Jonathan Bernard
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Jonathan Bernard PhD in Epidemiology

Course and current status

Current position

Research scientist @ Inserm

Centre for Research in Epidemiology and StatisticS (CRESS, Inserm-Université de Paris-INRAE), Research team on early life origins of health, Villejuif, France.


Main research interests

Epidemiology of the child's development, maternal and child nutrition, breastfeeding, physical activity and sedentary behaviour, screen use, child growth and adiposity, cognitive development.




Habilitation in Epidemiology and Public Health, Université de Paris, France


PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health, Paris-Saclay University, Faculty of Medicine, Kremlin-Bicêtre, France


Master of Science (MSc) in Health Biology (Master 1), major in Nutrition and Public Health (Master 2), University of Montpellier, France


Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biology, University of Montpellier, France


Previous positions

2017 –2018

Research fellow, Inserm, Villejuif, France
Lab: Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Statistics Sorbonne Paris Cité (CRESS, UMR1153),
Unit: Early Origins of the Child's Health and Development (ORCHAD).

2014 – 2018

Research fellow, Agency for Science, Technology and Reseach (A*STAR), Singapore
Lab: Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS)
Unit: Growth and Metabolic (2014-2015) and Physical Activity (2015-2018)


Postdoctoral researcher, Inserm, Villejuif, France
Lab: Centre of research in Epidemiology and Population Health (CESP, U1018) 
Unit: Epidemiology of Diabetes, Obesity and Renal Disease: lifelong approach

Scientific summary

Major publications 

Bernard JY, Pan H, Aris IM, Moreno-Betancur M, Soh SE, Yap F, Tan KH, Shek LP, Chong YS, Gluckman PD, Calder PC, Godfrey KM, Chong MF, Kramer MS, Karnani N, Lee YS. Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, gestation duration, and birth size: a Mendelian randomization study using fatty acid desaturase variants. Am J Clin Nutr, 2018;108(1):92-100. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy079.

Bernard JY, Padmapriya N, Chen B, Cai S, Tan KH, Yap F, Shek L, Chong YS, Gluckman PD, Godfrey KM, Kramer MS, Saw SM, Muller-Riemenschneider F. Predictors of screen viewing time in young Singaporean children: the GUSTO cohort. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act, 2017;14(1):112. doi: 10.1186/s12966-017-0562-3.

Bernard JY, Tint MT, Aris IM, Chen LW, Quah PL, Tan KH, Yeo GS, Fortier MV, Yap F, Shek L, Chong YS, Gluckman PD, Godfrey KM, Calder PC, Chong MFF, Kramer MS, Botton J, Lee YS. Maternal plasma phosphatidylcholine polyunsaturated fatty acids during pregnancy and offspring growth and adiposity. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids, 2017;121:21-29. doi: 10.1016/j.plefa.2017.05.006.

Bernard JY, Armand M, Peyre H, Garcia C, Forhan A, De Agostini M, Charles MA, Heude B. Breastfeeding, Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Levels in Colostrum and Child Intelligence Quotient at Age 5-6 Years. J Pediatr, 2017;183:43-50 e43. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.12.039.

Bernard JY, Cohen E, Kramer MS. Breast feeding initiation rate across Western countries: does religion matter? An ecological study. BMJ Glob Health, 2016;1(4):e000151. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2016-000151.

Galéra C*, Bernard JY*, van der Waerden J, Bouvard M-P, Lioret S, Forhan A, De Agostini M, Melchior M, Heude B. Prenatal Caffeine Exposure and Child IQ at Age 5.5 Years: the EDEN Mother-Child Cohort. Biol Psychiatry, 2016;80(9):720-726. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2015.08.034.

Bernard JY, Armand M, Garcia C, Forhan A, M De Agostini, Charles MA, Heude B. The association between linoleic acid levels in colostrum and child cognition at 2 and 3 y in the EDEN cohort. Pediatr Res, 2015;77(6):829-35. doi: 10.1038/pr.2015.50.

Bernard JY, De Agostini M, Forhan A, De Lauzon Guillain B, Charles MA, Heude B. The dietary n6:n3 fatty acid ratio during pregnancy is inversely associated with child neurodevelopment in the EDEN mother-child cohort. J Nutr, 2013;143(3):1481-8. doi: 10.3945/jn.113.178640.

Bernard JY, De Agostini M, Forhan A, Alfaiate T, Bonet M, Champion V, Kaminski M, de Lauzon-Guillain B, Charles MA, Heude B. Breastfeeding Duration and Cognitive Development at 2 and 3 Years of Age in the EDEN Mother-Child Cohort. J Pediatr, 2013;163(1):36-42 e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.11.090.

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