Two researchers, Marie POISEUIL and Mélissa MACALLI,
have just been honoured at the Ministry of Health and Prevention for their thesis by the Directorate-General for Health.
The BPH is very proud to announce that 2 researchers – Marie POISEUIL from EPICENE team and Mélissa MACALLI from HEALTHY team – have just been distinguished by the Directorate-General for Health at the 1st edition of the “Public Health Policies and Interventions” thesis prize on 20 September 2023.
Marie POISEUIL & Mélissa MACALLI took the top two places in the rankings.
1st prize to Marie POISEUIL for her thesis on participation in breast cancer screening in women and survival after breast cancer according to screening and socio-demographic inequalities.
2nd prize to Mélissa MACALLI for her thesis on suicidal behaviour among students: analysis and modelling of risk in the i-Share cohort.
The “Public health policies and interventions” dissertation prize is the first and only in France to specifically reward the work of young public health researchers.
It rewards the authors of theses whose results are particularly enlightening or promising for the introduction of innovative public policies and the evaluation of public policies.
More details on the work of our two researchers:
Post-doc in Epidemiology / Post-doc en Épidémiologie
EPICENE TeamParticipation in breast cancer screening in women and survival after breast cancer according to screening and socio-demographic inequalities.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. In 2019, the take-up rate for organised screening in France was 48.9%. This participation rate remains low compared with the rate recommended at European level, which could be partly explained by the concomitant presence of individual screening, but also by social inequalities. Numerous social factors have been identified as being associated with non-participation, but it seems important to provide new information in order to improve confidence in organised screening and to understand how women behave when faced with the various screening proposals they receive after the age of 50. The aim of this thesis is therefore to study the contribution of organised screening to the survival of women affected by this cancer compared with those who undergo individual screening or no screening at all, taking into account their level of disadvantage, and then to study the behaviour of women aged 56 and their reasons for not taking part.
Postdoctoral researcher in Public Health, Epidemiology / Postdoctorante en Santé Publique, Epidémiologie
Suicidal behaviour among students: analysis and modelling of risk in the i-Share cohort.
In France, suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-24 year-olds. While the risk of suicide during adolescence is well documented, little data is available in France on the mental health of students and on suicidal behaviour in particular. Yet student life is accompanied by a number of changes that occur during a period of transition to adulthood, which is known to be a sensitive period for the development of psychiatric disorders. The main aim of this thesis is to analyse and model suicidal risk among students, in order to identify individuals at risk based on data from the i-Share cohort launched in 2013 by the University of Bordeaux, which includes more than 21,000 students.
Go to the article on the Ministry of Health and Prevention website