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Marcos Quijal

Marcos Quijal

Predoctoral Researcher Air Pollution, Climate & Health

Marcos Quijal is a predoctoral researcher working in the EU-funded project EARLY-ADAPT (“Signs of Early Adaptation to Climate Change”) at ISGlobal.

He started his scientific career at the Public Health Agency of Barcelona working as a researcher for the H2020 Climate-fit.City project. The objective of this health case-study was to study the small area association between heat and mortality in the city of Barcelona.

Then, he joined ISGlobal as part of the H2020 Blue-Action project where he investigated the predictability of temperature attributable mortality forecasts for a very large ensemble of European regions.

Now, he is part of EARLY-ADAPT (ERC-CoG) team. Here, he will write his doctoral thesis, investigating further the relationship between environmental factors and health outcomes, in particular the scales and spatial heterogeneity of these factors with different layers of data.

Lines of research

  • Climate change
  • Epidemiology
  • Public health
  • Biostatistics

Main publications

  • Quijal-Zamorano M, Martínez-Solanas È, Achebak H, et al. Seasonality reversal of temperature attributable mortality projections due to previously unobserved extreme heat in Europe. Lancet Planet Heal 2021; 5: e573–5.
  • Martínez-Solanas È*, Quijal-Zamorano M*, Achebak H, et al. Projections of temperature-attributable mortality in Europe: a time series analysis of 147 contiguous regions in 16 countries. Lancet Planet Heal 2021; 5: e446–54. *Contributed equally.
  • Ingole V, Marí-Dell’Olmo M, Deluca A, Quijal M, Borrell C, Rodríguez-Sanz M, Achebak H, Lauwaet D, Gilabert J, Murage P, Hajat S, Basagaña X, Ballester J. Spatial Variability of Heat-Related Mortality in Barcelona from 1992-2015: A Case Crossover Study Design. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, 2553 (2020).
  • Achebak H, Petetin H, Quijal-Zamorano M, Bowdalo D, Pérez García-Pando C, Ballester J. Reduction in air pollution and attributable mortality due to COVID-19 lockdown. The Lancet Planetary Health 4, e268 (2020).
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