Marina Kvaskoff
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  • Phone : +33142115864
  • Location : Villejuif, France
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Marina Kvaskoff PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health

Course and current status



Accreditation to Supervise Research (HDR) (mandatory diploma to supervise PhD works)
Université Paris Sud, France


International Joint PhD in Epidemiology, Université Paris Sud (France) and University of Queensland (Australia)


Master’s of Public Health, Université Paris Sud (France)


Public Health degree (MST), Institute of Public Health, Epidemiology and Development (ISPED), Université de Bordeaux (France)


Biology-biochemistry degree (DEUG), Université de Nice (Year 1) and Université de Reims (Year 2) (France)


Current position


Group Leader and Tenured Scientist at Inserm (French National Institute for Health and Medical Research), Exposome and Heredity Team, Inserm U1018, France

National competitive recruitment process, only 3 tenured positions awarded annually in epidemiology

Previous positions


Research Scientist, Exposome and Heredity Team, Inserm U1018, France


Visiting Scientist, Cancer Control Group, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia


Project Manager, Exposome and Heredity Team, Inserm U1018, France



Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow
Outgoing phase: USA – 2 years
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Return phase: France – 1 year
Inserm U1018, Gustave Roussy, Villejuif


Post-doctoral Fellow
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (USA – 1.5 years)

Inserm U1018, Gustave Roussy, Villejuif (France – 1 year)
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane (Australia – 4 months)



Coordinator, 'Women's Health' Working Group, CONSTANCES cohort

Member, 'Physical Growth and Puberty' Working Group, ELFE cohort

Chair, Skin Cancer Working Group, EPIC (European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition) Consortium, International Agency for Research on Cancer


Member of the Junior Board and Junior AmbassadorWorld Endometriosis Society (WES)

Scientific Committee Chair and Principal Investigator, ComPaRe-Endometriosis cohort (community of patients for the advancement of research on chronic diseases, specific cohort on endometriosis, ComPaRe)

Group Leader, ‘Endometriosis and Cancer’ Guideline Group, and Core Group Member, European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) Endometriosis Guideline Update

Member, ‘Reproductive Health and Environment’ Expert Committee, Endometriosis and uterine fibroids sub-group, Santé Publique France


Board Member and Chair of the mentoring programme for the Paris Ile-de-France region
French Association for Women in Science (Femmes & Sciences)

Scientific Committee Member, Les Seintinelles (association fostering collaboration between citizens, patients, and scientists to accelerate cancer research) 


Board Member, ADELF (Association of French Language Epidemiologists)


Responsibilities within graduate schools


Advisory Board Member
Doctoral Studies Committee Member
Admission Committee Member
Coordinator of Doctoral Training Seminars

Graduate School of Public Health
, Université Paris Sud

Member of the academic team
Evaluation of admission applications
Participation to orientation meetings for new students
Annual PhD project reviews
Jury member during mid-PhD review committees and Master’s thesis defenses
Contacts with PhD students and their advisors and tutors
Coordination of the doctoral training seminar program
Coordination of the Annual Day of the Graduate School
Management of the Twitter account of the Graduate School


Member of Doctoral Studies Committee
Sahar Yammine, PhD student at the International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon. Thesis title: Nutrition, biomarkers of fatty acid exposure, obesity and risks of gynaecological cancer


2021                  "Epidemiology of endometriosis" and "Endometriosis and cancer" courses, Interdisciplinary University Degree (DIU) on the management of endometriosis and adenomyosis, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Lille, France
  "Endometriosis and malignancy" course, European Endometriosis League Masterclass (Bordeaux, France)
2018 "Long term health risks associated with endometriosis" course, Pre-congress course “Endometriosis – From beginning to end”, 34th Annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) (Barcelona, Spain)
2017- "Epidemiology of Endometriosis" course, “Endometriosis: From diagnosis to care” Training Workshop of the Endometriosis Centre of the Paris St Joseph Hospital and the RESENDO network, Paris (France)

Scientific summary

I am leading a research group within the 'Exposome and Heredity' Team of the Center for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health (CESP, Inserm U1018) in Villejuif. My group's research focuses on two main themes: endometriosis and cancer.

Our research on endometriosis is centered around the descriptive and analytic epidemiology of the disease involving various epidemiologic tools (the CONSTANCES, ComPaRe-Endometriosis, ELFE, and E3N-E4N prospective cohorts), each allowing to address specific research objectives. The overarching aim of our research is to advance our knowledge on endometriosis by tackling the challenges and big questions in endometriosis epidemiology that currently have no clear answer in the scientific literature.

Our group's research on cancer aims to explore risk and prognostic factors for different types of cancer. Our research mainly focuses on skin cancer epidemiology, the relations between exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals and hormone-dependent cancers in women, and post-cancer health.

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