Mortality in the world, levels and trends.
The health transition.
Causes of death and their changes over long periods.
Mortality and morbidity due to cancer.
The health crisis in Eastern Europe and the former USSR.
Meslé France, Vallin Jacques. 2012. Mortality and causes of death in 20th century Ukraine. Dordrecht Heidelberg London New York, Springer, 279 p. (Demographic Research Monograph).
Duthé Géraldine, Meslé France, Vallin Jacques, Badurashvili Irina, Kuyumjyan Karine, 2012, « High sex ratios at birth in the Caucasus: modern technology to satisfy old desires », Population and Development Review , 38(3), p. 487-501.
Meslé France, Vallin Jacques. 2011. Historical trends in mortality. In: Rogers Richard G., Crimmins Eileen M. (ed.), International Handbook of Adult Mortality . Dordrecht Heidelberg London New York, Springer, p. 9-47.
Jasilionis Domantas, Meslé France, Shkolnikov Vladimir M., Vallin Jacques. 2011. Recent life expectancy divergence in Baltic countries. European Journal of Population, 27 (4), p. 403-431.
Meslé France, 2006. Causes of death among the oldest-old: validity and comparability, in : Jean-Marie Robine et al. (éd.), Human Longevity, Individual Life Duration, and the Growth of the Oldest-Old Population, p. 191-214. Springer (International Studies in Population , Vol. 4 ).
Meslé France, Vallin Jacques, 2006. Diverging trends in female old-age mortality: the United States and the Netherlands versus France and Japan, Population and Development Review, vol. 32, n° 1, p. 123-145.
Meslé France. 2006. Medical Causes of Death. In: Caselli Graziella, Vallin Jacques, Wunsch Guillaume (eds.), Demography: Analysis and synthesis. A Treatise in Population Studies. New York, Academic Press, vol. II, p. 29-44.
Secretary General and Treasurer of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)
Member of European Journal of Population Editorial Board