EQUITY - Incorporation biologique, inégalités sociales, épidémiologie du cours de la vie, cancer et maladies chroniques, interventions, méthodologie
Equipe constitutive du CERPOP, UMR 1295, unité mixte INSERM - Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier


Kelly Irving 2019
Kelly Irving 2019
EQUITY research team.
Michelle Kelly-Irving is director of research at the Inserm, and leads the EQUITY research team. She is specialised in the field of life course epidemiology, specifically her focus is on the mechanisms and processes involved in the production of health inequalities across the life course. She has developed a program of research on health outcomes and health trajectories that are driven by social and psychosocial mechanisms from early life onwards. She is interested in how social and psychosocial processes are measured and can be used in relation to biomarkers and measures of physiological systems using longitudinal data. She previously worked at the University of Bristol and obtained her PhD in epidemiology from the University of London (Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute of education). She studied anthropology at the University of Durham as an undergraduate.

Michelle is the director of the Interdisciplinary Federal Institute for Research on Health & Society (IFERISS).

Her recents papers are :
  • Joannès C, Castagné R, Lepage B, Delpierre C, Kelly-Irving M. Could teacher-perceived parental interest be an important factor in understanding how education relates to later physiological health? A life course approach. PLoS One. 2021 Jun 17;16(6):e0252518. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0252518.
  • Priesemann V, Brinkmann MM, Ciesek S, Cuschieri S, Czypionka T, Giordano G, Gurdasani D, Hanson C, Hens N, Iftekhar E, Kelly-Irving M, Klimek P, Kretzschmar M, Peichl A, Perc M, Sannino F, Schernhammer E, Schmidt A, Staines A, Szczurek E. Calling for pan-European commitment for rapid and sustained reduction in SARS-CoV-2 infections. Lancet. 2021 Jan 9;397(10269):92-93. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32625-8.
  • Karimi M, Castagné R, Delpierre C, Albertus G, Berger E, Vineis P, Kumari M, Kelly-Irving M, Chadeau-Hyam M. Early-life inequalities and biological ageing: a multisystem Biological Health Score approach in UnderstandingSociety. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2019 Aug;73(8):693-702. doi: 10.1136/jech-2018-212010.
  • Villeval M, Gaborit E, Berault F, Lang T, Kelly-Irving M. Do the key functions of an intervention designed from the same specifications vary according to context? Investigating the transferability of a public health intervention in France. Implement Sci. 2019 Apr 2;14(1):35. doi: 10.1186/s13012-019-0880-8.
  • Kelly-Irving M, Delpierre C.  A Critique of the Adverse Childhood Experiences framework in Epidemiology and Public Health: Uses and Misuses. Social Policy & Society: 2019 doi: 10.1017/S1474746419000101
  • Berger E, Castagné R, Chadeau-Hyam M, Bochud M, d'Errico A, Gandini M, Karimi M, Kivimäki M, Krogh V, Marmot M, Panico S, Preisig M, Ricceri F, Sacerdote C, Steptoe A, Stringhini S, Tumino R, Vineis P, Delpierre C, Kelly-Irving M. Multi-cohort study identifies social determinants of systemic inflammation over the life course. Nat Commun. 2019 Feb 15;10(1):773. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-08732-x.
  • Stringhini S, Carmeli C, Jokela M, Avendaño M, McCrory C, d'Errico A, Bochud M, Barros H, Costa G, Chadeau-Hyam M, Delpierre C, Gandini M, Fraga S, Goldberg M, Giles GG, Lassale C, Kenny RA, Kelly-Irving M, Paccaud F, Layte R, Muennig P, Marmot MG, Ribeiro AI, Severi G, Steptoe A, Shipley MJ, Zins M, Mackenbach JP, Vineis P, Kivimäki M; LIFEPATH Consortium. Socioeconomic status, non-communicable disease risk factors, and walking speed in older adults: multi-cohort population based study. BMJ. 2018 Mar 23;360:k1046. doi: 10.1136/bmj.k1046.
  • Pinel-Jacquemin S, Koliouli F, Kelly-Irving M. Devenir et être parent en situation de précarité.  Bulletin de psychologie, 2018(2): p. 593-607. Lire
Publications 2009-2020-2021 : Lire
You can contact her about her work or about the Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies:

Dr. Michelle Kelly-Irving,

Inserm-Université Paul Sabatier,
Faculté de Médecine,
37, allées Jules Guesde,
31000 Toulouse

Tel : 0033 (0)5 61 14 56 32
email : michelle.kelly@inserm.fr
url : http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5749-4791