with Catherine Legalès, Research Director, Inserm); 2/ the management of risk in the field of addictions that affect Russian-speaking drug users living in the Paris region (a study carried out in collaboration with Marie Jauffret-Roustide, Researcher at Inserm); 3/ and the care of children labelled “restless” in medico-psychological centres and reception centres (a study carried out within the framework of a multidisciplinary research programme coordinated by Aude Béliard, Lecturer at the University of Paris V).