Epidemiology and Public Health


Programme Directors

Jordi Alonso Caballero

Jaume Marrugat de la Iglesia


Research groups




Research projects



The Epidemiology and Public Health Programme (EPISAP) includes 12 research groups with a total of 123 professionals from the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM), the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), and the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). All EPISAP research groups are recognized by the Catalan Agency for Research (AGAUR) and are members of major Spanish collaborative research networks (CIBERs and RETICs).

EPISAP researchers apply advanced epidemiologic methods and approaches for a better understanding of: a) the frequency and burden of disease; b) major risk factors and underpinning mechanisms; and c) the role of health services and interventions, and their impact on the health outcomes of individuals and populations. Our research focuses on cancer, mental disorders, cardiovascular disease, and on environmental and occupational exposures.

We translate our research into clinical practice and contribute significantly to innovation and development several preventive and health care assessment fields. EPISAP researchers participate in community activities, as expert members of committees and advisory boards of health system institutions and research organizations. Researchers of the programme have a longstanding research career with international recognition and have established solid relationships with many regional, national and international research institutions and research networks.

Education and training in epidemiology, public health and other disciplines for graduate, postgraduate and medical specialty students is a key activity of EPISAP. Many of our researchers are faculty members of the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and the University of Vic and lead a variety of formal courses and programmes.

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