Short CV/Education and training

  • 2002 – 2013
    Research fellow at the National institute for demographic studies (INED), Paris

  • 2008 – 2013
    Assignment by the INED to the Institut Supérieur des Sciences de la Population (ISSP), University of Ouagadougou

  • Since 2013
    Assistant professor, Institute of Demographics and Socioeconomics, University of Geneva

Selected publications


  • Rossier C., S. Bradley, J. Ross, W. Winfrey. (2015) “Reassessing unmet need for family planning in the postpartum period”, Studies in Family Planning, 46[4]: 355–367.

  • Rossier C., A. Soura, G. Duthé, S. Findley (2014), “Non-communicable diseases mortality and risk factors in formal and informal neighborhoods, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Evidence from a Health and Demographic Surveillance System.” PloS one, 2014, vol. 9, no 12, p. e113780.

  • Rossier C. A. Soura, G. Duthé, B. Lankoande, R. Millogo. (2014) « Are the Urban Poor Always Worse Off? Socioeconomic Differentials in Adult Cause Specific Mortality at the Periphery of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso”, Revue Quételet, 2(2), pp. 61-80, DOI : 10.14428/rqj2014.02.02.03

  • Streatfield P. K., W. A. Khan, A. Bhuiya, S. M.A. Hanifi, N. Alam, O. Millogo, A. Sie, P. Zabre, C. Rossier, A. Soura, et al. (2014) HIV/AIDS-related mortality in Africa and Asia: evidence from INDEPTH health and demographic surveillance system sites, Global Health Action 2014, 7: 25370 –

  • Streatfield P. K, W A. Khan, A Bhuiya, S M.A. Hanifi, N Alam, C H. Bagagnan, A Sie, P Zabre, B Lankoande, C Rossier, A Soura, et al. (2014) Adult non-communicable disease mortality in Africa and Asia: evidence from INDEPTH Health and Demographic Surveillance System sites Global health Action 7: 25365 –

  • Streatfield P. K, N Alam, Y Compaore, C Rossier, A Soura, et al. (2014) Pregnancy-related mortality in Africa and Asia: evidence from INDEPTH Health and Demographic Surveillance System sites, Global Health Action 2014, 7: 25368 –

  • Boukare D, S Kouanda, C Rossier, A Soura, M V Zuneunegui (2014), « Differences in hypertension between informal and formal areas of Ouagadougou, a sub-Saharan African city », BMC Public Health 14(1):893.

  • Rossier C, K Muindi, A Soura, B Mberu, B Lankoande, C Kabiru, R Millogo (2014) « Maternal Health Care Utilization in the Slums of Nairobi and Ouagadougou: Evidence form HDSSs”, Global Health Action, 7: 24351

  • Rossier C., J. Hellen (2014) « Traditional Birth Spacing Practices and Uptake of Family Planning During the Postpartum Period in Ouagadougou: Qualitative Results”, International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 40(2):87–94

  • Rossier C., L. Senderowicz, A. Soura (2014) “Do Natural Methods Count? Underreporting of Natural Contraception in Urban Burkina Faso” Studies in Family Planning, 45(2): 171–182

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Coordinator or the Working Group on Fertility and Reproductive Health, INDEPTH, since 2014

  • Expert for global statistics on abortion for the Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR), World Health Organisation (WHO), since 2014

  • Member of the editorial committee for Population et Société, INED, since 2013

  • Member of the editorial committee for Ouaga Focus, ISSP, U. Ouagadougou, since 2013

  • Population association of America

  • International Union for the Scientific Study of Population

Additional qualifications

  • MA in Sociology

  • BA in statistics for the social sciences


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