Life at CESP

Organization of CESP

Direction of CESP

  • Bruno Falissard, University professor-hospital physician, Director
  • Sabine Barbut, Executive Secretary
  • Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Director of Research, Assistant director for scientific forecasting
  • Bénédicte Stengel, Director of Research, Assistant director for international relations

CESP governance

CESP is governed by the group of team and center directors. For its institutional relationships, CESP management relies on:

  • for relationships with Paris South University: Florent de Vathaire and Alain Gardier
  • for relationships with UVSQ: Ziad Massy
  • for relations with Gustave Roussy: Stefan Michiels

International scientific advisory board (ISAB)

CESP is advised on its strategic scientific directions by an international scientific council. Its members are:

  • Albert HOFMAN, Havard School of Public Health, USA
  • Jean-Claude DESENCLOS, Santé Publique France
  • Elisabete WEIDERPASS, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
  • Jürgen REHM, Social and Epidemiological Research (SER) Department, CAMH, Addiction Policy, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Univ Toronto, Canada, and Epidemio Research Unit, Klini Psycho & Psychotherapie, Dresden, Germany
  • Michal ABRAHAMOVICZ, McGill University, Montréal, Canada
  • Philip Alan GORWOOD, CH Saint-Anne, France,
  • Cécile ROUSSEAU, McGill University, Montréal , Canada

CESP Council

Management also receives advice about its organizational decisions from the CESP Council (members elected for 5-year terms, staff representatives), which meets twice a year.

Coordination of Scientific  Events

Marie Metzger, Virginie Ringa, Alexandra Rouquette, and Thérèse Truong are responsible for coordination of scientific events at CESP.

They organize the monthly CESP seminars, as well as cross-group seminars around specific themes

  • Analysis of mediation
  • Social inequalities in health
  • Trajectory analysis …

Moreover, specific seminars are organized by the teams

  • Seminars in the epistemology and methodology of biomedical research
  • Seminars in genetics
  • Seminars in text-mining
  • Soquali seminars (qualitative methodological supervision in clinical research)
  • Iniquali seminars (Initiation to qualitative approaches)

"Social" Activities

Center members compete to win the CESP cup during our annual autumn ping-pong tournament.
In the summer, a picnic takes place in the building garden, with games for all who want to play (for example, slackline, Finnish skittles, and badminton)

Organizational chart