Jonathan Bernard
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Jonathan Bernard PhD in Epidemiology

Course and current status

Current position

Researcher @ Inserm, Centre for Research in Epidemiology and StatisticS (CRESS, Inserm/Université Paris Cité/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 Paris Cité, 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 Public Health Nutrition (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 

Martinot P, Adjibade M, Taine M, Davisse-Paturet C, Lioret S, Charles MA, de Lauzon-Guillain B, Bernard JY. LC-PUFA enrichment in infant formula and neurodevelopment up to age 3.5 years in the French nationwide ELFE birth cohort. Eur J Nutr. 2022 Mar 23. doi: 10.1007/s00394-022-02863-6. 

Chia A, Descarpentrie A, Cheong RN, Toh JY, Natarajan P, Sugianto R, Cai S, Saldanha-Gomes C, Dargent-Molina P, de Lauzon-Guillain B, Plancoulaine S, Lança C, Saw SM, Godfrey KM, Shek LP, Tan KH, Charles MA, Chong YS, Heude B, Eriksson JG, Müller-Riemenschneider F, Lioret S, Chong MF, Bernard JY. Family-focused contextual factors associated with lifestyle patterns in young children from two mother-offspring cohorts: GUSTO and EDEN. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2022 Mar 15;19(1):26. doi: 10.1186/s12966-022-01266-4. 

Padmapriya N, Chen B, Goh CMJL, Shek LPC, Chong YS, Tan KH, Chan SY, Yap F, Godfrey KM, Lee YS, Eriksson JG, Bernard JY, Müller-Riemenschneider F. 24-hour movement behaviour profiles and their transition in children aged 5.5 and 8 years - findings from a prospective cohort study. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2021 Nov 6;18(1):145. doi: 10.1186/s12966-021-01210-y. 

Martinot P, Bernard JY, Peyre H, De Agostini M, Forhan A, Charles MA, Plancoulaine S, Heude B. Exposure to screens and children's language development in the EDEN mother-child cohort. Sci Rep. 2021 Jun 8;11(1):11863. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-90867-3. 

Bernard JY, Rifas-Shiman SL, Cohen E, Lioret S, de Lauzon-Guillain B, Charles MA, Kramer MS, Oken E. Maternal religion and breastfeeding intention and practice in the US Project Viva cohort. Birth. 2020 Jun;47(2):191-201. doi: 10.1111/birt.12477. 

Padmapriya N, Aris IM, Tint MT, Loy SL, Cai S, Tan KH, Shek LP, Chong YS, Godfrey KM, Gluckman PD, Lee YS, Saw SM, Yap F, Kramer MS, Bernard JY, Müller-Riemenschneider F. Sex-specific longitudinal associations of screen viewing time in children at 2-3 years with adiposity at 3-5 years. Int J Obes (Lond). 2019 Jul;43(7):1334-1343. doi: 10.1038/s41366-019-0344-x. 

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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