I am a Research Assistant in Epidemiology at the UK Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU), part of the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health.
I was trained in Biomedical Sciences at the “Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)” and also hold a Master’s in Health Promotion by the “Universitat de Girona (UdG)”, Spain. My professional experience extends from lab-based research mainly in cancer molecular biology to epidemiological research, through my post as a Research Assistant in Epidemiology both at the Girona Cancer Registry, Spain and at SAHSU.
My research interests include: (i) environmental and social health, specially related to non-communicable diseases and small area data; and (ii) co-benefits of climate change mitigation strategies, especially in relation to health and social inequalities.
Many of the studies I contribute to assess environmental hazards with potential impacts on the population health and thus, often have policy relevance. Therefore, I acknowledge the value of communicating my scientific research to a wide audience, both including policy makers and the general public. I am actively engaged in Public Engagement Activities including general activities such as the Imperial Festival, as well as project-specific outreach activities.
In relation to knowledge transfer, I am actively involved in teaching activities such as the GIS for Public Health workshop (GIS for Public Health) organized by the Environmental Exposure Group within the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. I am also a member of the "Researchers’ Society MRC-PHE Environment & Health" (MRC Researcher Society) where we organize trainings and seminars on a wide variety of topics, ranging from scientific paper writing to community involvement for climate change action.
2017 - Master’s Program in Health Promotion; University of Girona (UdG), Girona, Spain.
2016 - Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences; “Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona” (UAB), Barcelona, Spain.
Professional Memberships and Activities
Member of the Researchers’ Society MRC Environment & Health; Imperial College of London and King’s College London; since 2017
Member of the statistical working-team of the ‘Food and gastronomic campus’; University of Girona (UdG), Girona, Spain; since 2017.
- Climate Change
- Non-communicable diseases
- Environmental health epidemiology
- Social equities
- Cancer molecular biology and epidemiology
et al., 2019, Mortality of women with ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast: a population-based study from the Girona province, Spain (1994-2013), Clinical & Translational Oncology, Vol:21, ISSN:1699-048X, Pages:891-899
et al., 2019, Estimating Aspergillus fumigatus exposure from outdoor composting activities in England between 2005-14, Waste Management, Vol:84, ISSN:1879-2456, Pages:235-244
et al., 2018, Residential proximity to green spaces and breast cancer risk: The multicase-control study in Spain (MCC-Spain), International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, Vol:221, ISSN:1438-4639, Pages:1097-1106
et al., 2018, Long-term exposure to trihalomethanes in drinking water and breast cancer in the Spanish multicase-control study on cancer (MCC-SPAIN), Environment International, Vol:112, ISSN:0160-4120, Pages:227-234
et al., 2017, Descriptive epidemiology of primary malignant and non-malignant central nervous tumors in Spain: Results from the Girona Cancer Registry (1994-2013), Cancer Epidemiology, Vol:50, ISSN:1877-7821, Pages:1-8
et al., 2017, High cancer mortality for US-born Latinos: evidence from California and Texas, BMC Cancer, Vol:17, ISSN:1471-2407