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Mathilde TOUVIER PhD, Nutritional Epidemiology

Course and current status

Current position


Researcher (Inserm, permanent position) in Nutritional Epidemiology

Responsible of the Nutrition, Dietary supplements and Cancer Axis

Sorbonne Paris Cité Epidemiology and Statistics Research Center (CRESS)

Nutritional Epidemiology Research Team (EREN)

U1153 Inserm / U1125 Inra / Cnam / Paris 5, 7 and 13 Universities




  • Habilitation to supervise research (HDR) (2014)
  • PhD in Epidemiology (2003-2006)
  • Master in Epidemiology, Medical Faculty of Nancy (2002-2003)
  • AgroParisTech engineering school, specialized in Human nutrition (1999-2002)
  • “Classes préparatoires aux grandes écoles” Math-Sup/Math-Spé Bio (1997-1999)
  • French baccalaureate diploma in mathematics, awarded with Upper Honors (1997)


Previous positions


  • INSERM U1153 - EREN (2010-current position): Researcher (CR1 Inserm)
  • Imperial College London, UK - Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health (2010): Post-doctoral researcher
  • INSERM U1153 - EREN (2008-2009): Post-doctoral researcher
  • French National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) (CDI-permanent position) and (half-time) INSERM U1018-Team 9 (2002-2008): Epidemiologist
  • University of Davis, California USA - Department of Nutrition, (2001): Graduate intern


Areas of expertise


  • Nutrition
  • Epidemiology
  • Cancer
  • Metabolomics for nutritional epidemiology
  • Biomarkers
  • E-epidemiology, web-cohorts
  • Dietary supplements
  • Vitamin D, polyphenols, micronutrients

Scientific summary

Current activities and responsibilities:


Research direction


  • Coordinator of the « Nutrition, Dietary Supplements and Cancer » research axis of the laboratory (EREN) (12 scientists)
  • Co-investigator of the NutriNet-Santé cohort study
  • Direction (since 2008) of 5 PhD, 3 Post-doc, 8 Master students
  • Management of dietitians, computer scientists, data managers, etc. (NutriNet-Santé team, 15 persons)
  • PI of projects / funding obtained: French National Cancer Institute, INCa SHSESP 2014, INCa Deprev 2014, Research Prize 2013 of the French Nutrition Society SFN, Canceropole Ile de France PhD funding for my students (2013 and 2014), IRESP 2011, Institut Fédératif de Recherche en Biologie (IFRB) Paris 13, 2014 and 2015, etc.
  • Task leader / involvement in several collaborative projects (PhenoMeNEp ANR ALIA-2010-007-01, PHRC 2011 in oncology, INCa 2011 SHSESP, METACARDIS FP7-HEALTH- 2012-INNOVATION-1, etc.)


Teaching responsibilities


  • Lessons/lectures in Master 1 et 2, Paris 13 University and AgroParisTech
  • Responsible of one teaching Unit in the Master 2 “Nutrition and Public health” Paris 13 University


Other responsibilities


  • Member of the Board of Directors of the French Nutrition Society (SFN)
  • Expert for public institutions (participation to expert groups/workshops): French National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) (since 2012), French National Cancer Institute (INCa) (since 2012), WHO-IARC (since 2015)
  • Member of the Steering committees of EREN and CRESS (Sorbonne Paris Cité Epidemiology and Statistics Research Center)
  • Participation to several national and international networks (e.g., Prostate cancer collaborating group, Oxford Coord. / POSITIVe -Plant biOactiveS InTerIndividual Variation, COST EU RTD Framework Programme)
  • Active member of Scientific Societies in epidemiology and nutrition (SFN, SFSP, EPHA, NACRe, ADELF, RCE4)
  • Regular expertize of national and international projects (for FNRS-Belgium, Switzerland National Research Programme, WCRF International, etc.)
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