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French Institute for Public Health Research

Pooling expertise and support for public health research



Created in 2004 under a collaborative agreement, the French Institute for Public Health Research remodelled itself as a « Groupement d’Intérêt Scientifique » (Scientific Interest Group) in 2007. This group is assisted by Inserm for financial management



To develop and promote French research into public health, through a partnership that respects the autonomy of involved institutions.


Research fields

  • Health services research
  • Public Health policies
  • Prevention and determinants of health


Main actions

  • Funding public health research (calls for projects)
  • Organizing working groups to structure and develop fields of research
  • Making available resources and tools for public health research (inventory of the French public health research teams and calls for projects in public health research)
  • Organizing events promoting public health research



The 22 members of the GIS (the Board of Directors)

President: Benoît Vallet, Director General for Health.



Ministry for Health, Youth, Sports and Associations (DGS and DREES),
Ministry of Research and Higher Education.


Public health research operators

The National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS), the National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm), the Research Institute for Development (IRD), the National Institute for Demographic Studies (INED), the School of Advanced Studies in Public Health (EHESP), the Union of Catholic Higher Education Institutions (UDESCA), the Conference of University Presidents (CPU), the National Fundation of Political Sciences (Sciences Po Paris), Pasteur Institute, the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts.


Public health agencies and operators

The High Authority for Health (HAS), the National Agency of Medecines and Health Products Safety (ANSM), the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (Anses), the National Public Health Agency (Santé Publique France), the Biomedicine Agency (ABM), the French Institute for Blood (EFS), the National Cancer Institute (INCa).


Social protection organisations

The National Office of Medical Insurance for Salaried Workers (CNAMTS), the National Office of Solidarity and Autonomy (CNSA).



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8, rue de la croix Jarry
75013 Paris


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