Géraldine Duthé

Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED)


Field of Study: Demography, Population and Development
Specialization: Ageing, Data Collection and Processing, Mortality, Health, and Longevity, Population and Development, State and Local Demography
Regional focus: Sub-Saharan Africa
Education: Doctorate (Ph.D, or MD), Museum national d'histoire naturelle, Demography, 2006
Working languages: French
Professional Summary:

Géraldine Duthé is Senior Researcher at INED and co-head of its research team “Demography of the Global South”. Her research aims to shed light on the obstacles to the health transition in high-mortality countries. She focuses on the health challenges in West Africa, with a particular interest in health issues among adults, mental health, and disability. From 2016 to 2019, she was PI for the DEMOSTAF project funded by the European Union (grant agreement n°690984), involving 18 institutions collaborating on projects to promote demographic statistics in sub-Saharan Africa. Since mid-2020, she is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the bilingual journal Population.




Rossier C., Soura A.B., Duthé G. (eds.) 2019. Inégalités de santé à Ouagadougou. Résultats d’un observatoire de population urbaine au Burkina Faso. Paris : Editions de l’INED, Collection Grandes enquêtes, 269 p. + annexes.


Cambois E., Duthé G., Soura A.B., Compaoré Y. 2019. The patterns of disability in the peripheral neighborhoods of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and the male-female health-survival paradox. Population and Development Review. 45(4): 835-863. DOI: 10.1111/padr.12294


Lankoandé B., Duthé G., Soura A., Pison G. 2018. Returning home to die or leaving home to seek health care? Location of death of urban and rural residents in Burkina Faso and Senegal, Global Health Action, 11(1).


Duthé G., Rossier C., Bonnet D., Soura A. B., Corker J. 2016. Mental health and urban living in sub-Saharan Africa: major depressive episodes among the urban poor in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Population Health Metrics. 14:18.


Duthé G., Pison G., Delaunay V., Douillot L. 2016. L’effet à long terme de la vie reproductive sur la mortalité des femmes en milieu rural sénégalais. African Population Studies / Etude de la population africaine. 30(1) : 35-48.



Honorary or professional positions and awards:
Fulbright visiting scholar at Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, Mailmann School of Public Health - Columbia University, New York City, NY – USA (Bourse franco-américaine, 6 months, 2012)
Research grants:
DEMOSTAF, 2016-2019 :European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement n°690984. website: https://demostaf.site.ined.fr