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Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) – Campus Mar

Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) – Campus Mar

 

The Barcelona Institute for Global Health, ISGlobal, is the fruit of an innovative alliance between the "la Caixa" Foundation", academic institutions and government bodies to contribute to the efforts undertaken by the international community to address the challenges in global health. In 2016, the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), the Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB) and the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) completed a successful merging process. As a result, today ISGlobal is a cutting-edge institution with capacity to address global health challenges trough research, translation and education.

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  • O'Callaghan Gordo, Cristina; Flores, Juan A.; Lizárraga, Pilar; Okamoto, Tami; Papoulias, Diana M.; Barclay, Federica; Orta-Martínez, Martí; Kogevinas, Manolis; Astete, John (Elsevier, 2018)
    Most oil extraction areas in the Peruvian Amazon are within indigenous territories. Poor environmental practices have exposed the indigenous population to metals. We conducted a survey in two indigenous Kukama communities ...
  • Mueller, Natalie, 1988-; Rojas Rueda, David, 1979-; Salmon, Maëlle; Martínez, David; Ambros, Albert; Brand, Christian; De Nazelle, Audrey; Dons, Evi; Gaupp-Berghausen, Mailin; Gerike, Regine; Götschi, Thomas; Iacorossi, Francesco; Int Panis, Luc; Kahlmeier, Sonja; Raser, Elisabeth; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J.; PASTA consortium (Elsevier, 2018)
    We conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) of cycling network expansions in seven European cities. We modeled the association between cycling network length and cycling mode share and estimated health impacts of the ...
  • Levie, Deborah; Korevaar, Tim I. M.; Bath, Sarah C.; Dalmau Bueno, Albert; Murcia, Mario; Espada, Mercedes; Dineva, Mariana; Ibarluzea, Jesús; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Tiemeier, Henning; Rebagliato, Marisa; Rayman, Margaret P.; Peeters, Robin P.; Guxens Junyent, Mònica (Endocrine Society, 2018)
    Context: Low maternal free T4 (FT4) has been associated with poor child neurodevelopment in some single-center studies. Evidence remains scarce for the potential adverse effects of high FT4 and whether associations differ ...
  • Guxens Junyent, Mònica; Lubczynska, Malgorzata Joanna; Muetzel, Ryan L.; Dalmau Bueno, Albert; Jaddoe, Vincent W. V.; Hoek, Gerard; van der Lugt, Aad; Verhulst, Frank C.; White, Tonya; Brunekreef, Bert; Tiemeier, Henning; El Marroun, Hanan (Society of Biological Psychiatry, 2018)
    Background: Air pollution exposure during fetal life has been related to impaired child neurodevelopment, but it is unclear if brain structural alterations underlie this association. The authors assessed whether air pollution ...
  • Guerra, Stefano; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Lavi, Iris; Benet, Marta; Bustamante Pineda, Mariona; Carsin, Anne-Elie; Dobaño, Carlota; Guxens Junyent, Mònica; Tischer, Christina; Vrijheid, Martine; Antó i Boqué, Josep Maria; Koppelman, Gerard H. (Elsevier, 2018)
    Background: Circulating levels of the chitinase-like protein YKL-40 are influenced by genetic variation in its encoding gene (chitinase 3–like 1 [CHI3L1]) and are increased in patients with several diseases, including ...
  • Ramon, Maria Antonia; Ter Riet, Gerben; Carsin, Anne-Elie; Gimeno Santos, Elena, 1980-; Agustí, Alvar; Antó i Boqué, Josep Maria; Donaire González, David; Ferrer, Jaume; Rodríguez, Esther; Rodríguez Roisin, Robert; Puhan, Milo A.; García Aymerich, Judith (European Respiratory Society, 2018)
    The vicious circle of dyspnoea-inactivity has been proposed, but never validated empirically, to explain the clinical course of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We aimed to develop and validate externally a ...
  • Reese, Sarah E.; Ruiz Arenas, Carlos, 1990-; Antó i Boqué, Josep Maria; London, Stephanie J. (Elsevier, 2019)
    Epigenetic mechanisms, including methylation, can contribute to childhood asthma. Identifying DNA methylation profiles in asthmatic patients can inform disease pathogenesis. OBJECTIVE: We sought to identify differential ...
  • Demeyer, Heleen; Costilla-Frias, Marcos; Louvaris, Zafeiris; Gimeno Santos, Elena, 1980-; Tabberer, Maggie; Rabinovich, Roberto A.; de Jong, Corina; Polkey, Michael I.; Hopkinson, Nicholas S.; Karlsson, Niklas; Serra, Ignasi; Vogiatzis, Ioannis; Troosters, Thierry; García Aymerich, Judith; PROactive consortium (European Respiratory Society, 2018)
  • Dadvand, Payam; Poursafa, Parinaz; Heshmat, Ramin; Motlagh, Mohammad Esmaeil; Qorbani, Mostafa; Basagaña Flores, Xavier; Kelishadi, Roya (Elsevier, 2018)
    A limited but emerging body of evidence is suggestive for a beneficial association between contact with green spaces and glucose homeostasis in adults; however, such an evidence for children is scarce. We evaluated the ...
