Loic Desquilbet was qualified from the Faculty of Medicine of Kremlin-Bicêtre (France) in the field of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in 2000. He started his research in 2001 with a PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health in HIV research. He then continued his research in clinical epidemiology as a post-doctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (Baltimore, USA), about aging and HIV by using the concept of frailty. Once recruited as a teacher in Biostatistics and clinical Epidemiology at the Veterinary School of Alfort (France) in 2009, he provided his expertise to clinicians (in farm animals, in equine, and in companion animals) in designing their clinical studies and interpreting their results from statistical analyses. He is involved in the clinical research in residency programs, especially in Internal Medicine. At the same time, he is doing his own research on aging in dogs, applying in dogs the concept of frailty.
Loic Desquilbet has been teaching Biostatistics and clinical Epidemiology since 2001, in Faculties of Pharmacy and of Medicine, in an Agronomy engineering school, and in veterinary schools. Since 2017, he’s been the Head of the Pharmaceutical and Biological Sciences teaching Department at the veterinary School of Alfort, as well as an ESEVT expert in Basic Sciences. He teaches for undergraduates veterinary students as well as in continuing education for surgeons. He received in 2011 the “best teacher” award from veterinary students. His main field of teaching is about discussing biases and how to critically read scientific papers (ie, is the clinical message of a paper appropriate regarding the design of the study, the statistical analyses, and the bias discussion?). Since 2017, he’s been in charge (and the lecturer) of a MasterClass in Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine at the veterinary School of Alfort, dedicated to veterinary residents and diplomates from all Colleges.