Nicole Pitcher (née Valtorta), PhD
I work as a senior epidemiologist in the Methods Team (INSERM- Sorbonne Paris Cité Epidemiology and Statistics Research Centre). I am a mixed-methods researcher, with particular expertise in systematic reviews and longitudinal data analysis. In my current role, I coordinate and implementing Cochrane France’s dissemination strategy; teach systematic review methods; and undertake and supervise research projects on evidence synthesis in healthcare.
Orcid number : 0000-0002-9694-7965
Evidence synthesis methods
Interdisciplinary research in healthcare
Linking research to policy and practice
‘What works here doesn’t work there’: The significance of local context for a sustainable and replicable asset-based community intervention aimed at promoting social interaction in later life.
Wildman JM, Valtorta N, Moffatt S, Hanratty B. Health Soc Care Community. 2019 Mar 12. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12735. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 30864266
Loneliness, social isolation and risk of cardiovascular disease in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing.
Valtorta NK, Kanaan M, Gilbody S, Hanratty B. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2018 Sep;25(13):1387-1396. doi: 10.1177/2047487318792696. Epub 2018 Aug 2. PMID: 30068233
Older Adults’ Social Relationships and Health Care Utilization: A Systematic Review.
Valtorta NK, Moore DC, Barron L, Stow D, Hanratty B. Am J Public Health. 2018 Apr;108(4):e1-e10. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.304256. Epub 2018 Feb 22. PMID: 29470115
Loneliness and social isolation as risk factors for coronary heart disease and stroke: systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal observational studies.
Valtorta NK, Kanaan M, Gilbody S, Ronzi S, Hanratty B. Heart. 2016 Jul 1;102(13):1009-16. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2015-308790. Epub 2016 Apr 18. Review. PMID:27091846