  • Avila-Palencia, Ione, 1985-; Int Panis, Luc; Dons, Evi; Gaupp-Berghausen, Mailin; Raser, Elisabeth; Götschi, Thomas; Gerike, Regine; Brand, Christian; De Nazelle, Audrey; Orjuela, Juan Pablo; Anaya, Esther; Stigell, Erik; Kahlmeier, Sonja; Iacorossi, Francesco; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J. (Elsevier, 2018)
    Background: Transport mode choice has been associated with different health risks and benefits depending on which transport mode is used. We aimed to evaluate the association between different transport modes use and several ...
  • Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J.; Martinez Murciano, David; Grellier, James; Bennett, James; Best, Nicky; Iszatt, Nina; Vrijheid, Martine; Toledano, Mireille B. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), 2009)
    OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to review epidemiologic evidence, provide summary risk estimates of the association between exposure to chlorination disinfection by-products (DBPs) and congenital anomalies, and provide ...
  • Vrijheid, Martine; Martinez Murciano, David; Manzanares, Sandra; Dadvand, Payam; Schembari, Anna, 1982-; Rankin, Judith; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), 2011)
    OBJECTIVE: We systematically reviewed epidemiologic studies on ambient air pollution and congenital anomalies and conducted meta-analyses for a number of air pollutant-anomaly combinations. DATA SOURCES AND EXTRACTION: ...
  • Vrijheid, Martine; Casas Sanahuja, Maribel; Kogevinas, Manolis; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), 2012)
    BACKGROUND: Many pregnancy and birth cohort studies investigate the health effects of early-life environmental contaminant exposure. An overview of existing studies and their data is needed to improve collaboration, ...
  • Castro Giner, Francesc; Künzli, Nino; Jacquemin Leonard, Bénédicte; Forsberg, Bertil; Cid Ibeas, Rafael de; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Jarvis, Deborah; Briggs, David; Vienneau, Danielle; Norbäck, Dan; Gonzalez, Juan Ramon; Guerra, Stefano; Janson, Christer; Antó i Boqué, Josep Maria; Wjst, Matthias; Heinrich, Joachim; Estivill, Xavier, 1955-; Kogevinas, Manolis (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), 2009)
    BACKGROUND: Traffic-related air pollution is related with asthma, and this association may be modified by genetic factors. OBJECTIVES: We investigated the role of genetic polymorphisms potentially modifying the association ...
  • Rivera, Marcela, 1982-; Basagaña Flores, Xavier; Aguilera Jiménez, Inmaculada, 1977-; Foraster Pulido, Maria, 1984-; Agis, David; Groot, Eric de; Pérez Grau, Laura; Mendez, Michelle A.; Bouso, Laura; Targa, Jaume; Ramos, Rafel; Sala, Joan; Marrugat de la Iglesia, Jaume; Elosua Llanos, Roberto; Künzli, Nino (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), 2013)
    BACKGROUND: Epidemiological evidence of the effects of long-term exposure to air pollution on the chronic processes of atherogenesis is limited. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the association of long-term exposure to traffic-related ...
  • Gómez-Acebo, Inés; Castaño Vinyals, Gemma; Kogevinas, Manolis; Llorca, Javier (Public Library of Science (PLoS), 2018)
    INTRODUCTION: Phototype has been associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer, and it is yet unknown if it is related to other hormone-dependent cancers, such as breast cancer or whether this association could be ...
  • Middeldorp, Christel M.; Vilor Tejedor, Natàlia, 1988-; Guxens Junyent, Mònica; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Boomsma, Dorret I. (Elsevier, 2016)
    OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to elucidate the influence of common genetic variants on childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms, to identify genetic variants that explain its high ...
  • Paternoster, Lavinia; Gonzalez, Juan Ramon; Bustamante Pineda, Mariona; Tejedor, Elisabeth; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Weidinger, Stephan (Nature Research, 2015)
    Genetic association studies have identified 21 loci associated with atopic dermatitis risk predominantly in populations of European ancestry. To identify further susceptibility loci for this common, complex skin disease, ...
  • Sarquis, Leila M. M.; Vargas-Prada Figueroa, Sergio, 1976-; Serra, Consol; Delclòs i Clanchet, Jordi, 1956-; Benavides, Fernando G. (Fernando García); Kogevinas, Manolis; Salazar Vega, Eduardo J. (Wolters Kluwer (LWW), 2016)
    To inform case definition for neck/shoulder pain in epidemiological research, we compared levels of disability, patterns of association, and prognosis for pain that was limited to the neck or shoulders (LNSP) and more ...
  • Middeldorp, Christel M.; Felix, Janine Frédérique; Mahajan, Anubha; EArly Genetics Lifecourse Epidemiology (EAGLE) consortium; Early Growth Genetics (EGG) Consortium; McCarthy, Mark I. (Springer, 2019)
    The impact of many unfavorable childhood traits or diseases, such as low birth weight and mental disorders, is not limited to childhood and adolescence, as they are also associated with poor outcomes in adulthood, such as ...

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