Public health

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The department coordinates research in public health, a field in which the University of Bordeaux is a major player. Its research covers epidemiology, biostatistics, health computing, disability and health economics.

The Public health department, created in 2019, now brings together 10 Inserm U1219-certified Bordeaux Population Health university research teams (including one Inria and one IRD team) and 3 modules from the Bordeaux Clinical Investigation Centre (CIC 14-01).

The department, undergoing substantial growth, currently unites a community of nearly 600 people. The research conducted contributes to gaining knowledge on population health. It also helps to develop methodological and technological innovations that improve the capacity to understand and model health and its determining factors. The research covers the fields of epidemiology, biostatistics, health computing, disability and health economics.

The areas of expertise in public health are: mental health in children and adolescents, cancer and the study of environmental effects on health, ageing and, in particular, cerebral ageing, cerebrovascular ageing and their genetic determining factors, infectious diseases and epidemiology in limited-resource countries, pharmaco-epidemiology and drug safety, and the methodological developments for processing big data, interventional research in populations and translational research in public health.

The Public health research environment includes:

  • technical IT platform: CREDIM
  • a platform for international clinical trials and development: EUCLID
  • clinical trial management centres: CMG, MEREVA
  • Pharmaco-epidemiology Centre in partnership with ANSM and CNAM:  DRUGS-SAFER
  • major research tools like cohort studies, cancer registries and databases on:
    • ageing: 3-Cités, MEMENTO, Paquid
    • students: I-Share
    • HIV and viral hepatitis: Cohorte Aquitaine, HEPAVIH
    • traffic accidents and accidents in everyday life: CESIR, MAVIE
    • exposure to pesticides: PHYTONER

In addition, the department collaborates with the Environmental and Occupational Health Department of Public Health France on joint projects.

Researchers from the Public health department make a major contribution to the courses taught at the Bordeaux School of Public Health (ISPED), which trains more than 1,000 students and professionals in public health every year.

They also contribute to courses in the Graduate Research Programme for Digital Public Health, the Medical sciences teaching and research unit, the University Institute of Rehabilitation, and the Mathematics and interactions training unit.


  • Isabelle Bely

    Administrative & Finance Manager

    +33 (0)5 57 57 14 64

  • Marie-Hélène Carere

    Campus Bordeaux-Carreire (Bordeaux Population Health - UMR Inserm U1219 Bâtiment TP) 146 rue Léo Saignat
    CS 61292 / 33076 Bordeaux CEDEX

    +33 (0)5 57 57 10 33

  • Valérie Garcia

    Communications Manager

    +33 (0)5 57 57 48 96


The department encourages scientific outreach by supporting the organisation of events such as: monthly seminars, symposia and conventions, by offering all its team members and external researchers, students and partners the possibility to attend scientific events and watch videos on the ISPED Youtube channel.

Major Research Programmes (GPR) & Impulsion Research Networks (RRI)

The department coordinates one Major Research Programme and one Impulsion Research Network (RRI):

  • IPORA - Interdisciplinary Policy-Oriented Research on Africa coordinated by Xavier Anglaret, Inserm researcher at the Bordeaux Population Health research centre (BPH - Inserm & University of Bordeaux)
    Other research departments involved: Behaviour, organisations and policy evaluation (ECOr) and Social sciences of contemporary changes (CHANGES)
    Other organisations involved: BPH, BSE, LAM & Comptrasec
  • PHDS - Public Health Data Science Bordeaux Network coordinated by Cécile Proust-Lima, Inserm research director at Bordeaux Population Health research centre (BPH - Inserm & University of Bordeaux)
    Other departments involved: Engineering and digital sciences
    Other organisations involved: BPH, University of Bordeaux Inria Centre, IMB, LaBRI

The department is also associated with:

Key figures

  • 650


    incl. 130 researchers, lecturer-researchers and clinicians

  • 700


    in 2021

  • 10

    research teams

    from Bordeaux Population Health & 3 clinical investigation modules

  • 2

    Graduate Programmes

    Digital Public Health Graduate Programme (DPH) & investments for the future PIA-certified EUR@FRICA

Organisation and partners

Departmental units

Le Département Santé publique est composé de deux unités en rattachement principal : le Centre de recherche Bordeaux Population Health (BPH - Inserm U1219) avec 10 équipes de recherche et le Centre d'investigation clinique CIC 14-01 de Bordeaux avec 3 modumes.



  • Directeur : Pr Antoine Pariente, Directrice adjointe : Pr Stéphanie Debette
  • Bureau : Isabelle Bely, Marie-Hélène Carère, Valérie Garcia

Conseil de département




  • membres de la direction
  • 13 chefs d’équipe
  • 27 membres élus pour représenter les EC/C , BIATSS/ ITA et Doctorant(s) des composantes
  • 4 personnalités extérieures :
    • pour l’INSERM D.R. Nouvelle-Aquitaine : Richard Salives, Délégué régional  / suppléante : Karine Gionnet, responsable partenariats et valorisation
    • pour la Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine : Françoise Jeanson
    • pour l’ARS Nouvelle-Aquitaine : Patrick Dehail, conseiller médical du directeur général ARS NA
  • Invités de droits permanents : président et vice présidents de l'université de Bordeaux et autres personnalités
    • Valérie Oudot - RAF secteur SVS
    • Isabelle Bely - secrétaire générale BPH
    • Ludivine Christophe - chargée RH BPH
    • Marie-Hélène Carere - assistante DSP
    • Frédérique Flamerie de la Chappelle - responsable Centre de documentation
    • Laura Richert - CIC EC
    • Laurence Bordenave - CIC IT
    • Marlène Durand - CIC IT
    • Pierre-Olivier Girodet - CIC P
    • Karelle Forest - CIC P
    • Alain Monnereau - BPH
    • Olivier Marcy - BPH
    • Thierry Voyemant - directeur CREDIM
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Technical platforms

Labellisées de l’université de Bordeaux

Plateau technique

  • Centre de documentation en santé publique


  • CHU de Bordeaux
  • Institut Bergonié (Centre régional de Lutte Contre le Cancer (CLCC) de la Nouvelle Aquitaine
  • Inria (Institut national de recherche en sciences du numérique)
  • Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicament et des produits de santé
  • Agence Régionale de Santé
  • Caisse Nationale d’Assurance Maladie
  • Conseil régional Nouvelle Aquitaine
  • Délégation de la Sécurité Routière
  • Département Évaluation, Comportements, Organisations
  • Institut national du Cancer
  • Hôpital Charles Perrens
  • Santé Publique France
  • Vaccine Research Institute
Localisation associée :

Public Health Department
Université de Bordeaux
Carreire - 146, rue Léo Saignat
33076 Bordeaux CEDEX


Epidemiology, biostatistics, pharmaco-epidemiology, genetic epidemiology, public health, population health, global health, health in developing countries, evaluation, health promotion, prevention, ageing, vascular and cerebral ageing, chronic diseases, infectious diseases, HIV infection, neurology, cancer, ophthalmology, traumatology, mental health, youth health, translational medicine, vaccinology, BIG DATA, clinical epidemiology, health economics, health computing, artificial intelligence, environment, nutrition, medication, psychology, elderly, Alzheimer's, disability, ethics.