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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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  • Abellan, Alicia; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; García Esteban, Raquel; Basterrechea, Mikel; Duarte Salles, Talita, 1985-; Ferrero, Amparo; García Aymerich, Judith; Gascon Merlos, Mireia, 1984-; Grimalt Obrador, Joan; Lopez-Espinosa, Maria-José; Zabaleta, Carlos; Vrijheid, Martine; Casas Sanahuja, Maribel (Elsevier, 2019)
    Introduction: Prenatal exposure to organochlorine compounds (OCs) can increase the risk of reported respiratory symptoms in children. It remains unclear whether these compounds can also impact on lung function. We assessed ...
  • Salas Díaz, Lucas Andrés, 1980-; Baker, Emily R.; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J.; Marsit, Carmen J.; Christensen, Brock C.; Karagas, Margaret R. (Elsevier, 2019)
    Swimming in pools during pregnancy may expose the fetus to water disinfection by-products (DBP). As yet, our understanding of the impacts on DBPs on the fetus is uncertain. Individuals with public water systems are typically ...
  • Costa, Olga; Iñiguez, Carmen; Manzano Salgado, Cyntia Beatriz, 1987-; Amiano, Pilar; Murcia, Mario; Casas Sanahuja, Maribel; Irizar, Amaia; Basterrechea, Mikel; Beneito, Andrea; Schettgen, Thomas; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Vrijheid, Martine; Ballester Díez, Ferran; Lopez-Espinosa, Maria-José (Elsevier, 2019)
    Background: Several studies have investigated the possible association between prenatal exposure to perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) and birth anthropometry. However, none has assessed fetal size longitudinally. We studied ...
  • Donaire González, David; Valentín, Antònia; van Nunen, Erik; Curto Tirado, Ariadna, 1987-; Rodriguez, Albert; Fernandez-Nieto, Mario; Naccarati, Alessio; Tarallo, Sonia; Tsai, Ming-Yi; Probst-Hensch, Nicole; Vermeulen, Roel; Hoek, Gerard; Vineis, Paolo; Gulliver, John; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J. (Elsevier, 2019)
    To assess environmental exposures at the individual level, new assessment methods and tools are required. We developed an exposure assessment system (ExpoApp) for smartphones. ExpoApp integrates: (i) geo-location and ...
  • Hunter, R.F.; Cleland, C.; Cleary, A.; Droomers, Mariël; Wheeler, B.W.; Sinnett, D.; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J.; Braubach, M. (Elsevier, 2019)
    Background: As populations become increasingly urbanised, the preservation of urban green space (UGS) becomes paramount. UGS is not just dedicated recreational space such as public parks, but other types of informal green ...
  • Su, Jason; Dadvand, Payam; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J.; Bartoll, Xavier; Jerrett, Michael (Elsevier, 2019)
    Satellite data is increasingly used to characterize green space for health outcome studies. Literature suggests that green space within 500 m of home is often used to represent neighborhood suitable for walking, air pollution ...
  • de Bont, Jeroen; Casas Sanahuja, Maribel; Barrera Gómez, Jose; Cirach, Marta; Rivas, Ioar; Valvi, Damaskini, 1983-; Álvarez Pedrerol, Mar; Dadvand, Payam; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Vrijheid, Martine (Elsevier, 2019)
    Background: Ambient air pollution may increase the risk of overweight and obesity in children. However, available evidence is still scarce and has mainly focused on ambient air pollution exposure occurring at home without ...
  • Mueller, Natalie, 1988-; Rojas Rueda, David, 1979-; Khreis, Haneen; Cirach, Marta; Milà, Carles; Espinosa Díaz, Ana; Foraster Pulido, Maria, 1984-; McEachan, Rosemary R.C.; Kelly, Brian; Wright, John; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J. (Elsevier, 2018)
    Background: Cities have unique geographic, environmental and sociocultural characteristics that influence the health status of their citizens. Identification and modification of these characteristics may help to promote ...
  • Eeftens, Marloes; Struchen, Benjamin; Birks, Laura Ellen, 1983-; Cardis, Elisabeth; Estarlich, Marisa; Fernandez, Mariana F.; Gajšek, Peter; Gallastegi, Mara; Huss, Anke; Kheifets, Leeka; Meder, Inger Kristine; Olsen, Jørn; Torrent Quetglas, Maties; Trček, Tomaž; Valič, Blaž; Vermeulen, Roel; Vrijheid, Martine; van Wel, Luuk; Guxens Junyent, Mònica; Röösli, Martin (Elsevier, 2018)
    Background: Exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) from mobile communication technologies is changing rapidly. To characterize sources and associated variability, we studied the differences and correlations ...
  • Haug, Line Småstuen; Casas Sanahuja, Maribel; Maitre, Léa; Basagaña Flores, Xavier; de Bont, Jeroen; González, Juan Ramón; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Urquiza, José M.; Vrijheid, Martine; Thomsen, Cathrine (Elsevier, 2018)
    Background: Harmonized data describing simultaneous exposure to a large number of environmental contaminants in-utero and during childhood is currently very limited. Objectives: To characterize concentrations of a large ...
