Anita Burgun

Director of the Laboratory “Sciences de l’information et médecine personnalisée” of the Unité 1138 Centre de recherche des Cordeliers at INSERM and Université Paris Descartes

Professor of health informatics at Université Paris Descartes

Anita Burgun is a professor of biomedical informatics at Paris Descartes University with interests in ontologies, biomedical terminologies, bioinformatics and data integration. She is the head of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Necker Children’s Hospital and Georges Pompidou European Hospital, developing translational research in biomedical informatics regarding clinical/omic data Integration, secondary use of routine care data, and data driven decision support systems.

As a researcher, Anita Burgun has been focusing on the interface between knowledge representation, and data collection. She leads a multi-disciplinary research team that is deep in biomedical informatics and statistical methodology. The team’s objective is to develop new methods that combine knowledge-driven and data-driven approaches to support personalized/precision medicine. Her favorite topics include integration of large-scale health data as well as data driven and ontology driven decision support.

Anita Burgun has led the UMR 939 research group at INSERM, the work of which focused on biomedical ontologies, knowledge representations and data integration methods (e.g., genomics and clinical data). At Rennes hospital and at the university, she has been professor of biostatistics and biomedical informatics.


Ph. D., Université de Rennes 1, health informatics

M. Sc., Institut de formation supérieure en informatique et communication (IFSIC)–Université de Rennes 1, computer science

M. Sc., Université Pierre et Marie Curie — Paris 6, biostatistics and health informatics

M.D., Université de Rennes 1, doctorate of medicine