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Mathilde His PhD Epidemiology

Course and current status

Current position

Since 2017

Postdoctoral scientist in the Nutrition and Metabolism Branch, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)/World Health Organization, Lyon (FR).

I am currently working on different projects to investigate breast cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition, the PRECAMA study in premenopausal women in Latin America, and the Mexican Teachers' Cohort. 

Previous positions


Doctoral student in Epidemiology in the Health across Generations Team, CESP, INSERM U1018/Gustave Roussy/Paris-Sud University, Villejuif (FR).

Thesis title: Overweight, obesity and survival after breast cancer in the E3N cohort study. 



Research intern in nutritional epidemiology, Nutritional Epidemiology Research Team (EREN), INSERM 1153/INRA 125/CNAM/Université de Paris - Paris (Bobigny) 


Research intern in nutritional epidemiology, EPIC-Norfolk, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge (UK). 

 Academic achievements


PhD in Public Health and Epidemiology, Paris-Sud University, awarded with congratulations from the jury. 


Engineer diploma (M.Sc equivalent) from AgroParisTech, France’s top post graduate school for life sciences. Specialized in sciences and technologies of human biology, nutrition and food. 



3-year postdoctoral fellowship from the Fondation ARC (“Aide individuelle Jeune Chercheur”)


9-month postdoctoral fellowship from the French League Against Cancer (Montbéliard committee)


3-year PhD fellowship from the French League Against Cancer


Scientific summary

The goal of my research is to identify potentially modifiable factors that influence breast cancer risk and breast cancer survival in different populations worldwide. 

During my PhD and postdoctoral training, I have acquired expertise in combining different approaches (anthropometry, life course trajectories, biomarkers, metabolomics) in epidemiological studies of varied designs. 

I have developed a strong interest and expertise in communication of research findings to non-expert audiences.

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