Team 7 : Social Epidemiology research team

Responsable(s) :
  • Maria MELCHIOR @ : maria.melchior at

About the team

ERES, a French acronym for Equipe de Recherche en Epidémiologie Sociale brings together researchers, engineers and students who came from two teams previously split between Paris 6 and Paris 11 Universities. We aim to gather substantial and synergic research resources devoted to the study of the processes and determinants of the social and territorial inequalities in health and health care utilization, by constituting one of the leading research group in this field in France.
Our general objective is to improve knowledge of different factors and processes which may be the causes or the consequences of social inequalities in health in a population perspective and on different specific dimensions of the social and territorial determinants of health and health care utilization at a micro level. Based on a theoretical framework inspired by Dahlgren & Whitehead and the public health and political perspective inspired by Marmot & Wilkinson, our research project will focus on social inequalities per se and emphasize several determinants of health which contribute to social health inequalities: neighbourhood and occupational environment, social integration and immigrant status; among other health outcomes we will study chronic diseases.
Our research project aims also to meet some of the current scientific challenges in social epidemiology: to better understand the processes at the origin of social inequalities in health that shape the whole society, to characterize more precisely the impact of some social determinants of health with new (particularly biographical and contextual) approaches, and to pay a special attention to the most vulnerable people. Therefore, the ERES research project will be structured in 3 main thematic axes: the social inequalities in health, the social determinants of health, and the situations of some underserved subgroups of population.
At the time when these topics are recognized as priorities both at the French and European level, our research aim to assist health professionals or public decision makers in the development of new responses to the emerging “social risks” for health and/or to underserved groups of population. For this purpose, many of the members of our group are involved as experts for the information, training, evaluation or strategic thinking in various non academic, European, national or regional institutions.
Our project is based on specific tools and skills gathered in our team. First, they concern the follow-up of the different cohort surveys of which we are PI (Record, Sirs, Tempo) or co-leaders (Copana, Parcours, Vespa2), as well as a privileged access and analysis skills of large database, in Europe (mortality datasets and national health surveys) and in France, but also the previous constitution and utilization of geographic information systems. Second, we have also a recognized know-how in the design and realization of population-based surveys and surveys of underserved, hard-to-reach, populations in urban context. Third, this project also calls upon our skills in statistical modeling methods (not only the ones usually used in epidemiology, but also some others, more innovative ones, such as structural, multilevel and/or spatial models).

More informations on the website of the team :

Members of the team

Nom Contact Statut / Fonction
Astrid Andersen astrid.andersen at Ingénieur d'Etude / Biostatiticien-ne
Nina ARAKELYAN nina.arakelyan at Assistant Ingénieur / Administratif
Céline AUDIGER celine.audiger at Etudiant-e / Doctorant-e
Leticia BERTUZZI leticia.bertuzzi at Ingénieur d'Etude
Thomas BOVAGNET thomas.bovagnet at Ingénieur d'Etude / Biostatiticien-ne
Jean-Sébastien CADWALLADER jean-sebastien.cadwallader at MCU
Elsa CAUMETTE elsa.caumette at Etudiant-e / Doctorant-e
Pierre CHAUVIN pierre.chauvin at Directeur de Recherche / Epidémiologiste
Séverine DEGUEN severine.deguen at PU Associé / Epidémiologiste
Fadia DIB fadia.dib at Etudiant-e / Doctorant-e
Rosemary DRAY-SPIRA rosemary.dray-spira at Chargé de Recherche / Epidémiologiste
Tarik EL AARBAOUI tarik.el-aarboui at Post-Doctorant-e
Fabienne EL-KHOURY fabienne.elkhoury at CH contractuel / Post-Doctorant-e
Rachel Farrell rachel.farrell at CH contractuel / Doctorant-e
Jeanna-Eve FRANCK jeanna-eve.franck at Etudiant-e / Doctorant-e
Ramchandar GOMAJEE ramchandar.gomajee at Ingénieur d'Etude / Epidémiologiste
Anne GOSSELIN anne.gosselin at CH contractuel / Post-Doctorant-e
Nadine HAMIEH nadine.hamieh at Etudiant-e / Doctorant-e
Mégane HERON megane.heron at Ingénieur d'Etude / Epidemiologie-statistique
Joel HERRANZ joel.herranz at Ingénieur d'Etude / Statisticien-ne
Gladys IBANEZ gladys.ibanez at MCU / Chercheur
Evguenia KRASTINOVA evguenia.krastinova at Praticien Hospitalier / Médecin
Sophie LESIEUR sophie.lesieur at Ingénieur d'Etude / Chef de projet
Cécile LONGCHAMPS cecile.longchamps at Interne de Santé Publique
Murielle MARY KRAUSE murielle.mary-krause at Ingénieur de Recherche / Epidémiologiste
Véronique MASSARI véronique.massari at Chargé de Recherche / Epidémiologiste
Maria MELCHIOR maria.melchior at Directeur de Recherche / Responsable d'équipe
Gwenn MENVIELLE gwenn.menvielle at Chargé de Recherche / Epidémiologiste
Yvon MOTREFF yvon.motreff at Etudiant-e / Doctorant-e
Aurélie NAKAMURA Etudiant-e / Doctorant-e
Garazi RUIZ DE AZUA UNZURRUNZAGA garazi.ruizdeazua at Etudiant-e / Doctorant-e
Medicoulé TRAORE medicoule.traore at Etudiant-e / Doctorant-e
Judith VAN DER WAERDEN judith.van-der-waerden at Chargé de Recherche / Epidémiologiste
Stéphanie VANDENTORREN stephanie.vandentorren at Chargé de Recherche / Epidémiologiste
Nicolas VIGNIER nicolas.vignier at Praticien Hospitalier / Epidémiologiste
Cécile VUILLERMOZ cecile.vuillermoz at CH contractuel / Post-Doctorant-e

Website(s) of the team

Name Website URL
Site de l'équipe ERES
Cohorte Santé, Inégalités et Ruptures Sociales (SIRS)
Trajectoires épidémiologiques en population (cohorte Tempo)
SoEpidémio, blog de l'équipe ERES