Emmanuelle Kesse-Guyot Research Director (DR1) INRAE, PhD Nutrition, Engineer AgroParisTech

Course and current status

After obtaining an Agroparistech engineering diploma specialized in human nutrition, Emmanuelle Kesse-Guyot obtained a PhD in the field of nutritional epidemiology focusing on the nutritional factors involved in the ademone-colorectal cancer sequence in the E3N cohort.

She was recruited as an INRA researcher at ISTNA, today EREN team of CRESS, in 2005 to develop research on the hostlic approach of the diet and the link with health. She coordinated the multicenter SU.VI.MAX 2 cohort about nutrition and aging relationships from 2006 to 2010 .

She is a co-investigator of the NutriNet-Santé cohort and is developing research on selective or emerging diets and focus on the diet at the core of the links between environment, food production and health. She is member of the Organic Food System Program (core initiative FAO/UNEP)


Research director INRAE

Sorbonne Paris Cité Epidemiology and Statistics Research Center (CRESS)

Nutritional Epidemiology Research Team (EREN) U1153 Inserm - U1125 INRAE- Cnam -Sorbonne Paris Nord University

She is :

  • Coordinator of the SU.VI.MAX 2 study (2005-2014)
  • Co-Coordinator of the NutriNet-Santé (since 2009)
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the French Nutrition Society (SFN)
  • Member of the Expert Committee in Nutrition of the French Food Safety Agency (ANSES)
  • Member of the steering committee of the INRAE METABIO metaprogamme 
  • Member of the steering committee of the INRAE CLIMAE metaprogamme 
  • Member of other societies: Network Nutrition -  Cancer Research (Nacre), French Epidemiologists Society (ADELF), French Nutrition Society (SFN), French society for Studies and Research on Obesity (afero), French Society of Public Health (SFSP)



Habilitation to supervise research (HDR) (2012)

European Nutrition Leadership Program (2006)

PhD in Epidemiology (1999-2002)

Biomedical Higher Education Institute (1999-2002)

AgroParisTech, specialized in Human nutrition (1996-1999)

Scientific summary


Since the beginning of her career, Emmanuelle Kesse-Guyot has conducted scientific researches focusing on the holistic approach of the diet. She has conducted work on dietary patterns and special diets (Mediterranean diet for example) related to aging, cardiometabolic health etc. in several French cohorts.

Particular interest was given to the adherence to the French nutritional recommendations and the development of nutritional scores reflecting different diets.

As part of the SU.VI.MAX 2 study, she highlighted several modifiable factors (related to diet, nutrition or lifestyles) which may be predictors of successful aging and specifically brain aging and depression.

Her scientific priority is to consider an integrative multidisciplinary approach of the different dimensions of the diet: nutritional but also economic, environmental and toxicological, by accounting farming practices thus addressing the crucial challenge of the sustainability diet.

She is member of the Human Nutrition Committee (ANSES)


Master 1 & 2 Nutrition and Public health Paris 13 University



>450 publications - H-factor=60

ResearcherID : K-4689-2012

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