Edouard Tursan

Edouard Tursan d’Espaignet, Coordinator, Comprehensive Information Systems for Tobacco Control, Tobacco Free Initiative, Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland


Edouard Tursan d’Espaignet joined the WHO Tobacco Free Initiative in December 2008 as Coordinator of Comprehensive Information Systems for Tobacco Control (CIC) with responsibility for surveillance and monitoring of the magnitude, as well as health and other social impacts of the global tobacco epidemic. He currently is responsible for managing the WHO research agenda for tobacco control.

Prior to joining WHO, he was the Service Director for Surveillance and Monitoring with the Hunter New England Population Health Unit in Newcastle, Australia (2004-2008); Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Child Health Research, Perth, Australia (2001-2004); and Director of the Epidemiology Branch of Northern Territory Health Services, Darwin, Australia (1996-2001), where much of his work focused on health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.