Rémy Slama is an environmental epidemiologist and a senior researcher at the Inserm. He has a doctorate in epidemiology from the Université Paris-Sud (2002), is a ‘polytechnician’ and an agricultural engineer.
He leads the environmental epidemiology team at the Institute for Advanced Biosciences (Inserm, CNRS, University of Grenoble-Alpes). His research aims to characterise the influence of environmental contaminants (atmospheric pollutants, endocrine disruptors, exposome) on reproduction and child health (the concept of the developmental origins of health and disease, or DOHaD). His work on the exposome is notably based on the European project Helix which he set up with M. Vrijheid (ISGlobal Barcelona) and the SEPAGES new generation couple-child cohort supported by the ERC.
He has also worked in an expert role for the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) and the European Commission’s committee on environmental risks (SCHEER). He is a member of the Scientific Council of Santé Publique France and is in charge of relations between the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) and the World Health Organisation. He is also a member of the editorial committee of the journal ‘Environmental Health Perspectives’ and leads the scientific council of the national research programme on endocrine disruptors (PNRPE). He has co-authored around 100 scientific publications and the book Le Mal du Dehors, l’influence de l’environnement sur la santé (Quae, 2017). He received the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology’s Tony McMichael Award.
He took over the direction of the IReSP in June 2020 and also directs the AVIESAN Thematic Multi-Organization Institute on Public Health.