Marina Kvaskoff
Tenured Scientist Inserm
(French National Institute for Health and Medical Research)

Inserm U1018, Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health (CESP)
‘Exposome and Heredity’ Team
Gustave Roussy
94805 Villejuif, France

Tel : (+33) 1-42-11-58-64








2023 -

Co-directrice de l'axe "Endométriose" et membre du Comité exécutif du PEPR SaFe (Santé des femmes, santé des couples)



Nominated member, Inserm Specialized Scientific Commission #6 (Inserm internal evaluation body for Public Health and Population Health)


2021 -

Advisory Board Member, H2020 FEMaLe project (Finding endometriosis using machine learning)



Chair, Scientific Committee, French Foundation for Research on Endometriosis



Co-coordinator, "Research, Innovation, Epidemiology" Working Group, French Ministry of Health, National strategy against endometriosis



2019 -

Coordinator, 'Women's Health' Working Group, CONSTANCES cohort

Member, 'Physical Growth and Puberty' Working Group, ELFE cohort

Chair, Skin Cancer Working Group, EPIC (European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition) Consortium



2018 -

Chair, Scientific Committee and Principal Investigator, ComPaRe-Endometriosis cohort (community of patients for the advancement of research on chronic diseases, specific cohort on endometriosis, ComPaRe)



Group Leader, ‘Endometriosis and Cancer’ Guideline Group, and Core Group Member, European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) Endometriosis Guideline Update

Member, ‘Reproductive Health and Environment’ Expert Committee, Endometriosis and uterine fibroids sub-group, Santé Publique France




Scientific committee member, Les Seintinelles (association fostering collaboration between citizens, patients, and scientists to accelerate cancer research)




Expert, UV Working Group, project “Definition of priorities for cancer prevention in metropolitan France: fraction of cancer attributable to lifestyle and environmental factors”, Early Detection and Prevention Section, International Agency for Research on Cancer, World Health Organization







2018 -

President, Early-Career Board, World Endometriosis Society (WES)

Member, Early-Career Board and Early-Career Ambassador, WES

Ambassador of WES in France, particularly towards early-career scientists and clinicians

Chair, Mentoring Committee, WES

Initiation of a mentoring programme for young scientists and clinicians working or looking to develop their expertise on endometriosis




Board Member, French Association for Women in Science (Femmes & Sciences)

Chair of the mentoring programme for the Paris Ile-de-France region: initiation and implementation of the pilot phase of a mentoring program for female PhD candidates in the Paris region and coordination of the deployment of the project to the Université Paris-Saclay, leading a committee of 8 members




Board Member, ADELF (Association of French Language Epidemiologists)

Member of the scientific organizing committee for the annual congress of ADELF




Mentoring Committee Chair, Postdoctoral Leadership Council, Brigham & Women’s Hospital (BWH), Boston, MA, USA

Created and implemented a Mentoring Circle Program for postdoctoral fellows at BWH, leading a team of 6 volunteers; provided training for mentors; organised kick-off event and invited speaker; monitored the circles’ progress throughout the academic year; organised end of year celebration event; and planned for succession and continuation of the programme. I obtained two awards in recognition of this effort: the 2014 Peer-Mentor Award and the 2014 Postdoctoral Research Fellow Leadership Award. The programme is still ongoing and includes ~50 participants. This experience was described in a publication from Nature Biotechnology, and the programme obtained an award, the Program Award for a Culture of Excellence in Mentoring 2016 from the Brigham & Women’s Hospital.




Communications Committee Chair and Executive Board Member, Massachusetts Chapter, Association for Women in Science (MASS AWIS)

Member of MASS AWIS Board of Executive Directors; led of team of 7 volunteers; responsible for the marketing strategy of the association and external communication activities (publications on website, newsletter edition, social media, diffusion list)



Leader, US National Group, Marie Curie Fellow Association (MCFA)

Proposed and co-organised the event “EURAXESS Share: Broaden your Horizons! European-Funded Research and North America” taking place on March 27th, 2014 at Columbia University in New York


Board Member, Postdoc Leadership Council (PLC), BWH, Boston

Participation to quarterly meetings; work with PLC members to define the activities of the associations for the postdoctoral community at BWH; participation in activities to welcome new BWH postdocs


Postdoc Representative, Brigham Research Institute Research Oversight Committee (ROC), BWH, Boston, MA, USA

Elected as member-elect (2012-2013) then full member (2013-2014); participated to monthly meetings of the ROC (which aims to shape the research strategy at BWH) in order to advocate for post-doctoral fellows and defend the interests of this community, either by direct intervention or by voting




Member, MASS AWIS Communications Committee, Web Administrator of the MASS AWIS website

Renovation and maintenance of MASS AWIS website, regular event advertising




Communication Manager, ESPASS, Society of Public Health Students, University of Bordeaux, France