  • Zijlema, Wilma; Avila Palencia, Ione; Triguero Mas, Margarita, 1985-; Gidlow, Christopher J.; Maas, Jolanda; Kruize, Hanneke; Andrušaitytė, Sandra; Grazuleviciene, Regina; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J. (Elsevier, 2018)
    Background: Commuting routes with natural features could promote walking or cycling for commuting. Commuting through natural environments (NE) could have mental health benefits as exposure to NE can reduce stress and improve ...
  • Berg, Magdalena van den; van Poppel, Mireille; van Kamp, Irene; Ruijsbroek, Annemarie; Triguero Mas, Margarita, 1985-; Gidlow, Christopher J.; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J.; Gražulevičiene, Regina; van Mechelen, Willem; Kruize, Hanneke; Maas, Jolanda (SAGE Publications, 2019)
    This cross-sectional study investigated whether physical activity, social cohesion, and loneliness mediate the association between time spent visiting green spaces and perceived mental health and vitality. Questionnaire ...
  • Zijlema, Wilma; Christian, Hayley; Triguero Mas, Margarita, 1985-; Cirach, Marta; Berg, Magdalena van den; Maas, Jolanda; Gidlow, Christopher J.; Kruize, Hanneke; Wendel-Vos, Wanda; Andrušaitytė, Sandra; Grazuleviciene, Regina; Litt, Jill; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J. (BMJ Publishing Group, 2019)
    Objectives: Dog owners walking their dog in natural outdoor environments (NOE) may benefit from the physical activity facilitated by dog walking and from time spent in nature. However, it is unclear whether dog owners ...
  • Santos, Susana; Vrijheid, Martine; Jaddoe, Vincent W. V. (BioMed Central, 2018)
    Background: Gestational weight gain differs according to pre-pregnancy body mass index and is related to the risks of adverse maternal and child health outcomes. Gestational weight gain charts for women in different ...
  • Lau, Chung-Ho E.; Maitre, Léa; Urquiza, José M.; Casas, Maribel; Vrijheid, Martine; Coen, Muireann (BioMed Central, 2018)
    Background: Environment and diet in early life can affect development and health throughout the life course. Metabolic phenotyping of urine and serum represents a complementary systems-wide approach to elucidate ...
  • Peralta, Gabriela P.; Fuertes, Elaine; Granell, Raquel; Mahmoud, Osama; Roda, Célina; Serra Pons, Ignasi; Jarvis, Deborah; Henderson, John; García Aymerich, Judith (American Thoracic Society, 2019)
    Rationale: Body composition changes throughout life may explain the inconsistent associations reported between body mass index and lung function in children. Objectives: To assess the associations of body weight and ...
  • Vilaró, Marta; Cortés, Jordi; Selva-O'Callaghan, Albert; Urrutia, Agustín; Ribera, Josep Maria; Cardellach, Francesc; Basagaña Flores, Xavier; Elmore, Matthew; Vilardell, Miquel; Altman, Douglas; González, José-Antonio; Cobo Valeri, Erik (BioMed Central, 2019)
    Background: From 2005 to 2010, we conducted 2 randomized studies on a journal (Medicina Clínica), where we took manuscripts received for publication and randomly assigned them to either the standard editorial process or ...
  • Joas, Anke; Schöpel, Miriam; David, Madlen; Casas, Maribel; Koppen, Gudrun; Esteban, Marta; Knudsen, Lisbeth E.; Vrijheid, Martine; Schoeters, Greet; Castaño Calvo, Argelia; Schwedler, Gerda; Kolossa-Gehring, Marike; Joas, Reinhard (BioMed Central, 2019)
    Background: To date Health information (HI) in the European Union does not comprise indicators or other information related to impacts of hazardous chemicals in consumer products, food, drinking water or air on the health ...
  • Tsarna, Ermioni; Reedijk, Marije; Birks, Laura Ellen, 1983-; Guxens Junyent, Mònica; Ballester Díez, Ferran; Ha, Mina; Jiménez-Zabala, Ana; Kheifets, Leeka; Lertxundi, Aitana; Lim, Hyung-Ryul; Olsen, Jørn; González-Safont, Llúcia; Sudan, Madhuri; Cardis, Elisabeth; Vrijheid, Martine; Vrijkotte, Tanja; Huss, Anke; Vermeulen, Roel (Oxford University Press, 2019)
    Results from studies evaluating potential effects of prenatal exposure to radio-frequency electromagnetic fields from cell phones on birth outcomes have been inconsistent. Using data on 55,507 pregnant women and their ...
  • Aguiar, Luísa; Biosca, Arnau; Lantero, Elena; Gut, Jiri; Vale, Nuno; Rosenthal, Philip J.; Nogueira, Fátima; Andreu Martínez, David; Fernàndez Busquets, Xavier; Gomes, Paula (MDPI, 2019)
    Recently, we disclosed primaquine cell penetrating peptide conjugates that were more potent than parent primaquine against liver stage Plasmodium parasites and non-toxic to hepatocytes. The same strategy was now applied ...

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