Lucien Abenhaim (born 1951 in Casablanca) is a world famous epidemiologist and an expert in public health. He focused on the impact of numerous drugs on populations and risks associated with work. He is recognised as one of the greatest French General Director of Health (Surgeon General).
Abenhaim wrote numerous academic papers throughout his career, one of the most influential being "Appetite-Suppressant Drugs and the Risk of Primary Pulmonary Hypertension" that he wrote in 1996. In 2003 he published a book entitled "Canicules" in which he describes the French health system and its inefficiency to solve numerous problems. This book was written after he had resigned his post General director of health in protest over his minister's inappropriate efforts to reassure the public and minimize the seriousness of last August's heat wave