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Maribel Casas Sanahuja

Assistant Research Professor

Maribel Casas has a degree in Veterinary Medicine (2003) from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and she finished her Ph.D. degree in 2009 at the Centre for Research in Animal Health (CReSA-UAB) within the program of Medicine and Animal Health. In 2009 she joined the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL – now ISGlobal) as postdoctoral fellow within the Child Health program. She was awarded a Sara Borrell postdoctoral in 2013. In 2015 she worked as postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pediatrics of the Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She obtained an Assistant Research Professor position at ISGlobal in 2016.

Lines of Research

Maribel is an environmental epidemiologist specializing in early-life risk factors and child health. Her research is focused on the effects of common environmental pollutants, particularly endocrine-disrupting chemicals, on child health. She has also large experience in coordinating birth cohorts in Europe.

Main Publications

Casas M, Forns J, Martínez D, Avella-García C, Valvi D, Ballesteros-Gómez A, Luque N, Rubio S, Julvez J, Sunyer J, Vrijheid M. Exposure to bisphenol A during pregnancy and child neuropsychological development in the INMA-Sabadell cohort. Environ Res. 2015 Oct;142:671-9.

Casas M, Valvi D, Ballesteros-Gomez A, Gascon M, Fernández MF, Garcia-Esteban R, Iñiguez C, Martínez D, Murcia M, Monfort N, Luque N, Rubio S, Ventura R, Sunyer J, Vrijheid M. Exposure to Bisphenol A and Phthalates during Pregnancy and Ultrasound Measures of Fetal Growth in the INMA-Sabadell Cohort. Environ Health Perspect. 2016 Apr;124(4):521-8.

Casas M, Cordier S, Martínez D, Barros H, Bonde JP, Burdorf A, Costet N, Dos Santos AC, Danileviciute A, Eggesbø M, Fernandez M, Fevotte J, García AM, Gražuleviciene R, Hallner E, Hanke W, Kogevinas M, Kull I, Stemann Larsen P, Melaki V, Monfort C, Nordby KC, Nybo Andersen AM, Patelarou E, Polanska K, Richiardi L, Santa Marina L, Snijder C, Tardón A, van Eijsden M, Vrijkotte TG, Zugna D, Nieuwenhuijsen M, Vrijheid M. Maternal occupation during pregnancy, birth weight, and length of gestation: combined analysis of 13 European birth cohorts. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2015 Jul;41(4):384-96.

Casas M, Nieuwenhuijsen M, Martínez D, Ballester F, Basagaña X, Basterrechea M, Chatzi L, Chevrier C, Eggesbø M, Fernandez MF, Govarts E, Guxens M, Grimalt JO, Hertz-Picciotto I, Iszatt N, Kasper-Sonnenberg M, Kiviranta H, Kogevinas M, Palkovicova L, Ranft U, Schoeters G, Patelarou E, Petersen MS, Torrent M, Trnovec T, Valvi D, Toft GV, Weihe P, Weisglas-Kuperus N, Wilhelm M, Wittsiepe J, Vrijheid M, Bonde JP. Prenatal exposure to PCB-153, p,p'-DDE and birth outcomes in 9000 mother-child pairs: exposure-response relationship and effect modifiers. Environ Int. 2015 Jan;74:23-31.

Casas M, Chatzi L, Carsin AE, Amiano P, Guxens M, Kogevinas M, Koutra K, Lertxundi N, Murcia M, Rebagliato M, Riaño I, Rodríguez-Bernal CL, Roumeliotaki T, Sunyer J, Mendez M, Vrijheid M. Maternal pre-pregnancy overweight and obesity, and child neuropsychological development: two Southern European birth cohort studies. Int J Epidemiol. 2013 Apr;42(2):506-17.