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Centre de Recherche en Epidémiologie et Santé des Populations (CESP)

Research unit


The Centre de Recherche en Epidémiologie et Santé des Populations (CESP) is one of the most important French research and training centres for public health research. It has 15 research teams working on major health issues, including psychiatry, cancer, chronic diseases and primary care. His research is primarily epidemiological, with a strong integrative perspective combining the most fundamental biological aspects (genomics) with the most concrete environmental aspects (social inequalities, culture) Our work is intended to be applicable in the short to medium term, whether for prevention, care or the organization of health systems. To this end, we work closely with many social actors (NGOs, ministries and public institutions, private companies) and have an extensive network of relationships with prestigious institutes located on most continents. CESP operates under the supervision of INSERM, the University of Paris-Sud and the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin and in close partnership with the AP-HP and Gustave Roussy.


  • Mr Bruno FALISSARD

Innovation themes

Map and access

16, rue Paul Vaillant Couturier
Hopital Paul Brousse

Our research areas


- clinical epidemiology for molecular oncology
- radiation epidemiology, clinical epidemiology of cancer and survival - lifestyle, genetics and health: integrative and transgenerational studies

Applications sectors

  • Biotechnology
  • Health / wellness

Total number of employees

Total number of employees : 450
Number of researchers : 43
Number of doctoral students : 9


Our results

Valuation offer

Dosimetry platform

Projects examples

- Determinants of Health and Their Joint Effects on Risk
- Behaviors, food and nutrition, addictions, iatrogenic origin risks
- Environmental, physiological, clinical, genetic, socio-demographic, psychosocial, cultural and economic factors
- Health practices: prevention, screening, care, quality of life, social and family reintegration


Establishments of affiliation