Pierre Louis Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health

UMR-S 1136

Director: Fabrice Carrat
Deputy Director: Maria Melchior

Secretary General: Marianne Bailly

The Pierre Louis Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health was created in January 2014 as a unique laboratory gathering all the research forces in Epidemiology and Public Health within Sorbonne Université in order to increase our visibility and attractiveness, to facilitate collaborative works between the teams, and to provide more efficient allocation of administrative or operational staff.

The Institute has been successfully evaluated and renewed in January 2019, and, since the 1st january 2021, is constituted of 6 INSERM/Sorbonne Université teams and a transversal administrative and computer and information technology teams.

Our common overarching objective is to produce original knowledge on several of the most pressing public health issues and on the effectiveness of related interventions. Our most prominent specificities are to use innovative design and analytical methods to ensure the highest level of evidence for our findings and, where appropriate, our capacity to set up, integrate and exploit massive data from various sources. The Institute is covering the main domains of epidemiology, whether clinical, populational or social, as well as pharmacoepidemiology, biostatistics, statistical and mathematical modelling, clinical research including methodology and clinical trials, relations between environment and health status, social determinants of health, and health care organization. In terms of applications we are dealing mainly with communicable diseases (influenza, HIV infection, viral hepatitis …), nosocomial and emerging infections, with chronic diseases (inflammatory chronic diseases, respiratory and cardiovascular diseases), with psychiatric disorders and with critical care.

The teams are listed below:

The Institute also includes a team for administrative support (M. Bailly) and information system (G. Dussaillant,S. Hysenj).