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EEF 2019 | 15th EEF – European Ecological Federation Congress

Bénédicte Jacquemin Leonard

Environmental risks and public health

Dr. Bénédicte Jacquemin studied   Medicine and has a Master in Environmental Sciences (2005) and a PhD in environmental epidemiology (2007). She did a postdoctoral at the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM) in France where she got a position in 2009. She is currently working at IRSET ( Research Institute for Environmental and Occupational Health) in Rennes, France, and works closely with ISGlobal in Barcelona where she stayed for 7 years.

During her medical career she became interested in research and participated in several studies mainly in the field of infectious diseases. Later, during her doctorate, she worked in the assessment of exposure of air pollution and its effects on respiratory health. She currently works in the study of the effects of air pollution on different health outcomes including respiratory health, cancer and cognition. She is also developing a new research area on the effects of air pollution on fertility / infertility.

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