Jean-Louis Pépin

Professor, Clinical Physiology, Université Grenoble Alpes

Jean-Louis PÉPIN, is Professor of Clinical Physiology at UGA. He is head of the Clinic of Physiology, Sleep and Exercise at Grenoble University hospital. He is director of the HP2 Laboratory (Inserm U1042, UGA: Hypoxia Pathophysiology), vice-Dean of the Faculty of Medicine in charge of research and scientific director of clinical research at CHUGA. He will hold the UGA Chair of Excellence in e-health and integrated care and the Artificial intelligence Chair “Trajectories Medicine” (2018-2021).

He graduated as MD in 1987 (University of Montpellier), MSc in 1990 (biophysiology, University Claude Bernard, Lyon) and PhD in 1998 (cardiovascular adaptations induced by chronic hypoxia, University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble). In 1999, he was visiting Professor at the Laboratory of Pulmonary Physiology of Harvard University, Boston, MA. He achieved European certification in sleep medicine in 2013. His interests include clinical and translational research on cardiovascular consequences of chronic and intermittent hypoxia, sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic respiratory failure. He runs the French national registry of sleep apnea (> 120,000 subjects) and is involved in the European Sleep Apnea Database (ESADA). He participates in several European and US thoracic society task forces. He was recently joint Editor of the European Respiratory Society Monograph on sleep apnea. He is ranked by Expertscape as the 3rd highest expert worldwide in the field of sleep apnea. He is author or co-author of > 420 scientific publications (H=58). He is the former President of the French Sleep Research and Medicine Society, a member of the European Respiratory Society and American Thoracic Society and Associate Editor of THORAX (Impact Factor > 10.0, a reference journal in the field of sleep medicine). He has experience in innovation (> 10 patents), in clinical trials and in industrial partnerships. He is the PI of OPTISAS, a national telemedicine trial on sleep apnea (1.9 M€), LIFE, a transdisciplinary research program involving 70 researchers on evidence-based societal and environmental control of chronic diseases, funded by UGA-IDEX (1.7 M€). He is funded by EIT-Health for several EU projects.

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