Sandrine Lioret
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  • Location : Villejuif, France
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Sandrine Lioret PhD Public Health and Epidemiology

Course and current status


2021            Accreditation to Supervise Research (HDR, the highest academic diploma delivered in France), Université Paris Cité, France

2005-09       PhD in Epidemiology and public health, AgroParisTech, France; supervisor: Dr B Maire (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement [IRD]: UMR Nutripass, France)    

2001-02       Master in Epidemiology and public health, Paris XI University, France

1996-97       Master in Nutrition and diet in low-income countries, Montpellier II University, France

1993-96       AgroParisTech engineering school, France (leading institution for higher education and research in life sciences)

1991-1993   ‘Classes préparatoires aux grandes écoles, Math-Sup/Math-Spé Bio’, concentrating on maths, physics, chemistry and biology, France (highly selective undergraduate training in preparation for the national engineering schools entry exams)

1990            French Baccalaureate in Mathematics awarded with highest honours (A-Levels, high school diploma), French Lycée Pasteur, Sao Paulo, Brazil


2016-today  Senior researcher & Principal Investigator of the ECAIL trial, at INSERM (National Institute of Health and Medical Research, INSERM U-1153, CRESS (Research Center in Epidemiology and Biostatistics), EAROH (Research team on EARly life Origins of Health), Université Paris Cité, tenured position, France


2013-16       Post-doctoral researcher, INSERM U-1153, EAROH, France       

2010-12       Post-doctoral researcher, Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Australia

1999-2010   Epidemiologist, tenured position, French National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety (Anses), Dietary Survey Unit/Nutritional Epidemiology, France

1998            Research scientist, temporary position, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD): UMR Nutripass, WHO Collaborating Centre for Nutrition, France

Scientific summary

I am an epidemiologist and public health researcher, working at the research team on early life origins of health (EAROH), CRESS (INSERM, UMR 1153). My research is driven by the social inequalities in health, with a focus on early growth and obesity. I am interested in how energy balance-related behaviours, i.e. diet, sedentary behaviours (especially excessive screen time) and physical activity, mediate such inequalities, through both observational and intervention approaches. In particular, I draw on the EDEN mother-child cohort [link 1], the Elfe birth cohort [link 2] and the ENFAMS study, carried out among families experiencing homelessness [link 3]. In addition, I am engaged in the scale-up evaluation of the evidence-based INFANT Program in Australia [link 4] and principal investigator of the ECAIL trial, currently implemented among socially disadvantaged families (NCT03003117, [link 5]).

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