Associate Researcher
Sociology of Health
July 2015 - Sept 2019


Postdoctoral fellow
Marine Al Dahdah holds a PhD in Sociology from Paris Descartes University. She is a postdoctoral research fellow at IFRIS, based in CERMES3 (Centre for Research in Medicine, Science, Health, Mental Health and Society). During her Ph. D, she has worked on the use of mobile phones to improve maternal health in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is the author of several articles dedicated to mobile health and digital health in the Global South.

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In the frame of her postdoctoral research, she examines digital technologies used to improve health coverage in the Global South. This research calls on an analysis of digital politics, that is the means of government but also the political and socio-economical implications and consequences of digital technologies deployed in the developing world. This research pays attention both to institutions and individuals involved in and impacted by digital health deployed in a context where health coverage is far from being universal. Based on case studies in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, this research will unpack the major alterations to welfare states, health services and patients that occur throughout this process of digitalisation.


Al Dahdah Marine (2014) « MHealth : l'information de santé ubique? », Le Temps des médias, 2 (23) (janvier), p. 52-65. DOI : 10.3917/tdm.023.0052.

Al Dahdah, Marine , Annabel Desgrées du Loû, et Cécile Méadel, « Mobile Health and Maternal Care: A Winni