Centre of Research in Epidemiology and StatisticS

The general objectives of Research Centre are to:

  • Develop large epidemiological research, mostly regarding multiple chronic diseases including disability and locomotor apparatus diseases as well as prematurity and childhood cancer

  • Identify and characterize health determinants in various populations such as pregnant women, infants and children, elderly people, obese persons, disabled persons

  • Undertake innovative methodological research on the different study phases

  • Develop methodological research on knowledge dissemination and the implementation of research results

  • Contribute to the development of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention

  • Develop synergies between methodology teams and other research teams

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Latest News

Iron-fortified formula use in young children and association with socioeconomic factors in the French nationwide ELFE cohort

  Thanks to a collaboration between the Earoh and Epopé teams, it was shown that among the 12,341 children in the ELFE national population–based birth cohort, the rate of use of iron–fortified formulas was much lower at 2 years old (43%) than between 1 and 2 years old (65%). [...]

Research Teams
Teams Members



Obstetrical, Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology Research Team

Our research focuses on the health
of women during and
after pregnancy,
the health of children as it relates
to pregnancy and birth, and general
pediatrics in France and internationally.

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Epidemiology and Clinical Statistics for Tumor, Respiratory, and Resuscitation Assessments

We  create statistical tools
to best fit the clinical setting,
in order to improve responses to
clinical questioning in terms of diagnosis,
treatment or prognosis,
and going beyond traditional approaches.

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Nutritional Epidemiology Research Team

The objective of the EREN team
is to investigate the relationships
between nutrition and health,
the mechanisms underlying
these relationships and the
determinants of dietary behaviours

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Clinical epidemiology applied to rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases

Our objectives, as described at
the time of our creation, were to identify
new risk factors, consider the role of
co-morbidities in RMDs, develop evaluation
criteria  and assess therapeutic strategies in RMDs.

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Methods of Therapeutic Evaluation of Chronic Diseases

The objectives of the METHODS team
are to rethink the therapeutic
evaluation of chronic diseases,
propose new concepts and
develop new
methodological approaches.

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EArly life Research on later Health

Our ultimate aim is to show that ensuring the conditions of a nurturing and healthy early start in life for all has great potential to reach one major goal of the NSH : prioritizing prevention rather than care of chronic diseases.

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Epidemiology of childhood and adolescent cancers

The EPICEA team develops
most of its research
on environmental and genetic
risk factors for
childhood cancers.



Epidemiology of Ageing & Neurodegenerative diseases (from 2019)

Our overarching aim, using
a lifecourse approach, is to identify
the drivers of health at older ages.
Key areas of research are: cognitive decline,
multimorbidity, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

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Health Environmental Risk Assessment (from 2019)

The team works in environmental health to assess the impact of environmental exposures, especially air pollution, combining epidemiology applied to general and occupational populations, toxicology and exposure science.

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