Centre for Epidemiology
and Population Health

Epidemiology of mental and physical health : investigating complexity to improve prevention and care.

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The CESP deals with the main health issues, including psychiatry, cancer, chronic diseases and primary care. Our research relies essentially on epidemiology, with a strong integrative perspective associating the most fundamental biological aspects (genomics) with the most concrete environmental ones (social inequalities, culture).
Our work is intended to be applicable in the short or medium term, whether for prevention, treatment or organization of the health care system. This is why we have close collaborations with many actors (NGOs, ministries and public institutions, private companies) as well as a large network of relationships with prestigious institutes located on most continents. CESP operates under the auspices of INSERM, Paris-Sud University and Versailles Saint-Quentin University.


17 May 2024 to 28 May 2024

Seminar on the medico-administrative databases cross-cutting theme

06 May 2024 to 08 July 2024

Emmanuel Hirsch guest on France Inter - End-of-life legislation: ‘Out of decency towards society, we will have to be precise’.

26 March 2024 to 31 May 2024

Marina Kvaskoff's project in the hope of better preventing and combating endometriosis

11 March 2024 to 30 June 2024

Bicêtre Summer School of Public Health and Epidemiology


the CESP is

3 transversal services
PhD students
mainly enrolled at EDSP Paris Saclay

Past seminars

30 November 2023 12:00

Nutrition et Cancer

Dr. Francesca Romana Mancini, équipe Exposome et Hérédité, CESP U1018
25 May 2023 14:00

IA et Science des Données, histoire et nouveaux défis

Gilbert Saporta , Pr émérite Cnam


  • Effects of testosterone and sex hormone binding globulin on lung function in males and females: a multivariable Mendelian Randomisation study. Diana A van der Plaat,Alexandra Lenoir, Shyamali Dharmage,James Potts et al.. . ; :
  • Glyphosate and neurotoxicity - a call for scientific renewal. Bastiaan R Bloem, Tjitske A Boonstra, Alexis Elbaz et al.. . 2024; :
  • La prise en charge des enfants orphelins de retour de zone irako-syrienne : spécificités cliniques et institutionnelles. Souha Mansour Shehadeh, Marta Fumagalli, Mario Speranza et al. . 2023; :
  • High screen time and internalizing and externalizing behaviours among children aged 3 to 14 years during the COVID‑19 pandemic in France. Arthur Descarpentry, Maria Melchior,Cédric Galera et al.. . 2023; :
  • Multi-Morbidity and Risk of Breast Cancer among Women in the UK Biobank Cohort. Afi Mawulawoe Sylvie Henyoh,Rodrigue S. Allodji,Florent de Vathaire et al.. . 2023; :