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The research focuses on the experience and social representations of diseases through public health, economic and care issues. As well as on biology and anthropology of the living, forensic anthropology and paleoanthropology.

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Sciences humaines et sociales [Description]

Bio-cultural Anthropology, Law, Ethics and Health (ADES)

The work of the UMR ADES focuses on bioarchaeology and paleo-anthropology, forensic anthropology, anthropology of the living and blood group biology.

Programmes are notably being conducted on parturition and lifestyle changes between the Palaeolithic and Neolithic periods, forensic identification methods, on the anthropology of mass death, the diversity of blood groups and their human-environment interactions.

Centre for Health Services and Quality of Life Research (CeHeSR)

Research activities are conducted in the fields of public health, health services, human and social sciences, in particular on the quality of life of patients and its determinants (which integrate the patient's environment and the organisation of health systems).

It is a mixed, fundamental and applicative research approach (chronic diseases, particularly for children and the fields of oncology or neuropsychiatry).

Social and Economic Sciences of Health and Medical Information Processing (SESSTIM)

The teams of the SESSTIM UMR work in the fields of economic, human and social sciences, public health focusing on cancer applications (CAN-BIOS Team), infectious diseases and addictions (SanteRCom Team), and medical information processing (QuanTIM Team).

The pathologies of interest are mainly cancer, infectious and transmissible diseases.

The pluridisciplinary and interdisciplinary research activities, are targeting populations in France, in the Global North, and South countries (mainly the Mediterranean basin and sub-Saharan Africa).