Esteve Fernandez

M.D., Ph.D.

Principal Investigator, ITC Spain
Tobacco Control Unit, Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO)
Public Health, University of Barcelona

Dr. Fernandez’s main areas of research include tobacco control and cancer epidemiology, with focus on tobacco and other risk factors, electronic cigarettes and the monitoring of cancer incidence and mortality trends. He is interested in socioeconomic and gender determinants of health, in methodological issues and the teaching of epidemiologic methods.

He has been Principal or Associate Investigator in several research projects in tobacco control funded in competitive calls by SANCO, FP7 and H2020 European Union programs, and by Spanish agencies. He has published 243 papers (145 as first or corresponding/senior author) in peer reviewed journals and has an H-index of 33 (Web of Science). Dr. Fernández has provided advice on tobacco control to WHO (EURO region and TFI programme) and several governmental agencies in Europe. He has been the editor-in-chief of Gaceta Sanitaria, the journal of the Spanish Society of Public Health, has served as President of the Spanish Society of Epidemiology and is the current Academic Director of the Minorca Summer School of Public Health.

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