Chairman of the Board
Philippe Stoeckel is the chairman of the board of AMP. In 1972, along with Charles Mérieux, chairman of the Merieux Foundation, and Jacques Monod, director general of the Institut Pasteur, he founded AMP.
From 1977-1986, he served as the secretary of the Forum for the Advancement of Immunization Research (FAIR), a nonprofit organization created with Dr. Charles Mérieux, Dr. Jonas Salk, and Dr. Hans Cohen to coordinate the development of a new enhanced inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) and to improve immunization in resource-poor settings.
In 1983, in collaboration with the Mérieux Foundation and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), he created the Institute for Development of Applied Epidemiology (IDEA), based in Les Pensières, Veyrier-du-Lac (France), to provide field epidemiology training for health professionals.
From 1988 to 1992, he served as president and COO of Mérieux Institute in the U.S.
In 1995, with Prof. Emile Lévy (University Paris-Dauphine) and Dr. Alfred da Silva (AMP) he created a training program in field epidemiology and management of health systems (EPIGEPS) that would become EPIVAC in 2001, an on-the-field Master’s degree training for “District Health Managers” of francophone sub-Saharan countries.
Philippe Stoeckel is a graduate from the National School of Veterinary Medicine of Alfort (France) and from the Institut Pasteur in epidemiology.