Emmanuel Cohen

Emmanuel Cohen

Article(s) published in the ECOG eBook:

Emmanuel Cohen
73 bd Charles de Gaulle
95110 Sannois, France
Cellular Phone: 0033 626690028
Email: emmcohen@outlook.fr


  • 2008-2012, Faculty of medicine of Marseille/Co-directed by the MNHN
    PhD in health human ecology
  • 2006-2007, National Museum of Natural History (MNHN) of Paris
    Master 2 research, human ecology in: public health
  • 2005-2006, University Lille 1
    Master 2 professional, sociology: practices and policies of health

Professional Experience

  • Applied Researcher Engineer in production and analysis of health data – CNRS (April-September 2014)
  • Scientific Mediator in public health within the association “Les Petits Débrouillards” (2013-2014)
  • Design Researcher in production and analysis of health data – CNRS (November 2012-October 2013)
  • Project Manager on the “France component” of ANR ANTRAC program of the UMR 7206 (CNRS-MNHN): “The health of Cameroonian migrants in Ile-de-France” (March-June and September 2012)
  • Investigator in Cameroon (Yaoundé and West Cameroon) for ANTRAC project (March-April 2009)
  • International Volunteer in Administration in Senegal as a researcher in health human ecology in the 3189 UMI (CNRS) (October 2008-October 2010)
  • Design Researcher in health human ecology for the CNRS in France (Paris) and Senegal (Dakar) (May-July 2008)
  • Investigator in France (Paris) for the EFS (“French Blood Establishment”) (September-October 2007)
  • Responsible for expertise in public health for the IRD (Ouagadougou) in a Burkinabe NGO (ABBEF) specializing in sexual and reproductive health of young people (June-September 2006)
  • Scientific Mediator in environment and public health for primary and secondary school students in the Museum of Natural History in Marseille (April-June 2005)

Specific skills

  • Implementation of qualitative and quantitative surveys in public health
    • Use of common methodological tools (individual and group interviews, questionnaires, biometrics)
    • Production of specific metrics (psychometrics) using qualitative data
    • Integrating qualitative and quantitative data, sociocultural (behavioral norms) and biomedical (anatomical and physiological markers)
  • Mastery of analysis software of qualitative (NVivo) and quantitative data (SPSS, Statistica, etc…)
    • Training in General Statistics with R (MNHN, March 2011)
    • Training in Geographic Information Systems with ArcGis (University Aix-Marseille, May 2010)
  • Scientific writing of projects funded, articles and book chapters in French and English
  • Co-supervision of Master and PhD students in biomedical and humanities sciences (UCAD Dakar from 2009 to 2011, MNHN Paris in 2012)
  • Fluent spoken and written english


  • Hladik CM, Cohen E, Pasquet P. 2014, Taste and Obesity, European Childhood Obesity Group (in press).
  • Cohen E, Boëtsch G, Palstra F, Pasquet P. 2013 Social valorisation of stoutness as a determinant of obesity in the context of nutritional transition in Cameroon, Social Science and Medicine 96: 24-32.
  • Cohen E, Pasquet P. 2011, Development of a new body image assessment scale in urban Cameroon: an anthropological approach, Ethnicity and Disease 21: 288-93.


  • Laureate of the Nivea/CNRS prize in 2010 on « Appearance in the society » (PhD)
  • National Research Council (ANR) 2008, project: “Anthropologie Nutritionnelle des migrants d’Afrique Centrale en zones urbaines et en France (ANTRAC)” (PhD) [Nutritional anthropology of migrants in urban Central Africa and France].
  • Fellow of university excellence of the CROUS of Paris: “Centre Régional des oeuvres universitaires et scolaires” [Regional center for university and school work in 2006/2007 (Master 2 research).