Francoise Guillo

Francoise Guillo
Associate Professor of Practice in Social Sciences

Dr. Francoise Guillo is a visiting Associate Professor of Practice in Social Sciences at NYU Shanghai. She teaches “Introduction to Global Health," an introductory course to the pressing current challenges related to population health, demographics changes, climate change, and poverty. A medical doctor educated in France, Dr. Guillo has a long experience of practicing medicine in Geriatrics and Clinical Pathology, as well as medical research. 

Before joining New York University Shanghai in 2018, Dr. Guillo worked as a Research Assistant Professor at New York University School of Medicine since 2008. Her recent research within the NYU Center for Cognitive Neurology focused mainly on early stages of dementia.

Dr. Guillo practiced medicine in France, both in the context of University Hospitals and Community Hospitals, where she led large Geriatrics services. In the units she led, she launched and managed innovative healthcare programs designed for patients diagnosed with dementia or related cognitive disorders, including a memory center and palliative care units. Also focusing on alternative modes of prevention, she launched an Art and Cultural Project for cognitive training, a research project: “Design and Alzheimer’s disease," and a Workshop for Medical Ethics.

Research Interests

  • Global Health
  • Aging and Society
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Health and Poverty



  • MD
    University of Paris
    University of Montpellier

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Global Health