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Nicolas Berger

BA MSc MRes PhD

Assistant Professor

Room
219

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

My primary research interests are in the contextual and socio-environmental determinants of health (particularly diet and physical activity) and the application of novel statistical methods. I am currently working on an MRC-funded project aiming to analyse the impact of policy and industry-led changes in food systems on household food and beverage consumption. In this project, I work with large disaggregated household food and beverage expenditure data. 

I joined the School in October 2014 to conduct an ESRC-funded PhD project on the social and environmental determinants of physical activity using the Olympic Regeneration in East London (ORiEL) study. Prior to that, I worked for several years at the Belgian Scientific Institute of Public Health. I have an undergraduate degree in Sociology from the Free University of Brussels, a Masters in Philosophy of Science from The Sorbonne (Paris) and a complementary Masters in Applied Statistics from the Catholic University of Leuven.

Since May 2020, I spend most of my time at the Belgian Scientific Institute of Public Health (Sciensano), where I lead the National Food Consumption Survey. 

I am a member of the Population Health Innovation Lab (PHI|Lab).

Affiliations

Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Public Health, Environments and Society

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Centre for Global Chronic Conditions
Centre for Statistical Methodology
Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health

Teaching

I teach on the MSc modules ‘Basic Statistics for Public Health & Policy‘, ‘Evaluation of Public Health Interventions‘ and ‘Advanced Statistical Modelling‘ at LSHTM.

I supervise the research of Masters, DrPH and PhD students and welcome enquiries from any prospective research students.

Research

Research Area
Environment
Health inequalities
Health policy
Social and structural determinants of health
Statistical methods
Adolescent health
Behaviour change
Physical activity
Discipline
Epidemiology
Statistics
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
Chronic disease
Disability
Obesity
Region
European Union
OECD members

Selected Publications

Disparities in trajectories of changes in the unhealthy food environment in New York City: A latent class growth analysis, 1990-2010.
Berger N; Kaufman TK; Bader MDM; Rundle AG; Mooney SJ; Neckerman KM; Lovasi GS
2019
Social Science & Medicine
Harmonising summary measures of population health using global survey instruments.
Berger N; Robine J-M; Ojima T; Madans J; Van Oyen H
2016
Journal of epidemiology and community health
Assessing the validity of the Global Activity Limitation Indicator in fourteen European countries.
Berger N; Van Oyen H; Cambois E; Fouweather T; Jagger C; Nusselder W; Robine J-M
2015
BMC medical research methodology
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