Cyrille Delpierre
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Cyrille Delpierre PhD in Epidemiology

Course and current status


2013              Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches 

Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse III, France

2006              Ph. D in Epidemiology

Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse III, France

2002              Master in Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation in health

Henri Poincaré University, Nancy, France

1998              Bachelor Degree in biology

Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse III, France 



January 2021: Director of the Centre for Epidemiology and Research in POPulation health (CERPOP, UMR 1295)

January 2021: Co-director of EQUITY Team member of the CERPOP (UMR 1295)

January 2016: Director of EQUITY Team member of the CERPOP (UMR 1295)

December 2015: Senior Researcher, Inserm, UMR 1027

December 2008: Researcher, Inserm, UMR 558  

2007-2008: Post-doctoral researcher, UMR 558

2006-07: Post-doctoral researcher, Harvard School of Public Health, department of Society, Human Development and Health (with Pr Lisa Berkman)

2002-2006: Doctoral studies in epidemiology, UMR 558, directed by Thierry Lang. PhD thesis on Late HIV diagnosis: risk factors in two national studies (ANRS-EN12-VESPA, NADIS)

Scientific summary

I am a senior researcher at the Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (Inserm), I head the Centre for Epidemiology and Research in POPulation Health (CERPOP), and I co-lead the EQUITY research team which studies social inequalities in health. As an epidemiologist, my research focuses on the analysis of the mechanisms of the genesis of social inequalities in health over the life course, particularly in the field of chronic diseases (cancers, HIV). The general objective is to explain the social gradient in health: i) not only by physico-chemical exposures and health behaviours that are socially distributed, but also by psychosocial exposures that may differ according to social environment. In this context, I am interested in the mechanisms by which the social environment, in the broadest sense, is biologically embodied, how it can affect biological functioning and thus favour the development of long-term pathologies; ii) by socially distributed access to and care by the health system.

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