Mathilde TOUVIER
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Mathilde TOUVIER PhD, Nutritional Epidemiology

Course and current status

Dr Mathilde Touvier is nutritional epidemiologist at INSERM, co-investigator of the NutriNet-Santé cohort. She is the future Director of EREN (U1153 Inserm – Nutritional Epidemiology Team, n=80 people) for the next mandate (starting in January 2019). She coordinates researches on the associations between nutrition and disease risk in primary prevention as well as researches on the determinants of dietary behaviour, physical activity and dietary supplement use (PI of several projects funded by INCa, IRESP, Cancéropôle Ile de france, Fondation de France etc. and WP leader in a H2020 JPI HDHL project). She is an author (/co-author) of >150 publications in peer-reviewed international journals. She is expert in several workshops at the French National Cancer Institute (INCa), French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) and International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO-IARC), European Commission (EU DG Health and Food Safety).


Current position

 Researcher (Inserm, permanent position) in Nutritional Epidemiology

Co-investigator of the NutriNet-Santé cohort

Responsible of the Nutrition, Dietary supplements and Cancer Axis (15 scientists and engineers), and future Director of EREN (U1153 Inserm – Nutritional Epidemiology Team, n=80 people) for the next mandate (starting in January 2019)

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

Scientific summary

Current activities and responsibilities:


Recent grants obtained as a PI

  • INCa (French National Cancer Institute) SHSESP 2017; INCa PhD grant 2016; INCa SHSESP 2014; INCa Deprev 2014
  • LabEx “Milieu Intérieur” 2016
  • WP leader H2020 JPI Healthy Diet for Healthy Life “Oxygenate”, 2017
  • Canceropôle Ile de France “Emergence” 2015 and PhD grant (2013 and 2014)
  • Fondation de France “Public health and environnement call” 2015
  • IRESP 2011


Expertize, responsibilities and committees

  • Expert for public institutions: ANSES (since 2013), INCa (2013-2018), WHO-IARC (since 2015), Global Burden of Disease (since 2017), DG Health and Food Safety Commission Européenne (since 2017) 
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the French Nutrition Society (SFN) since 2015
  • Member of the “Commission scientifique spécialisée” CSS6, INSERM since 2016
  • Member of national and international networks (e.g. POSITIVe-COST-EU)
  • Frequent Media interviews (TV, newspapers), 1/week in average
  • Regular expertize of national and international projects (FNRS-Belgium, Switzerland National Research Programme, ITMO Cancer, etc.)
  • Responsible of one teaching Unit in the Master “Nutrition and Public health” Paris 13 University
  • Direction (since 2008) of 8 PhD, 3 Post-doc, 13 Master students


Recent prizes and distinctions

  • Laureate of the Scientific excellence reward (PEDR), Inserm 2015
  • Best Poster award, European Congress of Nutrition FENS Berlin, 2015 (>2000 posters)
  • Research Prize of the French Nutrition Society SFN, 2013



152 publications in international peer-reviewed journals + 25 submitted (H-index=32, 2 971 citations)

126 posters / 38 invited conferences / 108 other oral communications in Congresses or Seminars / 17 scientific reports / 23 chapters in books or didactic publications / 8 Press Release

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