Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale


Founded in 1964, Inserm is a public scientific and technological institute which operates under the joint authority of the French Ministries of Health and Research. The institute is dedicated to biomedical research and human health, and is involved in the entire range of activities from the laboratory to the patient’s bedside. It also partners with the most prestigious research institutions in the world that are committed to scientific challenges and progress in these fields.

Epidemiology and Public Health Laboratory (Mixt Unit 1027 Inserm / Toulouse 3 University)
The work of this laboratory called "Epidemiology and Public Health Analyzes: Risks, Chronic Diseases and Disabilities" aims to increase knowledge about the pathophysiological and social determinants, patient care and consequences of chronic diseases. 
These questions are envisaged by a global approach considering the individual in its individual, biological, physical and psychic dimensions. This approach places the individual in his family and social environment, which obviously requires the implementation of multidisciplinary approaches. In addition to producing knowledge, research also aims to lead to intervention trials and applications in public health.