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Last update 2012-09-20 10:38:50.051

jean-philippe empana MD PhD

Course and current status


Since 2006, Full time researcher at INSERM (fixed position)

Currently INSERM Research Director (DR2)



2009 HDR (Hability to Direct Research), Paris, France

2005 PhD degree in Epidemiology and Public Health, Paris

1996-2001 Internship in Public Health, Lille, France  

1988-1995 Studies of Medicine, Lyon, France 



Sept 2009- INSERM U970, team 4 "Cardiovascular Epidemiology & Sudden death"

2007-2009 INSERM U909

2002-2007 INSERM AVENIR team, Paris

Scientific summary

I am leading a group of 12 persons aiming at identifying new risk markers for coronary and cerebrovascular disease in middle-aged and elderly populations. We not only search for associations but also investigate their added value for risk prediction using contemporary statistical methods. A first large program has been dedicated to cicrulating biomarkers from different disease pathways in the PRIME Study. Ongoing analyses are made in th elderly through a collaboration with the Three City Study, a large French observational cohort study of men and women aged 65 years and above and followed for almost 10 years.

For the next 10 years, we will extend our approach by combining rythmic, circulating and imaging biomarkers using data from the Paris Prospective study III. We have just finished the recruitment of 10 166 men and women aged 50-75 years who will be followed up for 10 years at least. Specifically, heart rate parameters (2h of recordings), carotid artery stiffness parameters (echography tracking) and a large biobank are available for all the participants at baseline. 

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