I joined the IDAEA-CSIC before summer 2009, after working in Madrid for more than ten years. I originally trained in statistics, before moving over to do a PhD in epidemiology and public health. Since the completion of my BSc in statistics in 1994 I have been engaged in a wide range of public and environmental health research activities. I have also participated in many teaching activities in universities and schools of public health, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I worked as a statistician in the major medical research centers in Madrid and Barcelona and taught at several Spanish universities. I am currently Senior Scientist at the IDAEA-CSIC and Visiting Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
I have a broad range of research interests with a common theme of applied statistical and epidemiological methods in environmental health studies. In particular, the application of time-series regression models in public health, also the statistical methods for meta-analysis.
My current research interests focus on environmental epidemiology, studying the short-term effects of the main environmental risk factors (air pollution, pollen, noise and temperature) on human health.