Cécile Pizot was born in Lyon, France. She graduated from the National Institute of Applied Sciences in Lyon (France) in 2011, obtaining an engineering diploma (Master in Science and Technology) in Bioinformatics and Modelling. During her studies, she undertook several academic and industry-based research internships in multidisciplinary environments including the Bioinformatics and Biostatistics team of IPSOGEN (Marseille) and the Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomic at IGBMC (Strasbourg). In early 2012, Cécile joined the International Prevention Research Institute as a Research Officer, specialised in biostatistics applied to epidemiology and public health. Her research activities focus on epidemiology of cancer and chronic diseases such as diabetes. She has contributed to several systematics reviews and meta-analyses on various topics which have been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented during international conferences. In addition, she participated in the writing of iPRI internal scientific reports on the epidemiology and aetiology of i) diabetes, ii) prostate cancer, and iii) pancreas cancer. She also has extensive experience working with the WHO mortality database and conducting mortality trends analyses for various diseases.