David Rojas-Rueda, MD, MPH, PhD is a researcher specializing in Health Impact Assessment, Risk Assessment and Burden of Disease approaches. He completed his medical degree at National University of Mexico and his general surgical residency at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. From there, he completed a Master in Public Health at the University Pompeu Fabra, followed by PhD in Epidemiology at ISGlobal (former CREAL) in Barcelona, Spain. He has worked on issues such as air pollution, physical activity, traffic accidents, diet, cardiovascular risk, lead poisoning, multiple occupational exposures, diabetes and experimental surgery. He is currently working on European projects on exposome (Helix) and transport and health (PASTA & TAPAS II).
- GBD 2015 Risk Factors Collaborators. Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks, 1990-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. Lancet. 2016 Oct 8;388(10053):1659-1724.
- Mueller N, Rojas-Rueda D, Basagaña X, Cirach M, Cole-Hunter T, Dadvand P, Donaire-Gonzalez D, Foraster M, Gascon M, Martinez D, Tonne C, Triguero-Mas M, Valentín A, Nieuwenhuijsen M. Urban and Transport Planning Related Exposures and Mortality: A Health Impact Assessment for Cities. Environ Health Perspect. 2016 Jun 27.
- Rojas-Rueda D, de Nazelle A, Andersen ZJ, Braun-Fahrländer C, Bruha J, Bruhova-Foltynova H, Desqueyroux H, Praznoczy C, Ragettli MS, Tainio M, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ. Health Impacts of Active Transportation in Europe. PLoS One. 2016 Mar 1;11(3):e0149990.
- Rojas-Rueda D, de Nazelle A, Tainio M, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ. The health risks and benefits of cycling in urban environments compared with car use: health impact assessment study. BMJ. 2011 Aug 4;343:d4521.
- Rojas-Rueda D, de Nazelle A, Teixidó O, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ. Health impact assessment of increasing public transport and cycling use in Barcelona: a morbidity and burden of disease approach. Prev Med. 2013 Nov;57(5):573-9.