Research - Our Team

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 Assistant Research Professor at the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL) and is currently Associate Research Professor at ISGlobal. He is coordinating the European project CitieS-Health, a citizen science project on urban environment and health, and leading the ATENC!Ó project, a project investigating if air pollution can affect attention in high-school students. Apart from that, he collaborates in other projects conducting research on air pollution, heat exposure, the exposome and respiratory health.

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

  • Martínez-Solanas È, Basagaña X. Temporal changes in temperature-related mortality in Spain and effect of the implementation of a Heat Health Prevention Plan. Environ Res. 2019;169:102-113.
  • Basagaña X, Pedersen M, Barrera-Gómez J, Gehring U, Giorgis-Allemand L, Hoek G, Stafoggia M, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Brunekreef B, Slama R; ESCAPE Birth Outcomes working group. Analysis of multicentre epidemiological studies: contrasting fixed or random effects modelling and meta-analysis. Int J Epidemiol. 2018 Aug 1;47(4):1343-1354.
  • Martínez-Solanas È, López-Ruiz M, Wellenius GA, Gasparrini A, Sunyer J, Benavides FG, Basagaña X. Evaluation of the Impact of Ambient Temperatures on Occupational Injuries in Spain. Environ Health Perspect. 2018;126(6):067002.
  • Barrera-Gómez J, Basagaña X. Models with transformed variables: interpretation and software. Epidemiology 2015;26(2):e16-7.
  • Basagaña X, Esnaola M; Rivas I, Amato F, Alvarez-Pedrerol M, Forns J, López-Vicente M, Pujol J, Nieuwenhuijsen M, Querol X, Sunyer J. Neurodevelopmental deceleration by urban fine particles from different emission sources: a longitudinal observational study. Environ Health Perspect 2016;124(10):1630-1636