Astrid Chevance

Astrid Chevance, MD, PhD

After an initial training in psychiatry, I achieved a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology proposing methodological improvement for developing Core Outcome Sets using the example of Depression.

I am now an Assistant professor in Public Health in Université de Paris/APHP, working in the METHODS team (Inserm UMR 1153).

My research focuses on mental health (mainly depression and mental pain), in the goal of developing a patient-centered, evidence-based psychiatry.

I adapt methods and concepts from social sciences and humanities to clinical epidemiology to enhance the richness and granularity of the data and thus, there clinical usefulness.

Orcid number : 0000-0002-0852-4322

Research interests

  • Participatory research

  • Qualitative research

  • Core outcome sets

  • Comparative effectiveness research

  • Psychiatry

Best publications

  • Chevance A., Tomlinson A., Ravaud P., Touboul S., Henshall C., Tran V-T, Cipriani A., Important adverse events to be evaluated in antidepressant trials and meta-analysis, : a large international preference study, Evidence-Based Mental Health, 2022

  • Charvet C., Boutron I., Morvan Y., Le Berre C., Touboul S., Gaillard R., Fried E., Chevance A., How to measure mental pain: a systematic review assessing measures of mental pain, Evidence-Based Mental Health, 2022

  • Chevance A., Ravaud P., Cornelius V., Mayo-Wilson E., Furukawa T., Designing clinically useful psychopharmacological trials: challenges and ways forward, The Lancet Psychiatry, 2022

  • Chevance A., Fortel A., Jouannin, A., Denis F., Mamzer M-F., Ravaud Ph., Sidorkiewicz S., Acceptability of and willingness to take digital pills by patients, the public and healthcare professionals: qualitative content analysis of a large online survey of a representative sample, Journal of Medical Internet Research, 2022

  • Chevance A, Tran V-T, Ravaud P. Controversy and Debate Series on Core Outcome Sets. Paper 1: Improving the generalizability and credibility of core outcome sets (COS) by a large and international participation of diverse stakeholders. J Clin Epidemiol. 2020; 125:206-212.e1

  • Chevance A., Ravaud P., Tomlinson A., Le Berre C., Teufer B., Touboul S., Fried E., Gartlehner G., Cipriani A., Tran V-T., Identifying outcomes for depression that matter to patients, informal caregivers, and health-care professionals: qualitative content analysis of a large international online survey, The Lancet Psychiatry, 2020; 7(8):692-702.


  • 2021-2024 CCA Inserm-Bettencourt salary award – Fondation Bettencourt Schueller

  • 2019            Prix Sauver la Vie-, Fondation Université de Paris

  • 2017-2020 PhD Grant – Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale (FMD20170637634)


  • 2022. Prix Recherche de l’Unafam (Union Nationale de Familles et amis de personnes malades et/ou handicapées psychiques)

  • 2021 Best publication Congrès Français de Psychiatrie

  • 2021 Prix solennel de thèse de la chancellerie de l’Université de Paris (Prix Halimi-médecine)

  • 2021 Young researcher Fondation des Treilles

  • 2021 Young researcher European Psychiatric Association (EPA)

  • 2020 Young talents France – L’Oréal, UNESCO