The general objectives of the Department of Social Epidemiology at the Pierre Louis Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health INSERM/Sorbonne Université are to: a) improve knowledge of social determinants of health; b) assess interventions and policies dedicated to reducing social inequalities in health and health care access. The results produced help health professionals and public health decision makers adapt their practice in a context where social inequalities in health have widened in recent years across industrialised countries, despite continued increases in longevity. In particular, the Department conducts observational as well as interventional research aiming to gain better understanding of social inequalities with regard to mental health and provide tools to decrease them.
The Department of Social Epidemiology at the Pierre Louis Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health INSERM/Sorbonne University conducts epidemiological research aiming to improve understanding of social inequalities with regard to mental health as well as evaluate innovative interventions which can help identify ways of mitigating these inequalities. In particular, several members of the group conduct innovative research on the mental health outcomes of vulnerable populations, including migrants and refugees. Members of our group have expertise in setting up complex epidemiological studies and analysing them using the most up to date statistical methods.