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Epidemiological Research and Surveillance Unit in Transport, Occupation and Environment

Umrestte is a joint research laboratory of Ifsttar and University Lyon 1-Claude Bernard UCBL (UMR T 9405). It was created in July 1999, is now part of the Research Department "Transport, Health and Safety", and is associated to the French Institute for Public Health Surveillance (InVS). Umrestte plays a leading role in road safety epidemiological research in France. 


Research areas


Umrestte performs epidemiological and evaluation research to generate knowledge, particularly in the transport field, of:

  • crash trauma characteristics, consequences and prevention (primary, secondary and tertiary safety),
  • the effects of environmental nuisances on health (from discomfort to mortality),
  • the effects of work conditions on health.



Umrestte has offices in two different places : Ifsttar in Bron and UCBL Rockefeller building in Lyon.