She has worked in the Health Protection Agency of United Kingdom as a locum Consultant of communicable disease control (CCDC) doing epidemiological surveillance and outbreak detection and control. Worked with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in development and assessment of humanitarian projects. Also worked as a consultant for poliomyelitis eradication for the World Health Organization (WHO). […]

Holds a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB, 1999). In 2000, realized a research stay at the Faculty of Psychology at Royal Holloway (University of London). Obtained a Master Degree in Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Medicine from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2004 and a Master in Serious Mental […]

Dr. Fernández holds a Degree in Medicine from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB, 1990). Doctoral student at the Research Unit on Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer (IMIM, 1990 – 1994). He obtained a Master Degree in Public Health and his PhD from the UAB, 1995. Dr. Fernández conducted postdoctoral research at the Laboratory […]

Marcela holds a Degree in Psychology from the Catholic University of Valparaiso in Chile (1998). She received a Doctoral Degree from the University of Barcelona in 2011. She worked in clinical psychology, community assessment and interventions of vulnerable groups. Afterwards, she commenced her research experience and joined the Tobacco COntrol Unit in 2004. Her research […]

Her research areas include the regulation of smoke-free environments, monitoring the prevalence of tobacco consumption among health professionals and evaluation of the effectiveness of educational programs and interventions for smoking cessation. She has an extensive international research experience and has been involved in the activities of the World Health Organization (WHO) evaluating the laws of […]

She worked as a statistician and epidemiologist in several projects in the field of addictions, most of which have been developed at the Public Health Agency of Barcelona from 2005 until 2013. She is the author of about a dozen of scientific publications and conference papers.

In 2000, Laura worked at the Department of Health Psychology at Royal Holloway University of London with the diabetes research group, participating in various scientific projects and translation of questionnaires. During five years of her professional career Laura has worked as a cognitive psychology therapist for adults with mental disorders and among other interventions she […]