Xisca holds a Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Barcelona (UB, 2008). She obtained a Master Degree in Public Health from the University of Barcelona and Pompeu Fabra (UPF-UAB, 2009). She was a pre-doctoral researcher at the Tobacco Control Unit of the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO-IDIBELL) in Barcelona (2009-2014). She also has received the pre-doctoral training at the Center of Tobacco Control Research and Education of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) (October 2012 – April 2013). She holds a Doctoral Degree of the Medical Program from the University of Barcelona (October 2014). She has also been an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine at the International University of Catalonia (2013-2014).
Her main research interests include tobacco control and social epidemiology with special attention to assessing the impact of tobacco free policies on people, attitudes and behavioral changes, smoking patterns and exposure to the environmental tobacco smoke. She is also interested in epidemiological methods and the social and political determinants of health, particularly, the impact of alcohol and tobacco environments on smoking and drinking behaviors. She is the author of 21 publications in peer-reviewed journals. She is a member of the working group of tobacco control of the Spanish Society of Epidemiology and a reviewer in several international scientific journals.