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Xavier Basagaña Flores

Associate Research Professor

Xavier Basagaña earned a BSc (1999) and a MSc in Statistics (2002) from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), and a PhD in Biostatistics from Harvard University (2007). He worked as a statistician in the Respiratory and Environmental Research Unit in the Municipal Institute of Medical Research (IMIM) in Barcelona from 1999 to 2003, and joined CREAL -now ISGlobal Campus MAR- in 2008 as an Assistant Research Professor in Biostatistics.

Lines of Research

  • Statistical methods to produce valid interferences in observational studies
  • Relationship between extreme temperatures and health
  • Relationship between air pollution and health

Main Publications

  • Barrera-Gómez J, Basagaña X. Models with transformed variables: interpretation and software. Epidemiology 2015;26(2):e16-7.  
  • Basagaña X, Rivera M, Aguilera I, Agis D, Bouso L, Elosua R, Foraster M, de Nazelle A, Nieuwenhuijsen M, Vila J, Künzli N. Effect of the number of measurement sites on land use regression models in estimating local air pollution. Atmospheric Environment, 2012;54:634-642.
  • Basagaña X, Escalera-Antezana JP, Dadvand P, Llatje Ò, Barrera-Gómez J, Cunillera J, Medina-Ramón M, Pérez K. High Ambient Temperatures and Risk of Motor Vehicle Crashes in Catalonia, Spain (2000-2011): A Time-Series Analysis. Environ Health Perspect. 2015;123(12):1309-16.
  • Basagaña X, Jacquemin B, Karanasiou A, et al. Short-term effects of particulate matter constituents on daily hospitalizations and mortality in five South-European cities: results from the MED-PARTICLES project. Environ Int. 2015;75:151-8.
  • Basagaña X, Sartini C, Barrera-Gómez J, Dadvand P, Cunillera J, Ostro B, Sunyer J, Medina-Ramón M. Heat waves and cause-specific mortality at all ages. Epidemiology 2011;22(6):765-72.