Obstetrical, Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology Research Team
EPOPé is a research team in the Center for Research on Epidemiology and Statistics Sorbonne Paris Cité (CRESS) at the National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM) and the Paris-Descartes University.
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.
We have three main objectives:
to assess practices and health policies and their implementation in the population
to identify the determinants of perinatal complications for mothers and babies
to study the influence of events of the perinatal period (for example, prenatal exposures, preterm birth, or congenital anomalies) on the health and long-term development of children and on the health and well-being of mothers and families.
Pr. Pierre-Yves Ancel
Director of the team
Tel: 01 42 34 55 80 ou 01 42 34 55 73
Fax: 01 43 26 89 79
Inserm researchers from the EPOPé and EARoH teams have developed new growth charts for weight, height, body mass index and head circumference, for girls and boys.
In 2016, questions will enable us to assess prevention policies and guidelines. Others allow us to understand more clearly how changes in the organization of maternity units affect the care women receive during pregnancy and at childbirth.
Maternal mortality in France: the decline in deaths from haemorrhage is confirmed but social and territorial inequalities remain.
For preterm children born at 22 to 34 weeks’ gestation, rates of survival and survival without severe or moderate neuromotor or sensory disabilities have increased during the past two decades, but these children remain at high risk of developmental delay.