Etienne Nouguez

Chargé de recherche CNRS
Health, Medicines, Public action

Research Programs

  • Governance, economic organizations program
  • Law, norms, regulations program
  • Public policy, transformations of the state program
  • Work, employment, professions program


Etienne Nouguez has a PhD in sociology and has been a research fellow at the CNRS since 2011. He is pursuing his research in two complementary axes. The first axis aims to uncover the ways in which markets are structured and health products (medicines, food, drugs) are valued through the study of relations between regulatory agencies, pharmaceutical companies, experts, healthcare professionals and consumers. The second axis focuses on local public health policies developed by local authorities, healthcare professionals and organizations, social movements and Regional Health Agencies. The exploration of these two axes aims to understand the way in which health value is institutionalized in political and market organizations.


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teaching activities

Assistant Professor (Since 2015) – Sciences Po 

“Introduction to Sociology” (College 1, Dijon Campus); “Health and Society” (College 2, Paris Campus); “Territories and Health” (Master 1, Urban School)

Lecturer (2009-2011) – University of Créteil

Preparation to the “Health, Illness and Society” thema of the Secondary School Teaching Certificate in Social Sciences.

Teaching Assistant (2007-2010) – Universities of Toulouse 2 and Paris-Dauphine 

“Introduction to Sociology” (College 1)

Teaching Assistant (2004-2007) – University of Paris-Nanterre

“Sociology of work” (College 2); “Social stratification and mobility” (College 1)

Related Professional Activities

Since 2017 

Expert at the the IReSP (Institut de Recherche en Santé Publique) [Institute for the Research in Public Health) Scientific Committee in charge of the evaluation of Research Projects in Public Health.


Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Paris West – Nanterre La Défense, under the direction of François Vatin. Dissertation title: Le médicament et son double. Sociologie du marché français des médicaments génériques (1995-2009) (“Identical” Drugs: A sociology of the French market for generic drugs (1995-2009)).

Master’s degree, University of Paris West – Nanterre La Défense.

Civil Servant Trainee, ENS Cachan.

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