20, avenue Georges Sand - 93210 - Saint-Denis

Tel: +33 (0) 2 99 02 28 06 (work)

E-mail: florence.bodeau-livinec@ehesp.fr (work)

Discipline(s): Epidemiology, mother-child health

Current position: Professor at the EHESP

Diploma(s): Public Health Medical Doctor, PhD in epidemiology

Affiliation(s): Département Méthodes quantitatives en santé publique (METIS)


1999 - 2004 : Public Health Residency, University of Paris 11

2003 : DEA in Public Health, University of Paris 11

2008 : PhD in Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Paris 11

2016 : Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR), University of Paris 5

2007 - 2010 : Faculty at New York University Medical Center, USA

Since 2010 : Professor at the EHESP.


Dr Bodeau-Livinec conducts mother-child cohorts in sub-Saharan Africa to study risk factors for poor child neurodevelopment. She leads the Allada cohort in Benin. Factors studied include infectious (malaria, helminths), nutritional and environmental factors (lead, insecticides). She has led multiple national and international studies in relation to prenatal and early life exposure to risk factors in relation to child long-term growth and neurodevelopment in Benin.

She is part of the Institut de Recherche en Santé, Environnement et Travail (IRSET) and is affiliated with the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement UMR MERIT.



Dr Bodeau-Livinec is the head of the Master of Public Health Year 2, a program taught in English in the Paris area. In this program, she is the lead instructor for the introduction to epidemiology and the perinatal and paediatric epidemiology courses. https://mph.ehesp.fr/