Jean-Etienne Poirrier


I am a health economist in Belgium. In my work I particularly enjoy the diversity and challenges of assessing the impact of vaccines and other drugs on public health in a comprehensive way.

Beside my job I’m also very interested in new ways to improve health, especially on communicable and non-communicable diseases. After work, you can find me spending time with family and friends, juggling with data and jogging. You’ll find information on all these non-work activities on my blog.

Previously I spent countless nights studying for my MBA at the Vlerick Management School, see Jep does Vlerick for my experience there.

On top of work and work-related interests, I have a strong interest in freedom and privacy linked with software and science (free software, open access for scientific results, etc.). Opinions expressed here are mine and don’t reflect those of companies or projects I’m involved in.

You can follow me via this blog RSS feed and also on Twitter (@jepoirrier).

Note that, on June 6, 2020, I left WhatsApp and Instagram, the 2 last services from Facebook I was using (after leaving Facebook in 2018). WhatsApp unfortunately doesn’t warn people that their counterpart left (that’s dumb) so here it is: you won’t find me on WhatsApp and I can’t reply to your messages there (I don’t know you sent me anything). You can join me on Signal to chat.

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Dear Sir, I would like to be in contact to see if you agree we publish one of your pictures. This picture shows an industrial site at night in Liège area. This is to be printed in a leaflet for tourism purposes.

    1. Dear Anne,

      Coming from Liège, I will feel honoured to have one of my pictures (you found it on Flickr, I guess) printed in a leaflet for tourism of this beautiful region! By the way, all my pictures on Flickr are under the CC-by-sa licence, meaning you can use them freely provided you give proper attribution and share under the same licence if you share derivative work). Click a picture of the leaflet once it’s produced and send it to me, please 🙂


  2. Bonjour Jean-Etienne,
    Un tout grand merci pour cette réponse enthousiaste. C’est à l’initiative d’un guide littéraire que nous lançons cette brochure dans laquelle il raconte l’histoire du surnom de Liège, Cité ardente.
    C’est le titre d’un roman qui a donné naissance à ce surnom. On a souvent attribué, à tord, ce surnom à l’activité sidérurgique du bassin liégeois. Ceci explique la demande de photo pour étayer le propos du guide. Nous respectons vos indications concernant sa publication. Nous ne manquerons pas de vous envoyer le fichier PDF de cette brochure prochainement.

    Nous vous félicitons pour vos belles photos et sommes ravis d’avoir pu vous rencontrer via votre blog.


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