Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology


Group Leader

Manolis Kogevinas

The main research of the group is focused on environmental, occupational and genetic factors related to cancer, respiratory disease and child health. Among the main exposures, the group is focused on water pollutants (disinfection by-products in drinking water and swimming pools), air pollution, transport and green spaces in urban areas, hormonal disruption, life style (diet, passive smoking), radiations (smartphones, UV, ionizing), as well as occupational studies in cleaning workers and shift-work and circadian cycle disruption. In the last years we have applied new technologies to assess the exposure (e.g. smartphones), extensively used new biomedical technologies (Exposome, biomarkers, genomics, epigenetics, metabolomics) and implemented complex statistics and bioinformatics methods. The group has an important international reputation and devotes considerable efforts in education, dissemination and knowledge transfer.


Cristina Villanueva Belmonte (Researcher)

Ana Espinosa Morano (Technician)

Silvia Fochs Casas (Technician)

Main Publications with IMIM

• Schumacher FR, Al Olama AA, Berndt SI, Benlloch S, Ahmed M, Saunders EJ, Dadaev T, Leongamornlert D, Anokian E, Cieza-Borrella C, (... Kogevinas M ...), et al. Association analyses of more than 140,000 men identify 63 new prostate cancer susceptibility loci. Nat Genet 2018; 50(7): 928-936. IF 27.125. D1.

• Lytras T, Kogevinas M, Kromhout H, Carsin AE, Antó JM, Bentouhami H, Weyler J, Heinrich J, Nowak D, Urrutia I, et al. Occupational exposures and 20-year incidence of COPD: the European Community Respiratory Health Survey. Thorax 2018; 73(11): 1008-1015. IF 9.655. D1.

• García-Sáenz A, Sánchez de Miguel A, Espinosa A, Valentín A, Aragonés N, Llorca J, Amiano P, Martín-Sánchez V, Guevara M, Capelo R (... Castaño-Vinyals G, Kogevinas M ...), et al. Evaluating the Association between Artificial Light-at-Night Exposure and Breast and Prostate Cancer Risk in Spain (MCC-Spain Study). Environ Health Perspect 2018; 126(4): 047011. IF 8.309. D1.

• Kogevinas M, Espinosa A, Castelló A, Gómez-Acebo I, Guevara M, Martín V, Amiano P, Alguacil J, Peiro R, Moreno V, Costas L, Fernández-Tardón G, Jiménez JJ, Marcos-Gragera R, Pérez-Gómez B, Llorca J, Moreno-Iribas C, Fernández-Villa T, Oribe M, Aragonés N, Papantoniou K, Pollán M, Castaño-Vinyals G, Romaguera D. Effect of mistimed eating patterns on breast and prostate cancer risk (MCC-Spain Study). Int J Cancer 2018; 143(10): 2380-2389. IF 7.36. Q1.

• Font-Ribera L, Gràcia-Lavedan E, Aragonés N, Pérez-Gómez B, Pollán M, Amiano P, Jiménez-Zabala A, Castaño-Vinyals G, Roca-Barceló A, Ardanaz E, Burgui R, Molina AJ, Fernández-Villa T, Gómez-Acebo I, Dierssen-Sotos T, Moreno V, Fernández-Tardón G, Peiró R, Kogevinas M, Villanueva CM. Long-term exposure to trihalomethanes in drinking water and breast cancer in the Spanish multicase-control study on cancer (MCC-SPAIN). Environ Int 2018; 112: 227-234. IF 7.297. D1.

• Villanueva CM, Gràcia-Lavedan E, Júlvez J, Santa-Marina L, Lertxundi N, Ibarluzea J, Llop S, Ballester F, Fernández-Somoano A, Tardón A, Vrijheid M, Guxens M, Sunyer J. Drinking water disinfection by-products during pregnancy and child neuropsychological development in the INMA Spanish cohort study. Environ Int 2018; 110: 113-122. IF 7.297. D1.

• O'Callaghan-Gordo C, Kogevinas M, Cirach M, Castaño-Vinyals G, Aragonés N, Delfrade J, Fernández-Villa T, Amiano P, Dierssen-Sotos T, Tardón A, Capelo R, Peiró-Pérez R, Moreno V, Roca-Barceló A, Pérez-Gómez B, Vidan J, Molina AJ, Oribe M, Gràcia-Lavedan E, Espinosa A, Valentín A, Pollán M, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ. Residential proximity to green spaces and breast cancer risk: The multicase-control study in Spain (MCC-Spain). Int J Hyg Envir Heal 2018; 221(8): 1097-1106. IF 4.848. D1.

• O'Callaghan-Gordo C, Flores JA, Lizárraga P, Okamoto T, Papoulias DM, Barclay F, Orta-Martínez M, Kogevinas M, Astete J. Oil extraction in the Amazon basin and exposure to metals in indigenous populations. Environ Res 2018; 162: 226-230. IF 4.732. D1.

• De Batlle J, Gràcia-Lavedan E, Romaguera D, Méndez M, Castaño-Vinyals G, Martín V, Aragonés N, Gómez-Acebo I, Olmedo-Requena R, Jiménez-Moleón JJ, et al. Meat intake, cooking methods and doneness and risk of colorectal tumours in the Spanish multicase-control study (MCC-Spain). Eur J Nutr 2018; 57(2): 643-653. IF 4.423. Q1.



• Lytras T. The role of occupational exposures in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

- Director: Kogevinas, Manolis; Zock, Jean Paul

- Date of defense: 22/05/2018

• Ruiz-Domínguez JM. Factores de riesgo ocupacionales en el desarrollo de cáncer de próstata en el estudio MultiCaso-Control-Spain (MCC-Spain). Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

- Director: Castaño-Vinyals G; Gelabert-Mas A; Ibarz L

- Fecha lectura: 04/07/2018





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