Pierre Louis Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health (INSERM)

The general objectives of the Department of Social Epidemiology at the Pierre Louis Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health (INSERM/Sorbonne University) are to: a) improve knowledge of social determinants of health; b) assess interventions and policies dedicated to reducing social inequalities in health and health care access. The results produced help health professionals and public health decision makers adapt their practice in a context where social inequalities in health have widened in recent years across industrialized countries, despite continued increases in longevity. In particular, the Department conducts observational as well as interventional research aiming to gain better understanding of social inequalities with regard to mental health and provide tools to decrease them.


Maria Melchior

Leader of WP2, Principal Investigator INSERM

Irwin Hecker


Andrea Tortelli


Dr. Eric Bui


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