Meet the EpiCreators

EpiCentral has been developed with the expertise and guidance of global experts; read on to meet our EpiCreators and hear from them about why they are excited about EpiCentral.

Professor Louis-Philippe Boulet, MD, FRCPC

In addition to his clinical practice and teaching, Professor Boulet’s research aims to establish links between basic research and clinical science in the field of asthma and respiratory allergy.

Professor Louis-Philippe Boulet, MD, FRCPC

Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Laval University

Québec, Canada

Professor Louis-Philippe Boulet is Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Laval University, Canada, and a pulmonologist at the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute, Quebec, Canada. He is Chair of the Knowledge Transfer, Education and Prevention in Respiratory and Cardiovascular Health at Laval University and chairs the Board of Directors of the Global Initiative for Asthma.

Professor Boulet’s research interests include mechanisms of development and physiopathology of asthma and airway hyperresponsiveness; phenotyping asthma in various populations; respiratory health of elite athletes; and patient/medical education, knowledge translation, and guideline implementation.

During his career, Professor Boulet has published more than 700 medical publications, 600+ abstracts, 43 book chapters and has edited/authored 17 books. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine and Associate Editor of various medical journals. Additionally, he is the President of Interasma – the Global Asthma Association, and a member of many national and international committees in the field of respiratory health.


“In the last three decades, I’ve been involved in research in asthma and respiratory allergy, as well as in education and knowledge translation in respiratory health”


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Professor Christopher Brightling, PhD, FMedSci

Clinical Professor of Respiratory Medicine, University of Leicester and Glenfield Hospital

Leicester, UK

Professor Celeste Porsbjerg, MD, PhD

Professor of Severe Asthma, Bispebjerg Hospital

Copenhagen, Denmark

Professor Gianni Marone, MD

Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Naples Federico II

Naples, Italy

Professor Bruce Levy, MD

Division Chief, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Boston, USA